October 2018

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New GAANN Funding Will Allow UConn Engineering to Hire Up To 30 Additional Top-Quality Ph.D. Students

Following a nationally-competitive application process, the University of Connecticut School of Engineering successfully secured four multi-year Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) awards from the U.S. Department of Education, each for approximately $1 million. The number of awards given to the School represent around 5.5 percent of the total given across the country in 2018.

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Building a Research Career at UConn

Pierre Fils, a first-year graduate student on the Ph.D. track in structural engineering, got his start in research early-on by utilizing the connections available to UConn undergrads.

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Male Fertility Test Developers Win Venture Competition

Through the Wolff New Venture Competition, a pair of biomedical engineering doctoral candidates won $20,000 to further develop an in-home device to measure male fertility.

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UConn Rocketry Team Hopes to Reach New Heights

Reaching 30,000 feet may seem daunting, but for UConn's rocketry team, this goal is just a rocket design away. Sam Hamilton IV, leader of the team, details how the small team of students are collaborating to design and build their very own rocket.

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Over $550,000 in Scholarships Awarded to UConn Engineering Undergraduates

On October 10, the School of Engineering held their annual Undergraduate Scholarship Ceremony. This year, thanks to the generosity of many donors, the School was able to award over $550,000 to 308 students.

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Upcoming Events

Innovation Connection - Grad Student Mixer
Nov 29, 2018
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Exploring Engineering Workshop
Nov 30, 2018
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Thanksgiving Recess - No Classes
Nov 19, 2018 to Nov 23, 2018

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