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Category: UConn Engineering News November 2019

UConn Cancer Treatment Startup Wins $500,000 Grant To Test Their Technology In Space

Encapsulate, an early-stage company founded by three graduate students at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering, was named last month as one of only two winners of the 2019 International Space Station U.S. Laboratory and Boeing “Technology in Space” Prize. Encapsulate receives $500,000 and the opportunity to conduct research projects onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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UConn Recognized as a Leader in Educating Women Engineers

The ranking reflects data from a survey of 135,205 women engineering student and professional subscribers of Woman Engineer magazine.

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Beyond Senior Design: From Project to Patent

Every year, hundreds of students at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering work on their Senior Design projects, often with company sponsors advising them, directing them, and mentoring them towards an innovative idea. For most, the year-long project is about gaining crucial problem-solving and groupwork skills—but for some, like Matt Varney ’19 (mechanical engineering and German), the experience can end with a job at the sponsoring company. Even more rare though is when a project become a patented technology. For Varney, all of these are true of his story.

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Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Honors UConn Engineering Department Head and Alumni

The UConn School of Engineering is proud to announce that the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will be honoring three women with strong ties to the School during their 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place on November 4. 

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Faculty Q+A: Peters’ Important Collaborations with IBM

Dr. Thomas J. Peters, a professor of computer science and mathematics, who has been with the University of Connecticut for 30 years, has centered his research on computational topology, computer graphics, and scientific visualization, leading to some interesting collaborations. One of those collaborations, which has been going on for over a decade, has been with IBM, which has brought interesting results.

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