Jacobs School of Engineering Undergraduate News


'It Feels Like I'm Talking into a Void': How Do We Improve the Virtual Classroom?

'It Feels Like I'm Talking into a Void': How Do We Improve the Virtual Classroom?

June 17, 2021

Researchers in the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) wanted to look beyond the anecdotal evidence to better understand where remote education fell short and how we might improve it. In a study presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), the team examined faculty and student attitudes towards virtual classrooms and proposed several technological refinements that could improve their experience, such as flexible distribution of student video feeds and enhanced chat functions.   Full Story


Students thrive in program focused on diversifying undergraduate engineering at UC San Diego

Students thrive in program focused on diversifying undergraduate engineering at UC San Diego

June 9, 2021

Among the more than 1,400 undergraduate engineering and computer science students earning bachelor’s degrees from the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering this year, are Xavier Perez, Yoon Jung Choi, and Armando Godoy-Velasquez, who are all members of the first cohort of ACES Scholars. Full Story


Class of 2021 students honored at Ring Ceremony

Class of 2021 students honored at Ring Ceremony

June 8, 2021

In addition to UC San Diego’s commencement ceremonies, the Jacobs School of Engineering will honor the class of 2021 at its annual Ring Ceremony on Saturday, June 12. Six students who have made significant contributions to their department and the Jacobs School community, will be honored with Awards of Excellence. Full Story


NASA's Perseverance inspires UC San Diego's Yonder Dynamics

NASA's Perseverance inspires UC San Diego's Yonder Dynamics

June 3, 2021

NASA's latest feat, the landing of its rover Perseverence on Mars, was particularly exciting for the Yonder Dynamics student robotics team at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, which builds a Mars rover of their own each year in a bid to compete in the international University Rover Challenge (URC) hosted by The Mars Society. Full Story


Sustainable method to 3D print steel wins big at Triton Innovation Challenge

Sustainable method to 3D print steel wins big at Triton Innovation Challenge

May 26, 2021

A startup developing a 3D printing technique that can manufacture steel cheaper than existing methods, with no carbon emissions and minimal wasted scrap metal, earned the $7,000 Grand Prize at the Triton Innovation Challenge. Full Story


Undergraduate researchers earn Goldwater Scholarship

Undergraduate researchers earn Goldwater Scholarship

May 13, 2021

Three UC San Diego undergraduate students with impressive academic and research credentials were selected to receive the Goldwater Scholarship, designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.  Full Story


Bioengineering student earns Strauss Scholarship

Bioengineering student earns Strauss Scholarship

May 13, 2021

UC San Diego bioengineering undergraduate Zina Patel was selected to receive the $15,000 Strauss Scholarship, awarded to outstanding students developing social change or public service projects. Full Story


Programs help Jacobs School undergraduates make the most of research experiences

Programs help Jacobs School undergraduates make the most of research experiences

May 6, 2021

University of California San Diego engineering and computer science undergraduates broaden their understanding of what it means to study engineering and computer science by getting involved in research. Full Story


Computer Scientists Discover Vulnerability Affecting Computers Globally

Computer Scientists Discover Vulnerability Affecting Computers Globally

April 30, 2021

UC San Diego computer scientists teamed up with the University of Virginia School of Engineering computer science researchers to uncover a line of attack that breaks current Spectre defenses. This means that billions of computers and other devices across the globe are just as vulnerable today as they were when Spectre was first announced. Full Story


UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings

UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings

March 30, 2021

For the second year in a row, the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has ranked #9 in the nation in the influential U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools.    Full Story