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New Jacobs School Dean

New Jacobs School Dean

Albert ("Al") P. Pisano, a mechanical engineer from UC Berkeley, begins his term as dean of the Jacobs School on Sept. 1, 2013. A self-described "technology polyglot," Pisano's research is driven by his passion for developing, mastering and advancing technologies in order to solve problems.

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$18.5 Million Gift to CSE

$18.5 Million Gift to CSE

A UC San Diego alumnus recently made an $18.5 million gift to the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Jacobs School. This gift will enable computer science to reach unprecedented levels of excellence, with a particular focus on students.

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Electron-Beam Writer

Electron-Beam Writer

A new electron beam (e-beam) lithography – the first of its kind in San Diego – is available for use. A widely used tool in information technology and the life sciences, e-beam writers create patterns on silicon and compound semiconductor chips for electronic device and materials research to genome sequencing platforms and beyond.

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First NanoEngineering Degrees

First NanoEngineering Degrees

The first Jacobs School undergraduates to earn a degree in NanoEngineering graduated in June 2013.

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Zahn Prizes Awarded

Zahn Prizes Awarded

In May 2013, after just five months in operation, the Moxie Center awarded its first-ever Zahn Prizes – and a total of $10,000 in cash – to three teams of students that presented the best business plans. A team of mechanical engineers won the grand prize of $6,000 with an idea to use solar umbrellas to provide electrical outlets at outdoor cafes.

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