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Fiona Leek Selected as Undergraduate Faculty Career Mentor of the Year

The Director of MSE Undergraduate Laboratories Fiona Leek was nominated for the Undergraduate Faculty Career Mentor of the Year Award by UConn students.

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Fiona Leek

Fiona Leek Assistant Professor-in-Residence,  Director Undergraduate Laboratories Material Advantage Chapter Advisor Ph.D., University of Connecticut (1996) Department of Materials Science & Engineering 25 King Hill Road, Unit 3136 Storrs, CT 06269-3136 Office: G07 Phone: 860-486-6937 Email: fiona.leek@uconn.edu   Research Interests Polymer Characterization Failure Analysis

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Materials Scientist Fiona Leek joins MSE as Assistant Professor-in-Residence

We are pleased to welcome Fiona Leek, Ph.D., a UConn alumna and long-time employee of UConn’s Institute of Materials Science, as an assistant professor-in-residence.

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Ever Wondered What Goes On in the New MSE Undergrad Labs?

A tour of each room of the new Science 1 undergraduate labs, and their many uses

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Majoring In MSE Will Help You Shoot For The Stars

Aurora Buswell, undergraduate MSE major, discusses her experience interning at NASA

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Working Towards Safer Vessels For Our Navy

Ph.D. student Matthew Caruso delves into the world of ductility dip cracking and how he works towards preventing it

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MSE Students Are Incredibly Well-Rounded

Emma Lucas excels in her studies as well as on the women’s rowing team

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It’s Never Too Late to Switch to MSE!

Gina Parlato switched her major to MSE even though it delayed her graduation

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Undergraduate Recovers Silver from Computer Keyboards

Jack Kaszas reveals the results of his independent research project

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It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask If You’re Interested in MSE Lab Work

Jackson Kazsas proves it’s possible to flourish in a professor’s research lab as an undergraduate MSE student

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MSE Undergraduate Research Opportunities is What Drew Matthew Carragher to UConn

Undergraduate student chose to attend UConn because of MSE’s undergraduate research opportunities

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MSE Students Visit Nucor for the First Time Since the Pandemic

Professor Frame and Professor Leek take students to Nucor for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UConn Sparked an Undergraduate Student’s Love for MSE

Undergraduate student Jaclyn Grace is highly involved on campus because of her love for materials science and engineering

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Undergraduate Student Chose to Study Materials Science and Engineering Over Mechanical Engineering

Senior Hale Tresselt discusses how she made the decision to study materials science and engineering over mechanical engineering at UConn.

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Studying at UConn MSE was Ryan Gordon’s Best Decision

According to Ryan Gordon, “there is not a single engineering degree that is as useful to a new undergraduate as material science and engineering.”

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Undergraduate Student’s Internship Success at IBM

Undergraduate student Ria Paranjape’s success at her three IBM summer internships

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MSE Undergraduate Earns Her Degree as Both Student and Teaching Assistant

After discovering her passion for MSE, Undergraduate Brianna Westenfield has taken on the role of a teaching assistant and mentor in an effort to share her passion with others

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MSE Undergraduate Seeks to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission through Research on Air Filtration Systems

University Scholar and third-year MSE undergraduate student, Robert Williams, is performing research on air filtration systems that may help to reduce COVID-19 transmission.

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UConn MSE Senior Selected as SOE Student Commencement Speaker

MSE student Riley Blumenfield has been selected by the School of Engineering as the student speaker for the undergraduate commencement ceremony.

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Senior Design Day 2015

MSE seniors presented their senior design projects on Friday, May 1st, 2015 at Gampel Pavilion. With a total of 21 projects and 41 students participating, the event showcased the department’s exeptional student talent. Congratulations to our graduating seniors and the MSE Senior Design Project final presentation winners! 1st Prize: $1.500 Zeiss MultiSEM Sample Mount by […]

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MSE Senior Capstone Design 2013

On May 10th, Materials Science and Engineering students, faculty, and industry advisors convened to observe the final Capstone presentations. The Senior Capstone Design course trains UCONN’s MSE students in innovation in the materials science technology arena, leadership, and provides the students with a deep exposure to real-life challenges.

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Senior Design

  Senior Design Projects 2023 Senior Design Projects 2022 Senior Design Projects 2021 Senior Design Projects 2020 Senior Design Projects 2019 Senior Design Projects 2018 Senior Design Projects 2017 Senior Design Projects 2016 Senior Design Projects 2015 Senior Design Projects 2014 Industry Supported MSE Projects The Materials Science & Engineering Design Project is a two-semester […]

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How UConn MSE Faculty Transformed Undergraduate Student Yinyu Wang Inside and Out

Yinyu Wang has seen development in both his personal and academic life after working consistently in the UConn MSE Laboratories.

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“It’s Alright to Rely on Others, and to Ask Questions”

Benjamin Labkovsky reflects on his time at UConn and gives advice to his fellow undergraduates

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