Jacobs School of Engineering Undergraduate News


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