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Innovations: January/February 2013


The University of Rhode Island College of Engineering’s Innovations showcases the college’s diverse community of scholars undertaking 21st-century research and learning.

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Eily Cournoyer: Winning the cancer battle

More children between the ages of 1 and 14 die from cancer than from any other disease. Eily Cournoyer is working to bring that number to zero.


Always on the move

Associate Professor Donna M. L. Meyer took an unconventional path to academia. Her research, however, could become part of everyday technology.

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A heavyweight in micro-gravity research

From the edge of space and back, Simon Ostrach (Class of ’44) has gone to extreme lengths to expand our understanding of gravity’s effect on fluids.


A prescription for better hospitals

Taking lean techniques developed for factories to the Providence VA Medical Center translates to better care, fewer costs and a national model.


Giving the gift of sight

The world’s 285 million visually impaired could some day see thanks to technology under development by Adjunct Professor Eugene Chabot.


At the College and Other News

Professor Qing Yang protects your smartphone data; Professor Helen Huang is helping people hug; the college mourns the loss of Associate Professor Dimitrios Karamanlidis and more.


Message from the Dean

The infusion of real-world student experiences at the college keeps our economy and our graduates competitive.

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