Community Impact

Connecticut Invention Convention held last spring. More than 650 young inventors in grades K-8 participated in the event. (Christopher LaRosa/UConn photo)

New Scholarship to Honor Top K-12 Inventors

The scholarship will enable top participants in the Connecticut Invention Convention to take a college-level STEM course at no cost while attending high school.

UConn undergraduate engineering students host "Explore Science and Engineering Day" for Little Brothers and Sisters from the Windham School District by participating in hands on activities in the Classroom Building on Feb. 4, 2012. (Ariel Dowski/UConn Photo)

Engineering Ambassadors Reach Out to Students

More than 100 students from the Windham School District visited UConn on Saturday to explore science and engineering.

Sandra Weller, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology. (UConn Health Center Photo)

Health Center Professor Elected Vice President of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

Sandra Weller will be the first woman to serve as vice president and then president of the Academy.


Northeast Ocean Network Receives Funding for Next Five Years

The network, which includes UConn’s marine sciences department, will receive nearly $2 million a year to continue remote sensing tracking of sea and atmospheric data.

From left: Dan Seigerman and Zak Kamin, senior BFA acting majors, performs as Darwin and FitzRoy (respectively) from the play "After Darwin" during the Charles Darwin: The Man Behind the Idea event at Starbucks Cafe on 195.

When Science Meets (Performance) Art

Molecular and cell biology professor Kenneth Noll discusses how artistic performances can help make science more accessible.

Samantha Gillard enjoying the Ride-On Remote Controlled Car.

Engineering Students Go Beyond the Books to Assist Massachusetts Girl

Special equipment designed by three students in the biomedical engineering program has given 3 year-old Samantha Gillard a degree of freedom she never had before.

Student looking over shoulder while in class with friends.

School of Education to Launch College Readiness Program in Bridgeport

A grant from the Balfour Foundation will support a college readiness initiative in two Bridgeport schools that will be run by the Neag School's CommPACT Schools Program.

Fourth-year medical student Cynthia Emilie Armand sees a patient at the the 10th District Senior Fair in New Haven on November 30, 2010. (Bruce Gould for UConn Health Center)

Community Outreach: Med Students at Senior Fair

Urban Service Track scholars helped provide health care screenings and nutrition information for senior citizens in New Haven.

Jorgensen Outreach Youth (JOY) Logo

Jorgensen Outreach for Youth Brings World of Performance to Kids

The JOY! program, which has introduced thousands of economically disadvantaged children to the world of music, drama, and dance, is one of this year's winners of a Provost's public engagement award.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman speaks during a press conference announcing the new Stamford Learning Accelerator, whil Karla Fox, left, interim dean of the School of Business, and Univeristy President Susan Herbst look on. (Michael Kirk/UConn Photo)

Stamford-Based Program Expands University-Business Partnerships

The Stamford Learning Accelerator will bring together faculty-mentored teams of students to work with a corporate representative on a real world issue.