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Transportation Research Board Committee Selects Paper by Graduate Student, Ge Shi

Safe systems principles in the city pictured above January 6, 2022 STORRS – A paper written by a University of Connecticut graduate student has been selected as this year’s best paper for the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation Safety Management Systems (ACS10). The Transportation Research Board is a branch of the National Academies of […]

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Caressa Wakeman describes the power of the INCLUDE project

Note: Audio transcript is located below. Caressa Wakeman, a PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut, has always felt like there was something wrong with her. Throughout elementary school and middle school, she had trouble with reading comprehension and writing. “I remember being in elementary school and […]

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Professor Jang on Universal Design Learning

Note: Audio transcript is located below. Shinae Jang is an Associate Professor in Residence and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Teaching statics and other classes, she always strives to find a way to make learning more accessible in her curriculum. Luckily, that isn’t too difficult when following the […]

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Dr. Zaghi’s Research on Neurodiversity

Note: Audio transcript located below The INCLUDE project had to start somewhere. That start had much to do with Dr. Arash Zaghi, an associate professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Identifying as a neurodiverse researcher, he has poured his blood, sweat and tears into redesigning education for divergent thinkers. “The INCLUDE project […]

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Dr. Chrysochoou on the neurodiverse community and the future of learning

Note: The audio transcript is located below. Dr. Maria Chrysochoou is the leader of the INCLUDE Project at the University of Connecticut and the Department head of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her experience with a neurodiverse family member drives the mission behind INCLUDE. “I grew up in Greece, which has a rigid educational system. And […]

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Neurodiversity in Engineering FYE Course to be Offered Fall ’21

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is excited to introduce a new non-residential learning community for incoming engineering students who identify as neurodiverse. Students may join the Neurodiversity in Engineering learning community by enrolling in UNIV 1810 (section 078). The class is open to freshman and sophomore engineering students from any discipline who […]

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CEE Welcomes Lauren Mello to the Advisory Board

UConn CEE is thrilled to welcome Lauren Mello, P.E., CNU-A to our Industrial Advisory Board! She joins our community of engineering professionals that meets annually with the department leadership. We look forward to working with her over the next few years!  “I’m elated to be part of the CEE Advisory Board. I hope to provide […]

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Feeling the Squeeze: Collaborative Research on Financial Stress and Drinking Water Systems

Associate Professor Christine Kirchhoff has been awarded a $202,204 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled, “Collaborative Research: Feeling the Squeeze: How Financial Stress Shapes Decision-Making and the Reslience of Municipal Drinking Water Systems.”  The grant is awarded through the NSF’s Decision, Risk and Mangement Sciences (DRMS) program, as part of the […]

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Neurodiversity Spring Discussion Series – Register Now!

Guest lecturer Shawn Smith, licensed psychotherapist and CEO of Don’t dis-my-ability is back for more dialogue on a very timely topic in our Neurodiversity Spring Discussion Series. Register here.  All the Feels: Being an Empath in Challenging Times with Shawn Smith February 12, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dyslexia: Visualizing Success March 12, 2021 […]

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CTSRC Researcher Marisa Auguste Talks Insurance on WalletHub

Marisa Auguste, Driver Behavior Analyst and Research Assistant for the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC), weighed in on a discussion of high-risk drivers and car insurance on WalletHub. Ms. Auguste’s work involves the analysis of state-wide data to identify behaviors that are associated with increased risk of motor vehicle crashes. Learn more about the […]

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