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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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