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Bioengineering Student Awarded Winston Churchill Scholarship 3/23/17
Bioengineering Student Awarded Winston Churchill Scholarship
Fourth-year bioengineering-bioinformatics major and UC San Diego Medical Scholars Program student Angela Zou has been awarded the Winston Churchill Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards in the world for students of science, mathematics, and engineering. Zou will receive a one-year scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in biological sciences at Winston Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. She will also have the opportunity to work in a lab that applies computational biology approaches to studying immune responses. Zou is the third UC San Diego student to be awarded the scholarship since 1963.
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Graduate students launch NanoXpo to show off real world impact of nanoengineering 3/7/17
Graduate students launch NanoXpo to show off real world impact of nanoengineering
Biofuel cells that are powered by human sweat. 3D printed heart tissue. Tiny robots that could deliver drugs. Stretchable and wearable electronics. These are just a few ways that nanoengineers at UC San Diego are making a big splash—at the nanoscale level.
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Engineering Undergraduates Use DNA Origami to Target Cancer 2/16/17
Engineering Undergraduates Use DNA Origami to Target Cancer
A team of engineering students has a cancer-fighting idea up its sleeve—and the sleeve is nanoscale. The idea is based on a new cutting-edge research tool called DNA origami in which scientists literally fold the molecules of life into two- and three-dimensional shapes. The UC San Diego team plans to compete in Harvard's BIOMOD 2017 competition—a molecular design competition for undergraduates.
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Engineers developing advanced robotic systems that will become surgeon's right hand 2/9/17
Engineers developing advanced robotic systems that will become surgeon's right hand
In the operating room of the future, robots will be an integral part of the surgical team, working alongside human surgeons to make surgeries safer, faster, more precise and more automated. In the lab of electrical engineering professor Michael Yip at the University of California San Diego, engineers are developing advanced robotic systems that could make this vision a reality.
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New method to identify bacteria in blood samples works in hours instead of days 2/7/17
New method to identify bacteria in blood samples works in hours instead of days
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a desktop diagnosis tool that detects the presence of harmful bacteria in a blood sample in a matter of hours instead of days.  The breakthrough was made possible by a combination of proprietary chemistry, innovative electrical engineering and high-end imaging and analysis techniques powered by machine learning.  The team details their work in Feb. 8 issue of Nature Scientific Reports.
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UC San Diego Students Honored with Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowships 2/3/17
UC San Diego Students Honored with Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowships
The University of California San Diego is the only campus to receive more than one Microsoft Ph.D. fellowship this year. The two students that earned the award are Bita Darvish Rouhani, an electrical and computer engineer, and computer scientist Mengting Wang. 
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UC San Diego Student Among Select Few Awarded 2017 Adobe Research Fellowships 2/3/17
UC San Diego Student Among Select Few Awarded 2017 Adobe Research Fellowships
A UC San Diego computer science Ph.D. student has been awarded a prestigious Adobe Research Fellowship in only the second year of the program. C. Ailie Fraser is a researcher in the Design Lab at UC San Diego, and also serves as president of the campus chapter of Graduate Women in Computing (GradWIC). 
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Leveraging Collective Impact to Increase Diversity in STEM 2/2/17
Leveraging Collective Impact to Increase Diversity in STEM
How should the U.S. tackle the complex social problem of increasing diversity in STEM fields? That’s the big question that prompted a national conference held at UC San Diego Jan. 20-22.Funded with a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the conference was the first to be held as part of NSF INCLUDES, a new initiative focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) participation at the national level.
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Award to Graduate Women in Computing at UC San Diego to Help Expand Mentoring 1/13/17
Award to Graduate Women in Computing at UC San Diego to Help Expand Mentoring
Mentoring for women who are graduate students in computer science on campus got a boost this week, when the University of California San Diego chapter of Graduate Women in Computing received an award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology to support their programs. The $5,000 Amplification Award from the National Center is co-sponsored by Google.org and the Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing. 
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Bioengineer receives NSF award to study cell migration in a 3D environment 12/15/16
Bioengineer receives NSF award to study cell migration in a 3D environment
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.1 million CAREER award to Stephanie Fraley, a bioengineering assistant professor at the University of California San Diego. The five-year award will allow Fraley and colleagues to continue developing a unique and innovative technology to study how cells migrate in a 3D environment. The work has applications for the study of cancers, wound healing and regenerative medicine. 
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