UConn Today featured an interview with Chandi Witharana, an assistant research professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. Witharana discusses a project he is helping lead in the Eversource Energy Center to develop a drone detection system to protect electrical substations.
An article in Medium mentions a study led by Gregory Panza, a doctoral candidate in kinesiology, that revealed light-intensity physical activity, such as a walk around the block with no noticeable increase in breathing, heart rate or sweating, was associated with an increased sense of well-being and lowered depression levels.
Shuresh Ghimire, an assistant extension educator with UConn Extension, was quoted in a WNPR article on Connecticut hemp farmers. He has been traveling around the state to help farmers with pests that can damage crops. Since farmers are growing the plant for cannabidiol (CBD), Ghimire has also been warning farmers about male plants. Male plants spread pollen that cause female plants to direct their energy towards seed production, which reduces CBD production and profit for farmers.