Redesigning the World

Redesigning the World

UTC plans $10 million Investment for Advanced Systems Engineering Institute at UConn

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Dr. J. Michael McQuade, UTC Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, speaks at a ceremony celebrating the new UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at UConn. The institute will offer undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs, along with off-site courses, training and certificate programs for UTC employees.

From left to right: Dr. J. Michael McQuade, UTC Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, celebrates the launch of the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at UConn with Dr. Susan Herbst, UConn President; Dr. Kazem Kazerounian, Interim Dean, UConn School of Engineering; and Dr. Mun Choi, Provost, UConn School of Engineering.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:00pm

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Over the last 15 years, life has changed dramatically. Today, complex devices like smart phones and tablets enable individuals to contact friends, shop, share videos and pay bills online. Air-conditioned, high-speed elevators move people to the top of high rises and notify them when they’ve reached the right floor. Cars help drivers avoid collisions when changing lanes, and even park themselves.

Technology that once seemed like fiction has become reality. Yet in a competitive global economy, the key to success for any business is developing products and services that are even better, faster, less expensive and more reliable – technology that interacts seamlessly, and makes life simpler and safer.

The creation of the next generation of affordable “smart” products and services requires both new designs and new ways of designing. That’s why United Technologies is planning a $10 million investment in the University of Connecticut (UConn) – including one of the largest corporate gifts ever received by UConn – to launch the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering.

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About United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at, or follow the company on Twitter @UTC. For more information on UTC’s commitment to the community, visit

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