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New course expands sustainable practices to all engineering disciplines

New course expands sustainable practices to all engineering disciplines

December 14, 2022

A group of 20 students from the Jacobs School of Engineering spent the fall quarter learning how to apply sustainable design practices to any field of engineering. In the inaugural Sustainable Engineering and Design course, students learned about life cycle assessment, the environmental impact of different materials and energy sources, and various design practices to improve the sustainable performance of products and processes. Full Story


UC San Diego Celebrates its Inaugural Cohort of College Corps Fellows

UC San Diego Celebrates its Inaugural Cohort of College Corps Fellows

October 26, 2022

UC San Diego students joined more than 3,200 undergraduates this month for a statewide launch and swearing-in ceremony in celebration of the first #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Fellows. Led by California Volunteers and the California Office of the Governor, College Corps is a statewide paid service program that engages students in community-serving opportunities, while also receiving financial compensation and other benefits.   Full Story


UC San Diego's Chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society earns Outstanding Achievement Award

UC San Diego's Chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society earns Outstanding Achievement Award

October 5, 2022

UC San Diego’s chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) was recognized with the Chapter Outstanding Achievement Award for their work in the 2021-2022 school year. This is the third time the undergraduate BMES chapter received this prestigious award in the last five years, after earning the honor in 2017 and 2020.   Full Story


Franklin Antonio Hall opens its doors

Franklin Antonio Hall opens its doors

September 29, 2022

The UC San Diego campus community turned out in big numbers last Friday to celebrate the opening of the sleek and soaring Franklin Antonio Hall. The 186,000 square foot building is not only innovative in its architecture, it’s also ground-breaking in how research teams are organized within the building. Full Story


Six undergraduate engineering programs earn top-10 rank

Six undergraduate engineering programs earn top-10 rank

September 14, 2022

Six undergraduate academic programs at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering ranked in the top 10 programs in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges ranking. Full Story


$5M from NSF to Empower Transfer Students to Earn Engineering Degrees

$5M from NSF to Empower Transfer Students to Earn Engineering Degrees

September 8, 2022

With a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, UC San Diego is leading a new effort to support low-income transfer students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering. The five-year program, called EMPOWER, will support engineering students at UC San Diego and two nearby community colleges, Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif., and Imperial Valley College in Imperial, Calif., working to eliminate opportunity gaps through comprehensive cohort-based, success-promoting programming and significant scholarships. Full Story


Math-computer science student named to Hacking Top 50 list

Math-computer science student named to Hacking Top 50 list

September 1, 2022

UC San Diego math-computer science student Faris Ashai was recently featured in 2022’s Major League Hacking (MLH) Top 50, a list recognizing the top new computer scientists and hackers.  Full Story


Binational program provides students with impactful research opportunities

Binational program provides students with impactful research opportunities

August 25, 2022

As part of the ENLACE binational research program, 185 students from Mexico and the United States spent the summer getting hands-on experience in science and engineering labs on campus.  Full Story


UC San Diego Students Win National Entrepreneurship Challenge in Nanotechnology

UC San Diego Students Win National Entrepreneurship Challenge in Nanotechnology

July 27, 2022

Two student teams at UC San Diego—led by master’s student Amer Yaghi and by senior undergraduate Lauren Takiguchi, both of the Jacobs School of Engineering—recently placed first and second in the Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge (NTEC), an annual contest that teaches budding entrepreneurs the ins and outs of founding a nanotechnology startup.  Full Story


Binational research program kicks off with largest cohort yet

Binational research program kicks off with largest cohort yet

July 15, 2022

This summer, 185 high school and college students from the United States and Mexico will be collaborating on real-world scientific research projects in labs at UC San Diego, as they participate in the 9th annual ENLACE binational summer research program. Full Story