Welcome to the Jacobs School of Engineering alumni page


As a graduate of the UC San Diego Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, you are automatically a part of our expansive alumni network. The alumni office at the Jacobs School is your resource to stay connected to the university and fellow Tritons, to assist you as you grow professionally and to share ways to inspire and support the next generation of alumni. Your alumni community, over 245,000 and growing, is always close no matter where you are.

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Tritons Connect

Tritons Connect is an online community of UC San Diego alumni, students, staff and faculty. It's a Triton exclusive network where you can be matched with a mentor, post and apply for job opportunities, join a community group, access a directory of Triton community members, and so much more!

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Career Center Alumni Resources

As you think about what's to come in your professional journey, remember the Career Center can be one part of your strategy. Working with thousands of students and alumni every year, the Career Center understands the trends and has likely experienced or helped with whatever challenge you're facing.

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Jacobs ​​Portal

Jacobs School alumni are sought after by industry leaders for their engineering knowledge and abilities. The Corporate Affiliates Program provides you access to career opportunities brought to you by our Corporate Partners. Create a profile on the Jacobs Portal, and explore current job openings and events.

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Master of Advanced Studies

Offering three highly critical engineering master's programs tailored to the needs of working, engineering professionals and industry needs, the Master of Advanced Studies degree program allows for students to continue working while earning their master's in an in-class academic environment.

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All across the globe, our alumni have the opportunity to reenergize old friendships and make new connections at one of our signature events. You can also stay involved in our vibrant alumni community through a UC San Diego regional alumni club or affinity group. Join us!

Join us March 21st in Los Angeles to celebrate an outstanding group of Tritons who exemplify a commitment to leadership, advocacy, philanthropy and service.

West Coast Alumni Awards | Los Angeles, CA

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024 | Time: 6 to 9 p.m. 

Location: Hammer Museum



Join us March 28th in New York City to celebrate an outstanding group of Tritons who exemplify a commitment to leadership, advocacy, philanthropy and service.

East Coast Alumni Awards | New York, NY

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024 | Time: 6 to 9 p.m. 

Location: Lincoln Center


Join us on April 17 for Research Expo, the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering's 42nd annual research symposium. Research Expo is an opportunity to recruit top engineering and computer science talent, and connect with the faculty and students at one of the nation's top engineering schools.

See what challenges our graduate students from all six departments are tackling; attend Faculty Lightning Talks focused on industry-relevant translational research; and network with alumni, industry professionals, faculty and students.

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | Time: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Location: UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering


The University of California Trust and the UC Alumni UK Network warmly request your presence at the 7th Annual UC Alumni UK Charity Gala on Saturday 27 April 2024, at the elegant Drapers' Hall in London.

Our evening begins with a sparkling reception, leading to a three-course dinner and speeches, capped off with dancing. 

During the soiree, guests are invited to enter the raffle and bid in the silent auction, both featuring highly coveted items and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Further details on the silent auction and our speakers will be announced in due course.

Location: Draper's Hall

Dress Code: Black Tie


From April through June, join fellow Tritons in one of four cities near you for an evening of mingling, networking, and to hear from campus leaders on the latest news, research and more.

San Jose, CA

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024| Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: San Pedro Social

Sacramento, CA

Date: Thursday April 11, 2024 | Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: MOSAC

Seattle, WA

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Starbucks Reserve Seattle Roastery

San Diego, CA

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024 | Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Park & Market



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Want to keep up with the latest research breakthroughs, rankings and other great news at the Jacobs School?

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Stay in the know on Triton news, stories, accomplishments and more through the UC San Diego Magazine.


Our alumni network is remarkable, and we want to make sure you stay involved. Please update your contact information and share the ways you'd like to be connected to your engineering community.



To our Triton community,

I'm here to bolster the connection between alumni and UC San Diego well after graduation, and help facilitate opportunities for them to find support and to give back.

I enjoy hearing from alumni and finding meaningful ways to connect them to the university, provide them with information and news, recognize their accomplishments, and involve them in our community through events and more.

Connect with me by email at to share your story, learn about an event near you and more. You can also reach me through LinkedIn or Tritons Connect.


Jesse De La Trinidad
Director, Alumni Relations



Empowering students, research and campus initiatives— it's something you can be a part of. Join a collective effort to support the Jacobs School in our commitment to converge minds and prepare the next generation of engineers. With your help, we can have an even greater reach and impact.

Please visit our giving page to make your contribution or get more information about how you can support the initiative of your choice.

Volunteer time to share your story. The alumni office seeks to connect students with industry so they can learn first-hand what skills and experience employers are looking for. You can also leverage your network and us in touch with engineering professionals who are interested in supporting UC San Diego.

Your involvement matters, and we are here to partner with you in creating a legacy of support, innovation, and togetherness.

Make a gift today or contact your alumni director to discuss ways you can contribute.



Bringing a Bird's-Eye View to You

Bringing a Bird's-Eye View to You

February 20, 2024

From the campus that brought you GoPro (Nick Woodman ‘97) comes the latest in drone videography: Epic Drone Tours. The company, founded by two UC San Diego student-athlete alumni, uses GoPro cameras mounted to small, customized drones to capture immersive, first-person view tours of indoor spaces, from luxury hotels to commercial real estate buildings.  Full Story

Behind the Scenes with National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin

Behind the Scenes with National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin

December 21, 2023

Mika Elizabeth Ono of UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute (QI) caught up with National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin, a QI associate research scientist and Jacobs School Ph.D. alumnus. on the occasion of his new show, “Lost Cities Revealed.” Episodes of the six-part series are premiering on National Geographic, Hulu and Disney+ channels this fall before airing worldwide. (This interview has been edited for length and clarity.)   Full Story

New Insights on Pelvic Floor Damage after Vaginal Birth, and New Directions for Treatment

New Insights on Pelvic Floor Damage after Vaginal Birth, and New Directions for Treatment

August 2, 2023

UC San Diego bioengineers are leading a team reporting new insights in Science Translational Medicine on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunction and new directions for treatment and prevention.  Full Story

UC San Diego Startup Wins $2.4 Million Defense Department Contract to Improve Battery Performance

UC San Diego Startup Wins $2.4 Million Defense Department Contract to Improve Battery Performance

May 23, 2023

Ateios Systems, a battery materials innovation company started by two UC San Diego alumni, announced recently that it has been awarded $2.4 million by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to help improve battery material performance and production. This effort will support a variety of critical military applications. Full Story

Commercial-scale Biomanufactured Melatonin is Here

Commercial-scale Biomanufactured Melatonin is Here

April 11, 2023

For the first time, large amounts of melatonin are being made by bacteria. Engineered E. coli are feeding on glucose and churning out melatonin, the hormone that controls circadian rhythms. This mode of manufacturing is growing thanks in part to bioengineering advances made at UC San Diego. Full Story

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