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Photo Engineering Students Help Rebuild New Orleans

Say the phrase "spring break" and visions come to mind of bikini bacchanalia in Cancun, black diamond slopes at Vail, or maybe a quick cruise around the Caribbean. For some dedicated engineering students, the week was spent in rebuilding spirits and homes in New Orleans, which shows little progress even four years after the devastating events of hurricane Katrina.
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Photo Appointments

Dean of Engineering Mun Y. Choi announced a number of appointments and reappointments for the coming year. Dr. Amvrossios "Ross" Bagtzoglou was appointed Head of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Dr. Rajeev Bansal was appointed Head of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Dr. Baki Cetegen was reappointed Head of Mechanical Engineering; and Dr. Donald R. Peterson was appointed Director of Graduate Studies for the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program.
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Photo Make Your Gifts Count! Join the President's Challenge

Dr. Michael Hogan has unveiled a new initiative that seeks to provide dedicated students with the financial support they need to fulfill their academic dreams at UConn. The President's Challenge is rooted in two realities: tuition and living expenses at the UConn campus have risen more than 60% in the last decade, and the current economic climate makes it difficult for many deserving students to complete their college educations.
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Photo Outstanding Student Transforms Tragedy Into Triumph

Joseph Zinski ('10), an undergraduate student pursuing his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Molecular and Cell Biology, aspires to a research career perhaps involving stem cell science. This ambitious aim emerges not only from his keen intellect, dedication and promise, but also a life-altering accident.
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Photo Winterstein Lands Fulbright Scholarship

Jonathan Winterstein, a doctoral student in Materials Science & Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to carry out research at the Austrian Centre for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis -- an institute renowned for its high-quality electron spectroscopy and microscopy.
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Photo BME Student Heading to Harvard

Sajal Swaroop will graduate in May with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Materials Science & Engineering. Sajal, who has maintained a 3.85 GPA despite a grueling 18-21/semester credit course load over his four years at UConn -- paired with numerous activities --, will commence studies in the prestigious Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in August.
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Photo Mark Your Calendar! Connecticut Invention Convention

Come to Storrs on Saturday, May 2 and be inspired! Gampel Pavilion will serve as the stage for 675 Connecticut school children vying for honors in the 26th Connecticut Invention Convention, hosted by the UConn School of Engineering. The young K-8 grade Thomas Edisons -- top award winners from 90 schools across Connecticut -- will discuss and display clever inventions of their own creation and wow judging teams comprising leaders from industry, education, the law and government.
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Can you identify the professor appearing in this photograph?

If you recognize the professor(on right), you may be eligible to win one of three prizes that will be awarded for the correct response.

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GoMotion Team Captures "Elevator Pitch" Honors

The "GoMotion" team -- comprising Mechanical Engineers Geoff Cullen, Carlton Forse and Ryan Gresh, and MBAs Mirela Ehlers, Abraham King'oo and Katherine Weeks -- captured top honors in the Connecticut 60-second Elevator Pitch Olympics on April 7th in Southington.

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Calling All Alumni!

To save paper waste and energy, we're working hard to cut down on our printed materials while continuing to keep you updated on the latest news from the UConn School of Engineering. Electronic delivery is quickly supplanting many of the more traditional paper-based communications avenues.

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