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Sensors Target Plastics Industry
What comes to mind when the word "plastic" is mentioned? Computer keyboards, cell phone cases, beverage bottles, or medical implants? The answer is, plastics are in all of them. read more

Alumnus Works to Advance Energy Applications
Dr. Bryan Hirschorn credits UConn's challenging curriculum and focus on critical thinking as laying the foundation for his success in the field of research and development. Dr. Hirschorn, a chemical engineer who graduated from UConn in 2003 with his bachelor's degree, is developing the next generation of rechargeable battery technology in his current line of work. read more

Engineering's Career Fair Indicates a Bright Future
The Career Fair's large turnout and buzz-filled air reflects an upward trend in the job market, a message that sends a positive outlook not only to UConn engineering students but also to the residents of Connecticut as well. read more

Remembering Jack Stephens
The late Jack Stephens, professor emeritus of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), played a pivotal role in shaping Connecticut's transportation-related governance and research infrastructure and was a well-known pavement expert, and at UConn -- where he taught for nearly 40 years -- he was widely regarded as a university treasure. As part of our Professors Remembered campaign, donors may contribute to the Jack E. Stephens Scholarship Fund in Civil Engineering here. read more

Detection of Food Pathogens Supported by NSF Grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $400,000 collaborative grant to support Dr. Yu Lei of Chemical Engineering and two colleagues in the development of a superior device for the detection of pathogenic bacteria in food. The three-year research project will involve collaboration across three departments from two New England universities, allotting $300,000 in funds to UConn and $100,000 to UMass-Lowell. read more

Improving Hartford's Wastewater Treatment
Like many U.S. cities, Hartford has a water infrastructure that is aging. The city uses a combined sewer system that routes all rain and wastewater through the same drainage pipes. read more

Engineering Students Shine
Graduate and undergraduate students in Electrical & Computer Engineering and in Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering excelled in recent competitions, bringing pride to their departments and the entire School of Engineering. read more

Article among Top Cited
A paper co-authored by UConn professor Dr. John Ivan of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dominique Lord (Texas A&M) and Simon Washington (Berkeley), was the top-cited article published in the journal, Accident Analysis and Prevention during the last five years, with 68 citations. read more

Alumni Notes
Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni. Visit http://www.engr.uconn.edu/alumni/ and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends are doing nowadays! Some recent alumni news appears below. read more

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