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Discover why so many students place URI at the top of their college consideration list.  Watch our video, explore our site, and schedule a visit.  We look forward to meeting you!

Why URI?

meet some big thinkers

Matin Amani

Matin Amani '11 M.S. '12 has lots of big ideas, including developing a sensor that detects components terrorists use in improvised explosive devices.

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Matt Michelsen with Lady Gaga

Matt Michelsen ('94) has built many successful companies, but he's most notably the man behind Lady Gaga's powerful social media presence.

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Judith Mercer

URI Clinical Professor of Nursing Judith Mercer discovered that a seemingly simple clinical practice can have big benefits to preterm infants.

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Megan OBrien

Megan O'Brien '12 was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to spend a year studying in Iceland, where she'll continue her research in marine biology.

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