OUR FOCUS AREAS
Our research, teaching, and partnerships focus on multiple challenges, including:
Engineering has profound implications for human societies, individuals, and the environment, yet engineering's traditional focus on shaping the physical and natural world has often underemphasized the human implications of engineering practice.
At the University of Connecticut, we are advancing education and research that bridges the human rights and engineering divide in ways unparalleled at any other university. We are teaching tomorrow's engineers risk management, climate resiliency, life-cycle analysis, and impact assessment in the classroom and through participatory research.
Our faculty specialize in research key to advancing human health, environmental sustainability, and industrial competitiveness. We work together to safeguard people and nature while advancing innovation on multiple fronts.
We train undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and industry partners through courses and research collaboration with UConn colleagues and international collaborators in the social sciences, humanities, business, agriculture and natural resources, and the arts -- across the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Our "Engineering for Human Rights Initiative" is a collaborative venture between the UConn School of Engineering and the UConn Human Rights Institute. Learn more about how we are making human rights an integral component of effective engineering practice. For more information, contact Professor Jon Mellor or Donald Swinton (Director of Development).