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Dr. C. Barry Carter to Head Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering Department

Interim Dean Erling Smith announced last week that Dr. C. Barry Carter will join the Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering (CMBE) Department as Head, effective July 1, 2007.  “We are very excited to bring an individual of Barry’s scholarly accomplishments and sterling reputation to UConn,” said Dean Smith. Dr. Carter was selected from a national […]

2007 Science Bowl: Wit vs. Weather

Foul weather and a delayed start failed to dampen the spirits of the 27 teams participating in the 2007 Northeast Regional Science Bowl (NRSB) for high school students, which took place March 17th at the UConn Storrs campus. While heavy snow blanketed the New England landscape, shades of spring green – in honor of St. […]

Steel Bridge Team Ready for March Competition

The UConn Steel Bridge team, which will both host and compete in the 2007 Northeast Regional Steel Bridge Competition in Storrs, has completed fabrication and successfully tested its model for the March 17, 2007 match.  The UConn team, comprising members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter, captured top honors in the […]

Record-Setting Number of CAREER Awards in CSE Department

Four faculty members in the Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department have garnered coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards for the period 2007-2011, bringing the departmental total to eight – and the School-wide total to 15 – NSF CAREER Award recipients. In securing four CAREER Awards in one year, the department […]

New Head for Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department welcomed a new Department Head, Professor Baki M. Cetegen, who began his three-year term in September. He succeeded former Department Head and professor Ranga Pitchumani. Dr. Cetegen joined the department in 1987 and conducts research in the areas of combustion and fluid dynamics with emphasis on laser diagnostics and optical imaging. […]

Transportation Institute Co-sponsors Multiple Events

During the summer and fall, the Connecticut Transportation Institute (CTI) sponsored and coordinated several major educational programs, the Eastern Winter Maintenance Symposium and the Construction Career Days 2005. CTI is a research and educational unit associated with the School of Engineering that serves as a hub for faculty conducting research in transportation-related areas. Dr. Lisa […]

A Lesson in Fun for 140 Young Women

On April 7th, over 140 female eighth grade students from 15 area middle schools learned the answers to these and other burning questions-along with an important lesson: applying scientific, technological, engineering and math (STEM) principles to everyday items is fun and fulfilling. The girls were on campus for the annual Multiply Your Options (MYO), a […]

Accorsi Brings Leadership to CEE Department

In June 2006, following a departmental search, professor Michael Accorsi was appointed Head of the Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department. He succeeded professor Erling Smith, who served as Head for six years before accepting the position of Interim Dean of the School of Engineering. The CEE department is home to 18 faculty members and […]

Betsy and Mark Vergnano

Focus on Alumni: Mark Vergnano

For alumnus Mark Vergnano, who has built an enviable 26-year career with chemical giant E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co., Inc., his UConn Chemical Engineering education honed his analytical acumen and helped him succeed in a career blending engineering and business leadership. “I believe that an engineering background gave me the advantage to approach problems in […]

Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor.

Javidi Honored By Optical Engineering Society

By Sherry Fisher President Philip E. Austin, left, and Bahram Javidi, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Javidi’s lab in the ITE Building. Photo by Peter Morenus Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the 2005 recipient of the Dennis H. Gabor Award. Javidi received the […]