Category: School of Engineering

photo of Michael Cantor '80, '83 JD, Frank Bergonzi '83, and Mark Vergnano '80

Tough Engineering Classes Forged These CEOs

photo of Michael Cantor '80, '83 JD, Frank Bergonzi '83, and Mark Vergnano '80
Michael Cantor ’80 (ENG), ’83 JD, Frank Bergonzi ’83 (ENG), and Mark Vergnano ’80 (ENG)
Was there something in the water in Castleman?

Joking aside, the School of Engineering’s main classroom building produced an unusual number of CEOs from chemical engineering in the early ’80s.Read Full Story

photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington

From Forest Labs to Rare Diseases

photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington
Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Philanthropic Grants Boost UConn’s Research Partnerships with Industries

By Grace Merritt and Jessica McBride

Deep in the woods behind Horsebarn Hill, UConn has its own forest lab.

There, you’ll see sensors on trees of different species shifting and swaying under ice, snow, wind and torrential rain. Read Full Story

Yu Lei, associate professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering with graduate students Qiuchen Dong and Xiaoyu Ma

United Technologies announces $1 million partnership with UConn

Yu Lei, associate professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering with graduate students Qiuchen Dong and Xiaoyu Ma
Yu Lei, associate professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering, left, with graduate students Qiuchen Dong and Xiaoyu Ma connect a toxic chemical sensor to a cable in the lab at the United Technologies Engineering Building on Feb. 2, 2016. (Peter Morenus for UConn)

United Technologies Corp. unveiled Thursday two new initiatives Connecticut authorities hope will cement the company’s presence in the state through the use of brain power.

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John Krenicki Jr. and Donna Samson Krenicki, in 1984 and today

A Love Story that Started in a UConn Dorm Comes Full Circle

John Krenicki Jr. and Donna Samson Krenicki, in 1984 and today
John Krenicki Jr. and Donna Samson Krenicki, in 1984 (left) and today (right). Photos courtesy of the Krenickis.

John Krenicki Jr. ’84 and Donna Samson Krenicki ’84 met in the McMahon dorm where they both lived their junior year at UConn. He was studying mechanical engineering and while she majored in graphic design.
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UConn Students Show Middle Schoolers How Fun Engineering Is at Science Center

UConn Engineering Ambassadors Katie Bradley (right) and Dennis Gehring show students how to make elephant toothpaste with a combination of hydrogen peroxide dish soap and food coloring. (Credit: Grace Merritt, UConn Foundation)
UConn Engineering Ambassadors Katie Bradley (right) and Dennis Gehring show students how to make elephant toothpaste with a combination of hydrogen peroxide dish soap and food coloring. (Credit: Grace Merritt, UConn Foundation)

Vanessa DeJesus examined a human skull, slowly turning it over in her hands at the Connecticut Science Center on a recent November night. Read Full Story