Community Impact

Radenka Maric, interim president, gives U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm at tour of her lab during a visit to the Center for Clean Energy Engineering

UConn Aims to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030 and Become International Model of Sustainability

'There are unique things that we can do at this campus that no other campus is doing. We have the vision, interdisciplinary science, and technologies ready and have to start implementation'

Map of Afghanistan.

UConn Asylum Clinic Alumni Participate in CT Afghan Asylum Project

'This is critically important in our community. These individuals are struggling even more than any of us can understand'

smiling student near computer in lab

Raising Awareness of Malnutrition in One Connecticut Community and Beyond

Naniel Scott '23 (CAHNR) is using her knowledge of nutritional sciences to help the community improve the quality of their health

Aerial view of solar panels installed as shade roof over parking lot with parked cars for effective generation of clean electricity. Photovoltaic technology integrated in urban infrastructure.

CIRCA Researchers Helping CT Towns Get Wired in for a Clean Energy Transition

The Inflation Reduction Act is putting unprecedented amounts of money into renewable energy, UConn researchers are helping CT towns access those funds

Aeration tanks in a sewage treatment plant.

A Solution for Reclaiming Valuable Resources Flushed Down the Drain

UConn researchers are turning a sewage treatment plant problem into biofuel

From left, campus director Dr. Jennifer Orlikoff, Husky Harvest student workers Djanne Martinez and Eden Davies, professor Laura Bunyan, and operations worker Rosa Rizzo pose for photo in the “Husky Harvest” food pantry at UConn Stamford

Husky Harvest Aims to Help Regional Campuses with Food Insecurity

Students, faculty, community groups, merchants, and others join together to address growing need

Lightning strikes over a city at night, illustrating the sudden and dangerous nature of so-called cytokine storms, potentially fatal episodes where inflammation-causing proteins flood the blood.

Grant Enhances Solar Energy, Storm Readiness Efforts

Eversource Energy Center associate director Junbo Zhao earns $4.4 million to develop transformative technologies and advance Connecticut’s preparedness and response to inclement weather

Former medical students with Dr. Susan Levine.

Season of Thanksgiving: UConn Health Cares for Refugees and Immigrants in Need

To date, 1,000 people from roughly 40 countries have been assisted by UConn Immigrant Health, which provides health care, education, and advocacy

Dr. Susan Tannenbaum with Grace Rosol

Battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer for 4 Years: ‘I Have Cancer, But Cancer Does Not Have Me’

UConn Health's Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, a world leader in cancer vaccines, is researching innovative vaccines against aggressive breast cancer and teaming with the V Foundation to raise more research funding for this game-changing research

Carol Atkinson-Palombo, professor of geography, second from left, speaks at a forum on the world climate held at Greenwich High School

In Connecticut, Climate Change is Another Way to Say Opportunity

A forum on UConn’s role in Connecticut’s energy future