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Meet Allison Surian! She's a second-year Biomedical Engineering Masters Candidate specializing in nanomedicine.

Link to her feature is in our bio!
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Tasneem is one of our e-board members and is loving her time with JLLA! Take a look at the kind words she is sharing with you all!

Applications are open and in the link in our bio! They are closing September 3rd! You get access to great leaders in the school of engineering and travel funds!
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Applications are open for JLLA! They are due Sept 3rd and the link is in our bio!

Check out the kind words our graduating member is saying us!
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JLLA application is open! The application will close on September 3! If you are interested in applying click the link in our bio to apply or scan the QR codes.

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Keep making a difference JLLA! ...

What are you waiting for? Applications close September 3rd! ...

At JLLA we are continuing to pave the way for the future leaders! ...

Here at JLLA we are continuing the legacy of Dr. Lof, who wished to cultivate future leaders and engineering trailblazers!
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This week's counsel is brought to you by Pierre Fils.

If you'd like to learn more about him, click the link in our bio!
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At our last general body meeting on April 30th, we had the pleasure of bring back JLLA alumni Dr. Stephany Santos, Dr. Randi Mendes, and Anne Marie LaChance to talk about their journeys within and outside JLLA. Link to the full story in our bio! ...

This week's quote was chosen by Uchenna Anene. ...

Meet Uchenna Anene! She's a final-year PhD candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Her background is multidisciplinary, with an added focus in Chemistry, Biology and Materials Science.

Link to her feature is in our bio!
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This week's counsel is brought to you by I'jaaz Muhammad.

If you'd like to learn more about him, click the link in our bio!
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Shoutout to the current JLLA Social Media Director, Mikayla Moody, and current JLLA Parliamentarian, I'jaaz Muhammad, for being elected for SAGE executive board positions! ...

This week's quote was chosen by Mikayla Moody. ...

Meet Mikayla Moody! She's a third year PhD student at the University of Connecticut, where she currently engages with biomaterials in the field of biomedical engineering.

Link to her feature is in our bio!
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This week's counsel is brought to you by Michael Reisert.

If you'd like to learn more about him, click the link in our bio!
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Latinx and Hispanic graduate students within the School of Engineering community are looking to build a graduate student chapter for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at UConn. If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the link in our bio. ...

The School of Engineering at UConn (@UConnEngineer) is sending out a call for artwork that will either be displayed on social media and/or the hallways of engineering buildings. If interested, please fill out the form that can found in our bio! ...

This week's quote was chosen by Sudipta Chowdhury. ...

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Meet Sudipta Chowdhury! He's a third-year PhD candidate whose research combines civil and environmental engineering.

Link to his feature is in our bio!
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This week's counsel is brought to you by Giovanna Fusco.

If you'd like to learn more about her, click the link in our bio!
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Spring semester is almost finished, and there are a few days left of finals! We would like to wish everyone a huge good luck to those taking finals and submitting grades, and we will see you all for the summer workshops! ...

This week's leadership quote was picked by Pierre Fils.

To read more about him, click the link in our bio!
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Meet Pierre Fils! He's a third-year PhD student studying Structural Health Monitoring through civil and environmental engineering.

Link to his feature is in out bio!
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This week's counsel is brought to you by Ayana Ghosh.

If you'd like to learn more about her, click the link in our bio!
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Congrats to Douglas Hendrix for winning 3rd place at the School of Engineering's Poster Competition on April 1st! ...

About Us

The UConn School of Engineering is proud to announce the establishment of the John Lof Leadership Academy for Graduate Engineering Students. Backed by the generous endowment from John Lof, a former UConn Electrical and Computer Science professor of 35 years, this exclusive Academy will aim to continue the legacy of Dr. Lof, who wished to reward and cultivate a select group of future leaders and engineering trailblazers.  The proceeds of the endowment will be used toward the direct support of the student members (in the form of grants and fellowships) as well as the corresponding Academy programs. Applicants are accepted annually for two-year tenures in the academy.

 

Mission Statement

Without culturally competent visionaries that are able to communicate, collaborate, and create, there would be no progress in society. The John Lof Leadership Academy strives to inform and inspire these next-generation leaders in academia, industry, and beyond.

Through a “for us, by us” philosophy, John Lof Scholars aim to develop themselves through focused training, specialized workshops, and active learning through outreach and enterprise on and off the UConn campus.

How JLLA Works

The John Lof Leadership Academy will be led by an elected student council, and aims to:

  1. Develop leadership and professional skills
  2. Organize and facilitate social, academic, and professional activities that help Academy members develop these skills
  3. Promote and support the academic and future professional success of graduate students in SoE; and
  4. Engage communities inside and outside the School to promote, and provide mentoring and support where appropriate

Members, who are called John Lof Scholars, serve in the Academy for a period of two years. Through membership in the Academy, members will receive a myriad of benefits, including:

  1. Developing the individual leader
  2. Building communication and leadership skills
  3. A professional certificate of leadership upon successful completion of 2 years in the academy
  4. Access to funding for conference travel
  5. The opportunity to make new friends, have fun, and be a force for change!

Time Commitment:

Lof Scholars should commit to approximately 4 hours per month. These hours will take the form of biweekly meetings (two meetings per month) that are two hours each.

Members

Learn more about the past and current John Lof Scholars

Curriculum

Learn about the various workshops that John Lof Scholars organize and run

Application Process

New members are inducted each Fall Semester and must complete an application. Application are reviewed by a committee and John Lof Leadership Academy advisors. Please click HERE for more information regarding the application process.