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Rocket development gets a 'colossal' boost 6/22/18
Rocket development gets a 'colossal' boost
The University of California San Diego’s chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) conducted a successful live fire test of its static rocket engine test stand, Colossus, in the Mojave Desert on June 16.
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UC San Diego's EV Charging Program Awarded for Modeling 6/21/18
UC San Diego's EV Charging Program Awarded for Modeling
The University of California San Diego has been honored with the 2018 Grid Edge Innovation Award for serving as an epicenter for research, development and commercialization on smart electric vehicle (EV) charging. UC San Diego has collaborations with over 18 companies and organizations in providing 135 EV charging stations on campus. In May alone, more than 700 different EVs were charged by UC San Diego’s world-renowned microgrid.UC San Diego is the first university to receive a Grid Edge Innovation Award from Greentech Media, a leading information services company for technologies, markets and businesses shaping the future of the electricity sector. Representatives from the campus will officially accept the honor on June 21 at a ceremony in San Francisco, Calif.
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Computer Science Student Leader Wins UC San Diego Sustainability Award for His Work to Combat Ocean Pollution 6/19/18
Computer Science Student Leader Wins UC San Diego Sustainability Award for His Work to Combat Ocean Pollution
While on a trip with UC San Diego oceanographers to collect aerial imagery of local ecosystems in Baja, California, QI Engineers for Exploration student leader Nikko Dutra Bouck discovered massive amounts of trash covering mangrove ecosystems and contributing to ocean pollution. Dismayed at what he saw, Dutra developed a solution to the problem that could keep 50-80% of the trash out of the ocean. For all his hard work in improving sustainability, he has received the 2018 UC San Diego Sustainability Outstanding Student Award.
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Graduating students honored with Awards for Excellence 6/15/18
Graduating students honored with Awards for Excellence
Here are some highlights from the impressive resumes of the 2018 Jacobs School of Engineering student award winners, recognized by the IDEA Engineering Student Center and Dean Albert P. Pisano at the Ring Ceremony.
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A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive 6/14/18
A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists at the University of California San Diego. The researchers developed a technique, using platinum nanoparticles, to lower the impedance of graphene electrodes by 100 times while keeping them transparent. In tests on transgenic mice, the electrodes were able to record and image neuronal activity (calcium ion spikes) at both the macroscale and single cell levels.
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Undergrads to Take Human Powered Submarine to International Competition 6/14/18
Undergrads to Take Human Powered Submarine to International Competition
Undergraduate engineers designed and built a human powered submarine, and qualified to compete in the European International Submarine Races in July. 
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Celebrating the successes of UC San Diego's most dynamic grads 6/14/18
Celebrating the successes of UC San Diego's most dynamic grads
Thousands of UC San Diego’s best and brightest will take the stage this weekend as the Class of 2018 participates in the campus’ various commencement ceremonies June 16-17. Students such as engineering physics major Matt Morris overcame obstacles and gave back while making their mark at UC San Diego. 
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Endless Creativity: Designing Robots at UC San Diego 6/13/18
Endless Creativity: Designing Robots at UC San Diego
UC San Diego masters and PhD students designed and built all sorts of different walking robots for the Spring 2018 quarter of MAE 207: Bioinspired mobile robotics
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