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2019 CARIC Award Recipients Announced

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that two teams have been selected for funding in the inaugural cycle of CARIC (Convergence Awards for Research in Interdisciplinary Centers).

CARIC supports the development of collaborative, interdisciplinary teams bidding for major federally funded research initiatives. These initiatives can include large, multi-million-dollar research grants or even entire research centers.

2019 CARIC Awards:

  • David Rowe, Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development
    Bed to Bench (BTB) Collaboration for Skeletal Research
  • Yu Lei, Castleman Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    Exposure, Health Effects, Sensing and Remediation of Emerging Contaminants Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center

The CARIC program will provide these projects with funding of up to $150,000 to support planning, outreach to strategic partners and proof-of-concept research for a year, with the possibility for renewal. This initial funding allows researchers to develop more competitive bids for prestigious national awards.

To learn more about CARIC, visit the website of the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Sincerely,

Dr. Radenka Maric
Vice President for Research
UConn/UConn Health

Innovate Stamford Summer Internship Program

As the state's flagship public university, UConn feeds the talent pipeline for high paying jobs in Connecticut's growing industries. In partnership with Innovate Stamford, UConn's Office of the Vice President for Research is administering the UConn-Innovate Stamford Internship Program. Every year, the program supports 50 paid summer internships at companies in the Stamford Innovation District. Participating companies range from major corporations to high-potential smaller businesses and startups. As part of the program, interns will also be mentored in entrepreneurship and innovation by academic and business leaders. In addition, interns receive a $5,000 stipend, as well as no cost housing in dorms on the UConn Stamford campus.

For more information about the UConn-Innovate Stamford Internship Program, contact:

Elly Kohl
Corporate Relations Liaison
Office of the Vice President for Research
elly.kohl@uconn.edu
860.486.5032

Summer Internship Opportunities

Due to some recent technical difficulties with the system, we have extended the application deadline to Sunday, March 17, 2019.  

Please review the internship descriptions and the list of eligibility criteria below before proceeding to the application.

 

Marketing Intern, IronYun, Inc . . . job id: 1

Company Name:  IronYun, Inc.

Internship Title:  Marketing Intern

Company Profile:  IronYun is the next generation AI, big data video search B2B software company. We provide enterprise customers with AI machine learning video search software products for the video surveillance industry.  For more information, please visit www.ironyun.com.

Internship Description:

Interns will be performing the following tasks:

  • Social media content creation.
  • Researching competitors, industries, trends, influencers, and media targets to identify opportunities.
  • Writing and posting blog posts/tweets/updates, etc.

Required Background and/or Skills:

Course work and experience in Social Media Marketing, Influencer Marketing, Social Media Management, Adobe Illustrator, SEO, Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel, Creative & Analytical, Photoshop, Google Analytics+, Writing and Editing, SEO, WordPress, HTML/CSS/CRM (not mandatory).

Additional Preferred Background:

Ability to work in a fast paced, team oriented environment. Strong communications skills.

AI Software Engineer Intern, IronYun, Inc . . . job id: 2

Company Name:  IronYun, Inc.

Internship Title:  AI Software Engineer Intern

Company Profile:

IronYun is the next generation AI, big data video search B2B software company. We provide enterprise customers with AI machine learning video search software products for the video surveillance industry.  For more information, please visit www.ironyun.com.

Internship Description:

The intern will work with industry leading AI computer vision software products that solve real world problems in the video search industry. You will have an opportunity to make advances creating breakthrough AI software products.

Required Background and/or Skills:

Experience in CV and deep learning is preferred. Experience in Python, C++ and JS is a PLUS.

Additional Preferred Background:

Strong interest in Artificial Intelligence, Computational Comprehension, Machine Reasoning, Machine Learning or related fields. Capable of quickly becoming familiar with new approaches to AI and computational comprehension.

Marketing Specialist (2 positions), Rapid Oxygen . . . job id: 3

Company Name:    Rapid Oxygen

Internship Title:  Marketing Specialist (2 positions)

Company Profile:  

Rapid Oxygen is a MedTech company that manufactures and markets the R15: a patented rapid
response oxygen technology for airway and cardiac emergencies, operable by any Good Samaritan
without certification or training.

The R15 was designed in conjunction with the University of Michigan to provide immediately
accessible 100% Oxygen - safe, portable, non-explosive oxygen, permitted anywhere, even in public
areas where Oxygen cylinders are restricted by law.

The R15 is cleared by the FDA for emergency use as an Over-the-Counter (OTC) device, eliminating
the need for a medical prescription as required for Oxygen cylinders.

For more information, please visit www.rapidoxygen.com.

Internship Description:

Primary role is to assist Marketing Director with industry research, social media, sales training
materials and marketing strategies to strengthen the company’s market presence and to drive
revenue.

Responsibilities:

• Conduct general market research to keep abreast of trends and industry marketing efforts
• Assist with marketing campaign calendar development
• Assist with social media posts and developing social media content calendar
• Research industry influencers, trade publications, conferences and expos – organized by key target markets
• Brainstorm ideas for promotional offers/events/activities and organize them efficiently
• Assist with direct mailings, list management
• Assist with budgets/timelines
• Monitor online/website performance and submit reports
• Enter key marketing contacts/info into database

Required Background/Skills/Interests:

Marketing, Social Media, PR, Journalism, Writing, Trend Research

Software Engineering Assistant, Rapid Oxygen . . . job id: 4

Company Name:    Rapid Oxygen

Internship Title:  Software Engineering Assistant

Company Profile:  

Rapid Oxygen is a MedTech company that manufactures and markets the R15: a patented rapid
response oxygen technology for airway and cardiac emergencies, operable by any Good Samaritan
without certification or training.

The R15 was designed in conjunction with the University of Michigan to provide immediately
accessible 100% Oxygen - safe, portable, non-explosive oxygen, permitted anywhere, even in public
areas where Oxygen cylinders are restricted by law.

The R15 is cleared by the FDA for emergency use as an Over-the-Counter (OTC) device, eliminating
the need for a medical prescription as required for Oxygen cylinders.

For more information, please visit www.rapidoxygen.com.

Internship Description:

Primary role is to assist R&D with Smart Technology Solutions for R15 Emergency Oxygen.

Responsibilities:

• Assist with identifying resources & process engineering for Phase 2 R&D Product Development
• Develop milestone timelines, budgets
• Assist with research
• Outline product functionality
• Assist integrating with 911 Dispatch Communication protocols

Required Background/Skills/Interests:

Engineering, Technology Software, Smart Technology, R&D, Medical Device

Graphic Designer, Rapid Oxygen . . . job id: 5

Company Name:    Rapid Oxygen

Internship Title:  Graphic Designer

Company Profile:  

Rapid Oxygen is a MedTech company that manufactures and markets the R15: a patented rapid
response oxygen technology for airway and cardiac emergencies, operable by any Good Samaritan
without certification or training.

The R15 was designed in conjunction with the University of Michigan to provide immediately
accessible 100% Oxygen - safe, portable, non-explosive oxygen, permitted anywhere, even in public
areas where Oxygen cylinders are restricted by law.

The R15 is cleared by the FDA for emergency use as an Over-the-Counter (OTC) device, eliminating the need for a medical prescription as required for Oxygen cylinders.

For more information, please visit www.rapidoxygen.com.

Internship Description:

Primary role is to assist Marketing Director with creating compelling layouts for print and digital marketing deliverables.

Responsibilities:

Assist with designing multiple marketing deliverables for direct mail, website, sales training and promotional materials.

Required Background/Skills/Interests:

Graphic Design, Website Programming/Development (Squarespace preferred), Writing

Marketing & Sales Intern (2 positions), Copyleaks . . . job id: 6

Company Name:    Copyleaks

Internship Title:  Marketing & Sales Intern (2 positions)

Company Profile:  

Copyleaks is a cloud-based platform focused on detecting plagiarism, copyright infringement and content leaks in textual content. Our platform helps students, teachers, publishers, IP lawyers and businesses track content and insure its originality.

For more information, please visit www.copyleaks.com

Responsibilities:

The marketing and sales intern will assist with:

  • Marketing campaign development
  • Client management and services
  • Email marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Client outreach (inbound and outbound)

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Basic understanding of online marketing (SEO)
  • Fluent in Microsoft Suite Applications
  • Developing marketing outreach
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Creative and outgoing

Mechanical Engineering Intern, Orthozon Technologies . . . job id: 7

Company Name:    Orthozon Technologies

Internship Title:  Mechanical Engineering Intern - trailblazing AR enabled surgical visualization systems

Company Profile:  

Orthozon Technologies, LLC is a start-up medical technology company pioneering augmented reality-enabled surgical visualization systems. We are located in Stamford, CT, only a short walk away from the Stamford train station and downtown area. Orthozon beta-released a ground-breaking new AR technology in November 2018 that can be used to perform spine surgery and hand surgery. Its features are now being further expanded to address other procedures such as brain, eye, ENT, and gastrointestinal surgery, with a planned launch date of May 1st.

For more information, please visit www.orthozontechnologies.com.

Internship Description:

Orthozon is looking for talented individuals who are self-teaching, quick learners and can work in a fast-paced start-up environment. You will be assisting in the development of our augmented reality visualization system, particularly in the mechanical engineering areas such as: camera fixtures, camera 3D alignments, articulating joints, fasteners, cosmetic cushioning, electronics casings, product assembly, technology scouting, red laser alignment and LED lighting. You will also be working with a variety of materials and will be expected to build your understanding of material properties for creating high-quality finished products. There will be plenty of interfacing with our firmware/software engineers to ensure component compatibility. You may also have an opportunity to be involved in our patent authoring process, depending on the patentability of your work.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date design and drawing files/records; working closely with R&D team on any new assignments; receiving feedback on designs and following good practices for design revisions
  • Ability to work with in-house 3D Stereolithography (SLA) printer; and learn post-processing and finishing of prototype/production design parts

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Strong Proficiency in Dassault Systemes’ SOLIDWORKS or Inventor or equivalent CAD software skills
    • CAD/Solidworks basic skills: extrusion; cuts; screw holes; threading; tolerances
    • CAD/Solidworks advanced skills: Surfaces; FEA
  • Knowledgeable in Mechanical Engineering Design principles
  • Be able to sketch concept schematics and convert to engineering design/drawings
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work with some hand-tools: drill, Dremel
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Must be both a team player and be able to work independently
  • Must have a positive attitude and be enthusiastic
  • Must demonstrate capability to learn new skills and apply them

Software/Computer Engineering Intern, Orthozon Technologies . . . job id: 8

Company Name:    Orthozon Technologies

Internship Title:  Software Engineering Intern - trailblazing AR enabled surgical visualization systems

Company Profile:  

Orthozon Technologies, LLC is a start-up medical technology company pioneering augmented reality-enabled surgical visualization systems. We are located in Stamford, CT, only a short walk away from the Stamford train station and downtown area. Orthozon beta-released a ground-breaking new AR technology in November 2018 that can be used to perform spine surgery and hand surgery. Its features are now being further expanded to address other procedures such as brain, eye, ENT, and gastrointestinal surgery, with a planned launch date of May 1st.

For more information, please visit www.orthozontechnologies.com.

Internship Description:

Orthozon is looking for talented individuals who are self-teaching, quick learners and can work in a fast-paced start-up environment. You will be assisting in the development of our augmented reality visualization system, particularly in the software/computer engineering areas such as: C++ coding, python coding, Java coding, image signal processing, wireless communication, video frame manipulation, hardware controllers, custom driver development, software overlays, image/shape recognition. There will be plenty of interfacing with our hardware engineers to ensure component compatibility. You may also have an opportunity to be involved in our patent authoring process, depending on the patentability of your work.

Required Background and/or Skills:

• Strong computer programming skills (C++, C, Java, Python, similar), with experience in producing code for practical real-world applications (please provide a sample of your work).
• Experience in producing code for prototype-level product or higher.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Strong attention to detail
• Good organizational skills
• Proficiency with MS Office
• Must be both a team player and be able to work independently
• Must have a positive attitude and be enthusiastic
• Must demonstrate capability to learn new skills and apply them

Marketing Intern, Sema4 . . . job id: 9

Company Name:  Sema4

Internship Title:  Marketing Intern

Company Profile:  

Sema4 is a patient-centered predictive health company founded on the idea that more information, deeper analysis, and increased engagement will improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. A Mount Sinai Health System venture based in Stamford, Connecticut, Sema4 is dedicated to transforming healthcare by building more dynamic models of human health and defining optimal, individualized health trajectories, starting with reproductive health and oncology. Our innovative Sema4 Health Intelligence Platform is enabling us to generate a more complete understanding of disease and wellness and to provide science-driven solutions to the most pressing medical needs. Sema4 believes that patients should be treated as partners, and that data should be shared for the benefit of all.

For more information, please visit www.sema4.com.

Internship Description:

The intern will assist the marketing team in conducting marketing campaigns and projects that will promote brand awareness for Sema4 and its genetic testing products and services.  The intern will work closely with members of the marketing team to both contribute on these marketing projects, and learn & expand their marketing skill set.

Required Background and/or Skills:

The intern should have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

Additional Preferred Background:

Being savvy with social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) is an added plus.   Being  savvy with digital marketing, such as Google Adwords, is an added plus.  Ideally, the intern should have an interest in healthcare, technology or genomics.

Marketing Intern (2 positions), The Junkluggers, LLC . . . job id: 10

Company Name:  The Junkluggers, LLC

Internship Title:  Marketing Intern (2 positions)

Company Profile:  

Become part of something big. At The Junkluggers, it is our mission to save the Earth, one lug at a time. By 2025, we aim to donate and recycle 100% of all items we remove from residential and commercial jobs, setting the standard in the United States for eco-friendly disposal practices. We are working towards this goal every day, searching for new charities to donate to and more environmentally friendly ways to dispose of materials we lug away that can be neither donated nor recycled.

Join a culture and team of people that are energetic, ambitious and fun! Founded and lead by 32-year-old Josh Cohen, our awesome company is based near the heart of Stamford in a bright and sunny office and retail space. The Junkluggers (an INC 5000 Company) and its affiliate businesses is a purpose-driven, fast growing company that is expanding like crazy. We operate a number of businesses including eco-friendly junk removal, local moving and delivery, second hand furniture sales and national franchising. We are offering the right candidate a great opportunity to get involved and exposed to a wide range of functions and businesses within our company at a very exciting time of growth and expansion. (By the way - did we also mention we have a pool table?)

For more information, please visit www.junkluggers.com.

Internship Description:

  • Identify ways to promote the company, events, and activities through the innovative use of social media, and create and curate content on social media and our company website
  • Assist the Marketing Manager with all digital marketing related initiatives
  • Identify ways to promote the company, events, and activities through the innovative use of social media, and create and curate content on social media and our company website
  • Assist the Marketing Manager with all digital marketing related initiatives

Required Background and/or Skills:

You are an energetic well-organized creative problem solver and goal-oriented team player who loves a challenging and fun environment. You have a record of achievement academically. You are looking to work hard to gain hands-on business experience while working with a seasoned marketing professional You are excited to join a team that strives to WOW every customer with exceptional customer service. You are committed to reaching your full potential in a supportive learning environment.

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Preferred major or degree in Marketing or Business
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of Social Media, CRM, Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, SEO & PPC
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with deadlines
  • Must be detail oriented, analytic and organized
  • Be accountable and responsible

Additional Preferred Background:

Previous Marketing internship a plus

HR Assistant, The Junkluggers, LLC . . . job id: 11

Company Name:  The Junkluggers, LLC

Internship Title:  HR Assistant

Company Profile:  

Become part of something big. At The Junkluggers, it is our mission to save the Earth, one lug at a time. By 2025, we aim to donate and recycle 100% of all items we remove from residential and commercial jobs, setting the standard in the United States for eco-friendly disposal practices. We are working towards this goal every day, searching for new charities to donate to and more environmentally friendly ways to dispose of materials we lug away that can be neither donated nor recycled.

Join a culture and team of people that are energetic, ambitious and fun! Founded and lead by 32-year-old Josh Cohen, our awesome company is based near the heart of Stamford in a bright and sunny office and retail space. The Junkluggers (an INC 5000 Company) and its affiliate businesses is a purpose-driven, fast growing company that is expanding like crazy. We operate a number of businesses including eco-friendly junk removal, local moving and delivery, second hand furniture sales and national franchising. We are offering the right candidate a great opportunity to get involved and exposed to a wide range of functions and businesses within our company at a very exciting time of growth and expansion. (By the way - did we also mention we have a pool table?)

For more information, please visit www.junkluggers.com.

Internship Description:

The HR Assistant will work under the guidance and direction of our HR Manager and assist with certain aspects of the daily departmental processing, including recruiting, onboarding (employee and Franchise), benefits administration, and general personnel issues.  In addition the HR Assistant will will work with the following departments and heads:

  • Office Management/Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Inbound Customer Loyalty Center

What You’ll Learn:

  • Learn the back end “Ins and Outs” of the different sections of our company:
    • Junk Removal
    • Remix Market (charity furniture sale)
    • Franchising
  • Human Resources full cycle hiring
  • The basics of Office Management, managing a call center and running a fundraising program

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Desire to explore and or pursue a career in Human Resources
  • Strong computer skills including keyboard and software (MS Office Suite, Google Docs/Sheets)
  • Environmentally-conscious- Resonance with our Mission and Core Values
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Upbeat attitude-
  • Strong People Skills
  • Ability to follow established processes
  • Team Player
  • Coachable and hungry to learn

Additional Preferred Background:

Experience in an Office environment preferred

Sales Support Intern, The Junkluggers, LLC . . . job id: 12

Company Name:  The Junkluggers, LLC

Internship Title:  Sales Support Intern

Company Profile:  

Become part of something big. At The Junkluggers, it is our mission to save the Earth, one lug at a time. By 2025, we aim to donate and recycle 100% of all items we remove from residential and commercial jobs, setting the standard in the United States for eco-friendly disposal practices. We are working towards this goal every day, searching for new charities to donate to and more environmentally friendly ways to dispose of materials we lug away that can be neither donated nor recycled.

Join a culture and team of people that are energetic, ambitious and fun! Founded and lead by 32-year-old Josh Cohen, our awesome company is based near the heart of Stamford in a bright and sunny office and retail space. The Junkluggers (an INC 5000 Company) and its affiliate businesses is a purpose-driven, fast growing company that is expanding like crazy. We operate a number of businesses including eco-friendly junk removal, local moving and delivery, second hand furniture sales and national franchising. We are offering the right candidate a great opportunity to get involved and exposed to a wide range of functions and businesses within our company at a very exciting time of growth and expansion. (By the way - did we also mention we have a pool table?)

For more information, please visit www.junkluggers.com.

Internship Description:

Assist Director of Sales and Business Development Manager with the following activities:

  • Market Research and Data Compilation and Analysis
  • Multi Channel Lead Generation and Qualification (There is NO outbound Cold Calling)
  • CRM Management and Workflow
  • Perform clerical and administrative functions

Required Background and/or Skills:

• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Effective people and interpersonal skills, and ability to to receive direct delegation of tasks with minimal to no supervision.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
• Ability to deal with problems.
• Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software and other computer software.
• Must have strong verbal, writing and interpersonal communications skills.
• Must have the ability to follow through on multiple tasks.

Additional Preferred Background:

Desire to understand and potentially pursue Account Management, or Business Development career.

Franchise Support Intern, The Junkluggers, LLC . . . job id: 13

Company Name:  The Junkluggers, LLC

Internship Title:  Franchise Support Intern

Company Profile:  

Become part of something big. At The Junkluggers, it is our mission to save the Earth, one lug at a time. By 2025, we aim to donate and recycle 100% of all items we remove from residential and commercial jobs, setting the standard in the United States for eco-friendly disposal practices. We are working towards this goal every day, searching for new charities to donate to and more environmentally friendly ways to dispose of materials we lug away that can be neither donated nor recycled.

Join a culture and team of people that are energetic, ambitious and fun! Founded and lead by 32-year-old Josh Cohen, our awesome company is based near the heart of Stamford in a bright and sunny office and retail space. The Junkluggers (an INC 5000 Company) and its affiliate businesses is a purpose-driven, fast growing company that is expanding like crazy. We operate a number of businesses including eco-friendly junk removal, local moving and delivery, second hand furniture sales and national franchising. We are offering the right candidate a great opportunity to get involved and exposed to a wide range of functions and businesses within our company at a very exciting time of growth and expansion. (By the way - did we also mention we have a pool table?)

For more information, please visit www.junkluggers.com.

Internship Description:

The intern will assist in a development project related to our new product for assistance for the software(s) and standard operating procedures used within The Junkluggers and affiliated businesses. This will include tending to tickets or inquiries submitted by our franchise partners and home office, assisting with and providing training to current and future franchise partners, and helping to research and develop standard operating procedures for new software(s) used by The Junkluggers and affiliated businesses. The focus of this role is to work with our existing support team to meet our established support SLAs as well as ensure the growth and success of our staff and franchise partners.

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • MS Office products, and proficiency with MS Excel
  • Experience with Google Drive products
  • Experience with Gmail / G-Suite
  • Great attitude and aptitude to learn new skills, take on new challenges and work in an adaptive environment.
  • Solid organizational, time management, and follow-through skills
  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal

Additional Preferred Background:

  • 1-2 years previous experience in a support role or customer service position
  • Ability to present to groups and individuals

Blockchain Intern (2 positions), Pitney Bowes . . . job id: 14

Company Name:  Pitney Bowes

Internship Title:  Blockchain Intern (2 positions)

Company Profile:  

Pitney Bowes is a global technology company providing commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. The 1.5 million clients around the world, including 90% of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics and APIs in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns; cross-border ecommerce; office mailing and shipping; presort services; location data; customer information and engagement software; services; and financing. For nearly 100 years Pitney Bowes has been innovating and delivering technologies that remove the complexity of getting commerce transactions precisely right. Our 14,000 passionate Craftsmen of Commerce around the world maintain a relentless pursuit of innovation with over 2,300 active patents, and focus on clients, who are at the center of all that we do.

For more information, please visit www.pitneybowes.com.

Internship Description:

As a Blockchain Technology Intern, you will work with the innovation team to deliver a wide variety of vital  activities that will investigate and demonstrate the viability and business value of emerging technologies, most notably blockchain.  You will  implement proof of concept and pilot test implementations of blockchain related applications in the areas such as supply chain logistics and financial services.  You will also help bring new innovation creating smart contracts and integrating existing systems with blockchain technology.  Your Internship with Pitney Bowes will help you gain cross-functional and cross cultural working experience by collaborating with engineering, UX, and logistics organizations in partners in the US and other global Pitney Bowes divisions.

  • Research blockchain and related technologies
  • Develop proof of concept implementations of multiple node blockchain systems in logistics and finance
  • Gather and synthesize research on markets, use cases, and clients
  • Create Blockchain health and performance dashboards which demonstrate the effectiveness of pilot implementions
  • Gain exposure to Pitney Bowes Senior Leaders
  • Assist in development of a blockchain center of excellence within Pitney Bowes

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Great written, communication, and research skills
  • Analytical and creative mind – balanced with a sense of humor
  • Fast, eager learner
  • Programming expertise
  • Web application development
  • Javascript
  • Linux familiarity
  • Familiarity with blockchain technology and smart contracts a plus
  • Enjoys reading up on the latest tech trends

 

Accelerated Innovation Intern, Pitney Bowes . . . job id: 15

Company Name:  Pitney Bowes

Internship Title:  Accelerated Innovation Intern

Company Profile:  

Pitney Bowes is a global technology company providing commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. The 1.5 million clients around the world, including 90% of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics and APIs in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns; cross-border ecommerce; office mailing and shipping; presort services; location data; customer information and engagement software; services; and financing. For nearly 100 years Pitney Bowes has been innovating and delivering technologies that remove the complexity of getting commerce transactions precisely right. Our 14,000 passionate Craftsmen of Commerce around the world maintain a relentless pursuit of innovation with over 2,300 active patents, and focus on clients, who are at the center of all that we do.

For more information, please visit www.pitneybowes.com.

Internship Description:

As an Accelerated Innovation Intern you will work as part of the Strategic Technology and Innovation Center (ST&IC). ST&IC is the corporate research organization within Pitney Bowes, chartered with technology leadership and enablement for innovative products and services that will help Pitney Bowes to grow future businesses.

Your Internship with Pitney Bowes will have a direct impact on our Innovation practice which partners with Product Managers and other stakeholders across the company to identify and shape new business opportunities. Your contribution will help us to accelerate and enrich product development cycles utilizing design thinking, business-hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and "validated learning" through customer research.

If you are highly motivated with strong analytical skills, clear business acumen, and a demonstrated ability to contribute strongly to the process of innovation, we would like to hear from you.

The Job:

  • Conduct customer research and connect observed needs / problems to concepts that deliver value through addressing these needs
  • Frame opportunities, collect data, and identify patterns quickly and creatively in order to generate insights from customer research
  • Play a key role in the design of experiments and prototypes to test critical business assumptions
  • Apply learning in an iterative and fast-paced fashion
  • Communicate the merits of business alternatives with project team-members and business leaders

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Pursuing (or completion of) Degree in Design, Business, or other related field
  • Apply learning in an iterative and fast-paced fashion
  • Communicate the merits of business alternatives with project team-members and business leaders
  • Interest, and ideally expertise in, Design Thinking, user-centered innovation, and customer research techniques
  • Able to thrive when working as a part of a collaborative small team
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

CX Analyst Intern, Pitney Bowes . . . job id: 16

Company Name:  Pitney Bowes

Internship Title:  CX Analyst Intern

Company Profile:  

Pitney Bowes is a global technology company providing commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. The 1.5 million clients around the world, including 90% of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics and APIs in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns; cross-border ecommerce; office mailing and shipping; presort services; location data; customer information and engagement software; services; and financing. For nearly 100 years Pitney Bowes has been innovating and delivering technologies that remove the complexity of getting commerce transactions precisely right. Our 14,000 passionate Craftsmen of Commerce around the world maintain a relentless pursuit of innovation with over 2,300 active patents, and focus on clients, who are at the center of all that we do.

For more information, please visit www.pitneybowes.com.

Internship Description:

CX Strategy:

  • Assist in developing best practice reviews for leading CX strategies/tools
  • Assist in maintaining an internal CX site with resources and tools
  • Assist in preparing executive level presentations and workshop materials

Measurement and Analytics:

  • Conduct analysis on CX data for trends, relationships, patterns, pain points and opportunities
  • Assist in dashboarding and reporting through data visualization and storytelling to enable operating teams to take (the right) actions
  • Monitor and maintain a portfolio, backlog, and roadmap of CX projects

Project Management, Communication and Collaboration:

  • Assist in organizing internal CX events (summits, journey mapping sessions)
  • Assist in CX projects including logistics support, action item tracking, communications, and status reporting
  • Support culture change through assistance with internal communication and collaboration including workshops, roadshows, newsletters/articles, etc.

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, and goal oriented (self-directed, proactive).
  • Curiosity to learn new things especially around customer service technology and consumer insights.
  • Passionate and able to work in a fast paced, start-up, and team environment.
  • Upbeat, personable, positive, and can-do attitude.
  • Superior People Skills - ability to collaborate with cross-functional team.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong project management skills.

Computer Science Intern (2 positions), Pitney Bowes . . . job id: 17

Company Name:  Pitney Bowes

Internship Title:  Computer Science Intern (2 positions)

Company Profile:  

Pitney Bowes is a leading provider of customer communication technologies. A $5.3 billion company with over 14,000 employees globally, we serve 90% of fortune 500 companies both large corporations and small-to-medium-sized businesses in more than 100 countries. Our software, equipment and services help businesses communicate more effectively in today’s multi-channel environment. The Strategic Technology & Innovation Center (ST&IC) is a research organization within Pitney Bowes chartered with technology leadership and collaborating with lines of business to create innovative products and services for our customers.

For more information, please visit www.pitneybowes.com.

Internship Description:

The intern will assist in projects to explore and develop the new product and service leveraging the emerging technology, participate the software design, coding, debugging, and documentation. The responsibilities of the intern include:

  • Learn and work alongside our development team to enhance your skills.
  • Perform hands-on development work.
  • Work closely with development team members to design, develop, implement and support complex business solutions.

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Technology, Information Systems Management, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering
  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages. Examples: Java, Python, Scala, C++
  • Understanding foundational concepts of data development and operational procedures
  • Proficiency with data structures and algorithms

Additional Preferred Background:

  • Familiarity with Linux/iOS is a plus
  • Experience with Spark, Hadoop
  • Familiarity with traditional relational database and NoSQL databases is a plus

Data Science Engineering Intern, Pitney Bowes . . . job id: 18

Company Name:  Pitney Bowes

Internship Title:  Data Science Engineering Intern

Company Profile:  

Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) is a global technology company offering innovative products and solutions that enable commerce in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global ecommerce. More than 1.5 million clients in approximately 100 countries around the world rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes.

For more information, please visit www.pitneybowes.com.

Internship Description:

You will work as part of the Strategic Technology and Innovation Center (ST&IC), the corporate research organization within Pitney Bowes, chartered with technology leadership and enablement for innovative products and services that will help Pitney Bowes to grow future businesses. As a member of our multi-disciplinary team, you will be an important contributor to ST&IC’s research agenda, working to solve challenging problems, and unlock new opportunities relevant to our business. Our research is motivated by knowledge discovery in data problems arising in areas of interest that include E-Commerce, Shipping, Spatial Data, and the Internet of Things.

  • Engage with business units and cross-functional teams focused on building businesses
  • Develop a deep understanding of data-sets through a combination of database queries, and exploratory statistical analysis
  • Design and develop Machine Learning models and algorithms that provide insights and drive performance, across key areas of interest to the company
  • Formulate business needs as data science problems where applicable, and effectively communicate these to peers, managers, and key stakeholders, including the benefits and limitations of models

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Pursuing a degree in a quantitative discipline e.g. Computer Science, Math, Physics, Statistics, or other related field
  • Strong quantitative skills, with solid grasp of key concepts in Probability, Statistics, Algorithm design, and Machine Learning
  • Working knowledge of advanced statistics and tools such as SQL, R, Python, and Matlab
  • Able to thrive when working as a part of a small, collaborative team

Additional Preferred Background:

  • Experience in programming (C /Java/.NET), and database such as Oracle/SQL-Server is a plus

UX Interaction Design Intern, Pitney Bowes . . . job id: 19

Company Name:  Pitney Bowes

Internship Title:  UX Interaction Design Intern

Company Profile:  

Pitney Bowes is a global technology company providing commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. The 1.5 million clients around the world, including 90% of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics and APIs in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns; cross-border ecommerce; office mailing and shipping; presort services; location data; customer information and engagement software; services; and financing. For nearly 100 years Pitney Bowes has been innovating and delivering technologies that remove the complexity of getting commerce transactions precisely right. Our 14,000 passionate Craftsmen of Commerce around the world maintain a relentless pursuit of innovation with over 2,300 active patents, and focus on clients, who are at the center of all that we do.

For more information, please visit www.pitneybowes.com.

Internship Description:

A UX Designer who can derive client insights, influence and collaborate with a variety of teams to design and deliver experiences that win in the market. You are a forward thinker who acts with purposefulness and speed and is committed to championing new ideas and creativity while using humor and positivity to build a winning team.

You will:

  • Discover the needs and problems of users, clients and stakeholders
  • Create prototypes, screenshots, wireframes, and proofs-of-concept that demonstrate user experiences, flows, and experimental solutions
  • Validate prototypes through qualitative user research and/or A/B testing
  • Quickly and thoughtfully incorporate feedback into designs
  • Partner and build collaborative relationships with Researchers, Technologists, Data Scientists, Developers, and Product Managers, and other cross-functional teams

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Skilled in HTML, CSS, and JS. Experience with mobile development a bonus
  • Well versed in best practices in UI design, UX research, and usability testing and expertise with prototyping tools, techniques, and methodologies
  • Expertise in user-centered innovation and customer research techniques
  • Able to thrive when working as a part of a collaborative small team
  • Preferred Degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Design, Computer Science, or other related fields of study or equivalent experience

Back-End Developer Intern, Pitney Bowes . . . job id: 20

Company Name:  Pitney Bowes

Internship Title:  Back-End Developer Intern

Company Profile:  

Pitney Bowes is a leading provider of customer communication technologies. A $5.3 billion company with over 14,000 employees globally, we serve 90% of fortune 500 companies both large corporations and small-to-medium-sized businesses in more than 100 countries. Our software, equipment and services help businesses communicate more effectively in today’s multi-channel environment. The Strategic Technology & Innovation Center (ST&IC) is a research organization within Pitney Bowes chartered with technology leadership and collaborating with lines of business to create innovative products and services for our customers.

For more information, please visit www.pitneybowes.com.

Internship Description:

As an ST&IC intern you will collaborate with the team to develop web applications for our big data platform, engaging in software design, debugging, and documentation. We will work together with the goal of proving concepts in order to bring new products to life. You will be on the cutting edge, iterating quickly and adding features to new and exciting products in the early stages of development. You will directly:

  • Learn and work alongside our development team to enhance your skills
  • Perform hands-on development work.
  • Work closely with development team members to design, develop, implement and support complex business solutions.

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience writing server-side code to support web applications (Java, REST APIs)
  • Experience with SQL an d database concepts
  • Proficiency with data structures and algorithms
  • Working knowledge of front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular)
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment

Additional Preferred Background:

  • Familiarity with data visualization techniques and concepts

iOS Software Intern, Arccos Golf . . . job id: 21

Company Name:  Arccos Golf

Internship Title:  iOS Software Intern

Company Profile:  

Arccos develops innovative Artificial Intelligence and Connected Golf technologies that leverage the power of data, cloud computing and machine learning to deliver insights that help golfers of all skill levels maximize their potential and optimize their enjoyment.

Combining Live Shot Tracking + GPS 2.0 + Tour Analytics, the company’s flagship product - Arccos Caddie - has consistently been named Golf’s #1 Performance Tracker. Featuring 14 sensors - one for each club - the system pairs with a smartphone app. Arccos Caddie then seamlessly and automatically records every shot a golfer takes, delivering real-time data on distances hit, club averages, driving accuracy, greens in regulation, sand saves, putts and more.

Named one of "The World's Most Innovative Companies 2018" by Fast Company, Arccos is the global leader in golf data and Artificial Intelligence. Through a long-term technology partnership with Microsoft, we're revolutionizing the golfing experience by delivering actionable insights that help golfers, and businesses in golf, make smarter decisions to optimize performance.

For more information, please visit www.arccosgolf.com.

Internship Description:

This project seeks to enhance the in-play experience by calculating useful distances from the features on a hole to the user’s current location. The features of a golf hole (tee boxes, fairways, bunkers, greens, water hazards, etc.) are described as a collection of GPS points/locations.  Knowledge of these distances can help a golfer plan their next shot better. The project will involve working with these collections of points and be able present useful information to the golfer in the form of actual and plays-like distances. There is an algorithmic component as well as a UI/Front End component.

In addition to being able to extract useful data from the features, the iOS team is looking to develop additional UI for the Apple Watch experience. The Apple watch with it’s smaller screen brings some unique challenges. The UI must be easy to use with a small number of interactions.

Finally, this should be done in an energy efficient manner. Code should be well factored and performant, and maintain a responsive and fluid user interface and experience. This is a great project for an aspiring mobile developer to show their ingenuity, and creativity and technical skills.

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • A computer science background with an analytical mindset.
  • Any previous experience working on map based applications is a plus.

Additional Preferred Background:

  • Experience in iOS development, Swift, Objective-C, data structures, collection, object-oriented programming, big 0 notation.
  • Nice-to-haves would be MapKit, CoreGraphics, any machine learning experience (i.e., Tensor Flow, SciKit Learn and Keras), Git, Python and front-end development experience.
  • Experience with golf is a huge plus.

Android Software Intern, Arccos Golf . . . job id: 22

Company Name:  Arccos Golf

Internship Title:  Android Software Intern

Company Profile:  

Arccos develops innovative Artificial Intelligence and Connected Golf technologies that leverage the power of data, cloud computing and machine learning to deliver insights that help golfers of all skill levels maximize their potential and optimize their enjoyment.

Combining Live Shot Tracking + GPS 2.0 + Tour Analytics, the company’s flagship product - Arccos Caddie - has consistently been named Golf’s #1 Performance Tracker. Featuring 14 sensors - one for each club - the system pairs with a smartphone app. Arccos Caddie then seamlessly and automatically records every shot a golfer takes, delivering real-time data on distances hit, club averages, driving accuracy, greens in regulation, sand saves, putts and more.

Named one of "The World's Most Innovative Companies 2018" by Fast Company, Arccos is the global leader in golf data and Artificial Intelligence. Through a long-term technology partnership with Microsoft, we're revolutionizing the golfing experience by delivering actionable insights that help golfers, and businesses in golf, make smarter decisions to optimize performance.

For more information, please visit www.arccosgolf.com.

Internship Description:

This project revolves around enhancing the Arccos in-play experience by calculating distances to features on a golf hole from the user’s current location. The features of a golf hole (tee boxes, fairways, bunkers, greens, water hazards, etc.) are described as a collection of GPS points/locations. The project will involve working with these collections and processing them efficiently to provide useful information to the golfer in the form of actual and plays-like distances.

The project will be designed and built in a way to support the addition of this information to the Android Wearable app in the future.

The data will need to be calculated and processed in an efficient manner to preserve battery life, and maintain a responsive and fluid user interface and experience. It will require a back end and front end component.

This is a great project for aspiring Android developers to show their ingenuity, creativity and technical skills.

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • A Computer Science background with an analytical mindset
  • Experience in Android development
  • Java/Kotlin
  • XML/Custom Views
  • Database Experience (Querying, Sorting, Filtering, etc.)
  • Data Structures
  • Big 0 Notation
  • Knowledge/Experience with golf is a huge plus

Production Management Intern, ITV America . . . job id: 23

Company Name:  ITV America

Internship Title:  Production Management Intern

Company Profile:

ITV America is now the largest independent producer of non-scripted content in America, through its production companies ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Outpost Entertainment, High Noon Entertainment, Thinkfactory Media, and Good Caper Crime.  ITV America produces leading content, including Queer Eye, Hell’s Kitchen, Love Island, The Four, Pawn Stars, Fixer Upper, Forged in Fire, and Real Housewives of NJ, just to name a few.

For more information, please visit www.itv-america.com.

Internship Description:

The intern will assist in the daily operations of a production management team overseeing multiple productions. Responsibilities will include: on-set help for studio and field shoots, production runs, receipt reconciliation, travel booking assistance, financial document preparation and general administrative support. They will also have the opportunity to assist various creative productions, including: research, footage review and organization.  

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • background in Microsoft Office, Google Docs and a general understanding of online platforms
  • a passion for television
  • a “can-do” attitude
  • a valid driver's license

Additional Preferred Background:

Ideally the intern should have experience in spreadsheets and editing software.

Post Production Intern, ITV America . . . job id: 24

Company Name:  ITV America

Internship Title:  Post Production Intern

Company Profile:

ITV America is now the largest independent producer of non-scripted content in America, through its production companies ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Outpost Entertainment, High Noon Entertainment, Thinkfactory Media, and Good Caper Crime.  ITV America produces leading content, including Queer Eye, Hell’s Kitchen, Love Island, The Four, Pawn Stars, Fixer Upper, Forged in Fire, and Real Housewives of NJ, just to name a few.

For more information, please visit www.itv-america.com.

Internship Description:

The intern will assist in the editorial ingestion process of active productions at ITV and participate in the day-to-day operations of a working production/post production office. Assignments may include tasks such as learning how to organize footage into offline editing programs, tutorials on loading footage, export assignments, sit-ins with experienced Editors and Assistant Editors, advice and guidance from Post Management professionals, creation of network deliverables, assistance in maintaining office cleanliness, and more! The internship will strive to offer hands on experience and insight into the business of Post Production.

 Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Completed course work in the field of television or communications and ideally be working towards a degree in the field
  • Some knowledge of Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier, and/or Final Cut Pro preferable
  • Proficiency in G-Suite, specifically Google Docs, is a plus
  • Organized and eager to learn in a fast-paced environment

Additional Preferred Background:

Ideally, the intern should have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Previous internship or work experience in television
  • Experience handling, offloading, or loading media
  • Professional or undergrad experience in editing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Management Intern (2 positions), CircleLink Health . . . job id: 25

Company Name:  CircleLink Health

Internship Title:  Management Intern (2 positions)

Company Profile:

CircleLink’s technology platform plus nurse network provides chronic condition telephone coaching on behalf of doctors. They also drive up to $10B of new reimbursements to doctors.  Investors include Fresco Capital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Founder/CEO of Clover Health/founding board member of Flatiron Health. CircleLink has offices in Stamford, CT and New York City, while their customers are nationwide.

For more information, please visit www.circlelinkhealth.com.

Internship Description:

This is a unique opportunity to join a mission-driven technology company growing ~20% monthly.  They offer a fun team environment plus the chance to significantly contribute to products already being used by patients and doctors at top institutions (e.g., Johns Hopkins, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Emory and Tulane Medical Center).

CircleLink is seeking driven interns to assist in a variety of roles including finance, sales/marketing, operations, product management, and relationship management with patients and healthcare providers (e.g., doctors and nurses).  Ideally, the intern is a college junior/senior passionate about improving healthcare with an interest in potentially joining the team upon graduation.

 Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Passion for improving healthcare
  • Active listening
  • Initiative to act independently and create scalable processes where none exist
  • Values action over words and proposing solutions over voicing concerns alone
  • Skilled/comfortable with Excel and Google Sheets
  • Professional communication style while calling, emailing and meeting senior executives
  • 0-2+ years in healthcare (non-healthcare experience also considered)

Sales Analyst Intern, Charter Communications, Inc. . . . job id: 26

Company Name:  Charter Communications, Inc.

Internship Title:  Sales Analyst Intern

Company Profile:

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 26 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 94,000 employees.

For more information, please visit www.jobs.spectrum.com/company-overview.

Internship Description:

The intern will assist in developing, creating and delivering data-driven sales reporting and data analyses for the Sales leadership team.

  • Ensures timely preparation of daily, weekly and monthly KPI sales metric reports and analyzes for Sales leadership
  • Analyzes data to identify and communicate significant trends to assist in achievement of business goals
  • Supports decision-making processes, by providing forward-looking analysis and insights including "what if "and scenario analysis
  • Fulfills ad hoc reporting requests, as needed, in support of business initiatives

 Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent PC skills including high proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint
  • Familiarity with SQL database query writing
  • Hard working and eager to learn in a highly intellectual, collaborative environment
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Enthusiastic about developing and implementing ideas

Additional Preferred Background:

Majoring in Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Data Modeling, or Information Technology

Store Program Management Intern, Charter Communications, Inc. . . . job id: 27

Company Name:  Charter Communications, Inc.

Internship Title:  Store Program Management Intern

Company Profile:

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 26 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 94,000 employees.

For more information, please visit www.jobs.spectrum.com/company-overview.

Internship Description:

The intern will assist in various Strategy & Program Management functions within the Stores Organization.

  • Provide support for the launch of new retail locations across the country
  • Assist with the ramping down of stores operations in designated regions
  • Develop an understanding of sales trends to assist with headcount allocation and budget management
  • Participate in cross-functional meetings and assist with resource/scheduling management

Required Background and/or Skills:

  • Project and time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Excel and PowerPoint skills

 Additional Preferred Background:

Business, Marketing or related major is preferred

     

    Marketing & Creative Strategy-Direct Response Intern, Charter Communications, Inc. . . . job id: 28

    Company Name:  Charter Communications, Inc.

    Internship Title:  Marketing & Creative Strategy - Direct Response Intern

    Company Profile:

    Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 26 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 94,000 employees.

    For more information, please visit www.jobs.spectrum.com/company-overview.

    Internship Description:

    The intern will assist the Direct Response team with the following:

    Direct Response Creative

    • Quarterly review decks and creative reviews
    • Email marketing including matrix development, proofing, agency feedback
    • Proofing and creative support across all DM channels
    • Creative report development (especially for Direct Mail)
    • ISCI/trafficking (potentially)
    • Competitive tracking (for marketing materials and for Competitive Edge/MobilePedia)
    • BTS campaign
    • Ad-hoc creative project support

    Required Background and/or Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft office applications – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook Mail

     Additional Preferred Background:

    Marketing or related major is preferred

       

      Retail Partnership Intern, Charter Communications, Inc. . . . job id: 29

      Company Name:  Charter Communications, Inc.

      Internship Title:  Retail Partnership Intern

      Company Profile:

      Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 26 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 94,000 employees.

      For more information, please visit www.jobs.spectrum.com/company-overview.

      Internship Description:

      This position will perform duties in support of Retail Operational audit and compliance initiatives.  (e.g. monitoring marketing tactics compliance and reviewing promotional offers advertised by Retail Partners on several social media platforms such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram)

      Job Duties:

      The Retail Partnership Intern will assist in monitoring online and social media marketing tactics from Retail Partners on all social media platforms. By utilizing specific key words and terms, this role will help uncover any trends that are out of compliance when it comes to our social media presence. The intern will partner closely with our Retail Operations Specialists to document any correlation that may exist between social media tactics, audit findings and quality of sales, place test orders to accurately identify who the Retail Partner is, as well as track all social media and violation escalations.

      Required Background and/or Skills:

        • Major: Marketing, Communications, Advertising/Public Relations, English, Business and/or Entrepreneurship
        • Effective communication and interpersonal skills; both written and verbal
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office
        • Experience with Microsoft Publisher
        • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently
        • Ability to work and learn in a fast-paced environment

        Commercial Services Intern, Charter Communications, Inc. . . . job id: 30

        Company Name:  Charter Communications, Inc.

        Internship Title:  Commercial Services Intern

        Company Profile:

        Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 26 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 94,000 employees.

        For more information, please visit www.jobs.spectrum.com/company-overview.

        Internship Description:

        Small/Medium Business Sales Operations is responsible for all policies and processes that make a potential sale an actual sale and a connected customer. The Commercial Services Management team is responsible for ensuring that all large customers that have 50 or more locations across our footprint get all of these project managed and increase customer’s satisfaction with our processes and drive more sales and revenue

        The intern will be responsible for uploading and tracking Small/Medium Business projects with multiple locations into Salesforce. Generate reports and research multiple systems to update Salesforce with the most relevant and up to date information for the project per location.   This is a multi-faceted role that requires versatility, attention to detail, dependability and commitment to customer satisfaction.

        Required Background and/or Skills: 

        • Project management skills
        • Verbal and written communication skills
        • Excel and PowerPoint skills
        • Salesforce skills (desirable)

         Additional Preferred Background:

        Business, Marketing or related major is preferred

        Marketing Analytics-Competitive Edge & Offer Management Intern, Charter Communications, Inc. . . . job id: 31

        Company Name:  Charter Communications, Inc.

        Internship Title:  Marketing Analytics - Competitive Edge & Offer Management Intern

        Company Profile:

        Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 26 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 94,000 employees.

        For more information, please visit www.jobs.spectrum.com/company-overview.

        Internship Description:

        The intern will assist the Competitive Edge and Offer Management teams with research, data compilation, reporting, and analysis to include support of the following:

        • Re-structure ~400 Small to Medium Business offers in the competitive database (from pre-set offers to choice-based offers)
        • Research national, regional, and local competitive offers for the purposes of maintaining competitor playbooks
        • Assist team members in roadshow logistics: tracking and shipping inventory of prizes, tracking locations and main contacts
        • Track, analyze, and report on Charter campaign performance including: offer mix, campaign roll-off, offer churn, sales channel offer mix, and other reporting to ensure marketing efficiencies
        • Maintain and update offer documents (approvals, summaries, price books, calendars, etc…)
        • Work cross functionally to ensure accurate and timely implementation of offers
        • Assign offer attributes to support Data Standards and internal reporting environments

        Required Background and/or Skills: 

          • Proficient in Microsoft office applications – Word, Powerpoint, Outlook Mail, strong Excel skills
          • Familiarity with numbers, analytics, and reporting
          • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
          • Strong passion demonstrated via energy levels, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment
          • Must possess good interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
          • Must practice good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality
          • General office skills

           Additional Preferred Background:

          • Preferred majors: Marketing, Business, Finance or Communications
          • Some understanding of technology and telecommunications is desired

           

          Community Management Intern, TREBEL. . . . job id: 32

          Company Name:  TREBEL

          Internship Title:  Community Management Intern

          Company Profile:

          TREBEL is the world’s only free and legal music download app targeting 2+ billion people globally who do not pay for music.  Since launching in 2016, we have quietly grown to 5 million app users in the United States and Mexico. The right candidate will be aligned with our mission of bringing free, offline music to billions of smartphones worldwide.

          For more information, please visit www.trebel.io.

          Internship Description:

          TREBEL is looking for a motivated Community Management Intern to join our Connecticut office.  The intern will support the TREBEL team in building, monitoring and maintaining TREBEL’s presence in online forums and digital media properties.  Successful applicants will be self-starters with impeccable research, writing and organizational skills, and they will have the ability to flourish in a startup environment.

          Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

          • Identifying and prioritizing online forums (Quora, Reddit, etc.) on which to create awareness of and educate potential TREBEL users
          • Creating written content to publish on third party forums
          • General research related to current and future projects

          What’s In It For You:

          • Potential full-time employment for stellar performers
          • Valuable startup experience with proven team of entrepreneurs
          • Full recommendation from members of executive team upon request – letter and/or LinkedIn

          Required Background and/or Skills: 

          • Demonstrated interested in the music industry
          • Familiarity with Google Drive and Excel spreadsheets
          • Passion for music (hip hop and electronic is a plus) and a knowledge of current millennial music trends

             Additional Preferred Background:

            • Spanish-speaking/bilingual

             

            Operations Intern, TREBEL. . . . job id: 33

            Company Name:  TREBEL

            Internship Title:  Operations Intern

            Company Profile:

            TREBEL is the world’s only free and legal music download app targeting 2+ billion people globally who do not pay for music.  Since launching in 2016, we have quietly grown to 5 million app users in the United States and Mexico. The right candidate will be aligned with our mission of bringing free, offline music to billions of smartphones worldwide.

            For more information, please visit www.trebel.io.

            Internship Description:

            TREBEL is looking for a motivated Operations Intern to join our Connecticut office.  Responsibilities will cover the full range of operations including music curation, review management, community outreach, event coordination and app testing.  Successful applicants will be self-starters with the ability to flourish in a startup environment.

            Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

            • Developing ideas and curating playlists to maximize user engagement
            • Monitoring the app stores and reporting non-licensed / copyright infringing music apps
            • Identifying community members who may wish to serve as ambassadors for TREBEL
            • Contributing to all company efforts as requested by members of the management team

            What’s In It For You:

            • Potential full-time employment for stellar performers
            • Valuable startup experience with proven team of entrepreneurs
            • Full recommendation from members of executive team upon request – letter and/or LinkedIn

            Required Background and/or Skills: 

            • Demonstrated interest in the music industry
            • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and Google Drive
            • Passion for music (hip hop and electronic is a plus) and a knowledge of current millennial music trends

               Additional Preferred Background:

              • Spanish-speaking/bilingual

               

              Management Intern, TREBEL. . . . job id: 34

              Company Name:  TREBEL

              Internship Title:  Management Intern

              Company Profile:

              TREBEL is the world’s only free and legal music download app targeting 2+ billion people globally who do not pay for music.  Since launching in 2016, we have quietly grown to 5 million app users in the United States and Mexico. The right candidate will be aligned with our mission of bringing free, offline music to billions of smartphones worldwide.

              For more information, please visit www.trebel.io.

              Internship Description:

              TREBEL is looking for a motivated Management Intern to join our Connecticut office.  The intern will support the TREBEL team in the areas of customer service, user outreach and music programming.  Successful applicants will be self-starters that demonstrate an interest in the music industry.  They will have impeccable research, writing and organizational skills, and they will have the ability to flourish in a startup environment.

              Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

              • Helping to oversee internal tracking documents (key performance indicators, presentations, etc.)
              • Monitoring and responding to app store reviews
              • Testing pre-release versions of the app to ensure optimal performance
              • General research related to current and future projects

              What’s In It For You:

              • Potential full-time employment for stellar performers
              • Valuable startup experience with proven team of entrepreneurs
              • Full recommendation from members of executive team upon request – letter and/or LinkedIn

              Required Background and/or Skills: 

              • Familiarity with Google Drive and Excel spreadsheets
              • Passion for music and a knowledge of current millennial music trends

                 Additional Preferred Background:

                • Spanish-speaking/bilingual

                 

                Advertising Sales Associate Intern, TREBEL. . . . job id: 35

                Company Name:  TREBEL

                Internship Title:  Advertising Sales Associate Intern

                Company Profile:

                TREBEL is the world’s only free and legal music download app targeting 2+ billion people globally who do not pay for music.  Since launching in 2016, we have quietly grown to 5 million app users in the United States and Mexico. The right candidate will be aligned with our mission of bringing free, offline music to billions of smartphones worldwide.

                For more information, please visit www.trebel.io.

                Internship Description:

                TREBEL is looking for a motivated Advertising Sales Associate Intern to join our Connecticut office.  The intern will support the TREBEL sales team in preparing sales presentation and ad campaigns for Trebel’s prospective and existing clients. Successful applicants will be self-starters with impeccable research, writing and organizational skills, and they will have the ability to flourish in a startup environment.

                Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

                • Working with Trebel executives to secure new clients
                • Creating Powerpoint, InVision, and Photoshop presentations for clients
                • General research related to current and future projects

                What’s In It For You:

                • Potential full-time employment for stellar performers
                • Valuable startup experience with proven team of entrepreneurs
                • Full recommendation from members of executive team upon request – letter and/or LinkedIn

                Required Background and/or Skills: 

                • Demonstrated interest in the music industry
                • Familiarity with Google Drive and Excel spreadsheets
                • Proficiency in Powerpoint and Photoshop and understanding of InVision
                • Passion for music (hip hop and electronic is a plus) and a knowledge of current millennial music trends

                   Additional Preferred Background:

                  • Spanish-speaking/bilingual

                   

                  Digital Advertising Project Manager Intern, TREBEL. . . . job id: 36

                  Company Name:  TREBEL

                  Internship Title:  Digital Advertising Project Manager Intern

                  Company Profile:

                  TREBEL is the world’s only free and legal music download app targeting 2+ billion people globally who do not pay for music.  Since launching in 2016, we have quietly grown to 5 million app users in the United States and Mexico. The right candidate will be aligned with our mission of bringing free, offline music to billions of smartphones worldwide.

                  For more information, please visit www.trebel.io.

                  Internship Description:

                  TREBEL is looking for a motivated Digital Advertising Project Manager Intern to join our Connecticut office.  The intern will support the TREBEL revenue and advertising team in managing and analyzing campaigns for existing clients. Successful applicants will be self-starters with impeccable design, writing and project management skills, and they will have the ability to flourish in a startup environment.

                  Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

                  • Working with Trebel executives to deliver ad campaigns for Trebel agency and brand clients
                  • Designing layouts and writing copy for campaigns on Trebel’s mobile app
                  • Analysis of campaign performance and management in multi-variate testing
                  • General research related to current and future projects

                  What’s In It For You:

                  • Potential full-time employment for stellar performers
                  • Valuable startup experience with proven team of entrepreneurs
                  • Full recommendation from members of executive team upon request – letter and/or LinkedIn

                  Required Background and/or Skills: 

                  • Demonstrated interest in the music industry
                  • Eye for design
                  • Clever and concise writing skills
                  • Proficiency in Photoshop or similar design software
                  • Data-driven mindset

                     Additional Preferred Background:

                    • Spanish-speaking/bilingual

                     

                    Media Content Intern, TREBEL. . . . job id: 37

                    Company Name:  TREBEL

                    Internship Title:  Media Content Intern

                    Company Profile:

                    TREBEL is the world’s only free and legal music download app targeting 2+ billion people globally who do not pay for music.  Since launching in 2016, we have quietly grown to 5 million app users in the United States and Mexico. The right candidate will be aligned with our mission of bringing free, offline music to billions of smartphones worldwide.

                    For more information, please visit www.trebel.io.

                    Internship Description:

                    TREBEL is looking for a motivated Media Content Intern to join our Connecticut office.  The intern will support the TREBEL team in building and maintaining TREBEL’s presence on social media properties, with an emphasis on YouTube.  Successful applicants will be self-starters with a proven understanding of YouTube best practices, and they will have the ability to flourish in a startup environment.

                    Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

                    • Developing strategies to build and engage TREBEL’s YouTube audience
                    • Creating, editing and publishing video content to be posted on YouTube and social media
                    • Identifying and implementing SEO tactics to increase engagement
                    • General research related to current and future projects

                    What’s In It For You:

                    • Potential full-time employment for stellar performers
                    • Valuable startup experience with proven team of entrepreneurs
                    • Full recommendation from members of executive team upon request – letter and/or LinkedIn

                    Required Background and/or Skills: 

                    • Demonstrated interest in the music industry
                    • Basic knowledge of YouTube content creation
                    • Excellent film and post-production skills
                    • Familiarity with Google Drive and Excel spreadsheets
                    • Passion for music (hip hop and electronic is a plus) and a knowledge of current millennial music trends

                       Additional Preferred Background:

                      • Spanish-speaking/bilingual

                       

                      R&D Engineer Intern, CertaScan Technologies. . . . job id: 38

                      Company Name:  CertaScan Technologies

                      Internship Title:  R&D Engineer/Product Development Intern

                      Company Profile:

                      CertaScan is an advanced manufacturing company which provides a 21st century solution to identifying infants in hospitals using a modern scanning technology and patent pending system to scan the feet of newborn babies. Footprints from birth are a recognized and viable way to uniquely identify each baby. Use of these footprints for forensic identification can be utilized throughout the life of the child.

                      For more information, please visit www.certascantek.com.

                      Internship Description:

                      The intern will assist in our R&D engineering and product development process. The individual should have AUTOCAD/SOLIDWORKS or drawing tools experience, be comfortable with physical tools, think outside the box, and be able to generate documentation, diagrams and specifications. This project will also entail research on products in the market we might consider for utilization. We are actively engaged in next generation development of our product suite and for domestic and international markets.

                      Required Background and/or Skills: 

                      • Background in AUTOCAD/SOLIDWORKS or similar drawing tools
                      • Microsoft Office
                      • Comfortable with new concepts
                      • Creative
                      • Able to collaborate
                      • Excellent communication skills
                      • Must follow all applicable safety requirements

                         Additional Preferred Background:

                        • Familiarity with electronics and electrical concepts desirable

                         

                        Algorithmic Matching Intern, CertaScan Technologies. . . . job id: 39

                        Company Name:  CertaScan Technologies

                        Internship Title:  Algorithmic Matching Development Intern

                        Company Profile:

                        CertaScan is an advanced manufacturing company which provides a 21st century solution to identifying infants in hospitals using a modern scanning technology and patent pending system to scan the feet of newborn babies. Footprints from birth are a recognized and viable way to uniquely identify each baby. Use of these footprints for forensic identification can be utilized throughout the life of the child.

                        For more information, please visit www.certascantek.com.

                        Internship Description:

                        The intern will assist in an application development project related to our biometric scanning platform to create an algorithm process to successfully compare and match infant footprint data using C# and/ or .Net.

                        Required Background and/or Skills: 

                        • Background in programming, with skills in C# and/ or .Net.
                        • Biometric Algorithm development experience – preferably fingerprint/palm print
                        • Proficient with some combination of the following Programming languages C/C++; C#; MATLAB and Python
                        • Strong Math skills
                        • Experience with machine learning, pattern recognition and signal processing desirable.

                           Additional Preferred Background:

                          • Experience in digital image processing

                           

                          Digital Consulting Intern (2 positions), ISG. . . . job id: 40

                          Company Name:  ISG (Information Services Group)

                          Internship Title:  Digital Consulting Intern (2 positions)

                          Company Profile:  

                          ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data.

                          For more information, please visit www.isg-one.com.

                          Internship Description:

                          When you join ISG as a Digital Consulting Intern you will become part of the ISG team by working with technologies such as Digitization, Blockchain, Big Data, and Design Thinking.  You will begin your internship by learning about ISG and from there you will begin to work with the Digital Strategy team to develop sales presentations, review metrics and research and create client deliverables.  Our Digital Intern will ​guide our clients through transformation of their traditional models to achieve their digital & IT agendas. Our Digital Advisory Services offer market insights, evaluate IT & Digital strategies, design future target operating models.

                          You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of colleagues; many recognized industry experts, in a variety of industries with some of the top companies in the world.  The ISG internship will run for approximately 8 weeks beginning early June.

                          Required Background and/or Skills:

                          We are looking for interns with a strong interest in cloud, automation, analytics, and other technologies that address the digital experience for companies.  Someone who is up to date on the latest trends in the market and who can bring innovation and out of the box thinking to our team.

                          Additional Preferred Background:

                          • Junior or Senior level college student with a concentration in a Digital major and an interest in Consulting.
                          •  3.0 GPA or higher preferred.
                          • Available to work full-time, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm in ISG’s corporate office located in Stamford, CT.
                          • Working knowledge of MS-Office suite of software applications, including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook with a desire to learn and do more.
                          • Demonstrates ability to work in small teams and with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds as well as working independently.
                          • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and take direction with a very positive attitude.
                          • Demonstrates excellent communication skills including listening, written, oral, and presentation skills.
                          • Follows instructions from senior staff and has the ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines.
                          • Effectively prioritizes and manages multiple tasks.
                          • Professional demeanor is essential.

                          Project Finance Analyst Intern, Green Street Power Partners, LLC . . . job id: 41

                          Company Name:  Green Street Power Partners, LLC

                          Internship Title:  Project Finance Analyst Intern

                          Company Profile:  

                          One of the fastest-growing solar companies, Green Street Power Partners is a national developer, financier, owner and operator of solar energy systems for businesses, schools, nonprofits and municipalities across the country. Green Street’s portfolio of 195 MW in solar potential – with 150 MW under development and construction, and 45 MW in operation – will generate power in 14 U.S. states and continues to expand nationwide. Green Street operates out of Stamford, Connecticut, but has additional satellite office locations in Boston, MA, Tallahassee, FL, and Manhattan, NY.

                          For more information, please visit www.greenstreetsolarpower.

                          Internship Description:

                          GSPP is seeking a Project Finance Analyst who will report to the Director of Underwriting. The Project Finance Analyst will drive the financial modeling and presentation development for large solar portfolio clients, assisting the business development team. Additionally, the Analyst will support the Director of Underwriting and Chief Executive Officer on project finance transactions with banks and equity and tax equity investors. This is a hands-on position which will require a high attention to detail and rigorous financial modeling. The successful candidate will possess a strong desire to support the growing finance and business development efforts for a rapidly growing company.

                          Required Background and/or Skills:

                          Must be passionate about the renewable energy business, hardworking and thrive in the fast pace of a rapidly growing, early stage company. In addition, the Project Finance Analyst/Associate must possess:

                          • Preferred Majors: Finance, Accounting, MIS, or Economics
                          • Understanding of Investment Banking, Structured Finance, Real Estate, and Financial Modeling
                          • Proficiency in building financial models using thoughtful assumptions
                          • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)
                          • Outstanding organizational and people skills
                          • Understanding of corporate finance, valuation, and financial accounting

                          Additional Preferred Background:

                          • Collaborative and engaging team member who partners well with others
                          • Strong team orientation
                          • Highly energetic and results-driven, with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
                          • Executive presence, outgoing with strong communication and presentation skills
                          • Builds trust by demonstrating high ethical standards and personal integrity
                          • Quick learner and highly intelligent
                          • Analytical problem solver who views obstacles as challenges
                          • Creative thinker who generates new and different ideas
                          • Self-motivated, self-starter who can work independently when necessary

                          Program Development Intern (2 positions), Stamford Innovation Week (SiW) . . . . job id: 42

                          Company Name:  Stamford Innovation Week (SiW)

                          Internship Title:  Program Development Intern (2 positions)

                          Company Profile:  

                          Stamford Innovation Week (SiW) helps creators and creatives build; knowledge, products, solutions and, most importantly new and stronger relationships. Through SiW, participants are exposed to peers, leaders, artists, organizations and ideas that are completely new and challenging by design. Our week-long celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship brings together the region’s driving economic, cultural and technological forces.

                          For more information, please visit www.siweek.org.

                          Internship Description:

                          The intern will assist the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the development of marketing campaigns, sales materials, systems, processes, and general administrative tasks. Specific internship activities will likely include; website updates, basic communications, collecting and disseminating program information, preparing marketing and internal documents, among others. The intern will work alongside staff, volunteers, and SiW sponsors/partners. The latter comprising many of the biggest companies in CT. In addition, the intern will be offered an all-access pass for the event series taking place in late-October 2019.

                          Required Background and/or Skills:

                          Strong communication skills are a requirement as SiW is fast-moving and constantly evolving organization.

                          Additional Preferred Background:

                          Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, Hubspot, WordPress and any planning or project management tools is preferred but not required.  The ideal candidate will have classroom or real-world experience in Organization or Program Development (School of Business) or Marketing (Business or DMD).

                          Program Management Intern (2 positions), Stamford Innovation Week (SiW) . . . . job id: 43

                          Company Name:  Stamford Innovation Week (SiW)

                          Internship Title:  Program Management Intern (2 positions)

                          Company Profile:  

                          Stamford Innovation Week (SiW) helps creators and creatives build; knowledge, products, solutions and, most importantly new and stronger relationships. Through SiW, participants are exposed to peers, leaders, artists, organizations and ideas that are completely new and challenging by design. Our week-long celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship brings together the region’s driving economic, cultural and technological forces.

                          For more information, please visit www.siweek.org.

                          Internship Description:

                          The intern will assist the various thematic committees of SiW in the development of content, documents, presentations and other materials in support of SiW’s tracks. These tracks include Finance & Fintech, Blockchain Technology, Food & Beverage, Entrepreneurs & Startups, Emerging Technology and Digital Media. As the point person between the committees and staff, the intern will prioritize and contribute to deliverables, manage timelines and projects, be the primary communication channel at that level and potentially interact directly with company contacts.

                          Required Background and/or Skills:

                          Strong communication skills are a requirement as SiW is fast-moving and constantly evolving organization.

                          Additional Preferred Background:

                          Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, Hubspot, WordPress and any planning or project management tools is preferred but not required. The ideal candidate will have classroom or real-world experience in Organization or Program Development (School of Business) or Marketing (Business or DMD).

                          Marketing/Event Planning Intern, Building and Land Technology . . . . job id: 44

                          Company Name:  Building and Land Technology

                          Internship Title:  Marketing/Event Planning Intern

                          Company Profile:  

                          Building and Land Technology (BLT) was founded in 1982 and is a privately held real estate developer, manager and private equity firm. BLT is vertically integrated and has successfully invested in, developed, owned and managed over 25 million square feet of commercial, hotel and residential properties across 26 states.

                          As a part of our develop/own/manage responsibilities, BLT creates real estate ecosystems – where our LIVE-WORK-PLAY communities – like Harbor Point in Stamford and North 7 in Norwalk – serve to provide a sense of connection and neighborhood.  That’s where you come in.

                          For more information, please visit  https://www.bltoffice.com/ or LinkedIn.  For more on Harbor Point check us out on social – Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

                          Internship Description:

                          • Role reports directly to the Office of the COO
                          • Be a part of our Harbor Point Stamford community team by working with us to develop and deliver events to get people more connected and for the benefit of the neighborhood
                          • Work to identify ways to promote our Stamford and Norwalk events and activities through the innovative use of social media, and the creation and curation of content
                          • Support our Marketing and Events teams on our portfolio of 250+ events we deliver on an annual basis with the majority of these occurring over the Spring and Summer months
                          • Create digital content, support social media content delivery and develop content for our company website
                          • Support the team on all marketing related initiatives

                          Required Background and/or Skills:

                          You are energetic, creative, outgoing and goal-oriented.  You enjoy being part of a team that is looking to improve a neighborhood and drive change.  You thrive in a challenging and fun environment. You have a record of achievement academically. You are looking to work hard to gain hands-on business experience while working with a seasoned professional. You are excited to join a team that strives to make a difference and holds a high bar of exceptional customer service.

                          • Excellent verbal, social media and connecting skills
                          • Preferred major or degree in Digital Media, Marketing or Business
                          • Experience with and/or knowledge of Social Media, Email Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Pay Per Click (PPC)
                          • Ability to handle multiple tasks within deadlines
                          • Must be detail oriented, analytic and organized
                          • Be accountable and responsible

                           

                          Retail Marketing Intern, Charter Communications, Inc . . . . job id: 45

                          Company Name:  Charter Communications, Inc.

                          Internship Title:  Marketing & Creative Strategy - Retail Marketing/Merchandising Intern

                          Company Profile:

                          Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is America’s leading technology and communications companies. Our state-of-the-art network delivers TV, Internet, Voice and Mobile solutions today and is built to power the technology of tomorrow.

                          Charter, under the Spectrum and Spectrum Business brands, delivers fiber-based technology solutions and entertainment, connecting more than 26 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of our business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our more than 90,000 employees.

                          For more information, please visit www.jobs.spectrum.com/company-overview.

                          Internship Description:

                          The intern will assist the Retail Marketing Team.

                          Retail Marketing Creative:

                          • Creative Resets of Point of Sale Materials for Spectrum Mobile Stores
                          • Updating Merchandising Calendar
                          • Q3/Q4 Campaign Briefing with Agencies
                          • Retail Marketing GTM roll out
                          • Grand Opening Event tool kit and local event coordination

                          Required Background and/or Skills:

                          Proficient in Microsoft office applications – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook Mail

                          Additional Preferred Background:

                          Marketing or related major is preferred

                           

                          Brand Marketing Intern, Charter Communications, Inc . . . . job id: 46

                          Company Name:  Charter Communications, Inc.

                          Internship Title:  Marketing & Creative Strategy - Brand Marketing Intern

                          Company Profile:

                          Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is America’s leading technology and communications companies. Our state-of-the-art network delivers TV, Internet, Voice and Mobile solutions today and is built to power the technology of tomorrow.

                          Charter, under the Spectrum and Spectrum Business brands, delivers fiber-based technology solutions and entertainment, connecting more than 26 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of our business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our more than 90,000 employees.

                          For more information, please visit www.jobs.spectrum.com/company-overview.

                          Internship Description:

                          The intern will support the Brand Marketing side of the Marketing and Creative Strategy team. Responsibilities will include:

                          Learning the brand standards and assisting in the review and development of company guidelines. Compiling commercials and media information around existing company advertising campaigns. Helping with the managing and implementation of Charter’s creative resource database, and other creative assignments.

                          Required Background and/or Skills:

                          Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Energetic, creative, goal driven and good interpersonal skills with professional demeanor. Experience with Microsoft Office products: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Solid project management skills. Attention to detail and team oriented.

                          Additional Preferred Background:

                          Familiarity with adobe creative suite a plus.

                          Digital Marketing Intern, Shoplandia, Inc . . . . job id: 48

                          Company Name:  Shoplandia, Inc.

                          Internship Title:  Digital Marketing Intern

                          Company Profile:

                          Shoplandia is a shoppable video creation and streaming platform for the mobile age.  Our mobile video-commerce app (iOS) allows retailers to easily create shoppable video shows where their products have a starring role. Retailers can instantly stream their shoppable videos through their websites, social feeds, and Shoplandia's video network. We also help them reach every device that matters to the modern consumer -- from smartphones to connected TVs. Most importantly, consumers can instantly purchase products while watching the videos – truly enabling in-context shopping and payment.

                          For more information, please visit www.shoplandia.co.

                          Internship Description:

                          We’re looking for a highly motivated, self-starting, detail oriented intern to join our company for Summer 2019. We are a growing software-as-a-service (SaaS) company providing a mobile app platform enabling any retailer/seller to launch their own shoppable video channel.

                          • Assist with marketing campaigns to ensure achievement of participation goals for each campaign
                          • Help with audience generation and engagement strategies and campaigns to increase app download
                          • Work with the team on the development of sales presentations, collateral, research data, etc. to assist in the sales process
                          • Work with the team on marketing e-commerce products
                          • Assist with social media campaigns
                          • Assist with other marketing initiatives as assigned

                          Qualifications:

                          • A top-notch communicator with remarkable people skills
                          • Detail oriented and excellent at time management
                          • Power user of online productivity tools (e.g. Slack, Trello, Outlook, Skype, Google Drive, etc.)
                          • Self-starter, adaptable and thrive in ambiguous or rapidly changing situations where you can think on your feet
                          • Works hard, proactive, have extraordinary problem-solving skills, and can demonstrate a proven track record of making things happen
                          • Flexible with shifting priorities, and able to always exercise strong judgment
                          • Enthusiasm for creative problem-solving (aka a consulting mindset)
                          • Knowledge of all social media platforms required (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snap, LinkedIn)
                          • Eye for design in regards to social media, graphics, creative design etc.

                          Required Background and/or Skills:

                          • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Editing, or Writing
                          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including creative/copy writing experience
                          • Knowledge of the major social media platforms
                          • Experience with PowerPoint, Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Excel
                          • Self starter who can multitask, solve problems, and take ownership of projects
                          • Strong attention to detail

                          Additional Preferred Background:

                          • Knowledge of basic HTML/website editing skills a bonus*
                          • Google and Facebook Ad Based Marketing experience a bonus*
                          • Affiliate/Performance Based Marketing experience a bonus*

                          Marketing Intern, Tru Optik . . . . job id: 49

                          Company Name:  Tru Optik

                          Internship Title:  Marketing Intern

                          Company Profile:

                          Tru Optik is the leader in Over-The-Top and Connected TV advertising. Tru Optik solutions were built specifically for OTT and work across the entire OTT ecosystem, including all Connected TV devices.

                          Tru Optik powers Connected TV/Over-The-Top (OTT) advertising, making it measurable and attributable. The Tru Optik OTT Marketing Cloud is the only audience measurement and data-management platform that works across the entire OTT ecosystem, including all Connected TV devices. The company’s advanced technology, proprietary audience intelligence, and comprehensive solution suite have solidified Tru Optik as the preferred partner for many of the world’s largest media companies, brands, and agencies as they navigate the shift of TV to OTT.

                          • Over 75 Million US OTT households identified in Tru Optik Household Graph TM –
                          • Over 40,000 audience segments from 100+ leading branded data partners in our OTT Data Marketplace
                          • Online and Offline attribution across over 250 OTT apps and publishers on all Smart TV, Connected Device and Gaming Consoles

                          For more information, please visit www.truoptik.com.

                          Internship Description:

                          The intern will assist the marketing department with advertising, email, press releases, marketing collateral, and competitive analysis to achieve marketing and business goals and objectives.

                          Essential Job Functions:

                          1. Assist in the development and deployment of online and offline marketing projects and initiatives.
                          1. Assist in preparing effective creative content as directed to support marketing goals and objectives.
                          1. Proofread copy for spelling, grammar, and layout, making appropriate changes.
                          1. Maintain and update reports on marketing results and project status.
                          1. Maintain and update marketing lists as directed.
                          1. Assist in the deployment of web ads, public relations, social media posts, and email blasts.
                          1. Assist in the organizing of promotional events, tradeshows, and conferences while managing all project delivery elements within time limits.

                          Required Background and/or Skills:

                          The intern should have a background in marketing and business with a passion for brand, digital and/or social advertising.

                          1. Current enrollment in a marketing degree program.
                          1. Previous marketing and/or internship experience preferred but not required.
                          1. Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the company and with various business contacts outside of the company in an articulate, professional manner.
                          1. Writing, editing, proofreading, grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills.
                          1. Excellent time management, organization, and prioritization skills. Must be able to multi-task to meet strict deadlines.
                          1. Self-direction, tact, diplomacy, and a courteous and professional demeanor.
                          1. Ability to be meticulous with accuracy and detail.
                          1. Must be deadline sensitive and adaptable to change.
                          1. Must be a team player.

                           

                            Eligibility

                            * Eligibility criteria:

                            • Applicants must be current UConn undergraduate students in good standing.
                            • Applicants must be on track to graduate by 2020.
                            • Applicants must be able to commit to a full-time internship experience, including extra-curricular professional development activities, during the program timeline.
                            • Applicants must be legally eligible to work full-time in the state of Connecticut.
                            • Applicants may not apply for more than five separate opportunities listed as part of this program.
                            • Applicants should note that participation in the internship program could affect their financial aid, since the stipend will be deposited into their UConn accounts.  Please contact Student Financial Aid Services with any questions at 860.486.2819.

                            Innovate Stamford

                            Stamford campus at night

                            (Photo by Chuck Choi)

                            UConn and Innovate Stamford have partnered to provide a platform of new programs that will strengthen Stamford's position as a leader in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

                            In 2017, Innovate Stamford formed and was catalyzed with a $2 million grant from CTNext, a state-funded subsidiary of the quasi-public venture capital firm Connecticut Innovations. The grant designates Stamford as an “Innovation Place,” a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth. This is part of a statewide effort to build a more robust community of entrepreneurs and accelerate startup growth by providing access to talent, space, industry expertise, services, skill development, and capital.

                            The UConn-Innovate Stamford collaboration leverage's UConn's research infrastructure, expertise, and facilities.  There are currently three phases of program development:

                            • Summer Internships:  UConn's Office of the Vice President for Research is administering the UConn-Innovate Stamford Internship Program to help connect talented students and Stamford businesses.  As part of a two-month internship, 50 UConn undergrads will work with Stamford companies in a variety of areas, such as marketing, engineering, digital media, and computer science.  Student interns receive a $5,000 stipend, as well as free accommodation in the UConn Stamford campus housing.
                            • Experiential Learning with Accelerators:  The second phase of the initiative will involve the establishment of accelerator teams. In this experiential learning program, students will be paired with a Stamford startup company and will delve deeper into the inner workings of such small businesses. The program will run through the academic year, and will involve attending an orientation class, spending 10-hours per week on a project outlined by the startup company, and completing corresponding assignments as a part of the experience. This program will build on the success of Accelerate UConn, an NSF I-Corps site run by the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the School of Business.
                            • UConn Technology Incubation Program (TIP):  The third phase will include an expansion of UConn's programs in customer discovery, technology transfer, venture development, and R&D support.  A key objective is to extend UConn's Technology Incubation Program through the creation of a fully-fledged physical incubator in Stamford.  This will strengthen Stamford's ability to attract, support, and grow early to mid-stage companies, and will encourage entrepreneurial and corporate engagement, global outreach to new talent, and industry partnerships.

                            For more information about the UConn-Innovate Stamford collaboration, contact:

                            Mark Aindow, PhD
                            Executive Director for Innovation,
                            External Engagement, and Industry Relations
                            m.aindow@uconn.edu
                            860.486.1339

                            Active and Pending Support

                            Also known as “Other Support” or “Current and Pending Support”

                            Generally, sponsors request information on active (current/awarded) and pending support to evaluate potential scientific and/or commitment overlaps. In asking for identification of “other support” in a grant application, a funding agency’s interests include, but are not limited to, identifying and eliminating duplication of funding for specific budgetary items, understanding the investigator’s capacity to complete projects (e.g., effort available), protect national security or economic interests, and assess potential conflicts of interest.

                            Active and pending support includes all financial resources whether funded through the University or not such as Federal, non-Federal, commercial or organizational support, available in direct support of an individual’s research endeavors, including, but not limited to, research grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or organizational awards. This includes research support from foreign governments or entities. Other support does not include training awards, prizes, or gifts.

                            National Institutes of Health (NIH)

                            In a letter issued by Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, the NIH asks institutions to “make sure that, in accordance with the NIH Grants Policy Statement, all applications and progress reports include all sources of research support, financial interests, and relevant affiliations.” The appropriate vehicle for such submission is the “Other Support” or “Active and Pending Support” sections of applications and reports. In providing this guidance, NIH specifically identified areas of concern, including:

                            1. Failure by some researchers working at NIH-funded institutions in the U.S. to disclose substantial resources from other organizations, including foreign governments, which threatens to distort decisions about the appropriate use of NIH funds.
                            2. Diversion of intellectual property in grant applications or produced by NIH-supported biomedical research to other entities, including other countries; and
                            3. In some instances, sharing of confidential information by peer reviewers with others, including in some instances with foreign entities, or otherwise attempting to influence funding decisions.

                            These concerns reinforce the importance of accurately disclosing active and pending support during the proposal process. Such disclosure needs to be submitted for all key personnel and needs to include all financial resources, whether federal, non-federal, industrial, non-profit, other universities or research institutions, both foreign and domestic, and sub-contracts.

                            As a reminder, applicants are required to indicate whether a grant project includes a “foreign component” in the proposal and if yes to include a justification document. If after award, an applicant wishes to add a foreign component prior NIH approval is required. A foreign component is defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section 1.2, as performance of any significant element or segment of the project outside the United States either by the recipient or by a researcher employed by or affiliated with a foreign organization, whether or not grant funds are expended.

                            See also Statement on Protecting the Integrity of U.S. Biomedical Research which concerns address the requirements to follow NIH Policy as it relates to other support, disclosure of foreign components and disclosure of financial interests.

                            National Science Foundation (NSF)

                            The National Science Foundation (NSF) expects that PIs and senior personnel will list any activity that provides funding to their work and/or a commitment of time by the individual in the same manner as described in the previous section for NIH using the Current and Pending section of proposals.

                            The National Science Foundation also requires that PIs submit information about collaborators and other affiliations for senior project personnel. This information is in addition to Current and Pending Support and may include advisor/advisee relations, coauthors, editorships, business or family relationships that are relevant to peer review. Templates for the tables in which these elements are reported are found in NSF’s Proposal & Awards Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

                            As a reminder, applicants are required to indicate whether a grant project includes “international activity” in the proposal. If international activity is contemplated after award, NSF prior approval is required.

                            Links and Resources

                            National Institutes of Health

                            “NIH Grants Policy Statement.”
                            https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/nihgps.pdf

                            “Other Support” in Grants & Funding.
                            https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/othersupport.htm

                            “Biosketch Format, Instructions and Samples.”
                            https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm

                            National Science Foundation

                            Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide
                            https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=papp

                            “Current and Pending Support”
                            https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg18_1/pappg_2.jsp#IIC2h

                            “Synergistic Activities”
                            https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg18_1/pappg_2.jsp#IIC2fid

                            “Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information” and link to “Frequently Asked Questions (bottom of page)
                            https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/coa.jsp

                            Interim Director of Research Compliance Services

                            Dear Colleagues,

                            Ms. Karen Moré, who currently serves as the Executive Program Director in support of the IACUC in the Office of the Vice President for Research for UConn’s Storrs and Regional Campuses, has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of Research Compliance Services (RCS).

                            As Interim Director, Karen will direct the day-to-day operations of RCS and provide leadership on University-wide programs and services for the research and teaching community. She will serve as a liaison to faculty, staff, students, and University leadership regarding matters related to research compliance issues.

                            For the past 8 years, Karen has managed the IACUC at UConn and has been an invaluable resource for faculty, students, and staff. Since joining the University in 1999, Karen has been an integral part of UConn’s program for the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching, and has been crucial to the University’s efforts to achieve and maintain AAALAC accreditation.

                            Karen brings extensive experience, expertise, and a history of collaboration and engagement with colleagues to this appointment. Please join me in thanking her for her continued service to UConn’s research community, and in congratulating her on this new position.
                            Regards,

                            Wesley G. Byerly, Pharm.D.
                            Associate Vice President

                            Office of the Vice President for Research
                            Research Integrity and Regulatory Affairs
                            University of Connecticut and UConn Health
                            263 FARMINGTON AVENUE, MC 1524
                            FARMINGTON, CT 06030
                            860.679.2230 Administrative Assistant
                            860.422.3978 Mobile Phone

                            NSF Proposal Overview

                            The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” it is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. It is tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. General information on NSF programs, guidelines and policies can be found on the NSF website.

                            NIH Proposal Overview

                            The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the nation’s medical research agency. For over a century, NIH has been making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.  NIH is comprised of 27 Institutes and Centers. Each has its own specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.  All but three of these Institutes and Centers receive their funding directly from Congress, and administer their own budgets.

                            NIH and other Public Health Service Agency applications may be submitted through either ASSIST or Grants.gov Workspace.  Submission via ASSIST is strongly recommended.

                             

                            Useful Links:

                            NIH Website

                            Program Deadlines

                            Unsolicited Program Applications – Parent Announcements

                            NIH Policies and Guidance

                            NIH Application Guide

                            NIH – FAQS

                            InfoEd for Proposals

                            InfoEd offers investigators and administrators easy access to a host of information regarding their sponsored projects. Key features include the ability to track project funding status, research compliance approval status and requested/awarded revenue. The Proposal Tracking module provides a single reference point for tracking all details related to proposal submissions.

                             

                            Useful links:

                            InfoEd eRA Portal

                            Login to InfoEd (Storrs)

                            Proposal Tracking

                            InfoEd – FAQS

                             

                            Internal Funding Recipients

                            Here in the Office of the Vice President for Research, we are justifiably proud of the faculty members and teams who seek and are awarded seed grants and other internal funding. These projects represent innovative work within their respective disciplines, as determined by a rigorous review process. They often include exciting interdisciplinary collaborations. And they all make valuable contributions to our shared mission of generating and disseminating knowledge, whether it is through groundbreaking scholarly publications; building important, externally-funded research programs; or great achievements in public engagement or creative endeavors.

                            We are grateful for the intellectual contributions these faculty members and teams have made through these projects and through the subsequent achievements that are unlocked these internal funding investments.

                            FY 2019 Award Recipients

                            Scholarship Facilitation Fund Fall 2018

                            The Fall 2018 SFF awardees are:

                            Daniel Adler, Anthropology
                            Tracking the Earliest Dispersal of Humans from Africa at Haghtanak-3, an Early Pleistocene Archaeological Site in Northern Armenia

                            Jorge Aguero, Economics and El Instituto
                            Can Inclusive Education Programs Reduce Racial and Gender Discrimination in the Labor Market?

                            Emma Amador, History (and El Instituto)
                            Contesting Colonial Citizenship

                            Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Animal Science
                            Early and sustained application of probiotics to improve growth and performance in chickens

                            Brian Aneskievich, Pharmaceutical Sciences
                            Publication of a Critical Evaluation of Current Literature, Emerging Trends, and Future Research Foci for the Anti-Inflammatory Protein TNIP1

                            Alfredo Angeles-Boza, Chemistry
                            Mechanistic Studies of N2 Binding and Activation

                            Alexander Anievas, Political Science
                            Legacies of Fascism: Race and the Far-Right in the Making of the Cold War

                            Saraswathi Bellur Thandaveshwara, Communication
                            Media Psychophysiology Lecture and Workshop

                            Pamela Brown, English
                            The Diva's Gift: The Italian Actress and the Shakespearean Stage

                            Brenda Brueggemann, English
                            Posting Mabel: An Epistolary Biography of Mabel Hubbard Bell

                            Clewiston Challenger, Educational Psychology
                            Dr. Challenger’s Transition to College Program for Student-Athletes (CTCPSA)

                            Chi-Ming Chen, Psychological Sciences
                            Neuronal oscillations in dysfunctions of obsessive-compulsive disorders

                            Ashwin Dani, Electrical and Computer Engineering
                            Visual Tracking Using Sparse Coding and Earth Mover’s Distance

                            Debanuj DasGupta, Geography
                            Precarious Transgender Subject and Shrinking Urban Spaces in Kolkata

                            Ana Maria Diaz-Marcos, Literatures, Cultures and Languages
                            Stages of Crisis: Spanish Women Playwrights in the 21st Century

                            Maria Gordina, Mathematics
                            Workshop "Functional inequalities in probability"

                            Solomiya Ivakhiv, Music
                            Singles and Doubles: Haydns, Mendelssohn and Hummel Double Concertos

                            Walter Krawec, Computer Science & Engineering
                            Numerical Tools for Practical Limited-Resource Quantum Cryptography

                            Maria LaRusso, Human Development and Family Studies
                            Intervening with Behaviorally Challenging Students in Schools: A Pilot Study of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions

                            Glen Macleod, English
                            Wallace Stevens and Surrealism—Public Lecture as part of “UConn Celebrates Wallace Stevens in Hartford”

                            Philip Mannheim, Physics
                            Sabbatical Research at Stanford University

                            Samuel Martinez, El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies
                            2018 Mead Lecture: "Immigration in the Time of Trump"

                            Deborah McDonald, Nursing
                            The Analgesic Adverse Drug Response Measure: Development and Psychometric Testing

                            Matthew McKenzie, History
                            Breaking the Banks: Representation and Reality in New England Fisheries, 1866-1966.

                            Liansu Meng, Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages
                            Man/Woman, Machine/Nature: Modern Chinese Poetry at the Intersection of Industrialism and Feminism (1915-1980)

                            Yonatan Morse, Political Science
                            Legislative Candidacy in Tough Environments: The Case of Cameroon

                            Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Statistics
                            Sabbatical Leave Fall 2018: Major Book Revision and Research Trips

                            Shayla Nunnally, Political Science
                            The Black Class Reunion Oral History Project

                            Kim Price-Glynn, Sociology
                            Contradictions of Caregiving: Negotiating Parenting, Child Care, and Labor

                            Sarah Reed, Animal Science
                            Alterations in insulin-like growth factor signaling in maternal and fetal placental tissues as a result of poor maternal nutrition

                            Barry Rosenberg, Art & Art History
                            Two International Centers for Contemporary Art: London and Paris

                            Marcus Rossberg, Philosophy and UConn Logic Group
                            Logic Group Colloquium

                            Susan Schneider, Philosophy
                            Designing the Mind: AI, Brain Enhancement, and the Nature of the Self

                            Matthew Singer, Political Science
                            PREPPS: The Political Representation, Parties and Presidents Survey

                            Christine Sylvester, Political Science
                            Commemorating War Defeat: Japan and Australia

                            Whitney Tabor, Psychology
                            Escape from Fraught States: Testing a Web-based Mechanism for the Study of Group Coordination

                            Brian Waddell, Political Science
                            Transcription of interview tapes

                            Lingling Wang, Finance
                            Textual Analysis on the Compensation Discussion and Analysis

                            Xiaodong Yan, Mathematics
                            Recent progress in multiscale nonlocal PDEs

                            Jing Zhao, Chemistry
                            Study of the electron transfer mechanism from colloidal quantum dots to molecular electron acceptors

                            Scholarship Facilitation Fund Spring 2019

                            The Spring 2019 SFF awardees are:

                            Emma Amador, History
                            Social Services and Puerto Rican Migration in the 20th Century

                            Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Geography
                            People's Attitudes Towards Fully Autonomous Vehicles

                            Michele Back, Education, Curriculum and Instruction
                            The Accuracy and Implications of Measurement in Schools (AIMS) Project

                            Hang Bai, Finance
                            Credit Risk Implications of Labor Market Fluctuations

                            William Berentsen, Geography
                            Geography Colloquium Series

                            Ellen Carillo, English
                            Recovering and Transforming the Pedagogy of Robert Scholes

                            Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Educational Leadership
                            Teaching through diversity: Faculty learning to teach racially and ethnically diverse college and university students

                            Anna Mae Duane, English
                            Educated for Freedom: Two Black Schoolmates who Grew up to Change a Slave Nation

                            Alexis Dudden, History
                            "Maritime Asia"

                            Tai-Hsi Fan, Mechanical Engineering
                            Publication Cost for an Invited Journal Paper

                            Megan Feely, School of Social Work
                            Mapping Critical Services for Connecticut Differential Response Cases

                            Patrick Hogan, English
                            Literary Universals Workshop

                            Jasna Jankovic, Materials Science and Engineering
                            International Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing and Characterization for Electrolyzers and Fuel Cells

                            Prakash Kashwan, Political Science
                            Role of Non-State Actors in Global Climate Negotiations

                            Charles Lansing, History
                            German Nazi Hunters and the Pursuit of Justice after the Holocaust

                            Eric May, Molecular and Cell Biology
                            15th annual North Eastern Structure Symposium (NESS)

                            Sohyun Park, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
                            Open-Access Journal Writing and Publication

                            Marcus Rossberg, Philosophy
                            UConn Logic Group — Annual Conference

                            Bhakti Shringarpure, English
                            Cold War Assemblages: Decolonization to Digital -- Book forthcoming with the Routledge Series on the Cultures of the Global Cold War.

                            Nancy Shoemaker, History
                            Inside Outside Soap: The History of a Global Composite

                            Sara Silverstein, History
                            Decoding telegrams that are a source for a book manuscript titled "Doctors as Diplomats: Revolutions in Internationalism and the Origins of Universal Health, 1918-1952"

                            Sandro Steinbach, Agricultural and Resource Economics
                            Understanding the global implications of China's import ban on plastic waste

                            Scott Stephenson, Geography
                            Climatic Responses to Future Trans-Arctic Shipping

                            Christine Sylvester, Political Science
                            Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

                            Nathaniel Trumbull, Geography
                            Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series, Univ. of Connecticut at Avery Point, Spring 2019

                            Anastasios Tzingounis, Physiology and Neurobiology
                            Videographic analysis of genetic mutants’ seizure like activity in a Drosophila model of epilepsy

                            Miriam Valdovinos, School of Social Work
                            The Accuracy and Implications of Measurement in Schools (AIMS) Project

                            Kumar Venkitanarayanan, Animal Science
                            A novel approach for controlling Enterohemorrhagic E. coli infection in humans

                            Simon White, Molecular and Cell Biology
                            Understanding viral evolution through structural analysis

                            Sebastian Wogenstein, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
                            Past, Present, Future – Human Rights in Contemporary German Jewish Literature

                            Steven Zinn, Animal Science
                            Effects of poor maternal diet on maternal and offspring circulating leptin and ghrelin

                            START Awardees Q1

                            The START 2018Q1 Awardees are:

                            Shakour Abuzneid, University of Bridgeport, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, $10,000
                            Dynamic Intrusion Detection System for the Internet-Of-Things Using Machine Learning

                            Ki Chon, University of Connecticut, Department of Biomedical Engineering, $10,000
                            Diabetic Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy Detection Using Principal Dynamic Mode and Electrodermal Activity

                            Puxian Gao, University of Connecticut, Department of Material Science and Engineering, $10,000
                            Cross-functional Membrane with Integrated Nanostructures for VOC Treatment in Buildings

                            Julia Irwin, Southern Connecticut State University, Department of Psychology, $10,000
                            Hearing Assessment in Response to Noise Screener (HeArS)

                            Challa Kumar, University of Connecticut, Department of Chemistry, $10,000
                            Novel Nanocarriers for Vaccine Delivery Against Infectious Bronchitis Virus

                            Baikun Li, University of Connecticut, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, $10,000
                            Wireless Milli-electrode Array (WiMEA) Sensor Prototype for Low-Cost, Real-time, in situ Continuous Measurement of Nitrogen Species in Wastewater

                            Todd Ryder, Southern Connecticut State University, Department of Chemistry, $10,000
                            Novel C3-heterocyclic Substituted Cephalosporin Analogs as Potential Antibacterial Drugs

                            Rajkumar Verma, University of Connecticut, Department of Neuroscience, $10,000
                            Purinergic Receptor P2X4 Inhibitors: Potential Treatment for Ischemic Stroke

                            Dennis Wright, University of Connecticut, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, $10,000
                            Guanidine-Derived Phosphate Prodrug Delivery System

                            George Wu, University of Connecticut, Department of Medicine, $10,000
                            Targeted Mitochondrial Transplantation for the Treatment of Liver Failure in an Animal Model

                            START Awardees Q2

                            The START 2018Q2 Awardees are:

                            Raman Bahal, University of Connecticut, Pharmaceutical Sciences, $10,000
                            Next generation short nucleic acis probes for targeting oncomiRs

                            Shafaeat Hossain, Southern Connecticut State University, Department of Computer Science, $10,000
                            Touch behavior-based automatic internet content filtering for child safety

                            Patrick Kumavor, University of Connecticut, Department of Biomedical Engineering, $9,130
                            Voice-Assisted Hands-Free Patient Bedside Communication Device

                            Cato Laurencin, University of Connecticut, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, $10,000
                            An injectable hydrogel to reduce the metal toxicity of metal-on-metal implants

                            Xiuling Lu, University of Connecticut, Pharmaceutical Sciences, $10,000
                            Inhibition of leukemic stem cells using doxorubicin-loaded nanoparticles

                            Gregory McVerry, Southern Connecticut State University, Curriculum and Learning, $10,000
                            ReVIEW talent feedback system

                            Mu-Ping Nieh, University of Connecticut, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, $10,000
                            Scalable, low-cost and targeted nanodisc: A universal oral drug carrier for cancer therapy

                            Linda Pescatello, University of Connecticut, Department of Kinesiology, $9,897
                            The Development of a Mobile Application for an Evidence-based Decision Support System to Prescribe Exercise for Adults with Multiple Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

                            Young Tang, University of Connecticut, Department of Animal Science, $9,999.76
                            Screening and identifying STAT3 inhibitors that effectively block the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection

                            START Awardees Q3

                            The START 2018Q3 Awardees are:

                            Sousan Arafeh, Southern Connecticut State University, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, $10,000
                            Life Landscape Planning: A Proposal to Prototype and Test a Proof-of-Concept-APP

                            James Dixon, University of Connecticut, Department of Psychological Sciences, $10,000
                            Firefighter Partner Locator

                            Candy Hwang, Southern Connecticut State University, Department of Chemistry, $10,000
                            Reducing Biofilm Formation by Disrupting Quorum Sensing in Implanted Medical Devices

                            Insoo Kim, University of Connecticut, Department of Medicine, $10,000
                            Digital Bear: Smartphone Application for Patients with Delirium

                            Xiuling Lu, University of Connecticut, Pharmaceutical Sciences, $10,000
                            Novel Sublingual Films for Medical Imaging Applications

                            Victoria Robinson, University of Connecticut, Molecular and Cell Biology, $10,000
                            Host-Pathogen Interactions Regulated by BipA for Antimicrobial Development

                            Miaowei Weng, Southern Connecticut State University, Department of World Languages and Literature, $10,000
                            Mysteries of History/Misterios de la historia: Game-Based Virtual Immersive Spanish Learning

                            Microbiome Research Seed Grants Awardees

                            The 2018 Microbiome Research Seed Grant awardees are:

                            Sarah Hird, Molecular and Cell Biology
                            Range-wide variation in the microbiome of an endangered wild songbird, the Saltmarsh Sparrow
                            Co-PIs: Chris Elphick

                            George Kuchel, Medicine
                            Microbiome plasticity and pathogenicity in older adults: Baselines of community dwelling adults
                            Co-PIs: Julie Robinson, Julia Oh

                            Convergence Awards for Research in Interdisciplinary Centers (CARIC)

                            The 2019 CARIC awardees are:

                            David Rowe, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development
                            Bed to Bench (BTB) Collaboration for Skeletal Research
                             
                            Yu Lei, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
                            Exposure, Health Effects, Sensing, and Remediation of Emerging Contaminants Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center

                            FY 2018 Award Recipients

                            Research Excellence Program Awardees

                            The 2018-2019 REP awardees are:

                            Andrei Alexandrescu, Molecular and Cell Biology - $49,907.20
                            Structure and Function of Phage L Decorator Protein
                            Co-PIs: Carolyn Teschke, Molecular and Cell Biology

                            Robert Bagchi, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - $49,930
                            Quantifying the Processes Linking Defaunation to Reduced Carbon Storage in Amazon Forests: Challenging Key Assumptions with Data Driven Models
                            Co-PIs: Erin Kuprewicz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

                            Ali Bazzi, Electrical and Computer Engineering - $49,431
                            Bayesian Modeling of Human Perception and Behavior in Vehicles Under Uncertainty
                            Co-PIs: Sabato Santaniello, Biomedical Engineering

                            Kelley Burke, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - $25,000
                            Development of an Elastomeric Tubular Scaffold for Esophageal Regeneration

                            Nicola Carpentieri, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages - $10,000
                            Towards a Digital Edition of the Canon Medicinae: Mental Health and the Brain in the Latin and Arabic Tradition

                            Kimberly Cuevas, Psychological Sciences - $25,000
                            A Longitudinal Analysis of the Neural Basis of Social Information Processing during Infancy and Early Childhood

                            Martha Cutter, English - $10,268
                            Deconstructing Slavery: The Lives and Afterlives of Henry Box Brown

                            Avinash Dongare, Materials Science and Engineering - $25,006.20
                            Scaling Relationships for Mesoscale Modeling of Shock Response of Energetic Materials

                            Elena Dormidontova, Physics - $25,000
                            Reversibly Associating Liquid Crystals

                            Jennifer Freeman, Educational Psychology - $24,847
                            Project STEP: Summarizing Teachers’ Effective Practices Web-based Application Development

                            Zheyin (Jane) Gu, Marketing - $10,000
                            Tuning Up Dynamic Product Positioning Strategies to Tune Out Individualized Social Bias in an Evolving Digitalized Consumer Social Network

                            Sarah Hird, Molecular and Cell Biology - $25,000
                            The Avian Microbiome Atlas

                            Kyounghae Kim, Nursing - $49,545.36
                            Development of a SPINE Mobile Application to Improve Low Back Pain Self-management
                            Co-PIs: Guoan Zheng, Biomedical Engineering

                            Sarah Knutie, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - $24,946
                            Relationships among Microbiota, Defenses, and Introduced Parasites of Galapagos Birds

                            Seok-Woo Lee, Materials Science and Engineering - $49,998.08
                            Metal-like Strong, but Foam-like Compliant Nanocomposites
                            Co-PIs: Ying Li, Mechanical Engineering

                            Ana Legrand, Plant Science and Lanscape Architecture - $49,887.84
                            Development of a Model System for Scouting Potato Leafhopper Using Unmanned Aerial System Technology
                            Co-PIs: Chandi Witharana, Natural Resources and the Environment

                            Yao Lin , Chemistry - $25,000
                            Mechanics of Processive Enzymes that Degrade Crystalline Polymers and Its Implications in Designing Macromolecular Machines

                            Michael Lynes, Molecular and Cell Biology - $25,000
                            Metallothionein’s Role as an Agent of Mammary Tumorigenesis

                            Jose Manautou, Pharmaceutical Sciences - $25,000
                            Multidrug Resistance-associated Protein 4 (Mrp4): A Novel Genetic Determinant in the Development of Fatty Liver Disease during Liver Regeneration

                            Laura Mauldin, Human Development and Family Studies - $24,764.29
                            A Qualitative Study of Disparities in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation

                            Daniel McCarron, Physics - $25,000
                            A Cryogenic Molecular Beam Source for Quantum Science

                            Eugene Pinkhassik, Chemistry - $50,000
                            Catch and Release of Nucleic Acids with Porous Nanocapsules
                            Co-PIs: Jessica Rouge, Chemistry

                            Nishith Prakash, Economics - $48,026.09
                            Social Ties and Bureaucratic Corruption
                            Co-PIs: Ray Fisman, Economics

                            Daisy Reyes, Sociology - $25,000
                            How Colleges Shape Latino Millennials’ Trajectories to Adulthood

                            Eric Rice, Music - $8762.50
                            A Recording of “Luther’s Deutsche Messe”

                            Victoria Robinson, Molecular and Cell Biology - $50,000
                            Harmonizing Physiology with Structural Biology Approaches to Define the Roles of the BipA GTPase in Bacterial Translation
                            Co-PIs: David Benson, Molecular and Cell Biology

                            Marie Smith, Pharmacy Practice - $49,999.61
                            Pharmacist E-Consult Service for Primary Care Medication Use and Safety (PCMUST): An Implementation Science Pilot Project
                            Co-PIs: Ofer Harel, Statistics

                            Young Tang, Animal Science - $49,999.80
                            Identification of Small Molecules to Prevent PRRSV Infection and Fine-Mapping of the Region in CD163 Critical for PRRSV Binding/Infection
                            Co-PIs: Antonia Garmendia, Pathobiology

                            Maxim Volgushev, Psychological Sciences - $49,920
                            The Role of Adenosine A1 Receptors in Learning Visual Tasks and Synaptic Plasticity in Visual Cortex
                            Co-PIs: Roslyn Fitch, Psychological Sciences

                            HaiYing Wang, Statistics - $24,999.60
                            Subdata Selection for Statistical Inference with Big Data and Rare Events Data

                            Liang Xiao, Mathematics - $18,972
                            Special Values of L-functions: New Geometric and Arithmetic Methods

                             

                            Scholarship Facilitation Fund Fall 2017

                            The Fall 2017 SFF awardees are:

                            Nathan Alder, Molecular and Cell Biology
                            Submission of Four-Year Study Accepted in High-Visibility Open Access Journal

                            Robert Astur, Psychological Sciences
                            Reducing Problematic Gambling in Undergraduates

                            Anna Bourgault, School of Nursing
                            Integration of Innovations and Health Solutions: Does it Matter?

                            Xiaomei Cong, School of Nursing
                            The Association of Genetic Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Symptoms in Young Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

                            Dennis D’Amico, Animal Science
                            Characterizing the Microbial Ecosystems of Traditional Farmstead Cheese Production and Their Roles in Microbial Transfer and Population Succession

                            Amanda Denes, Communication
                            Expanding Research on Post Sex Communication to Understudied Populations: Investigating Pillow Talk in Same-Sex Relationships and Heterosexual Married Couples

                            Rebecca Eckert, Curriculum and Instruction
                            Co-Teaching and Mathematical Discourse: Exploring Innovative Intersections to Support Students and Teachers in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

                            Michael Ego, Human Development and Family Studies
                            A Pilot Study: Measurement of Effectiveness of Baseball Reminiscence Program for Persons with Dementia in Cos Cob, CT

                            Christopher Elphick, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
                            How Will Social Factors Influence the Effectiveness of Common Conservation Strategies for Facilitating Ecosystems Migration?

                            Megan Feely, School of Social Work
                            Understanding the Relationship between the Activities of Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Well-Being of Children in Foster Care: A Preliminary Analysis

                            Michael Fendrich, School of Social Work
                            Analysis of a Faculty Survey Assessing the Impact of Trump's Executive Orders

                            Robert Fisher, School of Social Work
                            Developing a Community and University Partnership for Sustainable Community Organizing in Connecticut

                            Jon Gajewski, Linguistics
                            Bantu Language Informant for Field Methods Seminar

                            Norman Garrick, Civil and Environmental Engineering
                            The Car-less City in the Age of the Driverless Car

                            Jane Gordon and Cyrus Zirakzadeh, Political Science
                            A Political Companion to Richard Wright

                            Robin Greeley, Art & Art History
                            Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art

                            Mark Healey, History
                            The Shelter of Expertise: Planning, Politics, and Praxis at Colombia’s International Housing Lab, 1951-1966

                            Virginia Hettinger, Political Science
                            The Personal is Political: Gender and Political Ambition in College Students

                            Jonathon Klassen, Molecular and Cell Biology
                            Preliminary Characterization of the Firefly Microbiome and Its Role in the Transformation of Host Anti-predation Compounds

                            Ruth Lucas, School of Nursing
                            Testing the Prototypes of the Breastfeeding Diagnostic Device to Measure Sucking Microstructure during Breast and Bottle Feeding

                            Yangchao Luo, Nutritional Sciences
                            Development of an Organic Solvent-free Preparation of Solid Lipid Nanoparticles

                            Annette T. Maruca, School of Nursing
                            A Feasibility Study to Evaluate a Brief Intervention for Post-incarcerated Persons with Mental Illness in Community Halfway Houses

                            Steven Mellor, Psychological Sciences
                            Multiple Jobholders and Psychological Stress: An Empirical Test of a Moderated Mediation Model

                            Karen Menuz, Physiology & Neurobiology
                            RNASeq Identification of Cyp Enzymes Mediating Odor Degradation

                            John O’Donnell, Art & Art History
                            Neo-American Post-Teen Day-Dream

                            Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, El Instituto
                            Workshop and Robert G. Mead Jr. Annual Lecture

                            Victoria Robinson, Molecular and Cell Biology
                            North Eastern Structure Symposium (NESS). Through The Looking Glass: Inspecting Biological Processes by CryoEM

                            Lyle Scruggs, Political Science
                            Partisan Identity, (Mis)perceived Polarization, and Support for Climate Change Science and Policy

                            Jeff Seemann, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
                            Development of a Dynamic, Innovative, and Effective Faculty Research, Teaching, and Outreach Website

                            Luyi Sun, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
                            Publication in Science Advances, a Premium Open Access Journal for Maximum Impact

                            Andrea Voyer, Department of Sociology
                            Building the Emily Post Digital Corpus

                            Stephen Walsh, School of Nursing
                            Associations between IL-10 Gene Polymorphisms and Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

                            Yuping Zhang, Statistics
                            Joint Principal Trend Analysis for Longitudinal High-Dimensional Data

                            Scholarship Facilitation Fund Spring 2018

                            The Spring 2018 SFF awardees are:

                            Jorge Aguero, Economics
                            Does Educating Girls Promote Long-Run Economic Development? Evidence from Zimbabwe

                            Ellen Carillo, English
                            Teaching Readers in Post-Truth America

                            Andrea Celli, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
                            Hagar’s Suffering: A Counter-Reformist Subject. The Roman Patronage, and the Invention of 'Abrahamic Religions'

                            Amanda Denes, Communication
                            Testing the Moderating Effects of Genotypic Variation on the Brain Mechanisms of Empathy

                            Shareen Hertel, Political Science
                            Tethered Fates: Promoting Cooperation between Communities and Corporations

                            Stephanie Kennedy, School of Social Work
                            Attitudes Toward Ex-offenders: An Exploration of Felt and Enacted Stigma

                            Kyounghae Kim, School of Nursing
                            Factors Associated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Administration: Findings of a Retrospective Study of Pediatric Clinics in Connecticut

                            Alexander Kovner, Physics
                            Quasi Collectivity in Proton-proton Collisions at High Energy

                            Brenda Kurz, School of Social Work
                            The Development of an Interprofessional Pain Management Group Using Interviews with Key Informants

                            Fred Lee, Political Science
                            Extraordinary Racial Politics: Four Events in the Informal Constitution of the United States

                            Seok-woo Lee, Materials Science and Engineering
                            Superelasticity and Cryogenic Linear Shape Memory Effects of CaFe2As2

                            Kathryn Libal, School of Social Work
                            Citizen Mobilization and New Solidarities Opposing European and US Restrictionism

                            Margaret Lloyd, School of Social Work
                            Assessing CAPTA State Plans: A Policy Implementation Evaluation

                            James Magnuson, Psychological Sciences
                            Interaction in Spoken Word Recognition Models: Feedback Helps

                            Samuel Martínez, El Instituto
                            2018 Eyzaguirre Lecture: Professor Fernando Rosenberg, Brandeis

                            Melissa McKinney, Natural Resources and the Environment
                            Validating a Commercially Available Canine Multiplex Cytokine Assay Kit to Measure and Quantify Polar Bear Cytokines

                            Stuart Miller, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
                            From Temple to Home to Community: The Survival and Transformation of Ancient Jewish Life in the Wake of Destruction

                            Spencer Nyholm, Molecular and Cell Biology
                            Reproductive System Symbiotic Bacteria are Conserved between Two Distinct Populations of Euprymna scolopes from Oahu, Hawaii

                            Michael Orwicz, Art and Art History
                            Museums of Memory: Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Latin America

                            Linda Pescatello, Kinesiology
                            Using the Immediate Blood Pressure Benefits of Exercise to Improve Exercise Adherence: A Pilot Study (PULSE)

                            Daisy Reyes, Sociology
                            How Colleges Shape Latino Experiences Before and After Graduation

                            Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, School of Social Work
                            Stewarding the Social Work Profession in the Area of Diversity: The Role of Doctoral Education

                            Ilya Sochnikov, Physics
                            Conference: Entangled Orders and Quantum Criticality

                            Angela Starkweather, School of Nursing
                            An Exploratory Analysis of Circulating Endocannabinoid-related Lipidome Associated with the Transition from Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain

                            Scott Stephenson, Geography
                            Geography Colloquium Series

                            Steven Szczepanek, Pathobiology
                            Role of the AP-1 Transcription Factors in Long-term Immunity to Pneumococcal Vaccines

                            Judith Thorpe, Art and Art History
                            Like A Whisper, Limited Edition Portfolio, by the Hadrian’s Wall Working Group

                            Nathaniel Trumbull, Geography
                            Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series, Avery Point Campus

                            Miriam Valdovinos, School of Social Work
                            Health Effects Related to Intimate Partner Violence Impacting Undocumented Latina Immigrant Women

                            Ryan Watson, Human Development and Family Studies
                            LGBTQ+ Sexual Health: Foundational Investigations for Improving Health & Well-being of Vulnerable Populations

                            SPARK Awardees

                            The SPARK 2017-2018 awardees are:

                            Dr. Douglas Adamson, UConn, Department of Chemistry
                            Graphene Based Conductive Ink

                            Dr. Ketan Bulsara, UConn Health, Department of Neurosurgery
                            Making Health Care Safer by Eliminating Air Bubbles in Patient Infusions

                            Dr. Caroline Dealy, UConn Health, Department of Reconstructive Sciences, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Cell Biology
                            A Personalized Medicine Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

                            Dr. Kazunori Hoshino, UConn, Department of Biomedical Engineering
                            Smart Flow Monitor System for a Cerebral Shunt

                            Dr. George Lykotrafitis, UConn, Department of Mechanical Engineering
                            Whole Blood Micro-Rheometer

                            Dr. Jeffrey McCutcheon, UConn, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
                            3D Printed Desalination Membranes: The World’s First Intrinsically Anti-fouling Reverse Osmosis Membrane

                            Dr. Gregory Sotzing, UConn, Department of Chemistry
                            Development of Electrochromics – One Layer Assembly and Role of Atmospheric Contaminants on Optical Properties and Longevity

                            Dr. Xichun Tian, UConn, Department of Animal Science
                            A New Paradigm in Sperm Sorting for Sex Selection

                            Dr. Guoan Zheng, UConn, Department of Biomedical Engineering
                            Rapid Autofocusing Module for Whole Slide Imaging and Live-cell Microscopy

                            Microbiome Research Seed Grants Awardees

                            The 2018 Microbiome Research Seed Grant awardees are:

                            Marcy Balunas, Pharmaceutical Sciences
                            A Unique Host‐Microbe Symbiosis as a Novel Source of New Antifungal Drug Leads
                            Co-PIs: Spencer Nyholm

                            Blanka Rogina, Genetics and Genome Sciences
                            The Role of Microbiome in Longevity Extension of Indy Flies
                            Co-PIs: Nichole Broderick

                            Michael Willig, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
                            Biodiversity Gradients of Symbiotic Bacterial Communities in Tropical Gastropods
                            Co-PIs: Joerg Graf

                            FY 2017 Award Recipients

                            Research Excellence Program Awardees

                            The 2017-2018 REP awardees are:

                            Jeffrey Aeschlimann, Pharmacy Practice - $49,458.10
                            Determining the Prevalence of Newly Described Trimethoprim Resistance Elements in United States Clinical Isolates of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
                            Co-PIs: Michael Nailor, Pharmacy Practice; Dennis Wright, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Stephanie Reeve, Pharmaceutical Sciences

                            Kyle Baumbauer, School of Nursing - $50,000
                            The Role of ASIC3 in Nociceptor Sensitization Following Spinal Cord Injury
                            Co-PI: Erin Young, School of Nursing

                            Christopher Blesso, Nutritional Sciences - $24,990.04
                            Defining the Impact of Dietary Sphingomyelin on Lipopolysaccharide Translocation and Inflammation

                            Xu Chen, Mechanical Engineering - $49,999.12
                            Mechatronics and Modeling of an Open-Protocol Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing System
                            Co-PI: Rainer Hebert, Materials Science and Engineering

                            Amanda Denes, Communication - $45,331.23
                            Can Social Support Mitigate the Stress of Weight Management? Investigating Physiological Stress Responses to Couples’ Communication about Weight Loss
                            Co-PI: Amy Gorin, Psychology

                            Caitlin Elsaesser, School of Social Work - $50,000
                            Understanding Aggressive Social Media Interactions among Youth Living in Violent Neighborhoods
                            Co-PIs: Desmond Patton, Christine Ohannessian

                            Nathan Fiala, Agricultural and Resource Economics - $43,819.46
                            Wheels of Change: Impact of Cycles on Female Education and Empowerment in Zambia
                            Co-PI: Nishith Prakash

                            Bernard Goffinet, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - $49,940.34
                            Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Closely Related Mosses with Contrasting Architectural Complexities
                            Co-PI: Jill Wegrzyn

                            Dalié Jiménez, School of Law - $25,000
                            Connecticut Financial Distress Research Project

                            Nicole Landi, Psychological Sciences - $25,000
                            Neural Basis of Text Processing in Specific Reading Comprehension Deficit

                            Elaine Chuoung-Hee Lee, Kinesiology - $40,000
                            Intriguing Roles of tRNAs as Stress Signals and Metabolic Regulators in Stress- resilient, Long-lived C. elegans Strains
                            Co-PI: Rachel O'Neill

                            Juliet Lee, Molecular and Cell Biology - $25,000
                            The Application of Zebrafish Transgenics to Study the Role of Mechanosensing in the Regulation Cell Movement

                            Lindsey Lepley, Kinesiology, $49,995
                            Neural and Morphological Alterations After Non-Invasive ACL Rupture: Identifying Modifiable Risk Factors of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis
                            Co-PI: Sarah Reed

                            Baikun Li, Civil and Environmental Engineering - $49,999.80
                            “Band-aid Battery” – Energy Scavenging from Human Sweat for Wearable Sensors
                            Co-PIs: Lei Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Linda Pescatello, Kinesiology

                            Diane Lillo-Martin, Linguistics - $24,998.04
                            Relations between Language Experience and Outcomes for Deaf Children

                            David Lund, Marine Sciences - $24,995.40
                            Explosive Submarine Volcanism during Glacial Terminations: New Sediment Archives from the Global mid-ocean Ridge System

                            James Magnuson, Psychological Sciences - $49,945
                            Bridging Funds for Computational Modeling: Language Processing, Development, and Impairment
                            Co-PIs: Jay Rueckl, Psychological Sciences; Kevin Brown, Biomedical Engineering

                            Samuel Martínez, Anthropology & Institute for Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies - $15,363
                            Coverage of Haiti in the Dominican Republic’s Daily Newspapers: A Content Analysis
                            Co-PI: Thomas Craemer, Public Policy

                            Christin Munsch, Sociology - $49,347.06
                            Marital Status Discrimination: Evidencing Employment Bias
                            Co-PI: Janet Barnes-Farrell, Psychological Sciences

                            Michael Pettes, Mechanical Engineering - $25,000
                            Development of a Scientific Instrument for Accurate High-Throughput Characterization of Thermoelectric Properties

                            Eugene Pinkhassik, Chemistry - $50,000
                            Through-shell Communication in Cell-mimicking Rotaxane-like Structures
                            Co-PIs: Christian Brueckner, Chemistry; Sergey Dergunov, Chemistry

                            James Rusling, Chemistry - $50,000
                            Highly Selective Protein-Binding Nanoparticles for Biomolecule Purifications
                            Co-PI: Steven Suib, Chemistry

                            Valérie Saugera, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages - $5,000
                            Louchébem: Chronicling the Parisian Butchers’ Jargon

                            Luyi Sun, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - $25,000
                            Self-monitoring and Self-healing Smart Epoxy Nanocomposites

                            Julia Valla, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - $24,999.04
                            Production of Renewable Aviation Fuels from Gas-phase Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of Biomass Pyrolysis Vapors

                            Huanzhong Wang, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture - $25,000
                            Vascular Meristem Initiation and Activity in Plant Stem

                            Ryan Watson, Human Development and Family Studies - $39,824.80
                            An Intersectional Approach to Advance Understanding of School Achievement, Health Behaviors, and Family Experiences of LGBTQ Youth
                            Co-PI: Rebecca Puhl

                            Michael Willig, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - $50,000
                            Variation in the Composition and Structure of Microbiomes of Tropical Bats: Multiple Dimensions of Biodiversity in Complex Symbiotic Systems
                            Co-PI: Joerg Graf, Molecular and Cell Biology

                            Wei Zhang, Civil and Environmental Engineering - $25,000
                            Modeling and Validation of Short Fatigue Crack Growth for Multiscale Damage Prognosis

                            Scholarship Facilitation Fund Fall 2016

                            The Fall 2016 SFF awardees are:

                            Zehra Arat, Political Science
                            Human Rights Discourse and Policies in Turkey, 1923-2017

                            Michele Back, Curriculum and Instruction
                            Translation and Editing of a Multi-authored Volume on Race and Racialized Discourse in Peru

                            Alexis Boylan, Art and Art History
                            “The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941) and the Persuasion of Portraiture” Writers’ Retreat

                            Alaina Brenick, Human Development and Family Studies
                            An Examination of the Unique Experiences of, Consequences of, and Effective Responses to Discriminatory Bullying of Latino Immigrant Youth

                            Kevin Brown, Biomedical Engineering
                            Publication of an Algorithm for Separation of Mixed Sparse and Gaussian Sources

                            Anne Dailey, School of Law
                            Analyzing Law: Law and Psychoanalysis in the Twenty-first Century

                            Linda Halgunseth, Human Development and Family Studies
                            Examining the Effectiveness of Immigrant Parents’ Responses to their Children’s Bullying Experiences in Middle School

                            Jason Hancock, Physics
                            Exploring Light/Sound Energy Conversion Using Negative Thermal Expansion Materials

                            Patrick Hogan, English
                            The Literary Universals Project

                            Kazunori Hoshino, Biomedical Engineering
                            Cloud Microscopy: Internet-based 3D Live Cell Observation and Manipulation for STEM Education

                            Prakash Kashwan, Political Science
                            Democracy in the Woods: Social Justice and Environmental Conservation in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

                            Stephanie Kennedy, School of Social Work
                            The Relationship between Childhood Polyvictimization and Subsequent Interpersonal and Behavioral Health Outcomes for Incarcerated Women

                            Anna Lindemann, Digital Media and Design
                            Theory of Flight: An Art-science Performance

                            Earl MacDonald, Music
                            Bringing An Audio Recording of Original Jazz Works to Publication

                            Jiff Martin, Extension
                            Local Foods Target Audience Research

                            Micki McElya, History
                            Liberating Beauty: Feminism, the Civil Rights Movement, and Miss America (book)

                            Kelley Newlin Lew, Nursing
                            Jordan-United States Partnership to Combat Diabetes

                            Nishith Prakash, Economics & Human Rights Institute
                            Crime and Punishment: The Role of Women Police Stations in India

                            Eric Rice, Music
                            A Commercial Recording Entitled “Il Nozze in Baviera: Orlando di Lasso’s Music for the 1568 Wedding of Wilhelm V of Bavaria and Renate of Lorraine” Exploring Race and Sexuality in 16th-Century Europe

                            David Richards, Political Science
                            Torture, Incorporated: Inside the Business of Torture

                            Blanca Rincon, Educational Leadership
                            The STEM Race Transfer Gap? Examining STEM Transfer Rates for Connecticut Community College Students

                            Sabato Santaniello, Biomedical Engineering
                            2016 Neuroscience at Storrs Symposium

                            Valerie Saugera, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
                            Louchébem: The Parisian Butchers’ Jargon is Still Alive

                            Angela Starkweather, Nursing
                            Optimizing Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain

                            Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Political Science & El Instituto
                            Collection of US Territorial Citizenship and Status Legislative Summaries

                            Lisa Werkmeister Roza, Social Work
                            The Manualization of an Innovative Church-based Diabetes Prevention and Self-Care Management Program

                            Cristina  Wilson, Social Work
                            Understanding the Role of Teachers in Buffering the Relationship between Stress and Self-regulation in Hispanic and African American Preschoolers

                            Scholarship Facilitation Fund Spring 2017

                            The Spring 2017 SFF awardees are:

                            Marcy Balunas, Pharmaceutical Sciences
                            Genomic, Chemical, and Antimicrobial Analyses of Unique Host-microbe Symbioses

                            Ali Bazzi, Electrical and Computer Engineering
                            Current Modulation and Demodulation for Fault Prediction and Diagnosis of Electric Machines

                            Christopher Blesso, Nutritional Sciences
                            Defining the Role of the HDL Receptor, SR-B1, in Adipocyte Lipid Metabolism and Inflammation

                            Mary Burke, English
                            The Cottage, The Castle, and The Couture Cloak: Irish Fashion Marketing and Design, c. 1952-1969

                            Joseph Cooper, Educational Leadership
                            An Examination of the Influence of a Faculty-Led Mentoring Program at Predominantly White Institution (PWI) on Black and Latino Male Graduates’ College and Post-College Experiences

                            Dipak Dey, Statistics
                            Harnessing Big Data Through Statistical Modeling

                            Jeffrey Dudas, Political Science
                            Raised Right: Fatherhood in Modern American Conservatism

                            Caitlin Elsaesser, School of Social Work
                            Advancing Knowledge of the Consequences of Youth Violence Exposure

                            Jeffrey Fisher, InCHIP
                            CHIP Lecture Series Spring Semester 2017

                            Bruce Hedman, Mathematics
                            Jungian Interpretations of Haida Myths, Totems, and Carvings

                            Erik Hines, Educational Psychology
                            Understanding the Impact of Education Abroad on African American Students’ Academic and Social Experiences

                            James Kaufman, Educational Psychology
                            Pilot Data Collection for New Self-Report Creativity Measure

                            Kyounghae Kim, Nursing
                            Receipt of Survivorship Care Plans and Pain Control among Cancer Survivors: The Moderating Role of Perceived Discrimination in Health Care

                            Clare King’oo, English
                            William Tyndale's Obedience: Sixteenth-Century Copies in Northeast US Libraries

                            Samuel Martinez, El Instituto & Anthropology
                            Anti-Haitianism in the Dominican Republic: A Biopolitical Turn?

                            Rebecca Puhl, UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity & Human Development and Family Studies
                            Meet Me at the Crossroads: Weight Stigma at the Intersections of Race and Gender

                            Louise Reagan, Nursing
                            A Study to Evaluate Feasibility and Acceptability of a Diabetes Survival Skills + (DSS+) Training Intervention for Incarcerated Persons Transitioning to the Community (TTC)

                            UConn Logic Group
                            Logic Colloquium and Annual Logic Lecture

                            Marcus Rossberg, Philosophy
                            Essays on Frege's Basic Laws of Arithmetic

                            Joel Salisbury, Digital Media and Design
                            Antibiotics in Resource-Limited Settings (ABXinRLS) App

                            Gregory Semenza, English
                            Powell and Pressburger's War: The Archers and WW2 Propaganda

                            Ilya Sochnikov, Physics
                            Enrolling Minority Graduate Students

                            Scott Stephenson, Geography
                            Geography Colloquium Series

                            Ian Stevenson, Psychological Sciences
                            Estimating Short-term Synaptic Plasticity from Pre- and Post-synaptic Spiking

                            Judith Thorpe, Art and Art History
                            Ecstasy: From the Series, The Passions, Photography by Judith Thorpe

                            Brian Waddell, Political Science
                            What American Government Does

                            Ryan Watson, Human Development and Family Studies
                            Addressing the Concerns and Needs of UConn Trans Students via a Partnership of UConn Researchers and Community Stakeholders

                            Sarah Willen, Anthropology
                            "Indignity and Indignation: Migrant Lives on Israel’s Margins

                            Steven Wisensale, Human Development and Family Studies
                            Baseball Diplomacy in Japan - U.S. Relations: A Focus on Four of Major League Baseball's Goodwill Tours between 1931 and 1953

                            Sebastian Wogenstein, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
                            Prophets and Heretics: Human Rights and the German Literary Imagination

                            Peng Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering
                            SD2N: Software-Defined Urban Distribution Network for Smart Cities

                            FY 2016 Award Recipients

                            Research Excellence Program Awardees

                            The 2016-2017 REP awardees are:

                            Michele Baggio, Economics, $22,200
                            Alcohol, Munchies, and Risky Sexual Behavior: Unintended Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws

                            Jonathan Bobaljik, Linguistics, $13,180
                            Kyrgyz Comparative Grammatical Analysis - Phase I

                            Kelly Burke, PI, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, $25,000
                            Engineering Biomaterial Interfaces for Inflammation Modulation

                            Jeffrey Burke, PI, Psychology, $24,986
                            The Development of an Irritability Treatment Module for Children
                            Co-PIs: Marianne Barton

                            Baki Cetegen, Mechanical Engineering, $25,000
                            An Experimental Apparatus for Continuous Operation of a Rotating Detonation Engine

                            Sandra Chafouleas, Educational Psychology, $24,059
                            Increasing Capacity for Partnerships Across Education and Health: Developing Guiding Blueprints for Implementation of Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Framework
                            Co-PIs: Carol Polifroni, Michele Femc-Bagwell

                            Richard Christenson, Civil & Environmental Engineering, $50,000
                            Creating New Opportunities for International Research in Disaster Science
                            Co-PIs: Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet, William Ouimet

                            Lindsay Distefano, Kinesiology, $47,000
                            Comprehensive High School Sport Safety: A Personalized Approach for the Local Implementation of Best Practice Initiatives
                            Co-PIs: Tania Huedo-Medina, Douglas J. Casa, Rebecca L. Stearns, Robert Huggins

                            Melanie Fewings, Marine Sciences, $33,745
                            Diurnal and Tidal Variations in Heating, Wind Stress, and Carbon Fluxes from a Subtropical Marsh: Does Uptake of Carbon Dioxide by Marshes Depend on the Timing of Low Tide Relative to Local Noon?
                            Co-PIs: James Edson, Craig Tobias

                            Roslyn Fitch, Psychology, $49,933
                            Early Markers and Prediction of IDD-related Outcomes in a Neonatal HI Model
                            Co-PIs: Ted Rosenkrantz

                            Adrian Garcia-Sierra, Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, $19,929
                            The Neural Benefits of Bilingualism:  Does the Amount and Quality of Language Input Matter?
                            Co-PIs: Nairan Ramirez-Esparza, Erika Skoe

                            Robin Grenier, Educational Leadership, $15,754
                            Museums and Civic Discourse: History, Current Practice and Future Prospects
                            Co-PIs: Clarissa Ceglio, Joel Salisbury

                            Hans Dam Guerrero, Marine Sciences, $24,747
                            Evolution Across a Thermal Gradient: Local Adaptation, Plasticity and Gene Flow in a Pelagic Copepod

                            Kyle Hadden, Pharmaceutical Sciences, $25,000
                            Developing Small Molecule Probes for the Chromatin Remodeler ATRX

                            Gideon Hartman, Anthropology, $45,126
                            Where Have All the Birds Gone? Using Stable Isotopes to Solve the Mysterious Decline in Migratory Insectivorous Bird Populations
                            Co-PIs: Margaret Rubega

                            Kazunori Hoshino, Biomedical Engineering, $50,000
                            Development of High-Throughput Analytical Platform for Circulating Tumor Cell Detection
                            Co-PIs: Dr. Guoan Zhang, Dr. Susan Tannenbaum

                            Seok-Woo Lee, PI, Materials Science & Engineering, $25,000
                            Giant Pseudo-elasticity of High Temperature Superconductor CaFe2As2

                            Margo Machida, Art & Art History, $10,000
                            Trans-Pacific Connections: Art, Asian America and Asian Australia

                            Mu-Ping Nieh, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, $50,000
                            Scalable One-Pot Theranostic Nanodiscs Formulations for Cancer Targeting
                            Co-PIs: Sangamesh G. Kumbar, Elena Dormidontova

                            Mark Peczuh, Chemistry, $50,000
                            A Post-Glycosylation Diversification Strategy to Develop Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis
                            Co-PIs: Dennis Wright, Victoria Robinson

                            David Pierce, Mechanical Engineering, $50,000
                            Multiscale Mechanics of Cartilage to Understand Evolving Osteoarthritis
                            Co-PIs: George Lykotrafitis

                            Janet Pritchard, Art & Art History, $8,975
                            More Than Scenery: Yellowstone, an American Love Story

                            Alexia Smith, Anthropology, $24,996
                            Examining the Modern and Ancient Morphological and Genetic Diversity of Grape in Armenia

                            Jianjun Sun, Physiology & Neurobiology, $25,000
                            Secretory Gland Formation and Function in Female Reproductive Tract

                            Stephen Swallow, PI, Agricultural & Resource Economics, $49,716
                            Ecosystem Services across Gradients of Human-Driven Degradation: An Interdisciplinary Pursuit Regarding Thresholds, Hysteresis, Restoration, and Economic Benefits
                            Co-PIs: Charles Towe, Chris Elphick, Timothy Vadas, Pengfei Liu

                            Savas Tasoglu, Mechanical Engineering, $50,000
                            Mobile Low-Cost Device for Circulating Tumor Cell Detection
                            Co-PIs: Guoan Zheng

                            Beth Taylor, PI, Kinesiology,$49,922
                            Weight Stigma in Obese Women:  Assessing How an Acute Exposure to Stigma Negatively Impacts Cardiovascular Health
                            Co-PIs: Linda S. Pescatello, Rebecca M. Puhl

                            Timothy Vadas, Civil & Environmental Engineering, $49,987
                            Water Quality and Crop Concerns with Reclaimed Water for Greenhouse Agricultural
                            Production
                            Co-PIs: Rosa Raudales

                            Paulo Verardi, Pathobiology & Veterinary Science, $25,000
                            Rapid Development and Testing of a Recombinant Vaccinia Virus Expressing the E Protein of Zika Virus as a Vaccine Against a Significant Emerging Infectious Disease

                            Lei Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering, $25,000
                            Information-Theoretic Foundation of Cyber-Physical Systems

                            Eiling Yee, Psychology, $22,263
                            The Role of the Hippocampus in Understanding Abstract Concepts

                            Yuping Zhang, Statistics, $23,303
                            Statistical Learning Methods for Massive Multivariate Data
                            Co-PIs: Dipak Dey

                            Xinyu Zhao, Mechanical Engineering, $24,999
                            Direct Temperature Comparison Between Experiments and Computations through High-fidelity Radiation Modeling in Fire

                            Guoan Zheng, Biomedical Engineering, $25,000
                            Development and Commercialization of $100 Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) Add-on Kit for Gigapixel High-Throughput Microscopy

                            Scholarship Facilitation Fund Fall 2015

                            The Fall 2015 SFF awardees are:

                            Ruth Braunstein, Sociology
                            Progressive Religion and Social Activism: New Approaches to Understanding Faith and Politics in America

                            Tutita Casa, Curriculum & Instruction
                            Preliminary Research on the Development of a PD e-Guide

                            Thomas Cooke, Geography
                            Internal Migration in the Developed World: Are We Becoming Less Mobile?

                            Thomas Cooke, Geography
                            Purchase Restricted Use Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data

                            Martha Cutter, English
                            No Captive to the Stage: The Life and Performance Art of Henry Box Brown

                            Inge-Marie Eigsti, Psychology
                            Language Comprehension and Brain Function in Individuals with an Optimal Outcome from Autism

                            Erica Fernandez, Educational Leadership
                            Do you hear what I hear? Do you see what I see?: Perceptions of Parental Engagement

                            Linda Halgunset, Human Development/Family Studies
                            Parenting Risk and Protective Factors of Childhood Obesity: An Examination Across Two Countries

                            Deneen Hatmaker, Public Policy
                            Leadership and Innovation in the Public Sector

                            Thomas Hayes, Political Science
                            Consumerism and Support for Redistribution

                            Caroline Kaeb, Marketing
                            Mapping the Human Rights Mindset of Corporations: An Empirical Study

                            Colin Leach, Psychology
                            To Whom do Black Lives Matter? Reactions to Group Devaluation, Mind and Body

                            David Lund, Marine Sciences
                            Long Term Variations in Atmospheric CO2:  Testing the Oceanic Driver Hypothesis

                            Earl MacDonald, Music
                            The Recording of New, Original Works for 10-piece Jazz Ensemble

                            Laura Mauldin, Human Development/Family Studies
                            A Mixed Methods Investigation of Disparities in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Outcomes

                            Deborah McDonald, Nursing
                            Increased Physical Activity and Decreased Pain in Older Adults: A Pilot Test of the Effect of Therapeutic Reminiscence

                            Melissa McKinney, Natural Resources and the Environment
                            Using Fatty Acid Signatures to Quantify Killer Whale Diets: Insight from Analysis of Full-depth Blubber Profiles of Captive Killer Whales

                            Amy Mobley, Nutritional Sciences
                            Through a Closer Lens: Do Cohabiting Parents of Young Children Interpret, Perceive and Cope with Household Food Security Issues Differently?

                            Christin Munsch, Sociology
                            The Interaction of Masculine Status and Masculinity Threat on Compensatory Attitudes and Behavior

                            Letitia Naigles, Psychology
                            Setting Linguistic Parameters: An IPL Study

                            Kelley Newlin-Lew, Nursing
                            Nutrition and Exercise Patterns in Nicaraguan Ethnic Minority Youth

                            Akiko Nishiyama, Physiology & Neurobiology
                            Using iTRAQ Differential Proteomics to Identify Targets of a Novel Compound that Decreases Platelet-derived Growth Factor Receptor Transcription and Inhibits Cell Proliferation

                            Daisy Reyes, Sociology
                            Disparate Lessons: How Stratification in Higher Education Shapes Latinos

                            Frederick Roden, English
                            Recovering Jewishness: Modern Identities Reclaimed

                            Marcus Rossberg, Philosophy
                            UConn Logic Group: Logic Colloquium

                            James Stark, Law
                            Towards a Better Understanding of Lawyers Judgmental Biases in Client Representation: The Need for Cognitive Closure

                            Steven Szczepanek, Pathobiology & Veterinary Science
                            Fungal Metagenomic Analysis of Wild Snakes with Snake Fungal Disease in CT

                            Savas Tasoglu, Mechanical Engineering
                            Magnetic Levitational Assembly for Living Material Fabrication

                            Anastasios Tzingounis, Physiology & Neurobiology
                            The Role of cAMP Microenvironments in Regulating SK Channels in Neurons

                            Eduardo Urios-Aparisi, Literatures, Cultures & Languages
                            Museum Picasso in Paris and Archival Work on Picasso's Writings

                            Cristina Wilson, Social Work
                            Understanding the Influence of Child Gender on Puerto Rican Fathers Parenting

                            Scholarship Facilitation Fund Spring 2016

                            The Spring 2016 SFF awardees are:

                            Douglas Casa, Kinesiology
                            Exertional Heat Illness (EHI) Response, Recovery & Return

                            Rosa Chinchilla, Literatures, Cultures and Languages
                            Women, Nobility and Poets: Navigating in Early Modern Spanish Courts

                            Martha Cutter, English and Africana Studies
                            The Illustrated Slave: Antislavery Books, Empathy, and the Graphic Culture of the Transatlantic Abolition Movement, 1800-1852

                            Laurie Devaney, Kinesiology
                            Inclinometric Measurement of Dorsal Kyphosis: A Criterion Validity Study

                            Michael Fendrich, School of Social Work
                            From Mass Incarceration to Smart Decarceration:  Towards a Collaborative Research Agenda @UConn

                            Jeffrey Fisher, Center for Health, Intervention, & Prevention (CHIP)
                            CHIP Lecture Series Spring Semester 2016

                            Anne Marie Garran, School of Social Work
                            STEM, Institutional Bias, and Retention of Women of Color in Higher Education

                            Yan Geng, Art and Art History/Asian and Asian American Studies
                            Space, Power, and Memory: China’s Socialist Art and Architecture in Transcultural Perspective

                            Kristen Govoni, Animal Science
                            Publication in BMC Genomics: Poor Maternal Nutrition During Gestation Alters the Expression of Genes Involved in Muscle Development and Metabolism in Lambs

                            Robin Greeley, Art and Art History
                            An Aesthetics of the Grotesque: Leonel Góngora, Nueva Presencia and Mexico’s Cold War Cultural Politics

                            Daniel Hershenzon, Literatures, Cultures and Languages
                            Captivity, Commerce, and Communication: Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean

                            Ji-Young Lee, Nutritional Sciences
                            Regulation of Adipose Tissue Fibrosis by Astaxanthin

                            Jacqueline Loss, Literatures, Cultures and Languages
                            Finotype

                            Margo Machida, Art and Art History
                            Trans-Pacific Connections: Art, Asian America and Asian Australia

                            Stephanie Mazerolle, Kinesiology
                            Factors Influencing Women Athletic Trainers to Select Careers in Higher Education and Finding Academic Balance

                            Akiko Nishiyama, Physiology and Neurobiology
                            Investigating NG2 Glia-to-Neuron Communication by Inactivating Glial Exocytosis Machinery

                            Michael Orwicz, Art and Art History
                            Sabbatical Project: Frederic Edwin Church’s Humboldtian Vision: Landscape Painting and Modernity Along Colombia’s Magdalena River

                            Linda Pescatello, Kinesiology
                            Using the Immediate Blood Pressure Benefits of Exercise to Improve Exercise Adherence

                            Jeremy Pressman, Political Science
                            U.S. Senate Hearings, Gender, and Universities

                            Janet Pritchard, Art and Art History
                            More Than Scenery: Yellowstone, an American Love Story

                            Marcus Rossberg, Philosophy
                            UConn Logic Group: Logic Colloquium

                            Cathy Schlund-Vials, English
                            Redrawing the Historical Past: History, Memory, and Multi-Ethnic Graphic Narrative

                            Lyle Scruggs, Political Science
                            Political Economy Workshop, Spring 2016

                            Deborah Shelton, School of Nursing
                            Factors Contributing to Medication and Treatment Adherence among Adults in the Criminal Justice System

                            Scott Stephenson, Geography
                            Geography Colloquium Series

                            Luyi Sun, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
                            Publication in Nature Communications, a Premium Open-access Journal for Maximum Impact

                            Christine Sylvester, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
                            Bodies Living with Violence

                            Savas Tasoglu, School of Engineering
                            3D Printing for Microfluidics

                            Rebecca Thomas, School of Social Work
                            Migration, Employment and Remittances to Armenia

                            Nathaniel Trumbull, Maritime Studies
                            The Maritime Connecticut Corridor: Interpreting our Blue Heritage, Economy, and Ecology

                            Paulo Verardi, Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
                            Safer Replication-Inducible Vaccinia Virus Vectors for Vaccines and Therapeutics

                            Susanne Wurmbrand, Linguistics
                            Restructuring Across the World

                            Guoan Zheng, Biomedical Engineering
                            Development of $100 High-Throughput Whole Slide Imaging Kit for Biomedical Applications

                            FY 2015 Award Recipients

                            Research Excellence Program Awardees (2015-2016)

                            The 2015-2016 REP awardees are:

                            Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Animal Science, $25,000
                            Probiotic Mediated Epigenomic Programming in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of IBD
                            Co-PIs: Ion Mandoiu

                            Ali Bazzi, Electrical & Computer Engineering, $25,000
                            Exploring Supervisory Control and Model-based Sensor Failure Diagnosis for Reliable Electric Drives in Electric Transportation Systems

                            Mark Brand, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, $9,642
                            Evaluation, Propagation and Commercialization of Sterile Barberries for the Nursery and Landscape Industries

                            Christian Brueckner, Chemistry, $50,000
                            Near-IR Absorbing and Emitting Porphyrinoids as Fluorescence and Photoacoustic Tissue Imaging Dyes
                            Co-PIs: Quing Zhu

                            Ock Chun, Nutritional Sciences, $24,963
                            Bioavailability of Furocoumarins in Grapefruits: A Pilot Absorption and Excretion Kinetic Study

                            Jennifer Freeman, Educational Psychology, $24,737
                            Reducing High School Drop Out by Embedding College and Career Readiness into School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

                            Daniel Gage, Molecular & Cell Biology, $24,906
                            Assembly of Bacterial chains in Vitro-a Possible Mechanistic Model of Bacterial Invasion of Plant Roots

                            David Goldhamer, Molecular & Cell Biology, $25,000
                            Uncovering Pathogenic Mechanisms of FOP

                            Kenneth Gouwens, History, $6,520
                            Toward a Critical Edition and Translation of Paolo Giovio’s Elogia

                            Song Han, Computer Science & Engineering, $24,938
                            A Configurable High-speed Real-time Wireless Communication Platform for Large-scale Sensing and Control Systems

                            Jie He, Chemistry, $50,000
                            Engineering the Interface of Nanostructured Noble Metal/metal oxide Catalysts for Solar Water Splitting
                            Co-PIs: Steven L. Suib

                            Charles Henry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, $24,467
                            Identification of Genetic Loci Responsible for Premating Isolation by Singing Behavior in Green Lacewings
                            Co-PIs: Marta M. Wells

                            Veronica Herrera, Political Science, $24,403
                            The Politics of Environmental Action: Cities, Water Pollution and Environmental Inequality in Latin America

                            Brendan Kane, History, $24,928
                            Reading Early Modern Irish: A Digital G0uide to Irish Gaelic (c. 1200-1650)
                            Co-PIs: Tom Scheinfeldt

                            Devin Kearns, Educational Psychology, $23,580
                            As Children Get Older, Do Long Words Get Easier? Longitudinal Examination of Polysyllabic Word Reading in Elementary-Age Children

                            Alexander Kovner, Physics, $24,491
                            Perturbative Saturation in Nuclei- Towards Precision Analysis

                            Challa Kumar, Chemistry, $50,000
                            “Stable-on-the-table” Nanozymes: Microfluidics Enabled and Massively Parallel Nanomanufacturing of Advanced, Biocompatible, Ultra-stable, Biocatalysts
                            Co-PIs: Raji Kasi, Yu Lei, Tai-Hsi Fan, Xiuling Lu

                            Tamika La Salle, Educational Psychology, $43,498
                            Increasing School Climate and Student Outcomes through PBIS
                            Co-PIs: George Sugai

                            Ji-Young Lee, Nutritional Sciences, $24,875
                            Gene Therapy for the Prevention of Liver Fibrosis

                            Liansu Meng, Literatures, Cultures & Languages, $6,158
                            Looking through the Dust: A Poetic Study of Transnational Feminism and Technological Imagination in Modern China (1900-1980)

                            Nejat Olgac, Mechanical Engineering, $15,000
                            Proof-of-Concept Experiment on an Unconventional Mathematical Perspective for Gas Turbine Blade-casing Rub Dynamics

                            Rachelle Perusse, Educational Psychology, $25,000
                            Making STEM Accessible to All Students: Teaching K-12 Students about STEM Careers
                            Co-PIs: Melissa A. Bray, Erik M. Hines, Xaé Alicia Reyes, Eliana Rojas, Michael Young

                            Linda Pescatello, Kinesiology,$50,000
                            Aerobic Exercise and Blood Pressure: High Quality Meta-Analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials
                            Co-PIs: Blair Johnson

                            Michael Pettes, Mechanical Engineering, $24,999
                            Elastic Strain Engineering of Electronic Transport Properties in Two Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide Single Crystals

                            Diane Quinn, Psychology, $38,283
                            Examining Factors that Help or Hurt Weight Loss Maintenance: The Role of Stigma and Psychological Mindset
                            Co-PIs: Rebecca Puhl

                            Sarah Reed, Animal Science, $25,000
                            Changes in Maternal and Offspring Inflammatory Status as a Result of Poor Maternal Nutrition

                            Victoria Robinson, Molecular & Cell Biology, $50,000
                            Structural and Functional Description of the ER-Mitochondrial Tethering Complex
                            Co-PIs: Nathan N. Alder

                            James Rusling, Chemistry, $50,000
                            Carbohydrate-peptide Arrays to Identify Active Epitopes in IgE Mediated Peanut Allergy
                            Co-PIs: Mark W. Peczuh, C. Vijay Kumar

                            John Salamone, Psychology, $24,993
                            Wistar Kyoto Rats as a Genetic Model of Depression: Focus on Effort-related Motivational Dysfunctions

                            Chris Simon, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,$24,906
                            Using Anchored Hybrid Enrichment genomics to Study the Biodiversity of a Host- symbiont Consortium Against a Backdrop of Changing Climates
                            Co-PIs: John R. Cooley

                            Matthew Singer, Political Science, $19,302
                            Who Favors Populist Leaders? Evidence from the Andes

                            Boris Sinkovic, Physics,$25,000
                            Interfaces of Topological Insulators

                            Steven Szczepanek, Pathobiology & Veterinary Science,$25,000
                            Elucidating the Roe of B-1 B-cells in Poor Pneumococcal Vaccine Efficacy in a Mouse Model of Sickle Cell Disease

                            Savas Tasoglu, Mechanical Engineering, $24,944
                            Magnetic Levitation-based Portable and Inexpensive Diagnostic Tool

                            Huanzhong Wang, PI, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, $25,000
                            Regulation of Stem Cell Maintenance in Plant Vascular Meristem

                            Richard Wilson, Law, $9,859
                            Words of Conviction: the Law and Psychology of Inciting Speech During Armed Conflict

                            Jun Yan, Statistics, $25,000
                            Statistical Methods and Computing for Detection and Attribution of Changes in Climate Extremes

                            Scholarship Facilitation Fund (2014-2015)

                            The 2014-2015 SFF awardees are:

                            Cesar Abadia, Anthropology, Human Rights Institute
                            Living Memory of San Juan de Dios Hospital

                            Michele Baggio, Economics
                            Do We Really Care About the Environment? Evidence from Real-time Environmental Monitoring

                            Marianne Barton, Clinical Psychology
                            Effectiveness of Circle of Security Parent Training

                            Margarita Blush, Dramatic Arts
                            Unfolding the Story, A Journey of Her Own

                            Monica Bock, Art & Art History
                            Galatea Triumphant: Explorations in Figurative Ceramic Sculpture for Upcoming Solo and Group Exhibitions

                            Alaina Brenick, Human Development & Family Studies
                            Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Arab-Jewish Classroom Exchange Program in Reducing Outgroup Prejudice and Increasing Empathy and Moral Reasoning About Coexistence

                            Benjamin Campbell, Agricultural and Resource Economics
                            Visualization and Valuation of Nutritional Information on Menus

                            Katharine Capshaw, English
                            Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks (Minnesota 2014)

                            Ellen Carillo, English
                            Securing a Place for Reading in Composition: The Importance of Teaching for Transfer

                            Ming Chen, Statistics
                            Twenty-Ninth New England Statistics Symposium

                            Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Educational Leadership
                            Higher Education and Student Affairs Administrators' Learning of Assessment, Evaluation and Research

                            Vernon Cormier, Physics
                            Boundary Control on the Geodynamo

                            Amanda Denes, Communication
                            Department of Communication Colloquium Series

                            Michael Fendrich, Social Work
                            Qualitative Data Analysis with NVIVO: A One-Day Workshop

                            Anke Finger, Literatures, Cultures & Languages
                            KulturConfusao: On German-Brazilian Interculturalities

                            Jeffrey Fisher, Psychology
                            CHIP Lecture Series

                            Jon Gajewski, Linguistics
                            Sign Languages and the Typology of Comparative Constructions

                            Yan Geng, Art & Art History, Asian and Asian American Studies
                            Mao's Image: Art and Politics in the Early People's Republic of China

                            Robin Greeley, Art & Art History
                            Conversación: Néstor García Canclini

                            Elizabeth Holzer, Sociology, Human Rights Institute
                            Refugee Activists and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Rule

                            Elizabeth Jockusch, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
                            Support for Open Access Publication in Frontiers in Zoology

                            Mary Ellen Junda, Music
                            Gullah Music Traditions: The Georgia Sea Island Singers

                            Debra Kendall, Pharmaceutical Sciences
                            2014 Neuroscience at Storrs Symposium

                            Suzy Killmister, Philosophy, Human Rights Institute
                            Injustice League Workshop on Dominating Speech

                            Ana Legrand, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
                            Survey of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Egg Parasitoids in Natural and Managed Landscapes

                            Diane Lillo-Martin, Linguistics
                            SignFest

                            Yangchao Luo, Nutritional Sciences
                            Development of Re-dispersible "All-Natural" Solid Lipid Nanoparticles as Nutrient Delivery System Using Innovative Nano Spray Drying Technology

                            Margo Machida, Art & Art History
                            Contemporary Asian American Art, Global Exchanges, and Trans-Pacific Flows

                            Adrienne Macki Braconi, Dramatic Arts, Africana Studies Institute
                            Harlem's Theaters: A Staging Ground for Community, Class, and Contradiction, 1923-1939

                            Nora Madjar-Nanovska, Management
                            Fostering Creativity and Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

                            David Magee, Animal Science
                            Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Candidate Bovine Imprinted Genes and their Association with Phenotypic Traits in US Angus Beef Cattle

                            Liansu Meng, Literatures, Cultures & Languages
                            Looking Through the Dust: A Poetic Study of Transnational Feminist Imaginations of Technological Modernity in China (1900-1980)

                            Jenifer Nadeau, Animal Science
                            Effect of Season on Travel Patterns, Hoof Growth, Body Condition, and Muscle Area in Young Horses

                            Michael Orwicz, Art & Art History
                            Hire a Translator During Conference in Bogotá on Colombia's Victims' Law, Transitional Justice and Symbolic Reparations

                            Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, El Instituto
                            2014 Robert G. Mead Jr. Lecture

                            Sachin Pandya, Law
                            The Civil Rights Injunction at Vandy's BBQ

                            Crystal Park, Psychology
                            Affect, Emotion Regulation, and Health Behaviors: Pilot Study to Assess Feasibility and Effect Sizes

                            Nishith Prakash, Economics, Human Rights Institute
                            The Impact of Criminally Accused Politicians on Economic Activity: Evidence from India

                            Jeremy Pressman, Political Science
                            Middle East Studies, North East Middle East Politics Working Group, 9th Annual Workshop

                            Kim Price-Glynn, Sociology
                            Sharing Caring: Negotiating Motherhood, Child Care, and Labor

                            Barry Rosenberg, Art & Art History
                            The Omnivore's Dilemma: Visualized

                            Marcus Rossberg, Philosophy
                            UConn Logic Group

                            Glenn Stanley, Music
                            Research in the Beethoven Archive, Bonn Germany, for a Lecture/Essay on Beethoven Editions and Performance Practices

                            David Stern, Dramatic Arts
                            Estuary Accent for English-Speaking Actors: Determining the Need for a Standard Definition and Pedagogy

                            Jianjun Sun, Physiology & Neurobiology
                            Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 is Required for Ovulation and Corpus Luteum Formation in Drosophila

                            Rebecca Thomas, Social Work
                            Immigrants as Economic Engines for Small Business Enterprise

                            Charles Towe, Agricultural and Resource Economics
                            Stream Restoration and Ecosystem Health: An Evaluation of Catch and Trips of Swiss Anglers

                            Nate Trumbull, Geography & Maritime Studies
                            Geography Colloquium

                            Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Political Science, El Instituto
                            Legal History of the Extension of U.S. Citizenship to Puerto Rico

                            Olga Vinogradova, Pharmaceutical Sciences
                            11th annual North Eastern Structural Symposium (NESS 2014): Structural Biology of Inflammation

                            Maxim Volgushev, Psychology
                            Open Access Journal PLoS ONE

                            Chunsheng Yang, Literatures, Cultures & Languages
                            A Pilot Study on the Acquisition of Second Language Mandarin Phonology

                            Ping Zhang, Molecular & Cell Biology
                            Pilot Studies to Investigate Synthetic Lethality of the Polyglutamine Disease Proteins in Drosophila

                            Kai Zhao, Economics
                            The Macroeconomics Implications of the US Health Insurance System

                            Mark Zurolo, Art & Art History
                            The World is Relief: A Taxonomy of Urban Reliefs in London

                            CRA Study Group

                            Sponsored Program Services (SPS) is coordinating a Certified Research Administrator study group to prepare members for the test that is administered through the Research Administrators Certification Council.  This study group is held on personal time and participation in the group does not include any funding for study guides or testing fees.  Please check with your departments for the availability of professional development funds.  More information about the exam can be found by clicking here.  This link will take you to the Research Administrators Certification Council website.

                            The CRA study group will be meeting weekly beginning during the week of August 26, 2019 to prepare for the November, 2019 exam.  This will allow for 10 weeks of content review and one week for practical exam questions and resources. If you are interested in being a part of this group, please email brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

                            The CRA examination will be held as shown below.  These dates are from the RACC website.  Please note that the study group is only preparing for the CRA exam.  If you have interest in the other exams, please email brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

                            Certified Research Administrator®
                            May 11-25, 2019, Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
                            November 2-16, 2019, Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

                            Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator
                            February 16 – March 2, 2019, Application Deadline: January 18, 2019
                            August 17-31, 2019, Application Deadline: July 15, 2019

                            Certified Financial Research Administrator
                            March 02-16, 2019, Application Deadline: February 8, 2019
                            September 14-28, 2019, Application Deadline: August 15, 2019