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Category: UConn Engineering News June 2019

A Q+A With Dr. Sarira Motaref, 2019 Distinguished Engineering Educator Awardee

In the inaugural year of it’s existence, the University of Connecticut School of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Educator Award has been awarded to Dr. Sarira Motaref, an associate professor-in-residence and assistant director of faculty development in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Since 2011, when she came to UConn as a postdoctoral researcher, Motaref has been beloved by the hundreds of students that she has interacted with. In this Q+A, Motaref talks about her background and her tricks of the trade when it comes to educating the next generation of engineers.

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Nearly 95% of UConn Engineering Class of 2018 Employed or in Grad School

In a sign of a hot market for engineers, recent data from the University of Connecticut Center for Career Development reveals that 2018 UConn Engineering grads had a 92 percent positive career outcomes rate six months after graduation—over six percent higher than the national average.

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When It Comes to Your Health, Sweat is the Magic Elixir

Using funding from The BioScience Pipeline program, Environmental Engineering Professor Baikun Li is designing a wearable health device that can sense many different physiological markers, including dehydration, potassium, sodium, and glucose levels. The source of all that information? Your sweat. The device will also be self-powered by the sweat itself, allowing the team to ditch traditional re-chargeable batteries.

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