Undergraduate News


Mentorship Programs are Key to Student Involvement, Success in STEM

Mentorship Programs are Key to Student Involvement, Success in STEM

May 7, 2024

Engineering and computer science undergraduate students who take part in mentorship programs are more involved in campus communities than those who don’t, according to a study at the IDEA Engineering Student Center at the Jacobs School of Engineering.  Full Story


Hands-on Electrical Engineering Curriculum at UC San Diego Earns Innovative Program Award

Hands-on Electrical Engineering Curriculum at UC San Diego Earns Innovative Program Award

May 2, 2024

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC San Diego was recognized for its pioneering hands-on lab curriculum by the leading association for electrical and computer engineering educators in North America. Full Story


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


Electrical Engineering Transfer Student Awarded Fellowship for Women in Aerospace

Electrical Engineering Transfer Student Awarded Fellowship for Women in Aerospace

February 29, 2024

UC San Diego electrical engineering student Grecia Paola Siono Gutierrez has been named a 2024 Brooke Owens Fellow, which recognizes exceptional undergraduate women and gender minorities in aerospace. Siono Gutierrez is the sixth recipient from the Jacobs School of Engineering in the eight-year history of the fellowship.  Full Story


Instead of Just Telling Students to Solve Problems, Teach Them How

Instead of Just Telling Students to Solve Problems, Teach Them How

October 10, 2023

Problem solving is a critical skill for technical education and technical careers of all types. But what are best practices for teaching problem solving to high school and college students? The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is on the forefront of efforts to improve how problem solving is taught.  Full Story


Bioengineering Undergraduate Awarded Public Service Scholarship

Bioengineering Undergraduate Awarded Public Service Scholarship

October 5, 2023

Daniel John, a bioengineering undergraduate student at UC San Diego, was one of 11 students from across the state awarded the $15,000 Strauss Scholarship for outstanding students developing social change or public service projects.  Full Story


Mars Rover Team Shines in Utah Desert

Mars Rover Team Shines in Utah Desert

September 12, 2023

The Mars rover built by undergraduate students at the University of California San Diego rocketed to 5th place at the University Rover Challenge this summer in the Utah desert.  Full Story


Historic Red Tide Event of 2020 Fueled by Plankton Super Swimmers

Historic Red Tide Event of 2020 Fueled by Plankton Super Swimmers

August 28, 2023

For the first time, a study led by scientists at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Jacobs School of Engineering has pinpointed how this plankton species — a dinoflagellate — was able to create such an exceptionally dense bloom that led to an exceptional red tide event.  Full Story


UC San Diego Engineering Undergrads Get Hands-On Lab Experience in the Summertime

UC San Diego Engineering Undergrads Get Hands-On Lab Experience in the Summertime

August 24, 2023

The Guided Engineering Apprenticeship in Research program and sponsoring organizations are providing funding for hard-working engineering students to engage in further research this summer. The summer program, known as GEAR to Career, gives students extra time in the lab to deepen their skills. Full Story


Grassroots Graduate School Mentorship Program

Grassroots Graduate School Mentorship Program

July 20, 2023

Soon after Alexander Chen began as a chemical engineering graduate student at UC San Diego, he stumbled on a problem that he couldn’t help but work to fix. Instead of just admiring the problem, Chen built a grassroots mentorship program to fix it.  Full Story