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Undergraduate News


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


UC San Diego Students to Compete in Sustainability Decathlon

UC San Diego Students to Compete in Sustainability Decathlon

July 7, 2022

With the affordable housing crisis reaching a fever pitch in San Diego and the impacts of climate change being felt around the world, a team of students at UC San Diego is putting their skills to work as they design a sustainable AND affordable house for the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon. Full Story


From Sea to Sky, Students Develop Tools for Improved Environmental Monitoring

From Sea to Sky, Students Develop Tools for Improved Environmental Monitoring

June 30, 2022

Undergraduate mechanical engineering students at UC San Diego developed tools to improve our ability to source environmental data from hard to access places, like deep in the ocean, or high in the sky. For their Jacobs School of Engineering capstone senior design projects, two teams took on the challenges of designing a drone system to capture air samples around the world, and a deep-sea data buoy system to collect underwater environmental data, respectively. Full Story


Students earn top marks in Mars rover competition

Students earn top marks in Mars rover competition

June 22, 2022

The UC San Diego Yonder Dynamics student team made a triumphant return to the first in-person University Rover Challenge since 2019, claiming 1st place in the science portion of the Mars rover robotics competition, and 8th place overall out of 26 teams from around the world.   Full Story