Hailey Simpson, of Rochester, N.Y., who has her B.S. in Ocean Engineering and is earning her master’s degree in Oceanography, among 24 students from American colleges who are sailing to remote islands in the Pacific Ocean to study any damage to coral reefs from climate change.
Alex Stott, who earned a bachelor’s and master’s in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island, recently joined the technical staff of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. His research interests include ocean renewable energy and bio-inspired, biomimetic engineering designs.
With one doctorate in oceanography and another in civil/hydraulic engineering, the University of Rhode Island was a great fit academically and geographically for Reza Hashemi to teach and conduct research on the affects of storms and waves on coastal communities. “URI has a great reputation for ocean science and engineering,” said Hashemi. “I thought it would […]
Charles-Antoine Guérin, who is a Distinguished Visiting International Scholar at URI, will give a lecture on April 5 about detecting tsunamis with radar. His presentation will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Graduate School of Oceanography in the Coastal Institute Auditorium on the Bay campus, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett. The event is free and […]
As an avid scuba diver, Lora Van Uffelen has been exploring the world’s waters for years. The opportunity to pursue her passion by conducting underwater research was a large incentive for her to join URI’s Ocean Engineering faculty last fall. “I was looking for an institution that was supportive of field work with access to […]
Macroalgal blooms in Narragansett Bay can devastate the environment and close areas to fishing and recreation. Ocean engineering Professor Stephen Licht and his colleagues recently won a $133,057 grant to study the blooms using robotic helicopters. The researchers say the remotely controlled helicopters will provide high resolution, large area data coverage over time at a […]
Walk in the door to the offices of ocean technology firm Navatek Ltd., located just a couple miles from the University, and you’ll think you never left campus. Half the staff is Class of 2013 engineering graduates, and current students are interning there and working on research projects. In fact, when the Honolulu-based firm considered […]
After a 39-year stint as an ocean engineering professor, Malcolm Spaulding left an impression on his students. He also left an impression on professionals in the ocean energy field, who recently recognized him for his contributions. In July, EnergyOcean International attendees bestowed the Attendees Choice Individual Award on Spaulding, who retired from the University in […]