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1 ENGINEERING NEW FRONTIERS MUN YOUNG CHOI School of Engineering University of Connecticut

2 Announcements  Reda Ammar will receive $1.7M to develop educational programs at Prince Migrin University  Mike Accorsi, Mekonnen Gebremichael and Guiling Wang submitted a $8M proposal to USAID to develop research and training in Water Resource Management with Ethiopian institutions  Rampi Ramprasad, von Humboldt Fellow

3 Centers of Excellence  Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence on Diagnostics, Sensors and Control (ME)  One of six centers in the US including:  Penn State  Georgia Tech  Ohio State  Virginia Tech  UC-Santa Barbara  Hamilton-Sundstrand Center of Excellence (in preparation)

4 SoE Advisory Board

5 Mr. Paul Adams, Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Mr. Kevin Bouley, President, Nerac Mr. Al Brockett, VP – Module Centers Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Mr. Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center Mr. Jeffrey Butler, President & COO, The Connecticut Light and Power Company Mr. Michael A. Cantor, Founding Partner, Cantor Colburn, LLP Mr. David Carter, Vice President – Engineering Technology, Hamilton Sundstrand Dr. Michael D. Curtis, Senior Vice President, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Ms. Heidi S. Douglas, Managing Partner, Nuventus LLC Mr. Joel Douglas, Chief Technology Officer, MysticMD, Inc. & eGen LLC Mr. Chris Fuselier, President and CEO, Progeos Mr. Peter Halvordson, Vice President – Engineering, Electric Boat Corporation Mr. John Krenicki, Jr., President & CEO, GE Energy Mr. Peter Longo, President & Executive Director, Connecticut Innovations Dr. Thomas Martin, President & Chairman of the Board, Phonon Corporation Commissioner Joan McDonald Economic & Community Development Dr. J. Michael McQuade, Senior Vice President, Science & Technology, UTC Dr. Sharon L. Nunes, VP, Strategic Growth Initiatives, IBM Ms. Judith K. Resnick, Director Workforce Development & Training, CBIA Mr. George Reynolds, Director, Industry & University Initiatives, Northrop Grumman Mr. Douglas C. Shidler, Vice President, Army Program, Sikorsky Aircraft Mr. Paul Singer, General Manager – Industrial Technology, General Electric Dr. Yunquan Sun, President ENN Group North America Mr. Joseph E. Triompo, President Aerospace Power Systems, Hamilton Sundstrand Mr. Mark P. Vergnano, Executive Vice President, DuPont Ms. Diane S. Wallace, Chief Information Officer, State of Connecticut SoE Advisory Board

6 Support for the Capital Campaign (Ms. Heidi Douglas, Chair)  Mission: Support the School of Engineering’s efforts to endow scholarships, fellowships, professorships and infrastructure.  Objectives:  Develop roadmap for effective communication of program needs  Develop roadmpa for effective engagement of individuals and corporations  Develop roadmap to steward gift opportunities from individuals and corporations

7 Fostering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Mr. K. Bouley, Chair)  Mission: Establish leadership for integrating innovation and entrepreneurship into our education & research activities.  Objectives:  Evaluation of existing policies and practices at UConn  Develop roadmap to effectively encourage spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship for students  Develop roadmap to promote innovation and entrepreneurship through faculty research  Develop roadmap for faculty and students to develop relevant IP and to increase commercialization  Develop roadmap to promote startup business formation by students and faculty

8 Fostering Collaboration with Industry Partners (Dr. M. Curtis, Chair)  Mission: Establish leadership in workforce development and meeting technical needs of industry partners.  Objectives:  Evaluation of existing policies and practices at UConn.  Develop roadmap to effectively integrate the academic and industry mission to provide added value  Develop effective engagement practices to identify topics of importance to industry  Develop roadmap for collaborative efforts in R&D through federal and state funding opportunities

9 ENG Proposals and Awards Funding Rate Percent NSF and ENG Funding Rates


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