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A Conversation with ThoughtSTEM co-founder and co-author of Learning to Mod for Dummies, Sarah Guthals 12/5/16
A Conversation with ThoughtSTEM co-founder and co-author of Learning to Mod for Dummies, Sarah Guthals
When University of California San Diego alumna Sarah Guthals (Computer Science BS ’10, MS ’12, Ph.D. ’14) got into the pre-med program at UC San Diego, she thought she was prepared for a lot of hard work.
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Coming Home: Alumni Faculty Share Why They Came Back to Campus 12/2/16
Coming Home: Alumni Faculty Share Why They Came Back to Campus
It’s no secret that UC San Diego’s reputation as a top-ranked university is a major draw for prospective students—but it’s also pulling many graduates back to campus to serve as members of the faculty. In classrooms and labs across the university, our alumni are leading new directions in research and helping to train the next generation of innovators.
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Future NASA rovers could be sporting new gears, thanks to work by UC San Diego alumni 11/30/16
Future NASA rovers could be sporting new gears, thanks to work by UC San Diego alumni
Moving a research lab can be a huge headache. Equipment needs to be dismantled. Experiments are put on pause. But for former UC San Diego materials science and engineering Ph.D. student Laura Andersen, her lab’s move opened up an exciting opportunity—a summer internship at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, better known as JPL, developing wear resistant gears for spacecraft.  
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New analysis of big data sheds light on cell functions 10/26/16
New analysis of big data sheds light on cell functions
Researchers have developed a new way of obtaining useful information from big data in biology to better understand—and predict—what goes on inside a cell. Using genome-scale models, researchers were able to integrate multiple different data sets and discovered new biological patterns among different cellular processes. 
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Contextual Robotics Institute Shines at International Robotics Conference 10/14/16
Contextual Robotics Institute Shines at International Robotics Conference
With talks about manufacturing, robots and health care, as well as robot competitions, the Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego made a significant contribution to the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems this week in Daejeon, South Korea.
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The Secret (Code) for Getting Kids Excited About Engineering 10/12/16
The Secret (Code) for Getting Kids Excited About Engineering
You can find publications written by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Pamela Cosman in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the International Journal of Computer Vision and, as of this past May, in the children’s section of the UC San Diego bookstore.
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Nanoengineer honored for fundamental research on battery materials 10/7/16
Nanoengineer honored for fundamental research on battery materials
UC San Diego nanoengineering professor Shirley Meng is being honored for her work to advance our fundamental understanding of battery materials at the atomic level and at the interfaces. Better batteries are crucial for a wide range of transportation, utility grid, and wearable-health applications.
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Engineers receive $1 million grant to improve the way robots interact with people in U.S. factories 9/13/16
Engineers receive $1 million grant to improve the way robots interact with people in U.S. factories
 Laurel Riek, a roboticist at UC San Diego, will lead a three-year NSFoundation grant aimed at making it easier for machines to work alongside people. This work has long term implications for how indidivuals, communities and societies deal with aging.  
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Model maps out molecular roots of learning and memory formation 9/7/16
Model maps out molecular roots of learning and memory formation
A team of researchers has built a mathematical model that describes the molecular events associated with the beginning stage of learning and memory formation in the human brain. The research paves the way for understanding cognitive function and neurodegenerative diseases—at the molecular and cellular levels.
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Researchers use a single molecule to command stem cells to build new bone 8/31/16
Researchers use a single molecule to command stem cells to build new bone
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have discovered an easy and efficient way to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate bone tissue—by feeding them adenosine, a naturally occurring molecule in the body. The stem-cell-derived bone tissue helped repair cranial bone defects in mice without developing tumors or causing infection.
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