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EnVision Interns: The Power of Volunteer Student Teams for a Maker Space 9/23/16
EnVision Interns: The Power of Volunteer Student Teams for a Maker Space
LED lights in the shape of a 3D printer head light up the word “3D” in the window of the EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio, visible to passersby. Besides being visually appealing, the display is also providing information: the speed of the animation increases depending on how many 3D printers are being used in the Maker Studio.
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UC San Diego Names Computer Engineer to Fratamico Endowed Chair 9/20/16
UC San Diego Names Computer Engineer to Fratamico Endowed Chair
Tajana Rosing is among the latest faculty in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering rewarded with endowed chairs at the University of California San Diego. The campus named professor Rosing to the John J. and Susan M. Fratamico Endowed Chair in the Jacobs School of Engineering. 
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Appoints Chancellor to Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 9/20/16
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Appoints Chancellor to Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of 30 private sector, nonprofit and academic leaders—including UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla—to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). 
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Engineer, Father, Philanthropist: Bhavin Shah 9/19/16
Engineer, Father, Philanthropist: Bhavin Shah
It was 1994, the Internet revolution was just getting started and California was on the forefront of innovation and technology. Bhavin Shah’s father and many of his friends had gone to UC Berkeley, but Shah chose to study computer science at UC San Diego. “I had friends that went through four years of undergraduate at other schools with very little contact with their professors. Once I saw the intimacy between the students and the engineering professors at UC San Diego, I knew that was the place for me.”
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UC San Diego Gearing Up for Major Hackathon 9/16/16
UC San Diego Gearing Up for Major Hackathon
The University of California San Diego will host over 1,000 students at SD Hacks 2016 for 36 hours of technological collaboration. This will be the second time SD Hacks will take place at UC San Diego. The student-led hackathon is one of the largest in California, along with those of UC Berkeley and UCLA. After a successful inaugural hackathon in 2015, thousands of students from all over the world have applied to attend this year’s event.
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New faculty focus on robotics, data and cybersecurity and more 9/14/16
New faculty focus on robotics, data and cybersecurity and more
Thirteen new faculty are joining the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego this fall. The hires are part of a plan to grow the school’s faculty to 280 by 2020. Six of the hires were focused on robotics, including Henrik Christensen, the director of the Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego and Todd Hylton, the institute’s executive director. Other hires focused on engineering and clinical medicine, data and cyber security, and materials and energy as well as networks, structures and extreme events and signal processing.Below are short summaries of their research work. 
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UC San Diego Alum Defining the Future of Movies with New Mobile Ticketing Platform 9/14/16
UC San Diego Alum Defining the Future of Movies with New Mobile Ticketing Platform
Ameesh Paleja, a 2001 University of California San Diego graduate of with a bachelor’s in computer science and engineering, is revolutionizing the movie industry with Atom Tickets, where he serves as CEO and co-founder. Recently launched, Atom Tickets is a first-of-its-kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app, allowing moviegoers to skip lines by preordering tickets and concessions, and invite their friends without having to pay for their tickets via its social invitation features.
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Researchers build world's largest database of crystal surfaces and shapes 9/13/16
Researchers build world's largest database of crystal surfaces and shapes
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with the Materials Project at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), have created the world’s largest database of elemental crystal surfaces and shapes to date. Dubbed Crystalium, this new open-source database can help researchers design new materials for technologies in which surfaces and interfaces play an important role, such as fuel cells, catalytic converters in cars, computer microchips, nanomaterials and solid-state batteries.
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