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Nominations Open for 2021 Academy of Distinguished Engineers

In 2021, we mark the 38th year that the School has inducted selected nominees into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers.   We are asking for your help in identifying superb nominees for this honor.

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Looking To The Netherlands As The Transportation “Gold Standard”

New research from graduate students and faculty members in the Transportation Technology & Society Research Group has identified the Netherlands as the gold standard when it comes to cutting down on pedestrian and cyclist fatalities—over 90 percent since the 1970s—by embracing a systems-based approach that has started to slowly gain traction in the United States.

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Santos Appointed Associate Director of EDOC, Assistant Professor-in-Residence in BME

Last week, Stephany Santos, a recent Ph.D. graduate in Biomedical Engineering, was appointed associate director of the Engineering Diversity and Outreach Center and made an assistant professor-in-residence in the Biomedical Engineering Department.

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Senior Design Journey 2020: Mapping the Opioid Crisis, Part 2

With Senior Design Demonstration Day cancelled, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and with every student sent home, Senior Design groups faced obstacles in completing their project. But with obstacles comes opportunity and challenge, especially for engineering students.

One of those Senior Design groups, consisting of computer science students Mark Adanti, Solomon Poulose, Frances Yu, and Samson Weiner, is working on mapping the opioid crisis for Cigna.

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Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak, UConn Researchers Working on Simple, Low-Cost CRISPR-based Diagnostic Test for Infectious Diseases

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering— a shared department in the schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering—have been working to develop a new, low-cost, CRISPR-based diagnostic platform to detect infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

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UConn Biomedical Engineer Creates “Smart” Bandages to Heal Chronic Wounds

Chronic and non-healing wounds—one of the most devastating complications of diabetes and the leading cause of limb amputation—affects millions of Americans each year. Due to the complex nature of these wounds, proper clinical treatment has been limited.

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New UConn Research Center Provides Reliable Data, Realistic Simulations for Manufacturing Industry

The University of Connecticut recently launched the Center for Materials Processing Data (CMPD) with their university and industry collaborators. The center will provide the manufacturing industry with valuable data about how their materials will perform, eliminating much of the time and cost-intensive trial and error upon which the industry has relied for years.

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Congressional Delegation Lauds New Undersea Engineering Program

UConn students who pursue careers through the University’s new undersea engineering program will play a vital role in our national defense and have opportunities to work on some of the most sophisticated submarines in the world, three members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation said during a rare group visit to Storrs Friday.

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Computer Science Engineer Named Distinguished Professor

The Board of Trustees has named Sanguthevar Rajasekaran a University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, the highest honor that the institution bestows on its faculty.

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MSE Congratulates Haibo Yu as Graduate Student of the Year

Each year, the MSE faculty vote to recognize the cumulative efforts of a near-graduating Ph.D. student for Graduate Student of the Year. The Department extends its congratulations to Haibo Yu, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Professor Mark Aindow’s group, who was voted Graduate Student of the Year for 2017 from a pool of outstanding candidates.

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Engineering Grad Students Working To Improve Bridge Monitoring

A new company, created by a pair of UConn graduate students, is developing an innovative technique using sensors to monitor the performance of bridges.

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An Engineering Alumnus’ Journey From an Internment Camp to UConn

Engineering Alumnus Satoshi Oishi was forced into an internment camp as a teen during World War II, and later excelled at UConn.

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ANSYS Offers Free Training for Engineering Students

ANSYS recently hosted a training seminar for their simulation software at UConn.

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Silent Auction To Benefit Student Scholarships

The Gadget Guru Gala Silent Auction is running now, with a variety of unique experiences and good deals!

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Alumni News

Keep up with the latest UConn Engineering Alumni news from around the globe.

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Three Engineering Faculty Selected For Prestigious Symposium

Three UConn faculty have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium.

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UConn A Member Of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

The University of Connecticut is pleased to announce our involvement in DOE’s Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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Distracted Driving a Crash Test in Behavior Modification

UConn expert says the majority of car crashes are caused by human error. She hopes her research will ultimately help modify drivers’ risk-taking behavior.

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UConn Researchers Say Super-Strong Concrete Could Be a Fix for Nation’s Bridge Problems

Standing in a laboratory packed with various scientific instruments, University of Connecticut engineering professor Arash Zaghi gestured to three steel beams, modest in appearance where they sit under the large and brightly-painted hydraulic-powered machine capable of applying weights of up to 275 tons.

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Alumni News

An update on Alumni news and activities.

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Alumni News

Alumni News Bruce R. Donnelly, Ph.D. (B.S. Civil Engineering, ’71) is the winner of the SAE International Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award recognizing individuals whose accomplishments include outstanding international research, innovation and contributions to crash injury protection, crash injury biomechanics and crash injury design. With over 40 years of collision and injury analysis […]

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UConn Becomes Founding Member of Flexible Electronics Institute

UConn has become a founding member of Nextflex, a flexible electronics manufacturing research institute that will spur national development in this emerging field. UConn will host a Nextflex Industry Workshop on February 18, 2016 to introduce Connecticut companies to the institute’s activities. Flexible electronics refers to a new generation of bendable and wearable electronic sensors […]

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UConn Breaks Ground for New Technology Park

The University of Connecticut broke ground for its new Technology Park Wednesday, marking a new era of public-private research partnership at UConn that is intended to drive Connecticut innovation and competitiveness in the state, region, and beyond.

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Greg Gagne Returns from the Land Down Under

Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, leaping from the tallest bungy jump in the southern hemisphere, and playing with monkeys in the Ubud Monkey Forest—MSE student Greg Gagne had an interesting Spring semester.

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Celebrate Submarine & Engineering Centennials at Electric Boat UConn Alumni Reception

Is it a coincidence that the University of Connecticut School of Engineering centennial and Connecticut’s Submarine Century perfectly align?

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Work – and Play – Helps Launch Career Path

Five Engineering Graduate Students Awarded $3,000 Scholarships Getting good grades in a good major at a good school are important steps to launching a successful business career, but a key component that shouldn’t be overlooked is the importance of social interaction. Graduate students at the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut who are […]

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5 Questions With Mei Wei

The Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education talks about how she became a professor and the importance of promoting science to women

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MSE Alumnus Dr. Dharma Maddala Receives ASM Emerging Professional Achievement Award

Dr. Dharma Maddala receives the ASM Emerging Professional Achievement Award

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Dr. A. Jon Goldberg New Interim Head of Biomedical Engineering at UConn Health

A. Jon Goldberg, a founding member of the UConn Health Board of Directors, is the new interim head of BME at UConn Health

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Save the Date! SoE’s Scholarship Reception and Ceremony Is Coming

Exceptional Engineering students will be honored Sept. 16

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IEEE Honors UConn Alum Marshall Greenspan

For his crucial contributions to radar technology, Marshall Greenspan receives an IEEE award

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Bahram Javidi Wins Prestigious EPS Prize

The European Physical Society awards one of its most prestigious prizes to the Electrical and Computer Engineering professor

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Three Generations of Engineering at UConn

Robert Valley Sr. began studying Engineering at UConn nearly 70 years ago; he has since been followed by his son, son-in-law and, now, his grandson

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How UConn Researchers Are Fighting Against Counterfeit Computer Chips (Video)

UConn’s Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering (CHASE) is developing new ways to thwart computer chip counterfeiters

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Helping Innovators Through The Legal Maze

UConn’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic can boast of one of its best years since its formation in 2007. Among other accomplishments since the fall 2014, the IP Law Clinic obtained five U.S. patents, 17 federal trademark registrations and filed five new patent applications, as well as seven federal trademark applications. The IP Law […]

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Zoila Estefani Jurado Quiroga Delivers Inspiring Message To Fellow Engineering Grads

“I hope we can all measure our future successes by the individuals we, too, would come to inspire, help, and teach along the way.”

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Caitlin Oswald ’09 Among “Most Creative People”

Caitlin Oswald, a School of Engineering alum, was recently named one of the 100 most creative people in the country by the magazine Fast Company.

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Alumni News

John Andresakis, ’81; Paul Dul, ’88, James Kane, ’86; and Joe Rimiller ’01 and ’03 are all featured in this month’s Alumni News!

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Student News: Women’s Center Honors Keisha Ashe

Keisha Ashe, who is currently pursuing a Chemical Engineering Ph.D., receives the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award

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Grant Will Fund Study On The Genetics Of Addiction

When it comes to diagnosing substance-related disorders, health care professionals are mostly limited to checking for behavioral and other clinical symptoms – crude tools for a complex condition. But a new study aims to find the genetic causes of those specific symptoms, which could lead to a more nuanced way of looking at addiction.   […]

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GK-12 Competition Gives High School Students A Leg To Stand On

Nine high school teams built and tested prosthetic legs as part of the latest GK-12 Design Challenge

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UConn’s Formula SAE Race Car Has Its Best Year In Competition

The UConn car competed against 120 teams from 9 countries at the Michigan International Speedway in Michigan last week

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In the News: Department of Homeland Security Features UConn’s Concrete Research

Some concrete results from UConn researchers

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Engineering Commencement 2015: Watch the Video!

A lot of happy engineering graduates and their proud families gathered at the Gampel Pavilion for the 2015 School of Engineering Commencement

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3-D Printing, Appetizers, and Drinks – All At The First UConn Science Salon

Eat, drink and talk about science! We’re launching UConn Science Salon

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Ashwini Joshi ’17 (ENG): Who I Am Today

Ashwini Joshi ’17 reflects on her time at UConn

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A Capitol Event, From Hexacopters To Liquid Nitrogen Marshmallows

They came for the ice cream, but stayed for the dazzling displays of technology at the State Capitol Building

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Anson Ma Wins Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award

Anson Ma wins the prestigious Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award

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New Journal Launches With Cato T. Laurencin As Its Editor-In-Chief

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D is editor-in-chief of the new journal Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine

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Priceline’s Founding CTO, Scott Case, Will Speak To SoE Grads

Priceline founder Timothy “Scott” Case is this year’s commencement speaker for Engineering graduates

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Meet the 2015 Inductees of the Academy of Distinguished Engineers

The Academy of Distinguished Engineers welcomed seven new members

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Readers: Join the Discussion!

Got something to say? Momentum, the School of Engineering newsletter, now allows for reader comments!

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Better (and Healthier) Ice Cream Through Engineering

Engineering a healthier ice cream option at the UConn Creamery

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The Art Of The Science Presentation On Display At First SoE Grad Poster Contest

Communicating science is an art, as this poster contest shows

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3D Printing Club Wows Judges at 2015 Brandeis Printathon

The UConn 3D printing club, 3DPC, won first place at Printathon 2015, a 24-hour 3D printing competition hosted at Brandeis University

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UConn Researcher Using Silk To Treat Chronic Diseases

Dr. Kelly Burke is researching how silk can help treat chronic disesases

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New Engineering-Business Joint Degree Now Available To Students

Starting this fall, students can work toward a combined Master’s in Business and Engineering

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Student Presentations, and Honoring A UConn Alum’s Achievements At GE Night

GE’s Linda Jacobs shares a generous scholarship gift

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Alumni News

David J. Arthur ’90, Karen Isherwood ’97, Jeffrey Lewis ’83, and Stephen P. O’Mahony ’92 are all featured in this issue’s Alumni News

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Hacking For Health At The 2015 Patient Experience Hackathon

UConn and Yale team up to hash out some healthcare-improving ideas

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Ellis Tech Takes Top Honors At Rube Goldberg Contest (With Video!)

Erasing a blackboard should be easy, right? Not if you’re taking part in UConn’s 2015 Rube Goldberg Regional Competition.

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Paiyz Mikael Wins SoE’s Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement

Paiyz E. Mikael has been selected as the Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Award for the School of Engineering

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UConn Professor And Students Honored As “Women of Innovation”

UConn was well-represented at this year’s Women of Innovation of the Connecticut Technology Council

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Senior Design Day Is Coming (with Video)

More than 130 student teams will present their engineering projects at Gampel Pavilion

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Phone App To Monitor – And Help – People Suffering From Depression

Dr. Bing Wang’s work could turn the smart phone into a tool for monitoring depression

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Faculty News

Awards, honors and panel selections for SoE faculty

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UConn-Yale Hackathon: Competing For Better Health Solutions

Students compete to hack a better way to healthcare

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An Evening of Professional Networking for UConn Engineering Washington, DC Capital Area Alumni

Alumni are invited to come network in D.C.

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C2E2 and CEI Host Discussion On Connecticut Energy Research

State environmental officials come to UConn to talk energy research

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Danica Chin ’13 Named A 2015 STEP Award Emerging Leader

Alumnus Danica Chin has been named a 2015 STEP Award Emerging Leader

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SoE Hosts Student Candidates From Around The U.S.

SoE hosts its first domestic graduate student recruiting event

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SoE Career Fairs Have Been A Hit – And There’s More To Come

UConn engineering career fairs are bringing in big numbers

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Hundreds Compete in 10th Annual Science Bowl

The Science Bowl brought hundreds of high school competitors to match their science wits

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QR Codes Engineered into Cybersecurity Protection

Using those little black and white boxes to improve national security

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Alumni News

Mark Aramli ’97, Richard Fu ’06, Kimberly Better Thompson ’96, and Joseph A. Wolanski ’13 are all featured in this issue’s Alumni News

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Experts Talk Cybersecurity At CSI Panel Discussion

Donna Dodson of NIST was the featured speaker at CSI’s panel discussion on cybersecurity

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Video: It’s National Engineers Week!

See what Engineering’s about at UConn

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Honors For Two CTI Staff Members

It was a big month for the Connecticut Transportation Institute

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Faculty News

Ki Chon, Liisa Kuhn and Jinbo Bi all feature in this issue’s Faculty News

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Three Engineering Faculty Members Named 2014 CASE Members

Drs. Shvartsman, Tehranipoor and Chon are SoE’s news CASE inductees

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Student Entrepreneurship is on the Fast Track, University Leaders Say

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium takes off

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Researchers Explore the Potential of Ultra-High-Strength Concrete To Repair Bridges

How super concrete can make our bridges safer

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Cheerleader Takes Time Out from Lab for Super Bowl

Alyssa Merkle, a biomedical engineering major, maintains a 3.8 GPA while cheering for the Patriots

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Building the Next Generation of Efficient Computers

UConn’s Brian Huey is helping create low-energy, highly efficient, instant-on computers

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Researchers Look At Engineering Education For ADHD Students

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), studies suggest, are more creative and more willing to take risks. A team of researchers say it’s those traits that are exactly what the field of engineering needs, but the traditional model of teaching is driving away potential pioneers in the field.

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Of Interest to Entrepreneurial Engineers: Advice on Patents

UConn is sponsoring a daylong event on patents, innovations and how to grow your company.

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Grad Student Spotlight: Erik Carboni

Erick Carboni, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, works on improving drug delivery

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From the SoE Archives: Pioneering ME Prof. John N. Fitts

Yes, we’re “engineering the future,” but we also occasionally look back

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UConn SoE In The News

UConn Engineering faculty, alumni and students all made the news

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Faculty News

Dr. S. Pamir Alpay and Dr. Laurent Michel in the news

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Ask the Engineers: Goals For 2015

You have questions, engineers have answers

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New Scholarship for Center for Energy Innovation

Gift from German company helps UConn explore new avenues in clean energy.

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Video: Engineering Week Preview

Engineering Week is on the way. This video tells you what to expect.

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Ask the Engineers

Got a question for the engineers? Ask away!

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VIDEO: See What’s Happening Here at the SoE!

An eye-catching video of the innovations and fun that happen here at SoE

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Now Hear This! UConn Has a New Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium

Continuing its commitment to fostering new businesses, the University of Connecticut has established the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium. It’s a collaborative initiative of the Schools of Engineering and Business, Office of the Provost, and Office of the Vice President for Research.

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New Human Rights Minor Explores the Social Impact of Engineering

New track of courses for human rights minor explores social impacts of engineering

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Student News

MSE seniors prove their geodesic bona fides, and CBE undergrads take top honors at AIChE’s poster competition

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From the SoE Archives: Happy Dodranscentennial, Castleman Building!

“Engineering the Future” is the motto here, but it’s always a good idea to occasionally look back.

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Energy and Environment Commissioner Visits C2E2

Robert Klee, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), visited UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering

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Eight Questions With: Joseph M. Kostoss (B.S., M.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’64, ‘65)

We talk to alumnus Joe Kostoss about how he got into engineering and working in South Korea.

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The Sounds of Innovation: How UConn Research Is Resurrecting Antique Musical Instruments

An engineering, medical director and art historian team up to explore (what else?) the makeup of 18th- and 19th-century musical instruments.

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New Collaboration to Create World-Class Microscopy Center

UConn and FEI Co. have signed an agreement to develop a cutting-edge center for microscopy and materials science research

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Bioinformatics Researchers Develop Personalized Vaccines to Treat Cancer Patients Nov. 10

Ion Mandoio of the CSE Is a co-PI for research with the potential to dramatically change how we treat cancer in the future.

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Kevin McLaughlin Wins Provost Award

Kevin McLaughlin received a 2014 Provost Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship

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Dr. Ma and Artificial Kidney Covered on TV News

Dr. Anson Ma spoke to WTNH recently about his and his students’ work on creating an artificial kidney using 3D printing

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Student News

MRS at Brookhaven, students win EPA grant and ECE Team wins IEEE Contest

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Faculty News

Jeffrey McCutcheon, Yongku Cho win awards.

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Second Industry Open House Brings Academia and Industry Together

The second annual Industry Open House took place this month and brought together Engineering faculty and industry leaders to discuss future collaborations.

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Alumni News

John Krenicki, Wade Moore and Manuel A. Santos all make this issue’s Alumni News

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Cybersecurity Contest Challenges Teams to Think Like a Hacker

Computer hackers descended upon UConn this past week, and for their efforts, came away with more than $100,000 in prize money.

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First CyberSEED Event Combines Cybersecurity Competition and Discussion

More than 350 people attended the CyberSEED Cybersecurity, Education & Diversity Challenge, which combined expert talks and competitions

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CyberSEED in the Media and Social Media

CyberSEED in the media

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UConn, Ethiopia Working Together To Solve Water Problems

When UConn formed a partnership with five Ethiopian universities, the goal was to develop new ideas to alleviate the serious water-related problems in that country. Just a few years later, those ideas are already forthcoming. At the Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources (EIWR) – a centerpiece of the UConn-Ethiopia partnership – one student’s final paper stood […]

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Seminar Where Interpersonal Skills Are The Curriculum

We cordially invite you to participate in a very popular seminar and reception aimed at improving our future engineers’ professional, interpersonal and social skills.

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GE Fellows Tour Facility, Hear About Life After School

The nine GE Fellows who toured the Plainville General Electric facility last week got a chance to see the concepts they study put into action.

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UTC IASE Celebrates Its First Year

A hub for world-class research and project-based learning, the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering Institute celebrates its first anniversary.

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Second Annual Industry Open House Takes Place Nov. 5

The second annual Industry Open House – featuring “speed-dating” meetings between Engineering faculty and industry leaders – takes place Nov. 5.

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Huskies Forever Reunion Breakfast with Dean Kazem Kazerounian

Alumni: Come to the special breakfast during Huskies Forever Weekend and eat with Dean Kazerounian

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CyberSEED: Cybersecurity, Education & Diversity Challenge Week Takes Place in October

The Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) is sponsoring the first-ever CyberSEED: Cybersecurity, Education & Diversity Challenge Week

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Sandy Crosthwaite Retires After 22 Years

After 22 years of keeping the School of Engineering’s finances on track, Sandy Crosthwaite retired Sept. 25.

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Students, Faculty Learn the Benefits Of New ANSYS Software Partnership

UConn and simulation software giant ANSYS strike up a partnership that benefits students and industry.

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University-Industry Partnerships Discussed at Aerospace & Defense International Trade Summit

UConn’s many collaborations with industry were discussed at the recent Aerospace & Defense International Trade Summit

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Jay Leno Zips Around In UConn Formula SAE Car

Late-night comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno took to the campus roads in a car built by UConn Engineering students.

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Eight Questions With: Rich Twilley ’96 & ’04

Rich Twilley, ’96 & ’04, talks with Heidi Douglas in this issue’s “Eight Questions With…”

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Alumnus Govindan Giving Back To UConn

Sharavan Govindan’s sees his financial gift as a friendly challenge to his fellow alumni.

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Center for Energy Innovation Marks Its First Year

CEI progresses steadily toward its goal of advancing technologies related to energy storage and fuel cells.

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Making Sense of Big Data: Project To Draw Insights From Genome

UConn’s Sanguthevar Rajasekaran is part of a research team developing ways to make sense of biological big data.

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Martha Poulter, ’88, Named Starwood Exec

Martha Poulter, ’88, becomes VP and information officer for hotel chain

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UConn Receives Gift for Global Energy Sustainability Program

A recent gift from the Satell Family Foundation will support UConn’s new research partnership in sustainable energy with Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

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Leslie Shor Named a DuPont Young Professor

DuPont names Dr. Leslie Shor, who specializes in recreating very small habitats, a 2014 Young Professor

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Eight Questions With: Roland A. Boucher ’54

He developed the first solar-powered aircraft. He could fly before he could drive. He brewed his own beer before he could legally drink. Meet the remarkable Roland A. Boucher ’54.

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Faculty News

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin named, and ACS Fellow, Rainer Hebert awarded contract and other faculty news.

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UCONN SoE, ANSYS Forge Partnership With Software

Students at UConn’s School of Engineering will now have access to valuable ANSYS engineering software, thanks to a new partnership.

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Student News

Ari Fischer ’15 is named a UDall Scholar and UConn races to a respectable finish in Michigan in this week’s student news.

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Emeritus Professor of Engineering Marty Fox Passes Away

Emeritus Professor of Engineering Marty Fox Dies

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School of Engineering in the News

The UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, a sewer plant internship, and two “40 Under 40” items all make the news.

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School of Engineering Establishing Alumni Legacy Society

The UConn School of Engineering is pleased to announce the inception of the Engineering Alumni Legacy Society.

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Student News

UConn’s concrete canoeists compete and Richard Pérez Moyet receives a fellowship

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Zengmin Xia Named Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council

For her work on the development of novel biomaterials for tissue repair and regeneration, the Connecticut Technology Council honors Zengmin Xia.

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UConn Students to Help Build Time Capsule to Mars

UConn students majoring in materials science and engineering work on Mars time capsule.

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Omer Khan Part Of Team Designing Faster Computer Chip

Omer Khan (ECE) is part of a team of researchers designing a faster and more efficient chip.

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An Autonomous Quadcopter – Now There’s an IDEA!

With his IDEA grant, Rosse Gates ’16 (ENG) builds an autonomously controlled quadcopter – a helicopter powered by four rotors

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GK-12 Program Utilizes Skills of Graduate Students at Engineering Design Challenge

Building a boat and proving its sea-worthiness was the latest challenge for students in the 2014 Engineering Design Challenge.

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Work to Start Soon on New Engineering Complex

A busy site in the center of UConn’s flagship campus will be transformed in coming years, as the University moves forward with a project to build a state-of-the-art Engineering & Science Building.

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Rohan Freeman Creates Scholarship For Minority Students In Engineering

Alumnus Rohan Freeman hopes to bolster minority representation in engineering with a new scholarship.

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Human Rights Institute and Engineering Team to Offer Human Rights Minor

The impact of engineering policy and practice on individuals and societies has often been overlooked in engineering education. Yet, engineering technologies and applications — from the extraction and processing of natural resources and manufacture of high-tech electronics to chemical processing and pollution remediation — affect the health, culture, opportunities and well-being of humans in often profound ways.

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CHASE Collaboration With Comcast Announced At National Conference

The announcement of a collaborative effort with Comcast and a workshop that brought together experts on cybersecurity made April a busy month for the Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering.   The workshop, which took place April 9 and April 10, included talks on various security matters, including innovative technologies for hardware security, Trojan detection and prevention […]

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UConn Researchers Go Beneath The Arctic Polar Cap

UConn’s UnderWater Sensor Network (UWSN) Lab is developing a wireless system to collect data under the rapidly melting Arctic polar cap. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation with a grant for $833,520.

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Alumni News

Career changes, honors and more news from UConn alumni

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UConn and CL&P Team To Better Predict Storm Damage

New damage prediction modeling technology developed by a team of UConn environmental engineers is now able to provide CL&P customized information in advance of a storm to allow the company to better plan and prepare.

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UConn to Co-Host Electric Boat Event

UConn will co-host General Dynamics Electric Boat’s “potential supplier summit” in June. The event, which takes place June 16 at the Avery Point campus, will allow suppliers to learn more about opportunities to work within the Electric Boat Supply chain. Small and mid-sized manufacturers will have an opportunity to learn about EB’s current needs, understand […]

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EAGLES: Engineers As Global Leaders for Energy Sustainability

Are you interested in earning 2 Master’s degrees in only 2 years? Would you like to spend a year studying in Italy and Spain at two prestigious European universities? Consider participating in EAGLES—a transatlantic graduate program that will give you an international perspective on energy sustainability issues. For more information or to apply, please visit  www.engr.uconn.edu/eagles […]

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Spring Break 2014 Building Hours

E2 and ITEB will close Friday, March 14th at 4:00pm and re-open Sunday, March 23rd at noon. The E2 labs will have open hours Monday-Friday, 8:00am -4:00pm. ITEB WILL NOT be open. If access is needed, please contact George Assard @ 860-208-5692

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UConn Extension 4-H Program In Litchfield County Visits The Center For Clean Energy Engineering

On February 9th a 56 members, leaders, and family members from the UConn Extension 4-H Program in Litchfield County visited the Center for Clean Energy Engineering to learn about energy, sustainability issues with fossil fuels, and the basics of clean, renewable energy. Presentations on clean and sustainable energy, lab demos on fuel cell technology and polymers, and a tour of […]

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Orange Crush Travels — Win a UConn Coop Gift Certificate!

Send us photos of yourself or your friends proudly wearing your new orange engineering t-shirt in unlikely, exotic or unexpected locations.Touring the Great Wall, visiting the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart or climbing Mt. Washington in your “orange crush” shirt? Show your UConn Engineering spirit. Please clearly identify the wearer(s) and send shots your mother would […]

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Graduate School Information Session

Location: Information Technologies Engineering Building (ITE) 336Time: 05:30 pm – 6:30pmDate: October 24, 2013 Did you know that most engineering students get paid to go to graduate school and don’t pay tuition? Please join us for this information session and learn about graduate school as one of your career options

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Professional Graduate Workshop Series: Smooth Talker-Networking for Professional Success

Do you know how to introduce yourself without dropping your drink? Are you able to eat a salad and captivate people’s attention with your research ideas? What’s your opening line? If you don’t know, please RSVP & join us on October 23rd! Come meet Steve Bouchard and learn how to network without the nerves! Date: […]

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The Big Event: Engineering Career Fair

40+ Employers – Professional Dress – Bring plenty of resumes! When:  Thursday, October 24, 11AM to 3PMWhere:  Rome Commons Ballroom See who’s coming!  Visit www.engr.uconn.edu/careerfairform.php  

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Employer Info Session: Covidien

Covidien, a global healthcare products company and manufacturer of medical devices and supplies, is looking for undergraduates with passion and a commitment to helping reshape the healthcare industry. When:  Tuesday, October 22 @ 6 PMWhere:  Babbidge Library Class of 1947 room For more information about Covidien, please visit: www.covidien.com Hors d’oeuvres and dessert!        

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Employer Info Session: Burns & McDonnell Engineering

Burns & McDonnell: a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm ranked 18th in FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For (2013).  When:  Tuesday, October 22 @ 6 PMWhere:  UTEB 150 For more information about Burns & McDonnell, visit www.burnsmcd.com/dreambig

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Woman2Woman: Roundtable with Engineering Alumnae for Female Undergraduates

Thurs. Oct. 17th, 5:30–6:30pm; Ryan 251Speaker:  Adrian Weidmann (B.S. ChE, ’02) Mrs. Weidmann is an Independent Account Engineer at Loss Control Services, Inc., a private consulting firm providing a full array of property loss control services to the insurance industry.   She is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at UConn’s West Hartford campus, a member of AIChE […]

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Graduate Fellowships Workshop

This workshop is open to graduate students interested in applying for fellowships this year.  Information will be given regarding the application process, materials and how to write the personal statement. Information concerning the workshop is as follows: Wednesday, October 9thInformation Technologies Engineering Building Room 336 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Please RSVP For more […]

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Graduate School Information Session

Did you know that most engineering students get paid to go to graduate school and don’t pay tuition?  Please join us for an information session and learn about graduate school as one of your career options!  When: October 24, 2013 Where: ITEB 336 5:30pm-7:00pm

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Green Energy Project Nets Funding

PhD candidate and 2012-13 GK-12 Fellow Justin Roller received $10k from Dominion Resources for a project involving Grasso Technical High School students, to convert a gas-powered car into a battery/fuel cell vehicle. The team will remove the engine from a donated car, modify the car’s design for reduced weight (maximizing range per charge), and install […]

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Two to Attend U21 Conference in Dublin

Ph.D. candidates Lu Han (Chem. Engin.) and Paul Elliott (Mech. Engin.) were competitively selected to represent UConn Engineering at the Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference on Energy Systems, Policy and Solutions at University College Dublin, Ireland from June 19-22.  Lu proposed to tax power plant emissions to reduce greenhouse gases; Paul argues that national energy […]

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Dr. Brian Willis (CMBE) is partnering with faculty at Penn State Altoona on an NSF research grant to develop solar power technologies that utilize the entire spectrum of light, not just the conventional infrared portion.

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UConn Students Design Sensory Board for Adam’s Adventure Playground

Three UConn biomedical engineering students are using their college education to assist a Tolland endeavor: the creation of a handicap-accessible playground at the Cross Farms Recreation Center. Seniors Alyssa Smith, Christine Wakefield and Danielle Napoli are designing a sensory board for the children to interact with at the playground as part of their senior design project.

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2012 Pavement Preservation Technical Showcase a Success!

The CT Technology Transfer Center’s Pavement Preservation Showcase attracted almost 100 public works professionals who were eager to explore the current state of pavement preservation in Connecticut.

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Congratulations Seniors!

We are proud of you!  And we know that, whereever you go in your career and in life, you will help to “engineer” a better future through your energy, great UConn education, vision and commitment. Go, Huskies!

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McCahill Selected for Top Honor

Chris McCahill (CEE Ph.D. Candidate)

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GK-12 Egg Drops Excite Tech H.S. Freshmen

Freshmen in the Cheney Technical High School CADD shop used common household items to design and build devices that would protect uncooked eggs from breaking during drops from varying heights. Led by UConn NSF GK-12 Fellow Neil Spinner, students were introduced to concepts of science and engineering in a fun and engaging way.

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UConn Technical Workshop

Please join us for a 1 day Technical Workshop to sharpen your skills around High Performance Computing. Representatives from Hewlett-Packard and NVIDIA will be onsite to provide instructional lectures and technical breakout sessions to help UConn faculty, staff, and students gain valuable experience in the exciting field of High Performance Computing.

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CTI Collaborates with DOT to Improve State’s Road Maintenance Operations

The Connecticut Transportation Institute (CTI), working with the CT Department of Transportation, is collecting data in support of our state’s efforts to make road maintenance operations more environmentally friendly

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Team to Explore Termite Energy

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Dean Choi appointed to CEFIA

Gov. Dannel Malloy appointed Engineering Dean Mun Choi to the Board of Directors of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA).  The first full-scale clean energy finance authority, CEFIA will drive innovation and boost the use of environmentally sustainable energy in Connecticut.

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Engineering Nuclear Subs

Touring the Naval Underwater Systems Ctr. as a senior, Jessie Modzelewski (CE ’79) was fascinated by a shock testing demonstration of a submarine component.  Later, the graceful hull design and mission of Electric Boat’s Ohio class subs convinced him to join EB, where he specializes in stress analysis.  

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UTC Power Fuel Cell to Serve Depot Campus

In partnership with UTC Power, UConn will begin using a 400 kW fuel cell power plant to supply energy, heat, and cooling to buildings at the Depot campus in spring 2012. The project is part of UConn’s ongoing commitment to sustainable energy and a reduction of its carbon footprint.  The system will provide clean, efficient and […]

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Innovative Bridge Design

As a senior, Kim Danziger (CE ’75) designed a bridge based on an orthotropic deck design with trapezoidal ribs that originated in post-World War II Europe. Later, he applied the design when helping to expand and renovate the famed Golden Gate Bridge.  Today, he builds green residential developments in Newtown.

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Editor’s Corner

Dr. Nejat Olgac, professor of Mechanical Engineering, serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems (2006-present), the Journal of Vibration and Control (2005-present), and the Bulletin of Applied Mechanics (2010-present).

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UTC Power Fuel Cell to Serve UConn’s Depot Campus

In partnership with UTC Power, the University will begin using a fuel cell power plant to supply energy, heat, and cooling to buildings at the Depot campus in spring 2012.

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Spinner Places First in Poster Contest

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ECE Graduate Student Receives Prestigious SPIE Award

Doctoral candidate Behnoosh Tavakoli received a $3,000 SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics honoring her student leadership and scholarly activities.

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George L. Assard II Receives Award

George L. Assard II received a recognition certificate during the September 17th UITS full staff meeting from David Gilbertson, CIO.  The award was in recognition of George’s assistance to UITS relating to training facilities for USD, Pinnacle, and PeopleSoft.    The entire SoE ETS team continues to lead the way on service collaboration.

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Career Fair: October 27th 2010

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UConn & ENN Partner

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Summer Conferences Afford Rare Experiences

Photos from “Summer Conferences Afford Rare Experiences” Story              

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School of Engineering Graduate Student Orientation

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MURI Award to Develop Advanced Capacitors

Three UConn faculty members are collaborating on a major, multi-institutional project that recently received over $7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).

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In Planning: Aviation Security for 2027

What happens when you put together top FBI, DHS, and TSA agents with professionals and students from the United States and the United Kingdom? First, the top minds in the field plot how to destroy a major international airport; next they work in teams trying to identify the research challenges that could prevent the destruction.

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Mary McCarthy Wins Training Award

Mary C. McCarthy, a training specialist with the Connecticut Transportation Institute’s Technology Transfer Center, received the 2010 Award of Excellence Innovative Approaches Award presented by the Connecticut Training & Development Network (CTDN).

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Asking for Trouble

Stranded passengers may grumble, but the best course of action for commercial jetliners is to steer clear of volcanic ash clouds.

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Fiske Guide Lauds UConn

The 2011 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges gave UConn a strong review and named engineering as among the university’s “strongest programs.” The guide contained a lengthy summary of the UConn campus, academics and research, student demographics, quality of life issues and overall performance.

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Veteran Journalist Don Swinton Joins Engineering Team

The School of Engineering welcomed seasoned journalist and successful UConn fundraiser Donald Swinton to its development team.

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Alumni Briefs

Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni! Visit http://www.engr.uconn.edu/alumni/ and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends are doing nowadays!

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UConn & Duke Univ. Develop Unique Method to Improve Testing for Small Delay Defects in Semiconductors

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world’s leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and researchers from the University of Connecticut (UConn) and Duke University have found a new way to significantly improve the screening of small delay defects (SDDs) commonly found in semiconductors.

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YouTube Contest Nets a Winner

In March, we invited students, alumni, faculty and staff to make their own YouTube videos of two minutes or less and to submit them for the School’s first YouTube contest. Various themes were suggested, including student or alumni testimonials, simple engineering lessons, research, senior design projects and student life.

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Protecting our Structures

In 2002, as a response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, President Bush announced the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to coordinate “homeland security” efforts. The mission of the office and collaborative partners is to “prevent terrorist attacks within the United States; reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism; minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from terrorist attacks that do occur within the United States” (www.dhs.gov).

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Dr. Fan Lands CAREER Award

Antibodies — the specialized proteins responsible for identifying and routing out disease — are the subject of a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development grant awarded to Dr. Tai-Hsi Fan, an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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Engineering has a New Website!

After months of planning, reconfiguring and revamping our electronic home, the School of Engineering officially launched its new website (www.engr.uconn.edu) to coincide with the start of national Engineers Week.

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Robust Design Workshop to be Offered

The Electrical & Computer Engineering department will team with UConn’s Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) to offer an intensive one-week residential workshop on Robust Design. The certificate program will take place at the Merlin D. Bishop Center on the Storrs campus from April 26-30, 2010.

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Spotlight on Faculty: Sung-Yeul Park

In the fall of 2009, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) welcomed Dr. Sung-Yeul Park as an assistant professor. Dr. Park’s current research addresses vital issues pertaining to energy, including renewable energy power conditioning systems, utility grid integration, and energy storage, but this was not always his primary area of interest.

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Biomedical Engineering Hosts Fifth Career Fair

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) program held its fifth annual career fair at the UConn-Storrs campus on February 4, 2010. The UConn students of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) and the student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) hosted the event.

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Transportation Faculty, Students Network in D.C.

Research universities and colleges such as UConn, which offer doctoral and master’s degree programs, invest considerable time and effort in recruiting top candidates to their graduate programs. Many top tier universities compete with UConn to offer enticing packages. One ongoing challenge is how effectively to promote UConn among prospective graduate students and foster a dialogue that leads to greater recruiting success.

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School to Host 2010 State Chess Championships

The School of Engineering will once again host and sponsor the 2010 Connecticut State Chess Championships at the UConn campus in Storrs. The matches, in four different grade divisions.

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UConn Women Garner Women of Innovation Awards

The School of Engineering was well represented among the Connecticut Technology Council’s 2010 Women of Innovation finalists and award recipients. The women were feted during a January 20 networking and awards event at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

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School Honors Exceptional Alumni and Friends

The School of Engineering inducted six accomplished alumni into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers and also feted two other exceptional engineers during its annual awards banquet on December 10, 2009. The festive event, held at the University’s Alumni Center, capped a day in which the new inductees presented seminars on a range of technical topics, including waste water treatment, sustainable building design, combustion research, efficient energy production and shock-tolerant submarine design.

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DeMaria Invited to LaserFest

Dr. Anthony J. DeMaria, Professor-in-Residence in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, has been invited by the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the founding partners of LaserFest to participate in a program and black tie reception in celebration of the now-indispensable laser. The event will take place February 12, 2010 in Washington, DC at the Kenneth E. Behring Center.

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Dr. Rajasekaran Named an AAAS Fellow

Dr. Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, the UTC Chair Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world.

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