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Thomas Rettig

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Waves crashing against a sea wall and houses

CIRCA: Serving Connecticut’s Coastal Communities and Beyond

As seas and temperatures rise, the Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation uses research and community engagement to protect communities across the state

A group of wildlife biologists put a tracking collar on a tranquilized bear.

Keeping Bears Wild

Graduate student Melissa Ruszczyk, a biologist with DEEP, is studying black bears’ behavior in relation to food sources left by humans

UConn researcher Brian Willis holding up nano technology in front of solar panels with the video title "Solar Nanodevice" overlaid

Solar Nanodevices

UConn researcher Brian Willis is harvesting parts of sunshine to expand the use of sunlight for energy and making clean – and climate friendly – energy more affordable

A researcher and student looking at data with a wind turbine in the background

Forecasting Wind Energy

Using a novel computer program, UConn researchers are now able to forecast weather, identify climate projections, and assess wind turbine performance like never before.

Close up shot of carbon gel with the video title 'Carbon Gel Capture' overlayed

CO2 Removal Research

UConn researchers are exploring CO2 removal as a way to foster a healthier environment

A boat carrying researchers on the Long Island Sound with the video title "Saving the Sound with History" overlayed

Saving the Sound with History

Eelgrass is a critical habitat for fish, it filters water, and it stabilizes Connecticut's shoreline

Azzi Fudd lifting weights with the video title "UConn Women's Basketball: Research & Performance" overlaid

UConn Women’s Basketball: Research & Performance

It takes a team on the court and off to help the UConn Women’s Basketball Team excel

Viles in a row representing cannabinoid research with the overlay 'UConn Science in Seconds" over it

Science in Seconds: Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are able to decrease our capacity to process pain in the brain while having less substance use potential than that of opioids

Jonathan looking out a car window with holiday lights reflecting off the car

Bright Lights and Warm Wishes

As we say goodbye to 2022, the road ahead looks open and bright

Screen shot of Zofia Baumann working with oysters in hopes to help restore Connecticut’s oyster populations.

Science in Seconds: Oyster Restoration

UConn Marine Science researcher Zofia Baumann has her eyes set on restoring Connecticut’s oyster populations