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Commencement 2011 to Feature Dr. Charles Vest
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) president Dr. Charles Vest will receive an honorary degree from UConn and deliver the keynote presentation during the School of Engineering's Sunday, May 8, 2011 commencement ceremonies at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs. read more

Bollas Receives CAREER Award
With $400,000 in support from the National Science Foundation's Early Career Development (CAREER) program, Dr. Georgios Bollas intends to develop comprehensive simulation models that will improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of processes that convert fossil fuels into usable power while capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) byproducts. read more

Watch IBM's Watson Compete on Jeopardy!
On Wednesday, February 16, students, faculty and staff, and members of the general public are invited to watch IBM's powerful Watson supercomputer compete onJeopardy! read more

Mechanical Engineering Professor Investigates Sickle Cell Disease
Until recently, the pairing of molecular biology and mechanical engineering would have been viewed as highly unusual. But thanks to an explosion of imaging and simulation techniques over the past few decades, there is an opportunity to view biology at the molecular and even nano-levels through the eyes of an engineer. read more

UConn Alumnus Works to Engineer Proteins
Alumnus Matthew DeLisa credits his UConn engineering professors with jump-starting his interest in chemical engineering and academic research. read more

Celebrating National Engineers Week 2011
The School of Engineering has planned an array of fun, inspiring and illuminating activities in celebration of National Engineers Week, which takes place February 20-26 this year. For full details, please consult the calendar appearing on our website at www.engr.uconn.edu. read more

Student Snap: Sirjan Xhurxhi
UConn senior Sirjan Xhurxhi, who will graduate in May, is poised to begin a promising career at General Electric. He will participate in the company's Edison Engineering Development Program, a prestigious opportunity for entry-level college graduates to combine job experience with graduate-level coursework. read more

Student Snap: David Sidoti
At Ponaganset High School in North Scituate, Rhode Island, David Sidoti's 10th grade geometry teacher took notice of his exceptional skill in mathematics. read more

Team to Explore Oral Inflammation Resulting from Cancer Chemotherapy
Dr. Ranjan Srivastava, associate professor of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, is a co-investigator -- with Dr. Patricia Diaz, a faculty member in the Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology graduate program at the UConn Health Center (UCHC). read more

Gao and Graduate Publish Wavelet Text
Dr. Robert Gao, the Pratt & Whitney Endowed Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Ruqiang Yan, a UMass-Amherst alumnus previously advised by Dr. Gao who is now a professor at the Southeast University in Chin, authored a new book titled Wavelets: Theory and Applications for Manufacturing. read more

Faculty Receive Honors
Last fall, two engineering faculty members were honored by leading professional societies in their fields of expertise. read more

CEE Student Honored
Civil & Environmental Engineering graduate student Alexander Bernier, who is advised by Dr. Adam Zofka, was recently honored by the Transportation & Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). read more

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