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Bioengineers are inducted into renowned biomedical engineering institute 3/25/19
Bioengineers are inducted into renowned biomedical engineering institute
Two researchers at Jacobs School of Engineering were inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the organization announced. Professors Pedro Cabrales and Todd Coleman from the Department of Bioengineering were recognized during a ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC, on March 25.
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UC San Diego Announces Border Innovation Challenge 3/25/19
UC San Diego Announces Border Innovation Challenge
The University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and Jacobs School of Engineering, in partnership with the Smart Border Coalition, are hosting a Border Innovation Challenge to address difficulties facing the ports of entry in the San Diego- Tijuana binational region. The aim of the challenge is to develop new solutions and technologies that will improve security and efficiency at border crossings. The challenge will award cash prizes totaling $20,000 to competition winners.
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Working to Change the Future of Prosthetics 3/21/19
Working to Change the Future of Prosthetics
Taylor Henderson, an electrical and computer engineering master’s student, is working to lower the barriers to entry for fabricating artificial muscle actuators. She’s developing an algorithm that uses supervised learning to model actuator configurations and return the necessary specifications. 
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Sink or Swim: Concrete Canoe Team Aims to Reach the Podium at National Race 3/21/19
Sink or Swim: Concrete Canoe Team Aims to Reach the Podium at National Race
The engineering challenge sounds like a nearly impossible task: making a canoe out of concrete that can float—and race—on water. But ask anyone on the UC San Diego Concrete Canoe team, and they’ll tell you it’s not only possible but also a highlight of their engineering experience at UC San Diego. The team is hoping to reach the podium at this year's national race.
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Printed sensors provide on the spot fentanyl detection 3/21/19
Printed sensors provide on the spot fentanyl detection
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed screen-printed sensors that could offer a faster, convenient and low-cost method to detect the drug fentanyl. The sensors can detect micromolar concentrations of fentanyl in just one minute. They are easy to produce, cost only a few cents apiece, and are disposable.
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UC San Diego Engineering Rises to #11 in the Nation in US News and World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings 3/15/19
UC San Diego Engineering Rises to #11 in the Nation in US News and World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings
The Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego has jumped to #11 in the nation in the new US News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings. This ranking is up from #12 last year and #17 just three years ago.
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UC San Diego Researchers Find Strong Performance, Complexities, and Puzzles in Intel's Optane DIMMs 3/15/19
UC San Diego Researchers Find Strong Performance, Complexities, and Puzzles in Intel's Optane DIMMs
University of California San Diego computer scientists have completed the first comprehensive evaluation of Intel’s new Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (Optane NVDIMMs). They found that Optane DIMMs can make key storage applications 17 times faster, especially if system designers adapt their hardware and software to make the best use of the new technology.  They also found that the DIMMs can significantly expand main memory capacity without sacrificing much performance and that they exhibit complex performance characteristics that designers must accommodate to fully exploit them.
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Anticancer vaccines, natural language for computers, and multifunctional materials take center stage at UC San Diego Research Expo 3/14/19
Anticancer vaccines, natural language for computers, and multifunctional materials take center stage at UC San Diego Research Expo
The University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering was just ranked the #11 graduate engineering program in the country by US News. Hear from more than 200 of these talented graduate students as they present their research at the 38th annual Jacobs School Research Expo, a showcase of the top engineering and computer science work underway at UC San Diego.
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