Research & Discovery

Graduate students in engineering socialize during an ice cream social hour. (Christopher LaRosa/UConn Photo)

Sage Advice for Graduate Students: Be Social

The Student Association of Graduate Engineers emphasizes social interaction as an important part of professional development.

SNAP Participants Get Enough Calories, Insufficient Healthy Food

A new UConn study shows that the federal nutrition assistance program alleviates hunger but falls short on dietary quality.

Huanzhong Wang, left, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. (Kevin Noonan/UConn Photo)

Plant Stem Cell Research May Yield Bigger, Stronger Crops

A UConn researcher is studying a plant protein that plays a key role in biomass accumulation, with potential applications for agriculture and renewable energy.

Lake Melville from Rigolet.

The Human Cost of ‘Clean’ Energy

UConn and Harvard researchers have shown that hydroelectric energy may be more damaging to northern ecosystems than climate change.

Pill bottles at a manufacturing plant. (iStock Photo)

UConn, UConn Health Join Yale on Drug Research Initiative

The $10 million initiative will speed the commercialization of drug discovery research.

Ship's log of Brig Chenamus. (Courtesy of Newburyport Maritime Society Inc.)

Historical Sources Offer Clues for Conservation

UConn historian Matthew McKenzie is using non-traditional sources of data to complement scientific inquiry.

Technician holding a flexible electric circuit layout. (iStock Photo)

UConn Joins Flexible Hybrid Electronics Research Consortium

UConn research will support a new national institute for an emerging manufacturing field that is expected to revolutionize the electronics industry.

Research Suggests That School May Not Benefit High-Ability Students’ Reading Achievement

Does school matter? Most anyone’s response would be, unequivocally, yes. And yet startling results from a recent research study suggest that, depending on the ability of the student, the answer may not be quite so clear-cut.

A white blood cell. (iStock Photo)

UConn, JAX Genomic Medicine Announce Joint Center for Single Cell Genomics

The new center will represent the first JAX-UConn cooperative facility.

Spiritual Awareness Varies Throughout the Day

UConn researchers collected data on participants' spiritual awareness via smartphones.