Associate Professor Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi recently appeared on the Rhode Show to promote the SWENext DesignLab event, which encourages girls to become engineers.
Engineering students from URI and UConn recently visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport. The students, along with a few of their professors and advisors, toured NUWC’s facilities and interacted with a panel of NUWC engineers and scientists.
According to Nasser Zawia, dean of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School, graduate enrollment in engineering programs at URI rose this year by 8.5 percent. International enrollment grew to 13 percent.
A study conducted by three URI graduate engineering students and faculty members found that composite materials may be the long-term solution for Rhode Island’s infrastructure.
While most students at the University of Rhode Island went home during the winter break, nine mechanical engineering students learned what it takes to become entrepreneurs.
Thanks to a grant from The Champlin Foundation, a printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication station will enable students to gain hands-on experience in creating circuit prototypes.
Professor Arun Shula, co-director of the newly formed National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology launched by URI, UConn and General Dynamics’ Electric Boat division, recently gave an interview on WPRO.
Arun Shukla, URI Simon Ostrach Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Richard Christenson, UConn professor of civil and environmental engineering, are the co-directors of the new National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology.