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Mechanical Engineering Demos Shine at the Capitol
Published: April 24, 2013

Mechanical Engineering Demos Shine at the Capitol On Thursday, April 11th, a dedicated team of students and faculty demonstrated and discussed innovative “home grown” engineering prototypes at the Connecticut State Capitol during a rally in support of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed Next Generation Connecticut. Next Generation Connecticut is aimed at reenergizing and redefining Connecticut’s […]

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Student Snap: Monica Smith
Published: April 4, 2013

Student Snap: Monica Smith By Victoria Chilinski Initially uncertain of her college aspirations and commitment, today Monica Smith – a double major in German and Mechanical Engineering – is the picture of a successful engineer-to-be. After graduating from E.O. Smith High School, Mansfield, CT in 2007, Monica took part in the ACES program at UConn […]

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Hybrid Bike: Optimizing Pedal Power (VIDEO)
Published: April 4, 2013

Hybrid Bike: Optimizing Pedal Power (VIDEO) Junior Robert Herman (Mechanical Engineering) is a serial tinkerer. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, he converted a bicycle into a hybrid electric/pedal bike to manage the five miles of hilly terrain between his home in Coventry and the UConn campus. “I was tired of pedaling all the time.  Initially, I […]

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Around Engineering
Published: April 4, 2013

Around Engineering Doctoral candidates Lu Han and Paul Elliott have been competitively selected to represent UConn Engineering at the Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference on Energy Systems, Policy and Solutions at University College Dublin, Ireland from June 19 – 22, 2013.  Universitas 21 is an international network of 23 leading research-intensive universities, including UConn, located […]

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Student Entrepreneurs Visit Legislators
Published: March 14, 2013

Student Entrepreneurs Visit Legislators On March 5th, Professor of Practice Dr. Hadi Bozorgmanesh (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’70) and 10 students enrolled in the two-semester Experiential Technology Entrepreneurship I and II class spent the day meeting with local representatives, touring the legislative houses, and observing committee hearings on a variety of subjects. Read more about the […]

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Faculty Notes
Published: February 4, 2013

  Breakthrough Research Published in Science In a recent Science journal article entitled “Strong, Light, Multifunctional Fibers of Carbon Nanotubes with Ultrahigh Conductivity,” Professor Anson Ma and colleagues from Rice University detail their recent breakthrough revolutionizing the use of carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are rolled cylinders of graphene sheets that have unprecedented mechanical, electrical, […]

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Faculty, Lee S. Langston
Published: February 4, 2013

  Dr. Langston Pens Guest Columns Dr. Lee S. Langston, professor emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, recently published columns in Global Gas Turbine News and ASME’s Mechanical Engineering on the topics of bird strikes and Pratt & Whitney’s revolutionary new geared turbofan. Before joining academia, Dr. Langston worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, […]

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Around Engineering
Published: January 9, 2013

Around Engineering Engineering doctoral candidates Juan Pablo Correa Baena and Lu Han, GK-12 Fellows supported by a National Science Foundation grant, recently received travel grant funding from the NASA Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium. The funds will allow Juan Pablo and Lu to travel to the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, to be held in Huntsville, […]

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Smart Robotic Drones Advance Science
Published: October 24, 2012

  By Colin Poitras Dr. Chengyu Cao sees a day in the not-so-distant future when intelligent robots will be working alongside humans on a wide range of important tasks from advancing science, to performing deep sea rescues, to monitoring our natural habitats. It’s a bold leap from the pre-programmed factory robots and remote-controlled drones we […]

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Exploring Solar Energy at UConn
Published: October 24, 2012

Exploring Solar Energy at UConn After a nearly 40-year hiatus from the University of Connecticut, solar panels have returned to the School of Engineering with the installation over the summer of two new 3.3 kW panels at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) on UConn’s Depot Campus. The novel hybrid photovoltaic (PV) power system, […]

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GE, UConn Collaborate on Advanced Technology Initiative [VIDEO]
Published: October 16, 2012

On Tuesday, October 9th, GE (NYSE: GE) officials announced the company will expand its longstanding relationship with UConn through a five-year, multimillion dollar investment intended to transform the state’s technology sector and spark breakthrough innovations in electrical distribution products. The financial support from GE’s Industrial Solutions business, creator of advanced technologies that protect and control […]

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