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Top 5 Engineering Student Stories 3/24/17
Top 5 Engineering Student Stories
From brewing beer on the moon to competing in Disney Imagineering competitions, our students are breaking boundaries in education. Check out our Top 5 engineering student stories to learn about some of the things they've been working on.
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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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'Lab-on-a-glove' could bring nerve-agent detection to a wearer's fingertips 3/23/17
'Lab-on-a-glove' could bring nerve-agent detection to a wearer's fingertips
Researchers have developed a wearable, flexible biosensor glove that can rapidly detect toxic nerve agents with the touch of a finger. The so-called "lab-on-a-glove" could help improve both defense and food security measures. The team, led by nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego, published their work this month in ACS Sensors.
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Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer's Weak Spots 3/23/17
Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer's Weak Spots
Genetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, creating an opportunity for researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them, while sparing normal cells. This concept is called “synthetic lethality” because the drug is only lethal to mutated (synthetic) cells. Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering developed a new method to search for synthetic-lethal gene combinations. The technique, published March 20 in Nature Methods, uncovered 120 new opportunities for cancer drug development.
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New Technology Accelerator Launching at UC San Diego 3/21/17
New Technology Accelerator Launching at UC San Diego
The Institute for the Global Entrepreneur at the University of California San Diego is launching a unique Technology Accelerator to fast-track early stage, high impact technologies and effectively shorten the timelines for UC San Diego innovations to enter the market. The Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE) is a collaboration between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management.
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UC San Diego Students, Alumni Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Smart Mirror 3/21/17
UC San Diego Students, Alumni Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Smart Mirror
Computer engineering alumnus Noah Martin has launched a campaign to fund his latest brainchild – the Firefly Smart Mirror
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UC San Diego Electrical Engineering Professor Pam Cosman Wins Diversity Award 3/17/17
UC San Diego Electrical Engineering Professor Pam Cosman Wins Diversity Award
Pamela Cosman, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, has been named a UC San Diego 2016 Diversity Champion.
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Engineering Students Hope Design Based on Tuna Tail Fin Will Power Them to Win Submarine Race 3/16/17
Engineering Students Hope Design Based on Tuna Tail Fin Will Power Them to Win Submarine Race
With a propulsion system inspired by the tail fins of tuna, UC San Diego engineering students aim to win an annual human-powered submarine race this summer. The race pits student teams from around the world against each other—with each team aiming to be the first to get their submarine cross an underwater finish line.The International Submarine Races provide an opportunity for teams of students around the nation to develop and race one- or two-person submarines that rely on a wide variety of techniques for propulsion, steering and guidance. The submarine cabins fill with water when submerged, and crew members are outfitted with scuba masks and tanks in order to breathe. They use a combination of pedaling something akin to a bike pedal and propulsion to move the submarine from one end of the basin to the other.
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