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Category: UConn Engineering News September 2018

Innovation Partnership Building Officially Open

UConn is home to some of the most active and innovative researchers in the world. Across all of the University’s campuses, scholars, artists, and scientists are working on projects that will help our state, society, economy, and the world. That global commitment was demonstrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for UConn’s Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) on Discovery Drive in Storrs on September 20.

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Senior Design Resources: The Machine Shop

As students begin to prepare for their Senior Design journey, the Machine Shop becomes an integral resource for them. Peter Glaude and George Assard from Engineering Technical Services explain how to best utilize this resource.

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UConn Engineering Welcomes Twelve New Faculty, Increases Focus on Faculty Diversity

The UConn School of Engineering is proud to announce the hiring of twelve high-caliber faculty members since the spring 2018 semester. The new faculty members come from a variety of different backgrounds, including recent Ph.D. graduates and postdocs from institutions like Brown University, MIT, and Stanford, and veteran faculty from UConn Health Center, and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, one of the top engineering schools in the world. In addition, the School has put a strong emphasis on new faculty diversity.

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A Cyborg Cockroach Could Someday Save Your Life

In a paper soon to be published in Proceedings of the Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience, Philadelphia 2018, Dutta, and undergraduate Evan Faulkner, a junior working in his lab, report their creation of a microcircuit that they say allows more reliable and precise control of robotic insect motion.

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Human Rights and the Supply Chain

A human rights class for engineering and social sciences students encourages complementary approaches to social and environmental sustainability in the supply chain for manufacturing businesses, addressing such issues as child labor and pollution.

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