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Alumni Association Honors Engineering Leaders
The School of Engineering proudly announces that two eminent members of our community have been honored by the UConn Alumni Association for outstanding contributions in philanthropy and research: alumnus T. Scott Case (Computer Science '92) and Board of Trustees Professor Yaakov Bar-Shalom. They are being feted at the UConn campus during gala festivities on October 1. read more

Campaign Honors Outstanding Profs
The School of Engineering has kicked off a new campaign aimed at celebrating outstanding engineering professors. Called the Professors Remembered scholarship initiative, the campaign allows alumni to make donations in the name of a favorite emeritus or active professor whose mentorship, powerful lessons or influence made a lasting difference in a career. Visit our donation page now to see a list of Professors Remembered funds or to make a gift. read more

NIH Supports Genomic Motif Research
Dr. Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, the UTC Chair Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, and Dr. Reda Ammar, Head of the Computer Science & Engineering Department, along with colleagues from the University of Florida (Sartaj Sahni) and University of Nevada - Las Vegas (Martin Schiller) received a $1.5 million grant in support of research aimed at developing superior methods for identifying biologically relevant patterns (also called motifs) present in proteins, DNA and RNA. read more

Startup Aided by Commercialization Experts
A startup company founded by three engineering faculty recently secured nearly $500k in NSF phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds to take their novel underwater sensor network technology to the next level. read more

Students Invest in Peers
UConn engineering students are recognized for their intellect, diverse talents, sense of fun and great time management skills. Over the summer, four current and former students revealed yet another distinguishing trait, extraordinary generosity, and a willingness to invest in their fellow students. read more

Nanoelectronics Team Awarded Grant
Drs. Ali Gokirmak and Helena Silva (Electrical & Computer Engineering), who co-direct the Nanoelectronics Laboratory at UConn, have received a large grant in support of research on the effects of extreme electrical stress on current-induced crystallization of silicon and thermoelectric transport in silicon nanostructures. read more

D.E. Crow Prize in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
David (Ed) Crow, former senior vice president of UTC Pratt & Whitney and emeritus professor in residence at UConn, has established the D.E. Crow Prize. read more

Transportation Team Wows East Hampton Students
In early September, a team from UConn's Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department conducted a fun and educational learning activity for a group of 4th and 5th grade students at the East Hampton Public Library. read more

Engineering's First Professor of Practice: David Gilbertson
Engineering Dean Mun Y. Choi announced that David Gilbertson has been selected as its first Professor of Practice. Mr. Gilbertson, an expert in informatics, information security and management, joined UConn in early 2010 as UConn's Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. read more

Max Villa: a Ph.D. candidate journeys across fields, country
Max Villa (B.S., M.S., Ph.D. candidate) planned something special between finishing his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and starting his Ph.D. in Materials Science: a 4,300 mile, three month long cross country bike ride from Yorktown, VA to Astoria, OR. read more

Alumni Notes
Alumni updates from various former students from different exciting eras until the present, and major from all over the School of Engineering. read more

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