Research & Discovery

Doors with bicycle, Varanasi, India. (Wikimedia Commons)

The Bike Path to Secondary Education

Can a bicycle keep a girl in school? A UConn economist is studying whether a bike incentive used in rural Bihar, India can do just that.

Land mine danger sign.

Improving the Detection of Landmines

A chemical engineering doctoral student has developed a portable sensing system that can detect hidden explosives accurately, efficiently, and at little cost.

Tasmanian Tiger (Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.)

Genomic Research Sheds New Light on Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

UConn biologist Andrew Pask has shown that the Tasmanian tiger had extremely low genetic variability, probably resulting from its isolation from mainland Australia.

Anna Green is a recipient of the 2012 Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for outstanding young scientists. (Daniel Buttrey/UConn Photo)

UConn Students Win National Goldwater Scholarship and Honorable Mention

The Barry M. Goldwater Foundation supports outstanding young scientists who wish to pursue a career in science or technology.

Radenka Maric, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy, right, in the lab with Justin Roller, center, a graduate student and Mirela Dragan, a postdoctoral fellow, on Jan. 23, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Developing the Next Generation of Fuel Cells

A professor at UConn's Center for Clean Energy Engineering has developed a new manufacturing process that will improve fuel cell efficiency and reduce costs.

Newspaper headlines filled with news about: economy despair, crisis, money worries and dark tones about recession, depression and job losses.

Climate Change Skepticism Stems from Recession, UConn Study Finds

A bad economy makes people less likely to believe in climate change, according to a new study by political scientist Lyle Scruggs.

Close up of a medical prescription bottle.

Study: Switching Anti-epileptic Drugs Could Increase Risk of Seizures

Brand and generic epilepsy drugs are equally safe and effective, but switching from a brand-name to a generic could increase individuals' chance of having a seizure, a new study finds.

Two women in conversation.

Study Shows Domestic Violence Survivors Appreciate Support, But More Services Needed

A UConn faculty member finds that the need is still great for programs that serve victims of domestic violence.

Roosevelt’s Warm Alliance and the Cold War

In a new book, historian Frank Costigliola argues that Franklin Roosevelt’s sudden death in 1945 changed the temperature of U.S.-Soviet relations.

Janet Paulsen, a graduate student, in the lab on Feb. 21, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Grad Student Earns Award Nomination for Work Fighting Infectious Diseases

A graduate student in pharmaceutical sciences who is helping develop new drugs to fight potentially life-threatening infectious diseases is among nine UConn finalists for a 2012 Women of Innovation Award.