College of Engineering

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Innovations: September/October 2012


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

Dan Urish

Dan Urish: the engineer explorer

Retired civil engineering Professor Dan Urish spent years on tropical islands. But it was not all fun in the sun.


Making waves in tsunami research

Tsunamis have killed more than half a million people during the last 300 years. Professor Stéphan Grilli and his team are identifying ways to ensure that we’re prepared for the next tsunami.


Bridging learning and the economy

Every year the college couples hands-on learning with economic impact through its senior capstone design projects.


Keeping wind turbines standing

To ensure wind turbines in the ocean stay upright, you call civil engineering Assistant Professor Aaron Bradshaw.


Marc Vigeant: Field work in Latin America

After years of planning, engineering student Marc Vigeant traveled hundreds of miles to help a Guatemalan school install its first wastewater treatment system.

Begegnung bei Denzlingen

Better railroads

Engineering students to work on bullet trains, the college welcomes two new professors, civil engineering shakes things up, the college strengthens its ties to a German University and more.


Message from the Dean

The college launches a master planning process to study innovative and transformational facilities that will serve today’s teaching, learning and research needs.

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