Welcome to ⬚² labs (read: squared labs). We’re not a company, we’re just a subunit of COR²E (with a cool name), comprised almost exclusively of undergraduate students. In a nutshell our mission is to build cutting-edge websites that support UConn's world-class research infrastructure.


We’ve only just taken our place on the Internet, so while we hope you enjoy our site, know that there is much more to come (soon)!

projects

Innovation Portal

Lincus

GrantTrails

TIP

COR²E

people

⬚² labs team members are a stellar group who share a passion for building beautiful, functional websites.


We are always looking for talented and hard-working students to join our ranks. We look for students with a track record of building cool stuff in their spare time, web experience, and a passion for innovation and creation. If that sounds like you, get in touch!

Alec Marcus

Design Lead


Class of 2018

UConn Fine Art; DMD (double major)


Alec’s ability to design logos and websites is, simply put, ridiculous (as is his motorcycle riding ability). A note to employers: you’d be lucky if Alec chose to work for you.

Andi Duro

Web Developer


Class of 2021

UConn CS


Andi is a freshman, but don’t let that fool you. He can run circles around most web developers. He coded 100% of the site you are currently on… in his sleep.

Brandon Cheng

Web Developer Lead


Class of 2019

UConn CSE


Brandon is a web wizard. He pretty much eats, sleeps, and drinks computers. Brandon coded 97.34% of GrantTrails and TIP.

Buddy

Moral Support Lead


Class of 2018

Introductory Dog Obedience


Buddy knows the commands for sit, down, stay, leave, and come, so long as treats are provided. Buddy told us to write that he loves Squared Labs (and his owner Taylor).

Carson Stifel

Communications Specialist


Class of 2021

UConn Communications & Psychology


Writer for The Odyssey Online, EMT, photographer, athlete, co-founder of a bakery, and moonlights as Disney Princesses at kids' b-day parties. Where do we find these people?

Chioma Ezete

Web Developer


Class of 2018

UConn CSE


We knew Chioma was a good fit when she told us that she developed a cooking app using React over the summer - for fun. She also shares our love for great sushi (and great code).

Courtney Wiley

Program Manager



Courtney is our resident scrum master. She also used to scrum for UConn's rugby team. Coincidence? We think not.

Dan Schwartz

Director


Associate Professor

Physiology & Neurobiology


Dan’s talent is surrounding himself with really really smart, talented, and hard working students who can make him look better than he ought to.

Hayley Joyal

Illustration Lead


Class of 2018

UConn Fine Arts


Just when we were comfortable calling ourselves a “software development group” Hayley comes along and not only blows us away with her illustrations, but convinces us to launch a scientific illustration service. Thank you Hayley!

Jack Leyland

Communications Specialist


Class of 2018

UConn Finance


When he’s not developing content for Squared Labs, Jack is busy leading the Student Managed Fund in the Business School. Our only request is that he remember us when he makes it on the Forbes list.

Joey O'Shea

Web Development Consultant


Class of 2015

UConn CSE


Joey and Dan go way back to when Joey was still a teenager with short hair. Now Joey has long hair, and an ever longer web development skillset.

Mark Cabanero

Web Developer


Class of 2019

UConn CS


In addition to being a true full-stack developer, Mark wrote a blog entry titled “Multicasting, The FOG, and Imaging Computers”. Need we say more?

Olivia Crosby

Designer


Class of 2019

UConn Fine Arts


Olivia has already held design internships in Europe and the Far East, is President/Founder of the UConn Good Girls Association, and runs a business selling handmade pottery. We’re very lucky to make it on her resume.

Quinn Vissak

Web Developer


Class of 2018

UConn CSE


Quinn is President of UConn’s ACM chapter, is a CSE Teaching Assistant, and still manages to work with us for 20+ hours/week. Can you say “workaholic”?

Rob Stolarz

Web Developer


Class of 2019

University of Hartford CS


Rob holds the honor of being the only non-UConn member of our team. The fact that we were willing to jump through hoops to get him on the UConn payroll speaks volumes about his coding abilities.

Taylor Hudak

Communications Specialist


Class of 2018

UConn Mathematics; Secondary Math Education (double major)


Taylor has an absurd GPA, is an incredible photographer, and creates/maintains content on CORE and Innovation Portal like it’s nobody’s business.

Ziael Aponte

Illustrator


Class of 2018

UConn Fine Arts


Peers often describe Ziael as being from another planet. When you see his illustration abilities, you will understand why. He previously worked in the dining halls - someone should lose their job for allowing that.

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If you like what you see here and want to offer support, or get involved as something other than a member of ⬚² labs, we would love to hear from you! From workshops, to open source contributions, to donations, there are plenty ways to become a part of what we do.