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Computer Science and Engineering Students Advance in National Programming Competition

Three Jacobs School computer science and engineering students will head to Los Angeles in March to compete in the 27th Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest sponsored by IBM. Having competed successfully in the Southern California semi-finals, Team UCSD Scissors (Nick Butko, John Rapp and Alex Simma) is one of just 70 teams to advance from a field of thousands of teams representing over 100,000 students of computing at more than 1,100 universities on six continents. This marks the fourth consecutive year that a Jacobs School team has advanced and competed in the ACM World Finals. To learn more about the contest, visit: http://icpc.baylor.edu/icpc/

Chemical Engineering Students Take Web Design Prize

UCSD’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter won the 2002 Outstanding Student Chapter Website Award sponsored by Koch Industries. Visit the site at http://sdcc13.ucsd.edu/~aiche/ to learn more about student life for chemical engineering majors, career opportunities, and alumni news.

Engineering Student Services Recognized for Commitment to Diversity

The Jacobs School’s Engineering Student Services (ESS) team (Glynda Davis, Michele Blakeman, Noemy Ellis, Marina Hayden, Shelly Karkosky, Susan Kelly, and Kathy Reed) received this year’s UCSD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action & Diversity Award in recognition of its efforts at institutionalizing diversity among engineering students.

Students Conduct Learning Workshops at Local High School

Jacobs School student volunteers are facilitating workshops at the Preuss School UCSD in algebra, geometry, physics, and chemistry as part of Engineering Student Services’ (ESS) Academic Excellence program. Composed of lessons and skill-sets, the weekly outings are intended to improve success among the underrepresented high school participants. To get involved, contact Susan Kelly at skelly@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-4317.

NSBE Hosts Night of Industry

In November 2002, the UCSD student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) held its 14th Annual Night of Industry. The banquet-style dinner was sponsored by QUALCOMM and SAIC. The featured keynote speaker was UCSD alumnus Dr. Clifton Phillips of SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego. Dinner was followed by an awards ceremony and career fair.

Boeing Funds Engineering Scholarships

Boeing continues to be a strong proponent of education as it provided three undergraduate scholarships valued at $2,000 each. The Jacobs School and its students thank Boeing for its generosity.