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"
URI has one of the best ocean engineering programs in the country, according to College Factual. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, companies have an added incentive to take advantage of the ocean engineering program’s equipment and expertise.Continue reading "Funding Helps Marine Energy Companies Partner with URI Ocean Engineering"
Eight faculty members in URI’s College of Engineering have been promoted. Read about their accomplishments.Continue reading "Eight Faculty in URI College of Engineering Earn Promotions"
When Kevin Suggs was in high school, he was a big fan of anime and he became interested in electronics and engineering. The Pawtucket native never imagined he would get to study in Japan through URI’s International Engineering Program.Continue reading "Passion for Japanese Culture Takes Kevin Suggs from Pawtucket to Fukuoka"
An interactive device called Muse Mirror, co-created by University of Rhode Island electrical engineering alumnus Toye Onikoyi, has captured the attention of the media and shoppers at Providence Place mall.Continue reading "Interactive Mirror Created By Engineering Alumnus Is Drawing Attention"
A $1.3 million electron probe microanalyzer has been added to the the Shimadzu Engineering Research Core Facility at URI. This version of the high-powered microscope has been sold in Japan, but it is the only one in the United States.Continue reading "URI’s New Electron Probe Microanalyzer Is First of Its Kind In United States"
High school students had the opportunity to interact with URI engineering professors and students at the STEM Exploration Open House. The event was hosted by the Rhode Island National Guard.Continue reading "STEM Event Enables High School Students to Meet URI Engineers"
Thomas Boving, a professor of engineering and geosciences at URI, will teach and conduct research in India next year thanks to a prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award.Continue reading "Prestigious Award Will Enable Professor to Teach and Conduct Research In India"
URI honors graduating seniors for their superior academic achievement with an Academic Excellence Award. The selections are based on grade point average, as well as other criteria determined by the academic departments.Continue reading "Academic Excellence Award Presented to Student From Each Engineering Major"
Hui Lin, URI assistant professor of engineering, received a five-year, $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop programs designed to disrupt cyberattacks. Lin was interviewed by the Providence Business News.Continue reading "CAREER Award Will be Used by URI Professor to Disrupt Cyberattacks"
Of the record 28 University of Rhode Island students who were named Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows, 13 are enrolled in URI’s International Engineering Program.Continue reading "Record Number of URI Students Named Demers Foreign Language Fellows"
It’s common for students at URI to catch some rays on the quad toward the end of the school year. The students in the Solar Energy Systems course, however, weren’t on the quad to work on their tans. They were catching rays for academic reasons.Continue reading "Solar Energy Competition Demonstrates Power Generated from the Sun"
The newest student organization at the College of Engineering has a new logo. The Black and Brown Women in Engineering Science Technology Sisterhood unveiled the logo at a ceremony attended by alumni, students, faculty, staff and College of Engineering Dean Anthony Marchese.Continue reading "New Logo Unveiled By Engineering Student Organization"
Irene Andreu Blanco was presented a URI Research and Scholarship Excellence Award for overseeing a large inventory of advanced scientific instrumentation, and making industry and academic partners aware of the availability of the equipment.Continue reading "Irene Andreu Blanco Presented URI Excellence Award"