Section: News

Featured Alumni: Bryan Still

NOVEMBER 30 2021 | Bryan Still, President and Chief Operating Officer for Basic Engineering Concepts and Technologies (BecTech), received his Ph.D in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, studying under Dr. Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi. Still leans on lessons that continue to resonate with him from his time as a student. “The main […]

read more

Featured Industry Partner: Undersea Warfighting Development Center

NOVEMBER 30 2021 | Dr. James A. McGee, Office of Naval Research Science Advisor to Undersea Warfighting Development Center, has been involved in the success of the institute since discussions began with Admiral Seif & NIUVT leadership. “Admiral Seif met with the NIUVT Executive Director, both UCONN and URI Presidents and faculty leadership and visited […]

read more

Featured Faculty Member: Dr. Richard Christenson, UConn

NOVEMBER 30 2021 | Richard Christenson, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Co-Director of the National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology, has been involved since the initial discussions on how to institutionalize the collaborative efforts between faculty at the university and engineers at General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB). “It is wonderful to see a […]

read more

URI-UCONN Navy STEM Coalition Announces Spring Seminar Series

NOVEMBER 30 2021 | URI-UCONN Naval Science & Technology Seminar is back this Spring semester! This weekly seminar will be held concurrently at both campuses on Wednesday nights from 5-6PM, starting January 26, 2022. The Naval Science & Technology Seminar is a weekly seminar on naval-related topics for undergraduate and graduate engineering students at UConn […]

read more

UCONN-URI Navy STEM Program Awarded $3M Grant

NOVEMBER 01 2021 | The UConn-URI Navy STEM Program announced the program received funding of $3 million by the Department of Defense (DOD), under the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). “This grant will empower us to continue our mission of creating a regional community of naval stakeholders from […]

read more

NIUVT Hosts Arctic Undersea Force Event at UConn Avery Point Campus

OCTOBER 31 2021 | On October 15th, The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology hosted a concept exploration event titled “New Arctic Frontier 2040”. Led by Dave Medeiros of Rite Solutions, the event explored concepts related to undersea force operations in the future Arctic. “Operating in today’s Arctic is exceptionally challenging for undersea forces,” says […]

read more

Featured Faculty Member: Dr. David Chelidze, URI

OCTOBER 31 2021 | Dr. David Chelidze, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, was introduced to NIUVT by Co-Director Dr. Arun Shukla, and has provided valuable contributions as a part of NIUVT’s Structural Integrity, Vibration, and Control research team. “My research mainly focuses on vibration-based structural health monitoring, nonlinear system identification and model order […]

read more

Featured Industry Partner: Rite Solutions

OCTOBER 31 2021 | Dave Medeiros, Senior Strategic Defense Analyst for Rite Solutions, has been a strong advocate for growing and unifying the region’s undersea warfare capabilities. “I think Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had it exactly right when he called Southeastern New England ‘the Silicon Valley of undersea warfare’”, said Medeiros. “I believed my […]

read more

Featured Alumni: Craig Tilton

OCTOBER 31 2021 | Craig Tilton started out in Dr. Arun Shukla’s lab at the University of Rhode Island as an undergraduate student assisting graduate students with their research. “I was immediately amazed with the work being done, became hooked on research, and ended up completing my M.S. in Mechanical Engineering,” said Tilton. “The projects […]

read more

Featured Graduate Student: Dalton Stein, URI

OCTOBER 31 2021 | Dalton Stein, a Master’s student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, worked on a NUWC-sponsored capstone project during his senior year at URI as an undergraduate. It was while working on this project that Stein learned about the partnership NIUVT poses between the Navy and URI. Stein became […]

read more