School of Engineering

United Technologies announces $1 million partnership with UConn

United Technologies Corp. unveiled Thursday two new initiatives Connecticut authorities hope will cement the company’s presence in the state through the use of brain power. One project is the $8 million, 20,000-square-foot Materials and Process Engineering laboratory at UTC Aerospace Systems in Windsor Locks, the former Hamilton Standard and Hamilton Sundstrand facility across from Bradley […]

Stanley Black & Decker Donates to School of Engineering’s BRIDGE Program

Stanley Black & Decker has donated $45,000 to the UConn School of Engineering’s BRIDGE program, which provides academic support to underrepresented students who plan to major in engineering. The gift will support the intensive, five-week program for incoming freshmen at the University of Connecticut. The residential summer program targets populations that are underrepresented in the […]

A Love Story that Started in a UConn Dorm Comes Full Circle

John Krenicki Jr. ’84 and Donna Samson Krenicki ’84 met in the McMahon dorm where they both lived their junior year at UConn. He was studying mechanical engineering and while she majored in graphic design. Like so many Huskies who meet at UConn—more than 20,000 Husky couples at last count—it wasn’t long before they realized […]

Work—and Play—Help Launch Engineering Careers

Getting good grades in a good major at a good school are important steps to launching a successful business career, but a key component that shouldn’t be overlooked is the importance of social interaction. Graduate students at UConn’s School of Engineering who are members of the Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE) live the mantra […]

Shari and Michael Cantor Give to UConn to Support Connecticut’s Future

Shari and Michael Cantor have been proud members of the University of Connecticut community, beginning when they attended as undergraduates. Since then, their connection to the university has evolved and deepened, and their ties to UConn are even stronger. Shari, the Deputy Mayor of West Hartford, was recently appointed by Governor Dannel Malloy to UConn’s […]