Cubic Strengthens Private-Academia Partnership with UC San Diego

Cubic to be the first corporate partner to be recognized within the UC San Diego’s Franklin Antonio Hall

San Diego, Calif., Nov. 06, 2019 -- Cubic Corporation has announced its philanthropic support of the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. In acknowledgement of this support, Cubic is the first corporate partner to be slated for recognition within UC San Diego’s planned new engineering building project, Franklin Antonio Hall.

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Conceptual rendering: Franklin Antonio Hall at UC San Diego

“Cubic has been an active supporter and collaborator of private-academia research with local San Diego universities since the founding of our company nearly 70 years ago,” said Bradley H. Feldmann, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cubic Corporation. “We are honored to advance our support of and collaboration with UC San Diego and its stellar students to solve engineering-related challenges that will help us in fulfilling our company’s purpose – innovating to make a positive difference in our society and people’s lives.”

The pledge will support the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s research vision to Build the Digital Future. The vision involves collaborating across academic disciplines as well as industries to invent a future in which humans and intelligent machines use real-time data to make decisions and act with speed, safety and precision – for the benefit of humans.

“With recognition in Franklin Antonio Hall, Cubic is helping us to create an exciting new ecosystem built around an optimistic, human-centered vision for the digital future,” said Albert P. Pisano, dean of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. “At the same time, I highly value our ongoing dialog with Cubic regarding the future of engineering education, the engineering talent needs of the region, and how we can best prepare our engineering and computer science students for a lifetime of professional success.”

Franklin Antonio Hall, named in honor of UC San Diego alumnus Franklin Antonio, is an approximately 186,000 square foot university building being designed from the ground up for open, collaborative research and active learning. Within Franklin Antonio Hall, large and open collaborative research spaces, called “collaboratories,” will house multiple professors and their students. This design will encourage the diverse and interdisciplinary systems-level collaborations necessary to solve the toughest challenges facing humanity.

Cubic has been an active and long-time member of UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s Corporate Affiliates Program, which provides access and visibility to the technology and talent at the university. Cubic has participated in the Jacobs School of Engineering Team Internship Program (TIP), where students are able to partner with corporations on projects related to their businesses and technologies. Through the TIP, interdisciplinary teams of engineering students worked on various technologies to support Cubic’s transportation business such as projects related to a bus data tracker, a green transportation app, an Android smartcard checker and an automation testbed for contactless cards, among others.

Cubic joins Franklin Antonio, as well as Fiona and Sanjay Jha, as the earliest supporters of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s vision to Build the Digital Future. In this capacity, Cubic is the first corporate partner to be slated to be recognized within Franklin Antonio Hall. The public groundbreaking of the Franklin Antonio Hall is scheduled for November 15, 2019.

Media Contact at Cubic Corporation:
Crystal Nguyen
PH: +1 858-505-2593
Crystal.Nguyen@cubic.com 

Media Contacts

Daniel Kane
Jacobs School of Engineering
858-534-3262
dbkane@ucsd.edu

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