North Kingstown schools had a great day at a recent Technology Student Association (TSA) competition held at URI’s College of Engineering as part of their spring conference. The event drew some 200 students and judges from schools across the state. Shannon Donovan, a teacher at Wickford Middle School and their state advisor to the TSA […]Continue reading "Dragsters, Animatronics Featured in Tech Competition"
James Miller, University of Rhode Island professor of ocean engineering and department chair, answered several questions recently about whether wind turbines have an effect on whale safety and health.Continue reading "Offshore wind turbines not cause of whale strandings, deaths, says URI ocean engineering professor"
March 13, 2023 – The van Beuren Charitable Foundation has generously awarded the University of Rhode Island a $3 million grant to support the development of a new Ocean Engineering Complex on the URI Narragansett Bay Campus (NBC) that will propel the development of the region’s blue economy.Continue reading "The van Beuren Charitable Foundation Awards $3 Million to URI"
Professor Hui Lin, along with a partner from the University of Arkansas, has been awarded a three-year, $280,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Lin’s work has been focused on ways to defend the nation’s power grids from cyber-attacks. The idea came from the 2014 cyber-attack that shut down a Ukrainian power plant. “We’re […]Continue reading "NSF Awards Grant to Study Energy Grid Security Hardware"
De Silva is chief executive officer of a small oceanography technology company in Rhode Island, a student at the University of Rhode Island’s Blue MBA program, and began filming deep sea sharks on Monday in South Africa for the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.”Continue reading "URI Blue MBA Student Christine De Silva and Assistant Professor Brennan Philips Build Startup"
Jodi Ashmun ‘01, recent recipient of the Society of Women Engineers’ WE Local Legacy Award, reflects on how joining the IEP helped shape her life and career.Continue reading "IEP Alumni Feature: Where It All Began"
New details about the chemical reaction that occurs when a form of iron called ferrate is exposed to light could broaden its application in water treatment systems.Continue reading "New Light on Water Treatment"
The U.S. Navy has announced that a future Pathfinder-class oceanography survey ship will be named in honor of University of Rhode Island alumnus and Professor of Oceanography Robert Ballard.Continue reading "US Navy names future ship for URI alumnus, professor Robert Ballard"
Dean Anthony Marchese presented end-of-the-year awards to faculty and staff members during the College of Engineering’s holiday event on Dec. 16. The recipients were nominated by their peers and by engineering students.Continue reading "End-of-the-Year Awards Presented to College of Engineering Faculty and Staff"
A couple of months before the Frank M. White legacy panel was unveiled in Bliss Hall in November, the impact the former engineering professor had was represented in a collection of testimonials, some of which were published in the journal Physics of Fluids.Continue reading "Celebrating the Legacy of Frank M. White"
As an electrical materials research engineer, there’s no such thing as a typical day for Michael Platek. Among many other responsibilities, Platek makes sure some of the most sophisticated and expensive research equipment at URI works properly.Continue reading "Never a Dull Day for College of Engineering’s Michael Platek"
Occasionally a student comes along who is so extraordinary, a professor can easily envision the pupil having a remarkable career. Lisa Pruitt made such an impression on URI Professor Otto Gregory more than 35 years ago.Continue reading "After 35 Years, Former Student Continues to Impress URI Engineering Professor"
URI junior Lauren Hubert would like to earn a doctorate in chemical engineering, conduct research in immunoengineering, and pursue a career in biopharmaceuticals. She’s well on her way to achieving those lofty goals.Continue reading "Lauren Hubert Returns from Research Program with Confidence and Experience"
Among the 48 URI students who presented their research projects at the Annual Undergraduate Research Fellows Symposium on Dec. 14 were 10 engineering students.Continue reading "Student Projects Showcased at Research Fellows Symposium"
URI Professor Bahram Nassersharif discusses the U.S. Department of Energy’s announcement that fusion ignition has been achieved. Last year, Nassersharif’s students worked with NASA on a project involving nuclear thermal propulsion.Continue reading "Professor Nassersharif Discusses Nuclear Fusion Discovery"
It normally takes new faculty time to meet their colleagues and get familiar with their surroundings. There was no such learning curve for Irene Andreu, who became an assistant professor of chemical engineering at URI this fall.Continue reading "Familiar Surroundings for College of Engineering’s Newest Professor"
Assistant Professor Joseph Goodwill coauthored a study on a Ferrate-based water treatment purification system which uses a technique involving ultra-fast laser and X-ray pulses.Continue reading "Researchers Shed (Laser) Light on Emerging Water Treatment Technique"
Brennan Phillips and the students in his Undersea Robotics and Imaging Lab have produced parts using 3D printers, such as watertight camera enclosures, that enable them to explore thousands of meters below the ocean’s surface.Continue reading "Using 3D Printing as a Way to Dive Deeper"
Mason Jacob ’24, an aspiring multidisciplinary engineer, did a fellowship in which he focused on the physical structure of buoy platforms that collect high-resolution data and send the data to the Narragansett Bay Campus for analysis.Continue reading "NSF Funds Student Research on Narragansett Bay"
URI alumna Dawn Vaillancourt was selected as the new business director of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport. Vaillancourt earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from URI.Continue reading "Mechanical Engineering Alumna Named NUWC Business Director"
URI civil and environmental engineering graduate students Andrew Pariseault, Pamela Franco, and Bolaji Oladipo, who were recognized for their research at the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center‘s (TIDC) Student Recognition Night.Continue reading "Civil Engineering Graduate Students Recognized for Their Research"
URI electrical engineering PhD student Shehjar Sadhu presented her research at the IEEE/ACM international conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE) in Washington, D.C. Her research was published in the journal Smart Health.Continue reading "PhD Student Presents Research at International Conference"
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is this year’s winner of the URI corporate Distinguish Achievement Award. Shimadzu’s instruments are used by URI College of Engineering faculty, students, and industry partners, as well as other researchers at URI.Continue reading "Shimadzu Wins URI Distinguish Achievement Award"
Hiring personnel and engineers from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWC) visited the URI College of Engineering recently to interview students and share information about the type of work conducted at NUWC.Continue reading "NUWC Comes to URI College of Engineering to Meet and Interview Students"
Leading up to this year’s Election Day results, University of Rhode Island engineering professor Gretchen Macht and her team were thinking about how the votes would tally — but not for the reasons you might think.Continue reading "URI VOTES Using Engineering Tools to Support Democracy"