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Photo School Welcomes New Associate Dean

Dean of Engineering Mun Y. Choi recently announced the appointment of Dr. Kazem Kazerounian as Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives.

Dr. Kazerounian, who received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has held numerous leadership roles throughout his 25 years at UConn. He currently serves as an elected representative on the University Senate (2008-2011),
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Photo Students Gain Valuable Insight in Characterization Lab

When materials Science and Engineering (MSE) students transition into the working world, they arrive fully versed in the techniques and language of electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. They owe their practiced knowhow to professor emeritus Donald Potter, who equipped and has managed the Undergraduate Materials Characterization Lab, and taught a junior/senior course in Materials Characterization, for three decades.
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Photo Life-Changing Experience: UConn engineering students help Ashford boy

On May 8, several graduating University of Connecticut students from the Biomedical Engineering program delivered their final projects to Sean Stenglein, an 11-year-old Ashford boy impacted by cerebral palsy.
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Photo Outreach Activities Enhance Engineering Awareness

UConn's School of Engineering and other academic engineering programs are taking an increasingly active approach toward recruiting and retaining undergraduate students. Too often, engineering has been entirely absent from the pre-college level curriculum or poorly conveyed as a discipline capitalizing on core mathematical, scientific and physics concepts.
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Photo Seniors Demo Novel Design Projects

Spring days on the Storrs campus are bustling and often intense as students complete their coursework and finish projects in preparation for final exams. One of the most important and defining spring rites is the capstone engineering Senior Design Expo, which took place this year on Friday, May 1 across four buildings.
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Photo Drs. McEvily and Carter Elected Society Fellows

Drs. Arthur J. McEvily and C. Barry Carter have been elected Fellows of respected professional societies. Both will be inducted in July.

Dr. McEvily, a professor emeritus of metallurgy, was elected a 2009 Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture (ICF) in recognition of his "contributions to the understanding of fatigue mechanisms and processes in structural alloys."
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Photo Students Capture Honors

Our students are exceptional and diverse, from those who are just beginning their UConn engineering studies to those who are completing them. In recent months a number of our students captured coveted scholarships, awards and distinctions. We highlight some of them in this story. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students.
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In Hurricane's Wake, Open Door
for One Student

graphicAs their daughter, Shelley Plude received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering on Sunday, May 10, Ginna and Randy Plude of Middlefield, CT expressed their admiration for UConn in a message to President Michael Hogan and Dean of Engineering Mun Choi.

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