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Category: UConn Engineering News May 2019

Come Explore Engineering at the UConn School of Engineering This Summer

Throughout the summer, students in middle school and high school will get the unique chance to immerse themselves in the world of engineering through two interactive programs: Spark and Explore Engineering.

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In Memoriam: Clement D. Zawodniak

Thanks to the encouragement and financial support of his sister Eleanor and her husband Fred Monti, Clem earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with High Honors from the University of Connecticut (Class of 1952). Clem obtained a master’s degree from the University of Illinois (Class of 1953) and then served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War.

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And The 2019 Senior Design Winners Are….

Two hundred and thirty-six groups, consisting of over 800 seniors, stood proudly by projects ranging from an autonomous firefighting drone to a cloud-based smart storage system for a local aerospace manufacturer. The capstone projects, which were the culmination of a year’s-worth of work, are known as Senior Design, and are presented annually at Senior Design Demonstration Day.

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2019 UConn Academy of Distinguished Engineers Inductees Speak About Road Blocks, Adversity

Flanked by former professors, close family and friends, and members of the engineering community, 13 accomplished engineers took to the stage for their formal induction into the University of Connecticut Academy of Distinguished Engineers.

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Senior Design Journey 2019: Reimagining Wheelchair Design, Part 2

A UConn Senior Design team is testing a new type of wheelchair wheels called Rowheels, which use a pull motion to go forward. In a traditional wheelchair, the user pushes to go forward and pulls to go backward. In the new pull wheelchair, users do the complete opposite and pull to go forward and push to go backward.

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