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UC San Diego engineering students help 5-year-old move arms again

6/25/19

UC San Diego engineering students help 5-year-old move arms again

Five-year-old Max Ng was a perfectly healthy boy until, at the age of two, he contracted a rare virus called acute flaccid myelitis. Similar to polio, the virus attacked the nerves in his spinal cord, leaving his arms limp at his sides. Max hasn’t been able to lift or lower his arms on his own to use his fully-functioning hands for the three years since.Now, thanks to a lightweight motorized exoskeleton built by four UC San Diego undergraduate engineering students, Max is moving his arms to feed himself and play with his parents.  
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UC San Diego undergraduates awarded Strauss Scholarship for biology, music outreach

6/17/19

UC San Diego undergraduates awarded Strauss Scholarship for biology, music outreach

Two UC San Diego undergraduate students were named Donald A. Strauss Foundation Public Service Scholars, and were awarded a $15,000 prize to pursue their social change and public service projects.
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Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research

6/17/19

Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research

UC San Diego mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student Tao Wang recently demonstrated how an extremely strong magnetic field, similar to that on the surface of a neutron star, can be not only generated but also detected using an x-ray laser inside a solid material.
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Graduating students honored at Ring Ceremony

6/14/19

Graduating students honored at Ring Ceremony

On June 15, about 1,600 students will earn baccalaureate degrees in engineering, making the Jacobs School the third largest engineering school in the country, and second in the number of women earning engineering baccalaureates. All of these students are exceptional and have made a positive impact on our community, but 11 students were selected from among their peers as particularly outstanding.
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Educational Vision Technologies Scales Up with Seed Round

6/13/19

Educational Vision Technologies Scales Up with Seed Round

After winning just about every entrepreneur and startup pitch challenge on UC San Diego’s campus, raising $100,000 in a friends and family investment round, being accepted into the local Connect Springboard incubator program and securing paid pilot programs with two universities, Educational Vision Technologies is ready to scale up.
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Changing the World One Startup at a Time

6/13/19

Changing the World One Startup at a Time

UC San Diego celebrates a year of innovation, including several engineering startups and technology license deals.
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