Industry Leaders and Students Honored By The
UConn School of Engineering
By Janice Palmer, Office of University Communications
STORRS, Conn. -- The School of Engineering at the University of
Connecticut honored four industry leaders and awarded more than
$200,000 in scholarships
during its recent awards banquet.
During the ceremony, held at the Lewis Rome Ballroom on the Storrs
campus, 137 top undergraduates were presented with scholarships
based on their academic
The School of Engineering also feted key alumni and friends for
their service and career achievements. This year's Distinguished
Engineering Service Awards
went to John Cassidy and Michael Morris for their leadership roles
in helping forge strong industry-academic partnerships with the
Cassidy is senior vice president for science & technology at
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and vice president of the
United Technologies Research
Center. He is responsible for all of UTC's research and engineering
Morris is chairman, president and CEO of Northeast Utilities
System, New England's leading supplier of energy products and
Samuel D. Ewing Jr. and Arthur Kaufman, two engineering
alumni, were lauded at the ceremony for exemplary career
Ewing is president and founder of Ewing Capital
Inc. of Washington, D.C., one of the nation's largest and most
prestigious minority-owned brokerage and
research firms. He is also a member of the University of Connecticut
Foundation Inc. Board of Directors. He earned his Master's degree
in electrical engineering
from UConn in 1964 and an MBA from Harvard University.
the chief technology officer for H Power Corp. in Clifton, N.J.
During his 40-year career, Kaufman has contributed significantly toward the
development of leading-edge fuel cell research and applications.
He has held a variety of top executive positions since joining H Power
in 1989. He earned his
Ph.D. in chemical engineering at UConn in 1973.
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