College of Engineering

Fall 2006 Open House

Sunday, September 17, 2006, the University held its annual fall Open House for students and their parents who are interested in learning more about UConn’s academic programs.  During the day-long event, visitors had the opportunity to visit academic programs of interest, tour residence halls and visit campus hot spots, including the famed Dairy Barn. The […]

John DeWolf Named 2006 University Teaching Fellow

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering John DeWolf was named one of four 2006-07 University of Connecticut Teaching Fellows. The award was formally announced at a gala banquet in April 2006. Up to four Teaching Fellows are honored each year by the University’s Institute for Teaching and Learning, and only four Engineering faculty have previously […]

Women's lacrosse players were recognized for their academic achievements.

Student Athlete Balances Academic and Sports Goals

As goalie for the UConn women’s lacrosse team, Kristen Haldeman relies on balance, intelligence and timing-the same attributes she finds give her the critical edge as a standout student enrolled in the competitive Biomedical Engineering (BME) program. Ms. Haldeman, who completed her junior year at UConn and maintains a 4.0 GPA, chose UConn because it […]

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 […]

Lei Zhu Awarded DuPont Young Professors Grant

Assistant professor of Chemical Engineering Lei Zhu has been awarded one of just eight 2005 DuPont Young Professor Grants presented to North American researchers. Dr. Zhu’s research investigates the synthesis and self-assembly of carbon nanotube-based liquid crystalline materials, and characterization and design of useful nanotechnology devices for the development of novel photovoltaics and nanotransistors. Dr. […]

'If I Ruled the World,' from The Vision, Black Arts + Wellness Journal, 50th anniversary edition. (African American Cultural Center)

GE Advanced Materials Establishes $500,000 Scholarship For African American Engineering Students

In early April, the School of Engineering received a cash endowment of $500,000 for establishment of the GE Advanced Materials Endowed Scholar Program Fund, focusing on African American students. GE Advanced Materials, based in Pittsfield, MA, is a world leader in providing material solutions through engineering thermoplastics, silicon products and technology platforms, and fused quartz […]

Denise Ferrier, a student teacher at Sedgwick Middle School in West Hartford leads a Spanish class. (Peter Morenus / UConn Photo)

Middle School Students Get Lesson in Fuel Cells

Since its founding in 2002, the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) at the University of Connecticut has sought to enrich the science and technology education experience for children in grades K-12 through various outreach activities. As the nation’s foremost research and educational center dedicated to the cutting-edge field of fuel cells, the Center seeks […]

The prism sculpture in front of the Castleman Building (School of Engineering).

Aggelos Kiayias Awarded NSF Career Award

How to optimize access to material available on the Internet, while simultaneously protecting intellectual property rights, is the challenge at the heart of research being conducted by assistant professor Aggelos Kiayias of Computer Science & Engineering under a new five-year National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) Award. Dr. Kiayias’ CAREER research, with $400,000 in support, […]

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)

Jack Stephens: Driven to Improve Road Durability

Dr. Jack Stephens, emeritus professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, maintains a busy schedule that would challenge the stamina of a 20-year old. At a time when many in his peer group spend their days pursuing recreational activities, he remains active as Senior Research Advisor of the Connecticut Advanced Pavement Lab associated with the Connecticut […]

Students Shine at Design Expo

At the most basic level, engineers are innovators: people who approach a problem from an analytical viewpoint, assess variables and how they interact, design possible solutions, select materials and construct prototypes. A controlled, condensed version of this process consumes senior engineering students each year as they tackle the culminating test of their undergraduate years in […]