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Faculty workshop explores AI use in higher education

Faculty workshop considers AI use in higher education

Artificial intelligence (AI) programs like ChatGPT have raised concerns across college campuses and Eastern Connecticut State University is no exception. In a workshop sponsored by Eastern’s...

Posted on March 05, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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4 advanced graduate programs move fully online this spring

Four accelerated online graduate programs designed to meet the needs of working professionals will begin at Eastern Connecticut State University in the Spring 2024 semester, with master’s...

Posted on December 06, 2023 by Cindy Weiss

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$500k grant aims to increase STEM diversity and retention

Minority students applying to Eastern Connecticut State University in 2024 who plan to major in the sciences or mathematics will be recruited for a new STEM mentoring program funded by a National...

Posted on November 28, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

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Computer science students create tree-planting app to win their first hackathon

Brainstorming paid off for Eastern Connecticut State University computer science students Ian Valeta and Diego Hernandez Ramirez when their plan for a tree-planting digital game won them the top...

Posted on September 21, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

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Students reflect on summer 2023 internships

While summer may be a time for rest and relaxation, many Eastern students take it as an opportunity to gain work experience via internships, allowing them to apply lessons learned in the classroom...

Posted on August 30, 2023 by Marcus Grant

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High school students explore STEM in research at Eastern

Fourteen students from E.O. Smith and Windham High Schools delved into data research at Eastern Connecticut State University this past spring in a NASA Space Grant Consortium project led by faculty...

Posted on June 26, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

Djenerly Massena and Kenan He

Biochem student publishes 'cheminformatics' paper with mentor

Biochemistry major Djenerly Massena and her mentor, Professor Kedan He, researched a complex data problem on how to identify new designer drugs.

Posted on December 15, 2022 by by Lucinda Weiss


A Mentor in College and Career
Professor Tasneem guides first-generation students into computer science careers

Eastern faculty are known for developing close mentorships with students, helping them to master subject matter and even find success in the workplace after graduating. A classic example is Sarah...

Posted on July 13, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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Students reflect on STEP/CAP experience

This past summer, 52 students from towns and cities across Connecticut enrolled in Eastern Connecticut State University’s STEP/CAP program -- Summer Transition at Eastern Program/Contract...

Posted on April 08, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Casey Fiesler, assistant professor of information science at the University of Colorado

Guest speaker describes inclusive online fan communities
Marginalized groups share fandom on AO3 website

Casey Fiesler, assistant professor of information science at the University of Colorado, spoke about online “fan communities” at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 3. During...

Posted on March 05, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Eastern alumna Julia Medina

Eastern Alumna accepted into Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Julia Medina ’20 is one of 19 members of the first cohort of college graduates selected by the Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship...

Posted on September 04, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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New Institute for Data Analytics examines sickness, unemployment in era of COVID-19

Faculty researchers at Eastern Connecticut State University have launched a new, data-driven enterprise to analyze public health, economic and social issues in the state of Connecticut. The first...

Posted on July 08, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Cigna interns work on their on campus office.

Eastern Students Intern with Cigna via On-Campus Partnership

Several Eastern Connecticut State University students are participating in a unique internship with Cigna through the health services company's on-campus Technology Early Career Development...

Posted on February 03, 2020 by Vania Galica


7 Students Present at COPLAC Conference in New Hampshire

Seven Eastern Connecticut State University students presented research projects at the Northeast regional conference for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) on Nov. 8-9 at Keene...

Posted on November 12, 2019

Eastern Club Wins Third in National Website Competition

Eastern Connecticut State University’s chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) won third place in a national competition at the 20th Annual AITP National...

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Computer Security: Eastern Students Prepare for New ‘Arms Race’

In response to the continued threat of cyber attacks on corporations and individuals on a global scale, Eastern Connecticut State University has created a new course, “Data and Computer...

Posted on February 08, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Scholar-Activist Speaks on ‘Forgotten’ Bangladesh Genocide

Mofidul Hoque, acclaimed scholar and founder of the Liberation War Museum, came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 7 to give a presentation titled “The Forgotten Genocide of...

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Visiting Professor Discusses VR Technology for Students with Autism

Visiting professor James Lawler of Pace University came to Eastern on Oct. 17 to discuss the use of virtual reality as a tool to help people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). At Pace’s...

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Using motion-capture technology, the student in the background is rendered as a 3D image on the computer.

Summer Research Institutes Expose Students to New Fields of Inquiry

Eastern Connecticut State University held three inaugural Summer Research Institutes from May 14–18 to engage promising and high-achieving students in intensive, week long research programs...

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

The Le Le Project, represented by FEMALES club members

Committed to Community: Eastern’s 2017 Service Expo

More than 20 projects were on display for Eastern Connecticut State University’s annual Service Expo and Awards on April 12. Held at St. Joseph Church in Willimantic, the annual ceremony was...

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professor Presents Cancer Research

On March 9, Garrett Dancik, professor of computer science and bioinformatics, presented research and current developments in bioinformatics and computational biology during the faculty...

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Wins First On-Campus “Code-A-Thon”

A 12-hour website development competition called the “Code-A-Thon” took place at Eastern Connecticut State University this past April. Sponsored by Cigna’s Technology Early...

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau