Research & Discovery

Transportation Safety Research Center Established at UConn

A new transportation safety research center at UConn aims to improve roadway safety through research, technology, and community outreach.

How Robots Can Help Children with Autism Learn and Communicate

A UConn-affiliated researcher is preparing to take his work on robots and autism out of the lab and into the marketplace.

Ragini Phansalkar (CLAS & ENGR ’14) dual-degree student majoring in computer science and biology with Nicholas Gallo (CLAS ’14) majoring in physiology and neurobiology with minors in mathematics and molecular and cell biology on April 8, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Science Students Win National Goldwater Scholarship, Honorable Mention

Ragini Phansalkar '14 (CLAS & ENG) has won a national Goldwater Scholarship, and Nicholas Gallo '14 (CLAS) earned an honorable mention for the prize.

Meg Gerrard, research professor of psychology on March 28, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Expanding Cancer Research at UConn

New faculty member Meg Gerrard, who previously worked at Dartmouth's comprehensive cancer center, hopes to build new cancer research programs at UConn.


DNA Sequencing: Changing the Landscape of Science and Biology

Health Center researchers are at the forefront of new discoveries about the smallest molecules that have a major impact on human health.


UConn Research Suggests Complex Genetic Heritage in Three Cicada Species

The research, published in the journal PNAS, is based on DNA analysis of 30 years of frozen samples in UConn's collections.

Opening New Areas of Scholarship in Study of Logician Gottlob Frege

Philosophy professor Marcus Rossberg is co-editor of a new translation of Frege's Basic Laws of Arithmetic, to be published this summer by Oxford University Press.

UConn Student Wins National Goldwater Scholarship

Molecular and cell biology major Anna Green, of Storrs, Conn., won the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship during her junior year at UConn.

Clare Costley Kingo'o photographed with her Book, Miserere Mei, witch she received the Book of the Year award from Conference on Christianity and Literature on Jan. 24, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Study of Seven Psalms Earns Professor Literary Acclaim

Clare Costley King'oo's scholarly work on a group of biblical prayers earned the 2012 Book of the Year award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature.

Brian Willis in bimolecular and chemical engineering holds a rectenna device on Jan. 29, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Professor’s Patented Technique Key to New Solar Power Technology

A novel fabrication technique developed by engineering professor Brian Willis could lead to a breakthrough that will vastly improve solar energy systems.