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Thomas Garabedian: Recipient of a 2016 URI Industrial & Systems Engineering Excellence Award

Thomas Garabedian: Recipient of a 2016 URI Industrial & Systems Engineering Excellence Award

Thomas Garabedian has an eye on the future. While at the URI Engineering, he majored in Industrial Systems Enginering and minored in Business Administration. Thomas came into URI as an undeclared engineering major, but quickly determined that Industrial and Systems Engineering really sparked his interest. He says it’s a different type of engineering– it is […]

Nicole Nigri: Recipient of a 2016 URI Mechanical Engineering Excellence Award

Nicole Nigri: Recipient of a 2016 URI Mechanical Engineering Excellence Award

Nicole Nigri has always had a passion for science and math. While she is graduating in 2016 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, both Mechanical and Industrial Systems Engineering have a place in her heart. During her time at URI, Nicole has worked to broaden her understanding of what real-world engineering experiences will be like. […]

Matthew Carroll: Recipient of a 2016 URI Computer Engineering Excellence Award

Matthew Carroll: Recipient of a 2016 URI Computer Engineering Excellence Award

From a young age, Matthew Carroll expressed a keen interest in computers, math, and science. When looking into turning passion into a possible career, computer engineering was the perfect fit. The URI Engineering, in particular, offered an excellent program in his area of interest while allowing him to stay within Rhode Island, something he considered […]

Katie Brown: Recipient of a 2016 URI Biomedical Engineering Excellence Award

Katie Brown: Recipient of a 2016 URI Biomedical Engineering Excellence Award

Katie Brown is passionate about helping people. As a biomedical engineer, she intends to help improve the lives of many applying the skills she’s learned at URI Engineering. Her experience in the International Engineering Program (IEP) and travels to Chile showed her the global need for affordable and accessible health care options. She says, Chile […]

Michael Desmarais: Recipient of a 2016 URI Chemical Engineering Excellence Award

Michael Desmarais: Recipient of a 2016 URI Chemical Engineering Excellence Award

Michael Desmarais attributes his love for science and math to great teachers in high school that sparked his interest early in the STEM fields. Chemical engineering was a natural outgrowth of that, he says. He notes that while chemical engineers may be working on a small scale in terms of molecules, nanotechnology, and so on, […]

Anthony DiGiantommaso: Recipient of a 2016 URI Civil Engineering Excellence Award

Anthony DiGiantommaso: Recipient of a 2016 URI Civil Engineering Excellence Award

Anthony DiGiantomasso inherited a passion for civil engineering from his father. The senior DiGiantomasso also has a degree in civil engineering and works for the construction industry; Anthony himself got a taste for it while working with his father. “I always thought I would go into construction myself,” he says, but once at the University […]

Ian Mace: Recipient of a 2016 URI Electrical Engineering Excellence Award

Ian Mace: Recipient of a 2016 URI Electrical Engineering Excellence Award

For Rhode Island native Ian Mace, the IEP program and its international perspective was a real draw in choosing URI Engineering from the start. Because his interests spanned both engineering and languages, URI’s International Engineering Program (IEP) a perfect fit. IEP Director Sigrid Berka suggested he consider the program when he first visited. Even though […]

Jack Clark: Recipient of a 2016 URI Ocean Engineering Excellence Award

Jack Clark: Recipient of a 2016 URI Ocean Engineering Excellence Award

Originally from Maine, Jack found the University of Rhode Island (URI) through its ocean engineering program. When Jack Clark was in high school, great teachers sparked a love for both languages and science. When he found out about the International Engineering Program (IEP) at URI, he knew he would be able to meld both loves […]

ESW Brings Water, Jobs to Rural Guatemala

ESW Brings Water, Jobs to Rural Guatemala

By Angela Marshall - 05/04/2016   Clean drinking water is vital and hard to obtain in some parts of the world. This is what brought the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Engineers for Sustainable World (ESW) back to Guatemala January 13 through 20. Faculty advisor Vinka Oyanedel-Craver, associate professor of civil engineering and lead investigator for […]

Ergonomic Chair Engineering Exercise not a Cardboard Lesson

Ergonomic Chair Engineering Exercise not a Cardboard Lesson

By Angela Marshall - 05/19/2016 Hands-on learning can really bring home a lesson, especially for engineers. This was especially true of an experience students had this semester in ISE 220, where Assistant Professor Gretchen Macht of the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering gave students a lesson in design: building ergonomic chairs — out of […]

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