About the Krenickis
University of Connecticut alumni John and Donna Krenicki gave $5 million to the Schools of Fine Arts and Engineering to launch the Krenicki Arts and Engineering Institute, an innovative, interdisciplinary nexus that offers groundbreaking classes in areas like entertainment engineering and industrial design. The pairing of arts and engineering provides a space where different types of creativity can lead to imaginative solutions and radical breakthroughs. It allows students to explore such fields as robotics, music and sound engineering, digital media, and product design.
The Krenicki Institute offers courses leading to minors in entertainment engineering and industrial design. The joint programs with the School of Fine Arts and School of Engineering are in development.
Our 12 core and affiliated faculty members come from both engineering and arts backgrounds, allowing for a unique and diverse intermingling of both disciplines.