School of Engineering
During our 108 years of engineering instruction at the University of Connecticut, the School of Engineering has played a pivotal role in providing the nation’s top employers with an exceptionally well-trained engineering workforce, fostering entrepreneurial businesses and pushing the bounds of technological frontiers. We offer a superb academic learning environment while continuing to build on our international reputation for excellence in research and scholarship. The School of Engineering ranks as one of the top public engineering programs in the Northeast, offering a comprehensive suite of traditional and interdisciplinary degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
An ambitious academic plan reflects the educational, research and outreach objectives of the School of Engineering. We nurture engineering graduates who will assume leadership roles in industry, academia and government agencies, and who bring a global perspective to problem solving and achieve renown for research in sustainability, security, biomedical engineering, resilient infrastructures and nanotechnology.
The foundation of our academic reputation and promise rests with the faculty. Our faculty members have been recognized for their many contributions to research, scholarship, education and service. These distinctions include membership in the National Academies of Engineering and Sciences, fellow distinctions from professional organizations, more than 30 federal young investigator awards and countless other honors. In addition, seven faculty hold endowed chair and named positions within the school.
Small class sizes, ready access to talented faculty, tutoring and mentoring, and generous scholarships are hallmarks of our programs. The number and quality of students continues to rise: the average SAT score is steadily rising and we admit a high proportion of students in UConn’s Honors Program. New initiatives focus on expanding opportunities for our students to engage in research, international study, internships and co-ops. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and student populations. Our strategic plan calls for increasing the undergraduate body by 20 percent and doubling the size of the Ph.D. program. To continue providing world-class opportunities and attract the best students, the school seeks private support to double the current level of funding for need- and merit-based scholarships and awards for undergraduate and graduate students.
Our core research spires of excellence include sustainable energy, informatics and bioinformatics,
nanotechnology, biological and biomedical technologies, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, and environmental sustainability. We are investing in key initiatives, including our public/private partnership through the Eminent Faculty Initiative in Sustainable Energy; Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence in Transportation Security, for which UConn serves as the research lead; and collaborations with the UConn Health Center aimed at developing advanced biomaterials, devices, imaging technologies for disease detection and bioinformatics for clinical applications.
Donald Swinton, Director of Development 860-486-8923
Kylene Perras, Assistant Director of Development 860-486-8822
Assistant: Nicole Nicholson, Administrative Assistant 860-486-6545
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