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"
NSF Funds Student Research on Narragansett Bay
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"
Mechanical Engineering Alumna Named NUWC Business Director
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"
Civil Engineering Graduate Students Recognized for Their Research
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"
PhD Student Presents Research at International Conference
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 Wins URI Distinguish Achievement Award
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"
NUWC Comes to URI College of Engineering to Meet and Interview Students
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"
URI VOTES Using Engineering Tools to Support Democracy
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"
International Engineering Program a National Model for Global Learning
Long before words like global, interdisciplinary and experiential were common in higher education, URI launched its five-year International Engineering Program. The program has changed the way engineering students prepare to compete in the global marketplace.Continue reading "International Engineering Program a National Model for Global Learning"
Professor Yan Sun Honored By Her Alma Mater For Career Accomplishments
URI Professor Yan (Lindsay) Sun returned to her alma mater, the University of Maryland, to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes alumni who have made significant and meritorious contributions to their fields.Continue reading "Professor Yan Sun Honored By Her Alma Mater For Career Accomplishments"
Device to Monitor Premature Babies is a Winner for Engineering Graduate Student
Competing against 26 finalists, University of Rhode Island electrical engineering doctoral student Abdullah Rumon won the Best Innovation Pitch competition at the 2022 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Sensors Conference.Continue reading "Device to Monitor Premature Babies is a Winner for Engineering Graduate Student"
Colloquium on International Engineering Education Connects with Humanities
The theme of this year’s virtual Colloquium on International Engineering Education, hosted by the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program on Nov. 2-3, was “Connecting Engineering with the Humanities.”Continue reading "Colloquium on International Engineering Education Connects with Humanities"
Why Does It Take So Long to Count Votes?
In U.S. elections, why does it take so long to count votes? Gretchen Macht, a professor of industrial engineering at URI, talked to the KidsPost section of the Washington Post about why that is the case.Continue reading "Why Does It Take So Long to Count Votes?"
Blue Economy Leaders Express Their Support for URI’s Bay Campus
As companies have formed and flourished in Rhode Island’s blue economy, the demand for URI’s talented ocean engineering students has never been greater. Companies have also increasingly turned to URI for support with research and product development needs.Continue reading "Blue Economy Leaders Express Their Support for URI’s Bay Campus"
Maryland Native Drawn to RI for Ocean Engineering, Stayed Due to Blue Economy
When Edgewater, Maryland native Maeve Story was deciding where to study ocean engineering, she confidently selected URI. She didn’t realize was how fast Rhode Island’s blue economy was growing and the career opportunities that awaited her.Continue reading "Maryland Native Drawn to RI for Ocean Engineering, Stayed Due to Blue Economy"
Vic Ricci Receives URI Distinguished Achievement Award
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"
Using Robots to Study Icebergs
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"
Clean Water Wasn’t Always a Given for URI Graduate Student
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 Professor Celebrates Three Generations of Engineers
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, URI Engineering Alumnus Kam Ng Shares His Experiences
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"
Engineering & Technology Career Fair Returns to the Ryan Center
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"
The idea of democracy is simple. Its execution is complicated.
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."
Seeking to be ‘Engineers Without Borders,’ URI Students Working to Form Chapter
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"
Weiwei Jia Is Developing Computer Systems to Handle Evolving Technology
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"
Industrial Engineering Alumna Is All That And A Bag of Chips
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"