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 a part of our vast network of visionaries, problem solvers, and trailblazers, shaping industries and driving progress worldwide. Our engineering alumni community, now over 45,000 and continuously growing, remains closely knit no matter where life takes you.

If it's been a while since you last connected, this is an ideal place to start. The alumni office at the Jacobs School is here as your gateway to get involved. Whether you are looking to reunite with fellow Tritons, contribute your time and expertise, or access resources, there's a team ready to support you.

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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 are networking at one of our signature events. You can also stay involved in our vibrant alumni community through a regional alumni club or an affinity group. Check out our current line-up of events below.

  • Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Council: Unidos x Siempre Mentor Program - End of Year Celebration

    June 01, 2024 at 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PT

    UC San Diego Career Services Center - Patio

    Celebrate the 1st year completion of the Unidos x Siempre Mentoring Program!

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  • San Diego Engineers Networking Event

    June 02, 2024 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT

    Bay City Brewing Co. Tasting Room

    Join local engineers in the heart of downtown San Diego at this exclusive networking event. Complimentary event.

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  • Spring Regional: San Diego

    June 02, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PT

    UC San Diego Park & Market

    Join us at UC San Diego Park & Market for an evening of connection and inspiration. Held prior to the BIO International Convention, the annual mixer gathers alumni, industry leaders and friends together with colleagues from the School of Biological Sciences and other academic departments. Complimentary event; all alumni are welcome, no matter their major.

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  • Silicon Valley Regional Club: Planning Meeting

    June 05, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PT

    Join fellow UC San Diego alumni in the Silicon Valley area in planning upcoming events.

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  • Washington, D.C. Regional Club: Triton and GPS Happy Hour

    June 06, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

    Astro Beer Hall

    Join UC San Diego alumni for a casual evening of socializing and networking.

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  • Alumni Opportunity at Commencement 2024

    June 15, 2024 at 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM PT

    RIMAC Field

    Volunteer to celebrate new graduates and help distribute Sun God pins!

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  • Northrop Grumman Triton Alumni Mixer

    June 20, 2024 at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT

    Franklin Antonio Hall

    Connect with the alumni chapter at Northrop Grumman and learn about the latest innovations and research at the Jacobs School of Engineering.

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  • Charting Career Pathways: Navigating the Impactful Realm of Healthcare and Public Health

    July 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

    Explore the diverse roles within the health landscape. Delve into career trajectories, degree impacts, and get expert advice on choosing your path. Gain valuable insights on how these roles intersect and contribute to the broader healthcare domain.

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  • HireUC Alumni Career Fair

    August 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PT

    Riverside Convention Center

    This in-person hiring event provides an opportunity for University of California alumni who are looking for early-and mid-level career opportunities to connect with recruiters who are hiring.

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Keep up with Dean Al P. Pisano and the latest research breakthroughs, recognitions and other great stories at the Jacobs School.

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See what the campus and fellow Tritons are up to. You'll find stories, accomplishments and more in the UC San Diego Magazine.


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



Tritons and friends,

Extending warm greetings and heartfelt gratitude to you for visiting the Jacobs School alumni page. It is a privilege to serve UC San Diego and our alumni engineers in my role as the Director of Alumni Relations.

My commitment is to bolster the bond between alumni and UC San Diego long after graduation. I aim to build personal connections with alumni and find relevant 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. Along with engagement, I also lead development efforts to build and sustain philanthropic opportunities that support the Jacobs School of Engineering in ways that are meaningful for our alumni and their families.

I invite you to connect with me via email at to share your journey and interests. You can also reach me through LinkedIn or Tritons Connect.


Jesse De La Trinidad
Director, Alumni Relations
UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

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The gifts we receive from our alumni, regardless of size, have an immediate impact on our community. These contributions provide students with access to top-tier education and facilities, accelerate research, and establish scholarships and fellowships. Philanthropy truly makes a difference, and you can be a part of it.

By making a gift to the Jacobs School of Engineering, you can support the department, program or initiative of your choice.

Support scholarships and fellowships for students

Support students, both undergraduate and graduate, by making a donation to the Dean's Scholars of Excellence Fund. Students who have demonstrated excellent academic merit from all backgrounds, including underserved communities, will be empowered to excel in their pursuit of education.


We are here to help you create a legacy of support. Get in touch with our team to discuss your giving options, including one-time or recurring gifts, estate gifts, and gifts of stock and other assets.


Health Technologies Top List of New Calit2 Research Grants to UC San Diego Faculty

Health Technologies Top List of New Calit2 Research Grants to UC San Diego Faculty

October 2, 2012

The University of California, San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology has given the green light to 17 new projects funded through the Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities program. Seven of the projects are led by faculty at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. All told, the winning proposals garnered more than $826,000 in support from Calit2 for the year-long projects, effective October 1, 2012. That is an 18 percent increase in funding compared to the inaugural round of CSRO grants awarded in 2010. Full Story

New Way of Fighting High Cholesterol Upends Assumptions

New Way of Fighting High Cholesterol Upends Assumptions

September 27, 2012

Atherosclerosis – the hardening of arteries that is a primary cause of cardiovascular disease and death – has long been presumed to be the fateful consequence of complicated interactions between overabundant cholesterol and resulting inflammation in the heart and blood vessels. However, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at institutions across the country, say the relationship is not exactly what it appears, and that a precursor to cholesterol actually suppresses inflammatory response genes. This precursor molecule could provide a new target for drugs designed to treat atherosclerosis, which kills tens of thousands of Americans annually. Full Story

California Research Institute Launches International Innovation Initiative at UC San Diego

California Research Institute Launches International Innovation Initiative at UC San Diego

September 26, 2012

There is a new home base for visiting researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and it also serves engineering and other faculty members who need international funding to help get new technologies closer to commercialization. The International Innovation Initiative (i3) is part of the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and it will help drive its international agenda. Initial funding for i3 of $1 million annually for three years – which could eventually reach $5 million over five years – was a gift from the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industry Technology (KEIT) via the Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI). UC San Diego electrical and computer engineering professor Truong Nguyen is the lead faculty member for Calit2's International Innovation Initiative. Full Story

New Server Cooling Technology Deployed in Pilot Program at Calit2

New Server Cooling Technology Deployed in Pilot Program at Calit2

September 19, 2012

The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California, San Diego has become the inaugural test site for a new approach to cooling computer servers – a technology that could improve energy efficiency and enable higher-performance computing. Full Story

Toyota Adds UC San Diego to Safety Research Partners

Toyota Adds UC San Diego to Safety Research Partners

September 18, 2012

The Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) is expanding its groundbreaking, partner-based automotive safety initiative with the launch of seven new research programs undertaken in partnership with 11 leading research institutions from across North America, including the University of California, San Diego. Full Story

Science study: 'Promiscuous' enzymes still prevalent in metabolism

Science study: 'Promiscuous' enzymes still prevalent in metabolism

August 30, 2012

Open an undergraduate biochemistry textbook and you will learn that enzymes are highly efficient and specific in catalyzing chemical reactions in living organisms, and that they evolved to this state from their “sloppy” and “promiscuous” ancestors to allow cells to grow more efficiently. This fundamental paradigm is being challenged in a new study by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego, who reported in the journal Science what a few enzymologists have suspected for years: many enzymes are still pretty sloppy and promiscuous, catalyzing multiple chemical reactions in living cells, for reasons that were previously not well understood. Full Story

Program trains professionals in medical device engineering

August 20, 2012

Dan Braun earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering at the University of California, San Diego in 2006.  Five years later he came back to enroll in the inaugural class of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s Master of Advanced Study Program in Medical Device Engineering. The cross-disciplinary program is designed to train working professionals to apply their engineering know-how and workforce experience to a new career in one of the region’s fastest growing technology sectors. Full Story

SDSC, Jacobs School Mourn the Loss of Allan Snavely

SDSC, Jacobs School Mourn the Loss of Allan Snavely

July 16, 2012

Allan Snavely, a widely recognized expert in high-performance computing whose innovative thinking led to the development of the Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, July 14. He was 49. While at SDSC Snavely also was an adjunct professor in computer science and engineering at UC San Diego, where he earned a PhD from the Jacobs School of Engineering in 2000. Full Story

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