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2005 News Releases

Students Engineer a Digital Solution for Senior Care Provider

Students Engineer a Digital Solution for Senior Care Provider

December 16, 2005

A  team of UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering students has designed a system that is enabling nurses at St. Paul’s Senior Homes & Services to manage patient information via an easy-to-use computer interface. Full Story


Computer Science and Engineering Chair Brings Spirit of Aloha to UCSD Freshmen

Computer Science and Engineering Chair Brings Spirit of Aloha to UCSD Freshmen

December 15, 2005

Computer Science and Engineering chair Keith Marzullo recently finished teaching a unique interdisciplinary course -- how to play the ukulele. Full Story


3rd Annual Invention to Venture Workshop Now Streaming On-Demand

November 29, 2005

UCSD faculty and students participated in a national workshop aimed at grooming university entrepreneurs; most of the talks and panel discussions are now available for on-demand viewing over the Internet. Full Story


Intel Helps UCSD Teach Students About Wireless, Multimedia Embedded Systems

Intel Helps UCSD Teach Students About Wireless, Multimedia Embedded Systems

August 26, 2005

Intel has donated more than $193,000 worth of advanced developer kits to the Computer Science and Engineering department, to be used by graduate and undergraduate courses in embedded systems. Full Story


UCSD Named 'Hottest for Science' by Newsweek Guide

August 16, 2005

 August 16, 2005--The University of California, San Diego, long regarded as one of the nation’s premier research universities, has been named the “hottest” institution in the country for students to study science by Newsweek and the 2006 Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide. Full Story


COSMOS Experience Ends on a High Note for High School Students at UCSD

COSMOS Experience Ends on a High Note for High School Students at UCSD

August 9, 2005

The 83 students participating in the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) program left the UCSD campus over the weekend, after showcasing their work for industry and family members at a Student Research Expo. In 2005 UCSD became the fourth UC campus after Irvine, Davis and Santa Cruz to host the COSMOS program. Full Story


Intense Math and Science Experience for High School Students Opens at UCSD

Intense Math and Science Experience for High School Students Opens at UCSD

July 8, 2005

Eighty-six of California’s most talented and motivated high school students begin an intensive four-week math and science summer academic experience at UCSD. The students will study everything from earthquakes to molecular biology, and much more while participating in the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS). Full Story


Starting Salaries Offered to UCSD Engineering Graduates Rise to $51,000-to-$55,000 Range

Starting Salaries Offered to UCSD Engineering Graduates Rise to $51,000-to-$55,000 Range

June 21, 2005

UCSD engineering students graduating this spring with baccalaureate degrees are receiving significantly higher starting salaries than their peers garnered last year. An annual survey by the Jacobs School of Engineering of its seniors found that the median starting salary this year for those joining the workforce will be in the $51,000-to-$55,000 range. Full Story


UCSD Undergraduates Selected to Research Cyberinfrastructure at Pacific Rim Universities

UCSD Undergraduates Selected to Research Cyberinfrastructure at Pacific Rim Universities

June 17, 2005

Thirteen students from the Jacobs School will leave next week for research institutions in Japan, Taiwan, China and Australia as part of the PRIME program to give the undergraduates summer-long research experiences in global cyber infrastructure-related fields. Full Story



Outgoing Seniors Develop Multiplayer, Online Videogames for Software Design Course

Outgoing Seniors Develop Multiplayer, Online Videogames for Software Design Course

June 9, 2005

Five teams of computer science seniors showcased their final projects on June 3, when the CSE 125 students of professor Geoff Voelker demonstrated their distributed, real-time, 3D, multiplayer online videogames.  Full Story


Six Jacobs School Undergraduates Represent UCSD at Statewide Research Symposium

Six Jacobs School Undergraduates Represent UCSD at Statewide Research Symposium

May 27, 2005

Six Jacobs School of Engineering students were among the nine UCSD undergraduates who presented their research at the annual California Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (CAMP) Symposium. Full Story


Entrepreurial Engineering Students Stage Sell-Out Biotechnology Conference

Entrepreurial Engineering Students Stage Sell-Out Biotechnology Conference

May 23, 2005

Engineering students played a leading role in a biotech conference staged on May 21 by the UCSD student organization VentureForth, which brought together top academic and industry speakers to talk about biotechnology entrepreneurship. Full Story


Engineering Students and Alumni Speed Through Second Annual Triton Junkyard Derby

Engineering Students and Alumni Speed Through Second Annual Triton Junkyard Derby

May 17, 2005

Jacobs School teams, including one entirely composed of alumni, participated in the second annual Triton Junkyard Derby, with a structural engineering student leading the winning Team Expansion Phantom to victory in the finals. Full Story


Jacobs School Steel Bridge Team Wins Spot at National Competition

Jacobs School Steel Bridge Team Wins Spot at National Competition

May 12, 2005

A team of UCSD students took third place in the Student Steel Bridge Competition at the Pacific Southwest Regional Conference March 31 through April 2 at Cal State Fullerton. The strong showing qualified the 25-member UCSD bridge team to enter a national competition to be held May 27 and 28 in Orlando, FL.   Full Story


ECE Undergrads Showcase Research at EUREKA 2005

ECE Undergrads Showcase Research at EUREKA 2005

April 22, 2005

Undergraduate students from Electrical and Computer Engineering took time out on April 18 to deliver short presentations on 15 research projects as part of the annual showcase known as EUREKA -- ECE's Undergraduate Research Konference & Assembly. Full Story


UCSD Engineering Students Showcase Real-World Group Design Projects

UCSD Engineering Students Showcase Real-World Group Design Projects

March 31, 2005

Eighteen teams of students participating in ECE 191 capped the winter quarter with presentations about their start-to-finish engineering design projects funded and mentored by corporations and research institutions such as Calit2. Full Story


Jacobs School Ranks #11 in Annual U.S. News Survey

March 31, 2005

In the annual survey of graduate programs released April 1 by U.S. News, the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 11th among 179 engineering schools, 6th in the nation among public universities.  The Jacobs School of Engineering and ranked second in the nation for research expenditures per faculty member, reflecting UCSD’s leadership as a research university.  Full Story


Jacobs School Seniors Bring Engineering Talent to a Hands-on Physics Course

Jacobs School Seniors Bring Engineering Talent to a Hands-on Physics Course

March 28, 2005

At the 26th annual Physics 121 Special Projects Showcase, four Jacobs School seniors showcased their final projects, including a system for tracking projectiles with ultrasonics and using an electro-magnetic cannon to intercept at target. Other engineering entries included a model car capable of following a line drawn on the floor, and a laser-based rangefinder. Full Story


MAE3 Robotics Contest and Outreach to Preuss School

MAE3 Robotics Contest and Outreach to Preuss School

February 24, 2005

The Robot Design Contest, which doubles as the final exam for a course that Nathan Delson teaches twice a year for undergraduates in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, received an infusion of new blood and new funding. The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) funded participation in the robotics competition for four teams of high-school students from the UCSD Preuss School. Full Story


New Course at UCSD Prepares Undergraduates for Success in Bioinformatics Research

New Course at UCSD Prepares Undergraduates for Success in Bioinformatics Research

February 22, 2005

CSE professor Eleazar Eskin's new course, "Research Training in Bioinformatics" is designed for students majoring in bioinformatics as part of the joint degree program offered by CSE, Biology, Chemistry and Bioengineering departments at UCSD.   Full Story


Search Mode: Recruiters Google UCSD for Engineering Talent

February 19, 2005

 The U.S. economy and job growth may be sluggish, and technology companies may be facing tough foreign competition and pressure to keep profits up and spending down, but companies such as Google, Northrup Grumman, and Qualcomm – the three corporate sponsors of this year’s DECaF event – and 17 other companies were eager to mingle with Jacobs School students and talk about entry-level positions and internships. Full Story


Jacobs School to Expand 'Teams in Engineering Service' Program

Jacobs School to Expand 'Teams in Engineering Service' Program

February 10, 2005

The Jacobs School is recruiting new students, community partners and corporate sponsors for its innovative Teams in Engineering Service (TIES) program, the first of its kind in San Diego, with plans to go from just over 40 students this quarter, to roughly 100 by next fall, and 200 eventually. Teams are currently working technologoy projects for two non-profit organizations in the San Diego area. Full Story


UC San Diego Expands Overseas Research Program for Undergrads to China, Thailand

UC San Diego Expands Overseas Research Program for Undergrads to China, Thailand

January 24, 2005

Engineering and other UCSD undergraduates attended an orientation session for the NSF-funded Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences (PRIME) program in summer 2005, when they will get the chance to do cyber infrastructure research at leading institutions in Japan, Taiwan, Australia, China or Thailand. Up to 18 internships will be awarded, double the number in the inaugural program last summer. Full Story


Uncovering the Secrets of Abalone Body Armor

Uncovering the Secrets of Abalone Body Armor

January 14, 2005

Engineering researchers at the University of California, San Diego are using the shell of a seaweed-eating snail as a guide in the development of a new generation of bullet-stopping armor. The colorful oval shell of the red abalone is highly prized as a source of nacre, or mother-of-pearl, jewelry, but the UCSD researchers are most impressed by the shell’s ability to absorb heavy blows without breaking. Full Story


Engineering Students Present Career Fair on February 15

January 12, 2005

More than 1,200 engineering students and 20 companies are expected to connect during the Disciplines of Engineering Career Fair (DECaF) on February 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCSD Price Center.  Students will explore career options, while companies present permanent or summer employment opportunities and internships.  Participating companies receive a Jacobs School student resume CD with student resumes categorized by discipline. Full Story


One Course, Many Classrooms: West Coast Universities Team with Microsoft to Test Peer-to-Peer Remote Learning Technology

One Course, Many Classrooms: West Coast Universities Team with Microsoft to Test Peer-to-Peer Remote Learning Technology

January 6, 2005

Graduate students from UCSD's Jacobs School, University of Washington, Microsoft and UC Berkeley participated in a course on Information Technology & Public Policy in the fall. Same course, same instructors -- but not in the same classroom. Instead, they were scattered among the four separate locations, using Internet2 and technology developed  with Microsoft Research and UW. Full Story


UCSD Students Benefit from Remote Learning Experiment

UCSD Students Benefit from Remote Learning Experiment

January 6, 2005

Jacobs School students summed up the Information Technology & Public Policy course they took jointly with students at the University of Washington, UC Berkeley and Microsoft Research. "The class was quite refreshing," said one. "It gave us a chance to look at computer science and technology as a whole from a political perspective, which is something that I had never seen before." Full Story