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2021 News Releases

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

October 28, 2021

In a weightless, microgravity environment like space, what do ability and disability look like? How can someone with partial sight or impaired mobility navigate in a confined space like the space station? UC San Diego researchers were part of a team that aimed to answer these questions by launching a group of 12 disabled scientists, veterans, students, athletes and artists into a zero-gravity environment as part of Mission AstroAccess. Full Story


Cars, Start Your Engines!

Cars, Start Your Engines!

October 21, 2021

Engineering and data science students from UC San Diego will participate in the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge on Oct. 23. The competition, which offers a $1.5 million prize pool, is designed to inspire the next generation of STEM talent and challenges university students from around the world to develop autonomous vehicle software. Full Story


Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

September 30, 2021

A group of UC San Diego engineering and data science students was one of three teams to make it to the final round of the inaugural autonomous EV GrandPrix go-kart race hosted by Purdue University in Indianapolis on Sept. 17. Full Story


Three Jacobs School undergraduate programs ranked in nation's top 10

Three Jacobs School undergraduate programs ranked in nation's top 10

September 14, 2021

Three undergraduate academic programs at the Jacobs School of Engineering were ranked in the top 10 programs for undergraduates in rankings released Sept. 13, 2021 by U.S. News and World Report.    Full Story


Computer science students qualify for programming World Finals

Computer science students qualify for programming World Finals

August 31, 2021

A team of UC San Diego computer science students has qualified to compete in the World Finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the world’s preeminent programming and coding competition. The students clinched a spot when they placed sixth in the ICPC North American Championship in August 2021.   Full Story


'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