Jacobs School of Engineering Undergraduate News


2012 News Releases

UC San Diego Campus on Display as Living Laboratory at Engineers for a Sustainable World Conference

UC San Diego Campus on Display as Living Laboratory at Engineers for a Sustainable World Conference

October 11, 2012

  About a hundred students from across the nation will converge on the UC San Diego campus Oct. 19 to 21 for the eighth annual Engineers for a Sustainable World national conference. The event brings together student leaders from the organization’s 31 chapters, experts and professionals to discuss engineering solutions and strategies to solve pressing environmental and socioeconomic problems.  Full Story


Jay Kunin to Lead Moxie Center for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

Jay Kunin to Lead Moxie Center for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

October 11, 2012

The Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego announced that Jay Kunin has joined the Jacobs School as the inaugural director of the new Moxie Center for undergraduate entrepreneurship.  Kunin has had a long career as an entrepreneur, executive, investor and director of technology startups. Full Story


New Server Cooling Technology Deployed in Pilot Program at Calit2

New Server Cooling Technology Deployed in Pilot Program at Calit2

September 19, 2012

The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California, San Diego has become the inaugural test site for a new approach to cooling computer servers – a technology that could improve energy efficiency and enable higher-performance computing. Full Story


Engineers, Visual Artists and Medical Device Researchers Work Large and Small in New UC San Diego Building

Engineers, Visual Artists and Medical Device Researchers Work Large and Small in New UC San Diego Building

September 5, 2012

  Making buildings and bridges safer during earthquakes. Printed 3-D blood vessels and capillaries for regenerative medicine. Safer cardiac pumps for children born with heart defects. Giant art collections sorted with a click. Better composite materials for aircraft. In the new Structural and Materials Engineering building at the University of California, San Diego engineers, artists and medical device researchers who work at different scales and in different fields are pursuing these projects, and many more.  Full Story


Engineers for Exploration: Pushing the Boundaries of World-Wide Field Research

Engineers for Exploration: Pushing the Boundaries of World-Wide Field Research

July 2, 2012

“It’s the funniest sight, seeing a massive blimp driving down the street attached to a pickup truck. It looks like the truck will literally lift of the ground because the balloon is so huge. This particular balloon, as described by Albert Yu-Min Lin of the UC San Diego and National Geographic Society’s Engineers for Exploration program, is no party decoration. It carries a camera on a self-stabilizing aerial platform, and is capable of taking high-resolution composite photographs that span a mile or more. The Balloon Camera, along with the OctoCopter, the Terrestrial Vehicle, and the Camera Trap, were conceived, designed and built by UC San Diego undergraduates participating in Engineers for Exploration. Full Story


Calit2 Class of 2012: Undergraduate Scholars Begin Their Summer of Research

Calit2 Class of 2012: Undergraduate Scholars Begin Their Summer of Research

July 2, 2012

The UCSD division of Calit2 this week kicks off a summer of research opportunities for 30 undergraduates representing 17 academic majors. For the 12th summer in a row, Calit2 Summer Undergraduate Scholars are fanning out across campus to work full-time in the labs of Calit2-affiliated faculty members, doing research alongside graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and their advisors. Full Story


Students Ring In End of Academic Year

Students Ring In End of Academic Year

June 20, 2012

  Close to 300 graduating seniors gathered at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego Saturday evening to celebrate the end of the school year—and their induction into the Order of the Engineer. Each student was given a ring to symbolize their new status as full-fledged engineers.  Full Story


Students Showcase Eureka Moments at Undergraduate Research Expo

Students Showcase Eureka Moments at Undergraduate Research Expo

June 7, 2012

  A new acne medicine; a better way to simulate the collapse of supernovae; and a better way to visualize chromosomes: these were just some of the research posters on display at EUReKA, an undergraduate research expo that took place Friday at the Jacobs School of Engineering. Full Story


A Vision to Help

A Vision to Help

June 5, 2012

  Students at the Jacobs School of Engineering are working to develop a cheaper, lighter, multi-function microscope that could be used in clinics in developing countries. Their prototype will be flown to Mozambique this summer and field tested at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in the country’s capital, Maputo. Full Story


UC San Diego Receives $7 Million form DOD for Innovative Neural Research

UC San Diego Receives $7 Million form DOD for Innovative Neural Research

May 24, 2012

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at UC San Diego composed of physicists, biologists, chemists, bioengineers and psychologists has received a five-year, $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate the dynamic principles of collective brain activity.  Full Story