Office of Naval Research awards $4.7M for cyber-physical security and resilience

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  • Office of Naval Research awards $4.7M for cyber-physical security and resilience - Four University of Rhode Island engineering professors have been awarded a $4.7 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to advance the security and resilience of AI-enabled power grids, promote workforce development, and secure manufacturing environments. The three-year project, “Advancing Research on Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience: A Multifaceted Approach,” will be led by principal […]
  • Commencement 2024! - The University will honor graduates May 18th, in formal ceremonies at the Ryan Center. The ceremonies will recognize both undergraduate and graduate degree candidates from the respective colleges.
  • An Engineering Degree = ROI - Using data collected from more than 5.8 million high school and college graduates ages 18 to 65 years who participated in the American Community Survey between 2009 and 2021, the science is clear. Engineering graduates have the highest rate of return for their degrees.
  • Weiwei Jia Receives NSF CRII Award - University of Rhode Island (URI) computer engineering assistant professor Weiwei Jia was selected for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award for his groundbreaking proposal, “A Novel Address Translation Architecture for Virtualized Clouds.” This award supports early-career scientists in computer and information science engineering, enabling them […]
  • Department of Energy Awards URI Team Funding for Carbon Capture Analysis - University of Rhode Island (URI) received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with the University of Kentucky to develop an ocean-faring electrochemical direct ocean capture system for carbon. This technology would be using renewable energy to drive a device that removes carbon dioxide (CO2) from ocean water. Climate change is driven by […]
  • URI Chemical Engineering Professor Granted NSF CAREER Award - Story by Krysta Murray Ryan Poling-Skutvik, assistant chemical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI), was granted a 5-year $589,933 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research and education activities for “Telechelic Triblock Copolymers As a Platform to Design Functional Colloidal Gels.” The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program […]
  • Technology for NASA’s Next-Generation Telescope - University of Rhode Island Professor Sungho Kim is developing technology that could be part of NASA’s next-generation telescope that will allow the space agency to observe and study phenomena that occurred 13.7 billion years ago. 
  • e-Week 2024! Join Us! - e-Week is a week-long series of events dedicated to highlighting the incredible achievements and innovations of our engineering students. Highlights include: International Engineering Program block party, inspiring talks, research showcase, student organizations recognition night, employer networking opportunities, capstone design showcase, college picnic, and more! This will be a unique opportunity to come together, celebrate our […]


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