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URI engineering student wins the French Consulate in Boston Excellence Award

Arielle De Souza will return to France in the fall to get her master’s degree.


Commencement 2016: Mystic, Conn. resident to leave URI with bachelor’ s degrees in chemical engineering, French

As part of the International Engineering Program, Kelsey Conahan ’16 studied in France and completed a six-month internship at MedinCell in Jacou, France, during which she worked on processes to improve efficiency and safety and safer dosing procedure in the area of drug delivery.


2016 Young Futurists: Arielle De Souza ’16

“The STEM field celebrates big thinkers who tackle some of today’s complex challenges,” says Arielle De Souza, a 22-year-old University of Rhode Island senior. Arielle, a double major in ocean engineering and French studies, recently has returned from 14 months’ studying and interning in France.


Big Thinker: Cara Nunez ’16

Cara Nunez won the top prize in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition Elevator Pitch Contest in December. The Spanish IEP student had only 90 seconds to convince a team of judges that the device she and a group of fellow students had invented could be successfully commercialized.

kevin drumm

International travel takes scholarship recipient out of his comfort zone

Reprinted from the URI Foundation’s development newsletter When Kevin Drumm ’15 went to Spain with the International Engineering Program (IEP) to study at TECNUN University of Navarra, he reported back to the program what his life was like abroad, a trip taken with help from a Demers Fellowship: “My most memorable experiences this year were: […]

Ahmed Fadl

Ahmed Fadl: Preventing Disaster at NASA

To keep its rockets and the public safe, NASA turns to URI mechanical engineering graduate Ahmed Fadl (’05 & ’10) who garnered one of the agency’s top employee recognition awards in 2014 for preventing a disaster.

Hicham Benjelloun

Hicham Benjelloun: From Morocco to URI

French International Engineering Program student Hicham Benjelloun (’15) traveled 3,500 miles from Morocco to study at URI and found a global education he never imagined.

Tabitha Koehn

Tabitha Koehn: On a Mission for Clean Energy

Inspired by a train ride while studying in Germany, Tabitha Koehn wants to move the United States toward energy independence.

Eli Lamothe

Eli Lamothe: Inventing the Cars of Tomorrow

Mechanical engineering student Eli Lamothe spent six months in Audi’s research and development lab seeing the next generation of cars take shape.

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