Vittorio “Vic” Ricci, who has worked for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) for more than 37 years, received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Rhode Island.Continue reading "Vic Ricci Receives URI Distinguished Achievement Award"
Icebergs can impact the environment by affecting sea-level rise and local ecosystems, damage offshore equipment and disrupt marine transportation. URI researchers are developing multi-robot systems to study icebergs above and below the surface.Continue reading "Using Robots to Study Icebergs"
Jacira Soares grew up in a poor community in Cape Verde. She had to walk a mile or more as often as three times a day to get drinkable water. As a graduate student at URI, Soares is studying how to make clean water accessible to rural communities around the world.Continue reading "Clean Water Wasn’t Always a Given for URI Graduate Student"
Former University of Rhode Island engineering professor Bill O’Neill has enough engineers in his family to start a small firm. O’Neill kept a photo in his office at URI for years which showed his family in front of their 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser.Continue reading "Former Professor Celebrates Three Generations of Engineers"
A lifelong learner, Kam Ng, who earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from URI in 1988, shares his experiences from academia and industry in his five memoirs. Ng spent 30 years overseeing research at NUWC and the Office of Naval Research.Continue reading "A Lifelong Learner, URI Engineering Alumnus Kam Ng Shares His Experiences"
For the first time since 2019, the URI Engineering & Technology Career Fair was held as an in-person event at the Ryan Center. More than 90 employers and 667 URI students attended the event.Continue reading "Engineering & Technology Career Fair Returns to the Ryan Center"
In 2016, 137.5 million Americans voted in the presidential election. For some, casting their ballot wasn’t easy. Six years later, voters are the most polarized they’ve been in decades.Continue reading "The idea of democracy is simple. Its execution is complicated."
With the goal of helping communities worldwide improve infrastructure challenges that affect their health and safety, students at URI are attempting to form a chapter of Engineers Without Borders.Continue reading "Seeking to be ‘Engineers Without Borders,’ URI Students Working to Form Chapter"
Cloud computing systems haven’t progressed at the same rate as cloud applications and hardware devices. Weiwei Jia, who joined the URI computer engineering faculty, is developing the next generation of cloud systems to handle current and future technology.Continue reading "Weiwei Jia Is Developing Computer Systems to Handle Evolving Technology"
Julia Milardo, who earned her B.S. in industrial engineering from URI in 2017, is a supply chain performance manager at Frito Lay. She’s responsible for managing the financial performance, raw materials, and indirect functions at the Middletown, NY facility.Continue reading "Industrial Engineering Alumna Is All That And A Bag of Chips"
URI held a kick-off event for the Vote Yes On 1 campaign. If Question 1 is approved on the ballot, $100 million in bonds will be used to improve buildings and facilities at the Narragansett Bay Campus, including upgrades to ocean engineering facilities.Continue reading "Vote Yes On 1 Campaign Kicks Off"
URI held a kick-off event for the Vote Yes On 1 campaign at the Narragansett Bay Campus. If Question 1 is approved on the November ballot, $100 million in bonds will be used to improve buildings and facilities on the Bay Campus, including much-needed upgrades to the ocean engineering facilities. College of Engineering Dean Anthony […]Continue reading "Vote Yes On 1 Campaign Kicks Off"
Engineering alumni Amitesh Saha and Victor Ricci will be honored with URI Distinguished Achievement Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 22. Saha will receive the Rising Star Award and Ricci will accept the College of Engineering Dean’s Award.Continue reading "Two Engineering Alumni to Receive URI Distinguished Achievement Awards"
Normally used just for clients, FM Global will bring its SimZone on Tour trailer to URI on Sept. 12. The trailer takes interactive exhibits related to fire protection, flood protection and more on the road across North America.Continue reading "FM Global Bringing Interactive SimZone on Tour to URI"
Phil Parisi came to URI to pursue a master’s degree in ocean engineering so that he could work with autonomous systems and interact with nature. In his first deep-sea expedition to the Puerto Rico Trench, he got to do both.Continue reading "Deep-Sea Research Was Eye-Opening Experience for URI Student"
Undergraduate students from around the state presented their summer research projects at URI. The College of Engineering was well represented at the annual symposium, which attracted 450-plus students, faculty, family and friends.Continue reading "Undergraduate Research on Display"
Faculty and students in URI’s College of Engineering are partnering with federal defense and private industries to advance naval technology and keep the U.S. submarine fleet ahead of those from other countries.Continue reading "Wave of the Future"
Students from all engineering majors at URI gained valuable hands-on, real-world experience this summer as interns for prestigious companies throughout the country. Several of the internships led to job offers.Continue reading "Summer Internships Provided Hands-on Experience for Engineering Students"
The multidisciplinary design firm Ballinger has featured the URI Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering on its new website. Check out the great photos and read about the planning that went into the bold design of the 190,000-square-foot building.Continue reading "The Centerpiece of a New Vision for Engineering"
URI mechanical engineering and computer science graduate Raymond Turrisi was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and applied ocean physics and engineering through the MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program.Continue reading "Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Awarded to Recent Engineering Graduate"
URI mechanical engineering alumnus William Patenaude wrote an article on the early efforts Rhode Island took to improve water quality and the impact the Clean Water Act has had. The article appears on pages 30-37 of the New England Water Environment Association’s summer issue.Continue reading "How Clean Water Act Impacted Rhode Island is Subject of Alumnus’ Article"
URI alumnus Jean-Paul Vandeputte was among those honored recently by Providence Business News with a 40 Under Forty award. Vandeputte earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from URI in 2008.Continue reading "Engineering Alumnus Receives 40 Under Forty Award"
Daniel Roxbury, URI associate professor of chemical engineering, was named to the Providence Business News 40 Under Forty list. The list recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who have excelled in their profession.Continue reading "Daniel Roxbury Named to Providence Business News 40 Under Forty List"
When Tania Silva de Oliveira came to URI for an exchange program from Brazil as an undergraduate in 2013, she didn’t know she would fall in love with the University. She certainly wouldn’t have predicted that she would be on the verge of completing a doctorate in chemical engineering at URI nine years later.Continue reading "Brazilian Graduate Student Finds a Home Away From Home at URI"
Graduate student Alexa Runyan worked with Assistant Professor Brennan Phillips to create a camera that could provide 3D images in real time to help monitor the health of coral reefs. The camera was tested in Bermuda.Continue reading "Camera Could be Used to Monitor the Health of Coral Reefs"