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Our unique program provides hands-on experience with fully equipped laboratories and senior design capstone projects that let students to tackle a real engineering challenge at a local engineering company. We also place a heavy emphasis on internships and our students have gained valuable experience by working for esteemed engineering companies around the world.
Armed with this experience, our graduates go on to rewarding careers in almost every industry. They are inventors, CEOs, managers, consultants, designers and more. But regardless of their career, they are all on the forefront of engineering innovation.
Professor Arun Shula, co-director of the newly formed National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology launched by URI, UConn and General Dynamics’ Electric Boat division, recently gave an interview on WPRO.
Arun Shukla, URI Simon Ostrach Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Richard Christenson, UConn professor of civil and environmental engineering, are the co-directors of the new National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology.
When it comes to infrastructure maintenance, sidewalks usually take a backseat to roads and bridges. In fairness, not many accidents or fatalities occur because of a crumbling sidewalk. However, those who use sidewalks regularly depend on them being in good condition.
The University of Rhode Island and the University of Connecticut are teaming up with the U.S. Navy to provide a new opportunity for engineering undergraduates considering careers in the Navy and undersea engineering.