hidden COVID-19 Updates

Please visit the UC San Diego Return to Learn page for up-to-date campus COVID-19 guidelines.

Undergraduate News


Concrete Canoes, Steel Bridges test students' structural engineering savvy

Concrete Canoes, Steel Bridges test students' structural engineering savvy

April 7, 2022

For the first time in 15 years, UC San Diego structural engineering students hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Pacific Southwest Symposium from March 31-April 2, drawing 850 students from 14 universities in Southern California and Hawaii to campus for civil and structural engineering challenges including the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competitions. In addition to hosting the regional conference, the UC San Diego Steel Bridge team won first place, clenching a spot at the national competition in May. Full Story


Computer Science and Engineering Researchers Assemble the First Complete Human Genome

Computer Science and Engineering Researchers Assemble the First Complete Human Genome

March 31, 2022

Two decades after the Human Genome Project produced a draft sequence, an international research team, including University of California San Diego computer scientists, has published the first complete genome. The work was done by the Telomere to Telomere (T2T) consortium, and six papers describing the project will be published April 1 in a special issue of the journal Science. Full Story


Lighter, stiffer, faster, stronger

Lighter, stiffer, faster, stronger

March 21, 2022

On April 2, student teams from Southern California and Hawaii will gather on the UC San Diego campus to put together the strongest, lightest bridge made of steel in the shortest amount of time. The Steel Bridge competition is a highlight of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Pacific Southwest Symposium, being hosted by UC San Diego for the first time in 15 years.    Full Story


'Project in a Box' helping kids find their passion at San Diego Library

'Project in a Box' helping kids find their passion at San Diego Library

March 1, 2022

Electrical engineering students in the Project-in-a-Box student organization teamed up with the San Diego Public Library to bring hands-on projects to elementary school students in San Diego. Full Story


Engineering students to compete in international maritime robot competition

Engineering students to compete in international maritime robot competition

February 17, 2022

Engineering students are preparing to compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Australia in November 2022. In order to get there, they’ll have to turn the vessel into a completely autonomous system, capable of navigating to specific buoys, launching objects at a target, and working with a drone to map out the sea space, entirely on its own. Full Story


Introducing the second cohort of Racial Equity Fellows

Introducing the second cohort of Racial Equity Fellows

January 10, 2022

Seven UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering students have been selected to serve as Racial Equity Fellows. In this role, they will act as student advocates on the Jacobs School Student and Faculty Racial Equity Task Force, each bringing their demonstrated interest in diversity, equity and inclusion to the Task Force. Full Story


UH, UC San Diego students to compete in driverless car racing event at Consumer Electronics Show

UH, UC San Diego students to compete in driverless car racing event at Consumer Electronics Show

January 5, 2022

UC San Diego and the University of Hawaii teamed up to make history once again, competing in the world’s first ever head-to-head autonomous car racing competition. The AI Racing Tech team, which comprises students and faculty from UH and UC San Diego, heads to Las Vegas for the Autonomous Challenge @ CES (Consumer Electronics Show) on January 7.  Full Story


Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

October 28, 2021

In a weightless, microgravity environment like space, what do ability and disability look like? How can someone with partial sight or impaired mobility navigate in a confined space like the space station? UC San Diego researchers were part of a team that aimed to answer these questions by launching a group of 12 disabled scientists, veterans, students, athletes and artists into a zero-gravity environment as part of Mission AstroAccess. Full Story


Cars, Start Your Engines!

Cars, Start Your Engines!

October 21, 2021

Engineering and data science students from UC San Diego will participate in the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge on Oct. 23. The competition, which offers a $1.5 million prize pool, is designed to inspire the next generation of STEM talent and challenges university students from around the world to develop autonomous vehicle software. Full Story


Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

September 30, 2021

A group of UC San Diego engineering and data science students was one of three teams to make it to the final round of the inaugural autonomous EV GrandPrix go-kart race hosted by Purdue University in Indianapolis on Sept. 17. Full Story