Junior Karla Haiat is headed to California for a prestigious summer internship at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to create a robot that mimics the behavior of the giant larvacean.
Harold “Bud” Vincent, associate professor of ocean engineering at URI, is working with researchers from eight other institutions to develop a system of sensors that will measure for chemicals which are rich food sources for potentially harmful algae and phytoplankton.
URI Ocean Engineering Professor Jim Miller was a guest on WCAI to talk about how the acoustics of offshore wind turbines affect marine life. His interview can be heard from 6:55-19:30 on the recording of the show.
Brian Skeels, who received his master’s degree in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1979, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals at the Offshore Technology Conference.
Brennan Phillips, URI assistant professor of ocean engineering, led an expedition to the underwater mountains around the Galapagos Islands in 2015. Read about their unexpected discovery, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports.
During the winter break, 21 engineering students learned what it takes to become entrepreneurs in the course, “EGR 326 Engineering Entrepreneurship II,” co-instructed by Professor James Miller.
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. The station will include a laser structuring machine, a copper plating machine and a multilayer pressing machine.
The University of Rhode Island and the University of Connecticut are teaming up with the U.S. Navy to provide a new opportunity for engineering undergraduates considering careers in the Navy and undersea engineering.
Congratulations to Jason Dahl, who has been promoted to associate professor. Faculty members Aaron Bradshaw (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Tao Wei (Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering) were also promoted. “I am really excited about being promoted to associate professor and honored to be recognized for promotion by the external academic community and my colleagues at URI,” […]