Ivana Milanovic Nominated for Women of Innovation Award

July 25, 2023
Submitted By: Office of Marketing Communications

Dr. Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Hartford within the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, was nominated for the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) 2023 Women of Innovation Award for Academic Innovation and Leadership. She is one of just 34 women in Connecticut to be nominated this year.

Women of Innovation is a global organization that celebrates women innovators and leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Dr. Milanovic was recognized for her outstanding dedication to scientific advancement in the state of Connecticut and the academic industry. 

When asked about her dedication to STEM, Dr. Milanovic shared, “Engineering curricula have been transforming in response to the ever-changing world. We are currently in the middle of a long-term trend of moving students from passive viewers to active participants or creators within the field, and digital technologies have been playing a significant role in this process. My objective is to continue integrating ‘analog’ and ‘digital’ learning that in turn supports my students’ transition to the workplace.”

Dr. Milanovic conducts ongoing research programs in vortical flows, computational fluid dynamics, multiphysics modeling, and collaborative learning strategies. She is also a contributing author for more than 90 journal articles, NASA reports, conference papers, and software releases. Since joining the University of Hartford, she has been awarded or participated in a number of grants totaling approximately $3 million. 

Award recipients will be announced at the 18th Annual Women of Innovation award ceremony on Wednesday, October 25, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Southern Connecticut State University.