Engineering House Learning Community

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About Engineering House

The Engineering Learning Community exists as a supportive environment for students majoring in engineering. The community provides access to School of Engineering faculty and staff while aiming to give students an overview of career opportunities in the diverse field of engineering.

Engineering House Learning Community is open to all incoming first year students, sophomores, and juniors that have been admitted into the School of Engineering. Our community is located in Peter J. Werth Residence Tower.*

Interested? Please watch this short video.

  • Due to the Storrs Campus on-site residential density reduction plan, for fall of 2020, our community members are housed in Werth Tower, Ellsworth Hall and off-campus. 

The Student Leadership Team

Bela, Floor Mentor


STUDYING: Undecided Engineering

ABOUT ME: My hobbies include soccer, volunteer work, cross-fit, running, traveling, hiking and pretty much all things outdoors.  I'm looking forward to another great year in the Engineering House LC, we are going to have a lot of fun from 6 feet apart!

Cameron, Floor Mentor


LOCATION: Alumni Quad
STUDYING: Management and Engineering For Manufacturing (MEM) with a minor in Math

ABOUT ME: My hometown is Flemington, New Jersey. I am a WOW Leader and an Engineering Ambassador. My hobbies are playing basketball, soccer, football, and traveling. My favorite TV Shows are Brooklyn 99 and The Office. An interesting fact about me is that in 5th grade I broke both of my hands at the same time!

Derek, Floor Mentor


LOCATION: Derby, CT (this semester)
STUDYING: Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science.

ABOUT ME: Along with being a Floor Mentor, this fall I am a McNair Fellow and will be shadowing a research group in the Nanotechnology Lab. Some of the hobbies I've developed over quarantine include painting, drawing, baking, and of course, bingeing everything Netflix has to offer. I became a floor mentor because I wanted to help out first-year students in any way that I can, so please don't hesitate to shoot me an email!  

Emily, Floor Mentor


LOCATION: Ellsworth
STUDYING: Biomedical Engineering

ABOUT ME:  I’m from Worcester Massachusetts. For fun I like to play sports like soccer and tennis, and I enjoy hanging out with my friends. I love being a part of Engineering House because you get to meet new people in your major who have similar interests and get to participate in fun group activities. I hope to get to know everyone better and that we have a great semester!

Hannah, Floor Mentor


STUDYING: Management and Engineering For Manufacturing (MEM), and French

ABOUT ME: I like to be involved in campus as much as I can! I am the Vice President of Engineering Ambassadors Greater Body, International Club, I'm a SoE Tour Guide, the chair of the co-generation plant at our school and a few other things.. haha... but most importantly I am one of your floor mentors! When I am not throwing myself into work or clubs I love hanging out with my friends and listening to music, knock on my door if you ever want to have a social distancing bump session!  I can't wait to virtually meet you, and eventually see y'all!

John, Floor Mentor


LOCATION: Hebron, CT (this semester)
STUDYING: Chemical Engineering

ABOUT ME: My hometown is Hebron, CT. I will be living at home for the upcoming semester. I have two younger brothers, one of which is a student at UCONN as well. I love dogs and I have a three year old black lab named Ferris who is the best. I really love sports as well, and I am a huge tennis player, even got recruited to play in college. I also really love art, drawing especially. My favorite music genres would be rap and country, and some of my favorite artists include Polo G, Juice, Post Malone, and Luke Combs. I am really excited to be a floor mentor and get to know all of you guys throughout the year. If you guys ever need anything, feel free to reach out, and can’t wait for an awesome year!

Alex, Resident Assistant


LOCATION: Ellsworth
STUDYING: Electrical Engineering and Molecular Cell Biology

ABOUT ME: Even though Storrs is becoming like a second home to me, I am originally from Avon, CT. I was on a FIRST Robotics team for 4 years, which helped me decide to go into engineering. On campus, I am involved in an organization based on STEM outreach, called Engineering Ambassadors, and am also involved in undergraduate research. When not in class or clubs, I really enjoy playing video games, listening to music and baking!  I am so excited to be a part of the Learning Community this year, if you ever need anything, or just want to talk, always feel free to reach out! 

Dalia, Resident Assistant


LOCATION: Ellsworth
STUDYING: Mechanical Engineering

ABOUT ME: I am from Bronx, New York. I am very happy to be back on campus with the learning community as this is my second year being a Resident Assistant for Engineering House. On campus, I am part of Engineering Ambassadors Presentation Team and the National Society of Black Engineers. I have also had the privilege of working on engineering projects in Nicaragua and Ghana volunteering with GIVE Volunteers as well as UConn's Global Brigade Chapter, respectively. I am excited to get to know you all this semester! Please feel free to reach out if you need anything!

Martin, Resident Assistant


LOCATION: Ellsworth
STUDYING: Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Spanish

ABOUT ME: I am from East Windsor, CT. Some of my hobbies include running, fishing, snowboarding and traveling. I am quite involved on campus as one of your Resident Assistants (RA), coordinator of Engineering Your Future (EYF), treasurer of Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Engineering Ambassadors Presentation Team, Mentoring Education Transforming to Achieve Success (METAS), and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). I am exhilarated to be a part of the Engineering House, as I am truly passionate about engineering and believe that it is imperative to develop a strong support system, especially within such a difficult field of study. I am looking forward to meeting you all and want everyone to know that I am truly a resource for anybody and everybody. Go huskies!!!

Natalie, Resident Assistant


LOCATION: Ellsworth
STUDYING: Chemical Engineering

ABOUT ME: I'm from Burlington, CT. Outside of being a Resident Assistant, other things I'm involved in include being the Program Coordinator for Americorps' Collegiate  Health Service Corps, doing research in a biomedical engineering lab, and working as a Biol 1107 mentor. In my spare time, you can find me enjoying nature, coding, or doing community service. I am really eager to get to know you all this year! Stay safe and healthy!

Zinnia, Resident Assistant


STUDYING: Biomedical Engineering

ABOUT ME: In my free time, I love to play the piano and basketball as well as listen to music. Some fun facts about myself are that I studied abroad in Shanghai, China for a simmer and that I am originally from Jamaica. On-campus I am involved in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Tau Beta Pi, and LSAMP. I also work as a math tutor at the Q Center. I am excited to get to know you all this semester! Please feel free to reach out if you need anything!



“It's great for first year students because they have an easier time connecting with their peers because we have so many fun events! It’s also great that we are all engineering majors because we can help each other with our classes.”

- Engineering House Member

Engineering House allows students to have a small college experience while still benefitting from the perks of a
large and diverse campus.” 

- Engineering House Member


Engineering House Events 

Students in Engineering House have the opportunity to engage in exciting events throughout the semester intended to promote community and engineering-based learning. Check out some of our recent events here:

Derby Car Competition

Derby Car Competition Group Photo

Our Engineering House Derby Car Competitors!


Our Winners!

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UNIV 1810 Circuit Derby Car Spring 2019 Winners:

  • First Place goes to Grease Lighting: Danielle Arsenault, Bettina Burke, Emily Goddard & Kaylee Walsh.
  • Second Place goes to Speed Masters: Austin Abate, Jiankai Hua, Pablo Medero & Daniel Yang.

LCIZ Derby Car Prize Winners:

  • The People’s Choice Award goes to Krusty Krew: Mike Austin, Tom Crosby, Tom Greene & Jiasheng Zou
  • The Innovation Award goes to Derby Car: Kewan Green, Ryan Lam, Timothy Rodrigue & Jamin Ware


Innovation Zone Pinewood Derby
Check out our video showing the Second Annual LCIZ Modified Pinewood Derby from April, 6th 2019!

Faculty Director of Engineering House Learning Community: Dr. Daniel Burkey