Jacobs School of Engineering Undergraduate News


2008 News Releases

ARCS Foundation Gives UC San Diego Science, Engineering and Medical Students $3 MIllion in Scholarships

December 17, 2008

  The United States is a worldwide leader in science and technology, but it is predicted that foreign countries will soon outpace our nation unless we become more competitive in science education.  With Europe and China graduating more university-educated engineers and scientists on a yearly basis than the United States, the ARCS Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to facilitating the graduation rate of as many elite scholars as possible. Full Story


Hands-on Engineering Design Course Presentations: Monitoring Heart Rate Variability and More

Hands-on Engineering Design Course Presentations: Monitoring Heart Rate Variability and More

December 15, 2008

 ECE 191, Engineering Group Design Project, is an upper-division class that provides undergraduate students with hands-on experience working in a team to design, build, demonstrate and document an open-ended engineering project. Full Story


Calit2 Inventor Creates Estimating Calculator to Help Hone Students' Math Skills

Calit2 Inventor Creates Estimating Calculator to Help Hone Students' Math Skills

December 12, 2008

 QAMA, or Quick Approximate Mental Arithmetic, is a new kind of calculator designed and developed by Ilan Samson, an "inventor-in-residence" at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California, San Diego. Full Story


Intro to Computer Programming Gets a Makeover

Intro to Computer Programming Gets a Makeover

December 8, 2008

UC San Diego undergrads taking an intro-to-computer-programming course put on a campus art show recently. The art? Glossy collages that pairs of students created as a week-four homework assignment for Beth Simon’s CSE8A class Full Story


UC San Diego Engineers Work to Make Historic Buildings Safer During Strong Earthquakes

UC San Diego Engineers Work to Make Historic Buildings Safer During Strong Earthquakes

November 25, 2008

Recent simulated earthquake tests conducted by UC San Diego engineers are expected to lead to retrofit schemes that make historic buildings safer. The structural engineers tested a structure similar to those that were built in California in the 1920s that have masonry-infilled walls and reinforced concrete frames. Full Story


San Diego Universities, Government and Industry Rally Around Local Clean-Tech Cluster

San Diego Universities, Government and Industry Rally Around Local Clean-Tech Cluster

November 5, 2008

San Diego professors who are developing technologies that will fuel the continued growth of the region’s “clean tech cluster” recently received a financial boost through the 2008 Clean Tech Innovation Challenge. Full Story


Chemical Engineering Student Wins Library Research Prize

Chemical Engineering Student Wins Library Research Prize

November 4, 2008

Steven Shimizu, a chemical engineering undergrad is among the four undergraduate students at the University of California, San Diego who recently received the 2008 Undergraduate Library Research Prize for their outstanding research skills. Full Story


Keys Can be Copied From Afar, Jacobs School Computer Scientists Show

Keys Can be Copied From Afar, Jacobs School Computer Scientists Show

October 30, 2008

 UC San Diego computer scientists have built a software program that can perform key duplication without having the key. Instead, the computer scientists only need a photograph of the key. Full Story


Microsoft Leader, Craig Mundie, Connects with UC San Diego

Microsoft Leader, Craig Mundie, Connects with UC San Diego

October 14, 2008

  Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft, visited UC San Diego on Friday to meet with faculty and students and share his vision of where technology is moving. Full Story


Ripple Effect: Water Snails Offer New Propulsion Possibilities

October 8, 2008

A UC San Diego engineer has revealed a new mode of propulsion based on how water snails create ripples of slime to crawl upside down beneath the surface. Full Story