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Photo Yunsi Fei Garners CAREER Award

Securing the "brains" of countless systems -- from MP3 players and traffic lights to plant floor process controllers -- is the aim of Dr. Yunsi Fei's recent National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) Development award.
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Photo Fuel Cell Center Dons New Name, Mantle

The interdisciplinary Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center is undergoing an important metamorphosis. The center, which was founded in 2001 with $14.5 million in funding from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and industry partners, is enlarging its mission to embrace a range of sustainable energy research, education and industry outreach.
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Photo Founder, Engineers Without Borders

Dr. Bernard Amadei, president and founder of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), roused an audience of about 200 during his October 16 presentation at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Amadei -- a professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado and a member of the National Academy of Engineering -- captivated a rapt audience for nearly 90 minutes, infusing his presentation with a combination of sobering facts, humor and anecdotes.
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Photo Water: Sustainable Production of our Most Critical Resource

The ongoing challenge to meet the world's needs for plentiful, inexpensive and clean water has spawned countless studies and innovative approaches at UConn and across the globe. Assistant professors Jeffrey McCutcheon and Baikun Li have teamed up on a three-year NSF grant to develop a wastewater filtration system that is less energy intensive and more cost effective than the current options.
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Photo Green Building Club Founded

Senior Civil Engineering student James Moriarty has launched a new Green Building Club at UConn that he hopes will serve as a rallying point for students from diverse areas of study who are interested in exploring the challenges and practices of sustainable building.
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Photo Yasaman Ardeshirpour Receives SWE Scholarship

Yasaman Ardeshirpour, a doctoral candidate in the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Society of Women Engineers at UConn. Dr. Jun-Hong Cui, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education & Diversity, and Mr. Marty Wood, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education & Diversity, presented Ms. Ardeshirpour the award.
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Photo Taking the Industry Standard one Step Toward the Future

High-tech industries are always looking for ways to improve their products-- trying to make things that are fast, faster; things that are low powered, lower powered; and things that are small, smaller. Many of these improvements are enabled by semiconductor technology.
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Photo Shaw Awarded Three NSF Grants in 2009

His work in the red-hot area of nanotechnology has sparked three NSF-funded research awards for Dr. Leon Shaw, a professor in the Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering (CMBE) department.
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Photo Alumnus Kumares Sinha to Receive 2009 Roy W. Crum Award

Dr. Kumares C. Sinha (M.S. Municipal Engineering '66, Ph.D. Civil Engineering '68) will receive the 2009 Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award from the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in recognition of his outstanding achievement in transportation research and education.
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Shuttle Pennant Contest
Place Your Vote!

Three student designs were submitted for the pennant that will accompany alumnus/astronaut Richard Mastracchio on his March voyage aboard space shuttle Discovery.

UConn engineering students are encouraged to check out the designs here and cast your vote.

For additional details of the pennant contest, click here.

November 5
Transportation Forum


Transportation issues, from infrastructure and roadway materials to driver behavior, will be the subject of a half-day forum sponsored by the Connecticut Transportation Institute (CTI). The Thursday, November 5 program, which is open to the public, will kick off at 8 a.m. in the Rome Commons Ballroom at the Storrs campus.

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