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UConn Team to Be Featured on Season 3 of Entrepreneurship-Focused PBS Show

A four-person team, featuring University of Connecticut Engineering and Business students, will test their luck on the PBS show “Make48.”Make48, a nationwide invention competition documentary series, captures the journey of brilliant young innovators looking to create the next great consumer product from scratch.

A view of the north and south lanes of the Gold Star Bridge, which is made of steel and is the longest bridge in the state (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Bridge Repair Could Save The Connecticut Taxpayer Millions of Dollars

Over the past few years, the application of ultra high-performance concrete has gained traction in structural engineering. This material has allowed UConn Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Arash Zaghi, and his Ph.D. students, Kevin McMullen, Alexandra Hain, and Dominic Kruszewski, the ability to develop an alternative repair that could save millions of dollars, avoid large-scale shutdowns, and regain the original strength of a beam.

Dr. Chrysochoou, in a ceremony held in the ITE Building in November 2017, introduces and launches the Connecticut Brownfields Initiative (Christopher Larosa/UConn Photo)

UConn Engineering Selects First Female Department Head in School’s 102-year History

The University of Connecticut School of Engineering is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Maria Chrysochoou, a talented scientist, teacher, and academic leader, to the position of department head for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Dr. Chrysochoou, when she assumes her new role at the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester, will become the first female department head in the School’s 102-year history.

Woman and man brainstorming start-up ideas. (Getty Images)

New Engineering Program Aims to Attract the Most Talented Entrepreneurs to Connecticut

UConn is launching a Master’s of Engineering in Global Entrepreneurship, the first entrepreneurial graduate degree in the state that is focused on engineering.

YouCOMM Co-founder Daniel Yasoshima is seen here demonstrating the device in a hospital setting.

Beyond Senior Design: Bringing Hospital Communications into the Future

Hospitals are one of the busiest places that an individual can be in. Doctors and nurses are running around, often supervising many patients, and during hectic times caregivers are confronted with the task of prioritizing patient’s needs, which is a very complex process. But two former UConn Engineering students are looking to streamline patient-caregiver interactions through a device called YouCOMM.

UConn Engineering Announced as Partner Institution for $14.2M Regional Transportation Center

In a coalition of schools led by the University of Maine, the University of Connecticut School of Engineering will be a participant in the Region 1 University Transportation Center: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC), funded by a five-year $14.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Cato Laurencin at his office at UConn Health in Farmington on Oct. 6, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Engineering Professor to Receive Honorary Degree from the Icahn School of Medicine

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, the University of Connecticut’s 8th University Professor in school history, and a tenured professor in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, the Materials Science and Engineering Department, and the Biomedical Engineering Department, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai on May 11, recognizing his impact and contributions to the medical field and his pioneering work in Regenerative Engineering.

Katie Bradley '18 (BME) tests her device in the Arthur B. Bronwell Building (Eli Freund/UConn Photo)

Senior Design: Using Vibrational Therapy to Change the Outlook for Cerebral Palsy Patients (Part 2)

Entering the final stretch of their Senior Design journey, the biomedical engineering team of Brianna Perry, Morgan DaSilva, Brittany Morgan, and Katie Bradley are realizing the crushing realities of real-world results versus perfect-world expectations.

All ten of the 2018 inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers (Christopher Larosa/UConn Photo)

Ten Accomplished Alumni Inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers’ Class of 2018

On a Thursday night, at the end of April, 10 accomplished UConn School of Engineering alumni joined their peers during an induction ceremony of the Academy of Distinguished Engineers.

Cadenza’s cell design combines the best properties from wound jelly rolls and large prismatic cells and allows for game-changing high energy density at low cost for EV, PHEV and grid markets. (Cadenza Innovations)

UConn, Cadenza launch battery-tech research partnership

A Wilton-based battery technology designer, Cadenza Innovation, has inked a $700,000 three-year partnership with UConn energy researchers.