Author: Sara Putnam

Animal scientist studies effects of maternal nutrition on offspring

Associate professor Kristen Govoni has spent the majority of her career at UConn, having earned her BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in animal science in the College. Her research focuses on animal growth, development and health. For the past eight years, Govoni has been involved in a collaboration with two other faculty in the Department […]

Students and faculty study sustainable agriculture in Cuba

When students and faculty recall the time they spent in Cuba during the spring of 2019, they may remember the spicy taste of a delicious lunch or lively times learning to dance the salsa in the evenings at the residencia where they stayed. They will also point out the remarkable lessons they learned about urban […]

Remote sensing expert studies relationship between land change and climate change

In January 2019, Zhe Zhu joined the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment as an assistant professor specializing in developing remote sensing techniques to track land changes in the global landscape. Says Zhu, “I am interested in the four W’s—where, when, what and why the land is changing.” His global environmental remote sensing laboratory  […]

Physical therapist develops assistive technologies for developmentally disabled young adults

Trained as a pediatric physical therapist, Sudha Srinivasan focuses on assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities. She joined the Department of Kinesiology as assistant professor in January 2019. While a Ph.D. student at UConn, Srinivasan’s research centered on two main projects—early detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during the first two years of life […]

Extension program provides stress support resources for farmers

“We deal with farmers all the time and we know the issues they face. They are under stress. How can we provide resources? How can we help?” These were the thoughts of extension educators Joseph Bonelli and Mary Concklin as they worked to develop a program for Connecticut farm families called Farmer Stress Support. Nationwide, […]