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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.