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Media Contact: Troy Anderson, (858) 822-3075 or tanders@soe.ucsd.edu

JACOBS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TO SHOWCASE RESEARCH

The Jacobs School of Engineering’s annual Research Review is coming on February 25 to UC San Diego’s Price Center. This year’s keynote speakers are Brian Kenner, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of INTERVU Inc., and Lawrence B. Prior III, President and CEO of High Technology Solutions, Inc. Kenner and Prior will discuss the ways in which the socioeconomic phenomenon known as the Internet is revolutionizing the way business is conducted. The event also includes break-out sessions on technical topics led by Jacobs School faculty, more than 140 graduate student research posters, industry technical exhibits, laboratory tours, and a reception at which best poster awards will be presented. Research Review 2000 is $25 per person. For more information or to register, go to http://www.soe.ucsd.edu/events/rr2k_reg.html or contact Kelly Briggs at 858-534-2329.

According to Robert Conn, Dean of the Jacobs School, “As we embark on the new millennium, this event offers a chance for industry and the university to come together to exchange cutting-edge knowledge and ideas that will be instrumental to the field of engineering for years to come.”

INTERVU Inc. is the leading service provider for Internet video delivery solutions. High Technology Solutions, Inc. focuses on applying its dynamic visualization software and innovative Internet business solutions in the automotive, commercial and select public sector markets.

Research Review is sponsored by the School’s Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP), a service through which the Jacobs School initiates, cultivates, and sustains relationships with industry. The program ensures that one-on-one interactions between company and faculty occur frequently to identify and meet mutual objectives, and that specifications and requirements for student recruitment are met. CAP membership is comprised of the top technological companies in the industry.

Ranked among the nation’s top ten engineering schools according to the most recent National Academy of Sciences survey, the Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego is an excellent institution in the midst of vibrant growth. Its mission is to educate young men and women to be industry and academic leaders, and to create new innovations that fuel economic prosperity and improve quality of life. The Jacobs School of Engineering awards B.S., M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees through five academic departments, providing the largest and most comprehensive engineering education program in San Diego. UC San Diego consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the nation for research productivity. To learn more about the Jacobs School of Engineering, visit its web site at http://www.soe.ucsd.edu/.

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