Event Scheduled for Feb 6, 2012
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Event: UPGRAD Seminar Series- Dr. Kay Wille, Director of the Advanced Cementitious Materials & Composites Laboratory, University of Connecticut
Location: Information Technologies and Engineering Building (ITEB) Room 336
Time: 05:00 pm
Details of Event:
Welcome back to the start of a new semester. We are happy to announce the continuation of The engineering UPGRAD (Undergraduate Pipelining to Graduate School) Seminar Series.
The goal of this program is to familiarize engineering students to the various research areas and laboratories within the School of Engineering. These seminars will particularly aid those interested in pursuing higher education at the University of Connecticut or another institute. The presentations will include the following topics:
Research Opportunities presented by individual laboratories. Areas will include: Nanotechnology, sustainable engineering, security technologies, wireless and sensor network technologies, informatics and bioinformatics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, etc.
Preparing and applying to Graduate School.
Fellowship and Funding Opportunities.
Q&A with a panel of current UConn graduate students. Our first event will be held this coming Monday, February 6th from 5:00-6:00PM in ITEB 336.
Our speaker is Dr. Kay Wille, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Dr. Wille is the director of the Advanced Cementitious Materials & Composites (ACMC) Laboratory here at UConn. He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Leipzig in 2008 and joined the University of Connecticut in 2010.
The research effort within the ACMC Laboratory is focused on Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete (UHP-FRC) in all aspects of the laboratory’s objective. Some research examples include the improvement of the tensile behavior of UHP-FRC in terms of tensile strength, ductility and energy absorption, the characterization of the strain-rate sensitivity of UHP-FRC under compressive and tensile loading, the thermal behavior of UHP-FRC under heating and fire, and the rehabilitation, retrofitting and strengthening of existing concrete bridges.
You can find more information on their labs website:
All students are encouraged to attend this event to learn about the research being done at the University of Connecticut and to learn about POTENTIAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES.
PIZZA AND SODA will also be provided!!
Target Audience: Students
Sponsored By: SOE Graduate Development Program
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