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2006 News Releases

Group Engineering Projects, Learning and Fun -- ECE 191

Group Engineering Projects, Learning and Fun -- ECE 191

December 12, 2006

Have you ever been to a final exam scheduled for a Friday night that is open to the public and includes dinner and sometimes a movie? If not, you haven’t been to the final exam for ECE 191 – Engineering Group Design Project – an upper level electrical and computer engineering (ECE) undergraduate class at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering.   Full Story


Joint Cartilage Gets Slippery during Flex Time

Joint Cartilage Gets Slippery during Flex Time

December 5, 2006

Bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have shown that sliding forces applied to cartilage surfaces prompt cells in cartilage to produce molecules that lubricate and protect joints. Full Story


Two Jacobs School Engineering Students Honored for Leadership

November 28, 2006

Sourobh Raychaudhuri and Barath Raghavan, both Ph.D. candidates at UC San Diego’s Jacob’s School of Engineering, have received the R.B. Woolley Graduate Leadership Award for the 2006-2007 academic year. The $5,000 award recognizes continuing graduate students who have a record of notable academic achievements and demonstrate leadership in professional and Jacobs School activities. Full Story


UCSD Computer Scientist Wins Young Investigator Award, Research on Snake Venom Proteins Highlighted

UCSD Computer Scientist Wins Young Investigator Award, Research on Snake Venom Proteins Highlighted

November 9, 2006

Nuno Bandeira, a computer science and engineering Ph.D. candidate at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering has won the 2006 Human Proteome Organization’s Young Investigator Award for work on snake venom proteins. Full Story


Netflix Takes Cues from UCSD Competition

Netflix Takes Cues from UCSD Competition

October 25, 2006

Charles Elkan, a UC San Diego computer science and engineering professor who runs data mining competitions for students, helped set up the Netflix Prize competition. Full Story


NSF Renews Pacific Rim Grid Engineering Project

NSF Renews Pacific Rim Grid Engineering Project

October 11, 2006

The NSF has renewed PRAGMA, a UCSD-based effort to promote cyberinfrastructure research interactions among U.S. and Pacific Rim engineers and scientists, including many from the Jacobs School. The program is a collaborative effort of SDSC, Calit2 and Center for Research in Biological Systems. Full Story


Four UCSD Students Win Prestigious Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense

Four UCSD Students Win Prestigious Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense

October 10, 2006

 Four UC San Diego students are among the 32 nationwide recipients of the 2006 Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship program run by the U.S. Department of Defense. Full Story


Science of Learning Center Comes to UC San Diego

Science of Learning Center Comes to UC San Diego

September 28, 2006

 A better understanding of how humans learn could lead to improved teaching techniques and, along the way, alter the trajectories of countless human lives. Full Story


Shu Chien named to Y.C. Fung Endowed Chair in Bioengineering

Shu Chien named to Y.C. Fung Endowed Chair in Bioengineering

September 15, 2006

UCSD today announced that Shu Chien has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Y.C. Fung Endowed Chair in Bioengineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering. Chien, director of the UCSD Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering and former chair of the Jacobs School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, is a world leader in understanding how blood flow and pressure affect blood vessels. Full Story


Calit2 Staff Researchers Bring Their Expertise into Jacobs School Classrooms

Calit2 Staff Researchers Bring Their Expertise into Jacobs School Classrooms

July 24, 2006

Staff researchers from Calit2 teach and mentor courses in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, giving students a taste of real-world engineering. Full Story


New Graduates Take Oath of Honor

New Graduates Take Oath of Honor

June 20, 2006

Jacobs School of Engineering students began their commencement celebration on a serious note with the UCSD’s inaugural Order of the Engineer ring ceremony.   About 115 graduating engineers took an oath to practice engineering with integrity and high standards. Full Story


Final Exam Frenzy: It Was the Battle of the Robots for Engineering Students

June 19, 2006

At UCSD, stacking plastic rings is more than just child’s play.   Last Thursday, more than 200 engineering students gathered in the main gymnasium, as they battled it out to see whose robot could lift, move and restack rings the fastest.  Full Story


Short Course on Fundamentals of Wireless Communications Now Available in Streaming Video

Short Course on Fundamentals of Wireless Communications Now Available in Streaming Video

June 16, 2006

The Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Center at Calit2 hosted a short course -- seven sessions during nine hours over two days -- taught by one of the leading experts on wireless communication and information theory: UC Berkeley professor David Tse, co-author of "Fundamentals of Wireless Communications." The course is now available in streaming video over the Internet. Full Story




UCSD Joins MentorNet, Connecting Students with Scientists and Engineers Employed in Industry and Academia

UCSD Joins MentorNet, Connecting Students with Scientists and Engineers Employed in Industry and Academia

April 18, 2006

UCSD has become a partner in MentorNet, a program that uses email to facilitate one-on-one mentoring relationships between successful engineers, scientists and mathematicians, and college students who aspire to careers in those fields.  Full Story


UCSD Structural Engineering Students Rock at Regional Design Competition

April 5, 2006

 From designing a dorm model that would withstand a Northridge-sized earthquake to creating a chemical-free water filtration system, UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering structural engineering students proved the innovation leaders at the 2006 American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) pacific southwest regional collegiate conference held at UCLA March 30 to April 1.   Full Story



Getting Down to Business: Student-Run Career Fair is a Record-Breaking Success

Getting Down to Business: Student-Run Career Fair is a Record-Breaking Success

March 1, 2006

By any measure, the 2006 Disciplines of Engineering Career Fair (DECaF) was a success for both recruiters and student job seekers.  The student-organized event raised $36,000 in corporate sponsorship fees, making it the largest single fundraiser to benefit engineering student organizations.  In all, 50 companies sent over 150 recruiters to DECaF, more than doubling last year’s participation of 20 companies.   Those employers saw nearly 1,500 engineering students eager for internship or full-time employment opportunities. Full Story


New Scholarship Fund to Help Aspiring Engineers in Region

February 23, 2006

Jacobs School undergraduates of limited means have a new avenue to fund their education, thanks to a QUALCOMM Inc. commitment of $250,000 for a new scholarship fund to help students pursuing engineering degrees at UCSD, SDSU or Cal State San Marcos. Full Story


Lights, Cameras, Engineering: Jacobs School Students Dive into Reality TV

Lights, Cameras, Engineering: Jacobs School Students Dive into Reality TV

February 1, 2006

Rita Finones and six other UCSD engineering students and one alumnus are appearing in a 13-part reality series on the Animal Planet Network called Chasing Nature. Full Story


Cymer Pledges $175,000 in Scholarships for Jacobs School

Cymer Pledges $175,000 in Scholarships for Jacobs School

January 10, 2006

Cymer, Inc., awards $175,000 to the Jacobs School of Engineering Scholars Program. Full Story