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Rachel Bellisle

Bellisle Receives Honorable Mention for Goldwater Scholarship

University of Rhode Island engineering junior Rachel Bellisle, of Exeter, received an honorable mention for a Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater is the most prestigious undergraduate national scholarship for students in the fields of math, the natural sciences and engineering. Bellisle was acknowledged for her research exploring how tiny eye movements, or microsaccades, impact the accuracy of electroencephalogram, or […]

Omose Ogala

Internships Lead to Job for Computer Engineering Graduate

After graduating in May, Omose Ogala will head to Twitter’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco to work as a software engineer. His journey to engineering started in White Plains, N.Y., where he liked to tinker and make things like solar panels that would light up two bulbs in his living room.

Rassoul Diouf

Senegalese Student Excels in Design Projects

Back home in Senegal, Rassoul Diouf says it was rare for science students to step into a lab or make something from scratch. The opportunity to make things—a robotic arm, motion sensors, tablets that communicate with machines—is the reason he came to URI’s College of Engineering.


Prof. Mankodiya Receives $525K Grant for Smart Textiles Research

Kunal Mankodiya, a URI assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering, has won a $525,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research into smart textiles.

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Engineering Students Develop Prosthetic Limbs for Amputees in Colombia

URI engineering and biomedical students are designing and building prosthetic hands using a 3D printer for people in Colombia. Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Kunal Mankodiya is heading up the project. A $25,000 federal grant is making it possible.

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New Faculty: Kunal Mankodiya

Since joining the URI College of Engineering faculty in July of 2014, Kunal Mankodiya has been widely acclaimed for his research and teaching of the so-called Internet of Things, or IoT. “The IoT is about connecting everyday objects around us to gather data and provide new services to users, such as a ‘smart’ connected eyeglasses […]

Bin Li

New Faculty: Bin Li

URI Assistant Professor Bin Li feels right at home at URI, despite growing up and completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees more than 7,800 miles away in Xiamen, China. “Xiamen University, where I studied, is very close to a beautiful beach and like many of the URI building that surround the Quad, their oldest buildings […]

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Smart wristband takes on Parkinson’s

For the 4 million people worldwide with Parkinson’s disease, a smart wristband invented by a team of University of Rhode Island engineering students could let them lead healthier lives.

Habib Lawal

Habib Lawal: Perfecting sensors to predict seizures

Habib Lawal (’16) wants a better way to treat seizures. The electrical engineering student is testing a novel approach in partnership with Professor Walter Besio.

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Smart cities based on the human nervous system

Thousands of sensors linking critical infrastructure in our cities could make them safer and more enjoyable places to live if three engineering professors have their way.

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