Acting Student and Bioengineering Alumna Awarded Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Acting Student and Bioengineering Alumna Awarded Soros Fellowship for New Americans

April 17, 2024

Riyam Al Msari, an undergraduate bioengineering alumna from Iraq, is one of 30 recipients of the 2024 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The merit-based program for immigrants and children of immigrants awards up to $90,000 to support each fellow’s graduate studies.  Full Story


UC San Diego Among Multidisciplinary Awards Providing $221M Nationally for Cutting-Edge Projects

UC San Diego Among Multidisciplinary Awards Providing $221M Nationally for Cutting-Edge Projects

April 16, 2024

Three Jacobs School faculty are part of projects funded by the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative awards program this year. They are Kamalika Chaudhuri in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Jorge Cortes and Boris Kramer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  Full Story


Millions of Gamers Advance Biomedical Research

Millions of Gamers Advance Biomedical Research

April 15, 2024

4.5 million gamers around the world have advanced medical science by helping to reconstruct microbial evolutionary histories using a minigame included inside the critically and commercially successful video game, Borderlands 3.  Full Story


UC San Diego Engineering Dean Albert P. Pisano Elected to European Academy of Sciences and Arts

UC San Diego Engineering Dean Albert P. Pisano Elected to European Academy of Sciences and Arts

April 8, 2024

Albert P. Pisano, Dean of the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and Special Adviser to the Chancellor has been elected a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The induction ceremony was held in Salzburg, Austria on 5 April 2024. Full Story


What happens to solar power generation during a total solar eclipse?

What happens to solar power generation during a total solar eclipse?

April 5, 2024

Large swaths of North America will witness a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. This poses a challenge to those working in the solar energy collection, storage, and distribution spaces: what happens to solar power generation when the sun is fully or partially blocked during the day by a solar eclipse? Full Story


ServiceNow Developer David Loo Returns to His Roots to Accept CSE’s Distinguished Alumni Award

ServiceNow Developer David Loo Returns to His Roots to Accept CSE’s Distinguished Alumni Award

April 3, 2024

From his childhood home near the South China Sea to the singing eucalyptus trees overlooking La Jolla’s scenic shoreline, University of California San Diego alumnus David Loo (BS ’91) has zigzagged continents to earn a world-class education and launch global companies, including ServiceNow. Loo recently returned to the university’s Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) to accept its 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award. Full Story