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Student Design Leads to Patent
West Hartford-based Legrand/Wiremold has a lengthy history of product innovation and improvement. But like all companies, the firm's new product development resources are not bottomless. Among the company's popular products are Tele-Power® Poles -- hollow metal units that encase and channel wires and cables from the ceiling down to desks and workstations in large open spaces. read more

Better Catalyst to Reduce NOx Emissions
A UConn team is developing a novel device aimed at improving the performance, durability and cost of automotive emission reduction equipment in both heavy- and light-duty vehicles. read more

Fiske Guide Lauds UConn
The 2011 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges gave UConn a strong review and named engineering as among the university's "strongest programs." The guide contained a lengthy summary of the UConn campus, academics and research, student demographics, quality of life issues and overall performance. read more

UConn & Duke Univ. Develop Unique Method to Improve Testing for Small Delay Defects in Semiconductors
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and researchers from the University of Connecticut (UConn) and Duke University have found a new way to significantly improve the screening of small delay defects (SDDs) commonly found in semiconductors. read more

YouTube Contest Nets a Winner
In March, we invited students, alumni, faculty and staff to make their own YouTube videos of two minutes or less and to submit them for the School's first YouTube contest. Various themes were suggested, including student or alumni testimonials, simple engineering lessons, research, senior design projects and student life. read more

Egypt Visit Leverages Educational Ties
In mid-May, Engineering Dean Mun Y. Choi, CSE Department Head Reda Ammar, and CSE Undergraduate Coordinator Robert McCartney visited Egypt to develop broader educational and research partnerships with a number of universities and research institutes. read more

Most Distinguished Alumnus
As an alumnus from George Washington University (GWU), Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Dr. Bahram Javidi (ECE) has been awarded the university's highest honor -- the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award for 2009-2010. read more

Veteran Journalist Don Swinton Joins Engineering Team
The School of Engineering welcomed seasoned journalist and successful UConn fundraiser Donald Swinton to its development team. read more

Asking for Trouble
Stranded passengers may grumble, but the best course of action for commercial jetliners is to steer clear of volcanic ash clouds. read more

Mary McCarthy Wins Training Award
Mary C. McCarthy, a training specialist with the Connecticut Transportation Institute's Technology Transfer Center, received the 2010 Award of Excellence Innovative Approaches Award presented by the Connecticut Training & Development Network (CTDN). read more

Alumni Briefs
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