End of Year Highlights

At the end of each year, we ask the UConn ECE community to send us the highlights from their courses. Here are some below: 

  • Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center student Skylynn Reyes won 1st place in the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair Environmental Science Division and went on to win the Gold Medal (Division 1st Place) for her project "Using Biochar and 8-methyl-N-vanillyl-trans-6- nonenamide as a Nontoxic Agricultural Pest Inhibitor for Glycine max" at the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Fair in the Environmental Management and Pollution division held in Houston Texas.
  • Cheshire High School student Maria Latta won the prestigious Alexion Life Science Scholarship. 
  • Christian Heritage student Sansen Wei participated in the Physics Bowl Competition organized by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and achieved excellent results. This year, 6400 of the best physics students from 550 schools in the United States, Canada, China, Kuwait, Mexico, South Africa, and Korea participated. Sansen had the top score in the entire New England Region (region 3) which includes many fine schools, and he was ranked #80 globally
  • Ledyard High School Scholar Karina Zhao, as a part of the ENGL1010 course, presented an argument in the mode of Scott McCloud, an American cartoonist and theorist, titled the "Me, Me, Me" Generation. The work is reproduced below:
  • H.C. Wilcox Technical High School student Kyley Fiondella was featured in Meriden's My Record Journal
  • Plymouth High School student Joshua Teiller was featured in the Bristol Press at graduation.
  •  Manchester High school student Kelsey Blackstone was published in the Hartford Courant's op-ed column for writers under 30 (Fresh Talk)
  • Ledyard High School, students presented their work in MARN1003: Introduction to Oceanography at the 2nd Annual Marine Science Symposium at Avery Point.  Samantha Beacham and Kelly Banach constructed a poster based on their investigations of chlorophyll concentrations in the Thames River Estuary. Victoria Paradise and former ECE student Anna Tworzyanski completed a several month independent study investigating the effectiveness of compounds derived from marine algae as antibiotics. 

ECE students Samantha Beacham and Kelly Banach
ECE students Samantha Beacham and Kelly Banach
Victoria Paradise and former ECE student Anna Tworzyanski
Victoria Paradise and former ECE student Anna Tworzyanski