Eli Freund

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Nearly $500,000 in Scholarships Awarded to UConn Engineering Undergraduates

Thanks to the generosity of several individuals, companies, and organizations, nearly $500,000 in scholarships were awarded to 256 highly-talented UConn Engineering students during the 2019 Undergraduate Scholarship Ceremony on October 10.

Emily Yale, one of the three inaugural students in the UConn Master's of Engineering in Global Entrepreneurship program, with her autonomous robot at the Great Lawn on Oct. 7. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Program is Fertile Ground for Student Innovation

As one of the first students in the new Master’s of Engineering in Global Entrepreneurship program, Emily Yale is tapping a wide range of resources.

A partial view of Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil processing plant on September 20. Saudi Arabia said on September 17 its oil output will return to normal by the end of September, seeking to soothe rattled energy markets after attacks on two instillations that slashed its production by half. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP / Getty Images)

‘Wake-up Call’: Drone Strikes in Saudi Arabia Show Urgency of UConn Research

Researchers at UConn's Eversource Energy Center are working hand-in-hand with its namesake to build a drone detection system for the state's major electrical provider.

UConn Engineering Welcomes Nine New Faculty

This Fall, a new group of seven talented researchers and educators will be joining UConn Engineering as full-time faculty, and will be hailing from as close as the University of Connecticut to as far as The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Enhanced Tree Trimming Reduces Storm-Related Power Outages, UConn Study Finds

Enhanced tree trimming reduces the number of power outages during storms by 16 to 48 percent, according to a study from the Eversource Energy Center recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Electric Power Systems Research.

Four Engineering Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards in 2019

Four UConn Engineering professors received Faculty Early Career Development Awards from the National Science Foundation this year, one of the highest honors a junior science or engineering faculty member can receive.

Summer REU Students Immerse Themselves in Entrepreneurship

Each year, students from across the country apply to the National Science Foundation REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program, gaining experience in a myriad of different subject areas. In the summer of 2019, the University of Connecticut School of Engineering hosted a select group of 10 engineering students, who hailed from UConn, as well as multiple other schools across the country, and tasked them with conceptualizing innovative entrepreneurial ventures.

Dr. Leslie Shor (left) and Dr. Pamir Alpay (right) are both taking over as associate deans of the UConn School of Engineering (UConn School of Engineering)

Shor and Alpay Appointed Associate Deans For School of Engineering

The UConn School of Engineering is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Leslie Shor to the position of Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research and the creation of a new position—Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships—which will be filled by Dr. Pamir Alpay.  In addition to this new role, Dr. Alpay will continue as the Executive Director of UConn Tech Park, reporting to Vice President for Research Radenka Maric. The dual role will allow Alpay to effectively lead engineering centers and initiatives in Tech Park.

Summer Undergraduate Researcher Ian Sands ’20 (ENG)

During his summer vacation, Ian Sands (BME '20) is researching nanoparticle drug delivery for the treatment of osteoarthritis in knee joints.

Common Steroid Could Soften Up Tumors for Chemo

A common drug used to alleviate side effects of cancer treatment may also make the treatment more successful if given beforehand, report a consortium of research institutions including the University of Connecticut.