PhotoShengli Zhou Named a 2007 Presidential Award Recipient

Dr. Shengli Zhou, an assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, was selected to receive one of 67 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awards presented this year. The PECASE Awards are the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their scientific research careers. It is the first PECASE award made to a faculty member at the University of Connecticut.
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PhotoSystem Improves Aircraft Stability, Performance

Dr. Chengyu Cao, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was awarded a NASA grant in excess of $288,000 for research aimed at enhancing the performance and robustness of adaptive control systems used aboard aircraft.
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PhotoLipsky Intros Second Edition of Queueing Theory Text

Dr. Lester Lipsky, professor emeritus of Computer Science & Engineering, has completed the second edition of his book, Queueing Theory: A Linear Algebraic Approach. Published by Springer, the nearly 600-page textbook is aimed at two audiences: third and fourth year undergraduates and graduate students, and practitioners. According to one source, the text offers insights for those who are familiar with queueing theory but would like to know more of the linear algebraic approach.
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PhotoEngineering Faculty Awarded Grants for Health Center Collaborations

The University awarded grants to 11 multi-disciplinary research teams, of which four include engineering faculty members. The one-year start-up grants were made under a new UConn Health Center/Storrs and Regional Campus Incentive Grants (UCIG) program aimed at nurturing interdisciplinary research collaborations that are seen as having long-term promise and a strong potential for attracting significant external funding after the seed money concludes.
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PhotoEnvironmental Leadership Awards: Nominate Today!

Do you know someone, or a team of individuals who embody the highest ideals of the environmental awareness movement, and who contribute toward making sustainability a priority in the workplace, homes and schools? Nominate them today for a University Environmental Leadership Award.
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PhotoAlumna Profile: Tabitha Hitchcock, Submarine Engineer

Tabitha Hitchcock '93 (ENG) launched her career at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., by accepting her job two months before graduating with a UConn degree in civil engineering.

She has not slowed down much since.

Within three years at EB, the company that does U.S. Defense Department contract work on submarines, Hitchcock was managing a team of 20 engineers, designers and craftsmen to construct the stern end of the first Virginia-class nuclear submarine.
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