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Franklin Antonio Hall opens its doors
September 29, 2022
Franklin Antonio Hall opens its doors

The UC San Diego campus community turned out in big numbers last Friday to celebrate the opening of the sleek and soaring Franklin Antonio Hall. The 186,000 square foot building is not only innovative in its architecture, it’s also ground-breaking in how research teams are organized within the building. Full Story


$5M from NSF to Empower Transfer Students to Earn Engineering Degrees
September 8, 2022
$5M from NSF to Empower Transfer Students to Earn Engineering Degrees

With a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, UC San Diego is leading a new effort to support low-income transfer students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering. The five-year program, called EMPOWER, will support engineering students at UC San Diego and two nearby community colleges, Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif., and Imperial Valley College in Imperial, Calif., working to eliminate opportunity gaps through comprehensive cohort-based, success-promoting programming and significant scholarships. Full Story


Remembering Joel Holliday, past president of Charles Lee Powell Foundation
August 15, 2022
Remembering Joel Holliday, past president of Charles Lee Powell Foundation

The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is mourning the loss of Joel Holliday, former director, president and CEO of the Charles Lee Powell Foundation, and ardent supporter of the Jacobs School's mission to pursue engineering for the public good. Holliday died on June 28, 2022.   Full Story


A big machine for earthquake safety reopens at UC San Diego
July 20, 2022
A big machine for earthquake safety reopens at UC San Diego

The NSF director visited and inaugurated the UC San Diego earthquake simulator, one of the two largest in the world.   Full Story


Class of 2022 honored with Awards of Excellence
June 7, 2022
Class of 2022 honored with Awards of Excellence

The Jacobs School of Engineering will honor the undergraduate class of 2022 at its annual Ring Ceremony on Saturday, June 11, after the campus convocation. Six students who have made significant contributions to their department and the Jacobs School community will be honored with Awards of Excellence. Full Story


Student startup LIMBER makes 3D-printed prostheses affordable and accessible
May 19, 2022
Student startup LIMBER makes 3D-printed prostheses affordable and accessible

Using this combination of personalized scans as well as digital designs and 3D-printing on a large scale could reduce the cost of a prosthesis by anywhere from 50% to 90% and deliver prosthetics much faster to those who need them. Ph student Joshua Pelz, postdoctoral researcher Luca De Vivo and prosthetics expert Herb Barrack have formed a startup, LIMBER Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., to commercialize the technology. Full Story


Sun and solar panels shine at 40th Research Expo
April 19, 2022
Sun and solar panels shine at 40th Research Expo

Nanoengineering master’s student Tala Sidawi had her time in the sun at the 2022 edition of Research Expo. Sidawi took home the grand prize for her work to model how solar panels “breathe” water in real time. Such a model could help researchers design solar panels that last longer and perform better in humid environments, and also cost less to build.   Full Story


ASCE Pacific Southwest Student Symposium draws students from 14 universities across California and Hawaii to San Diego to compete in civil engineering
April 13, 2022
ASCE Pacific Southwest Student Symposium draws students from 14 universities across California and Hawaii to San Diego to compete in civil engineering

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 Pacific Southwest Student Symposium took place at the University of California, San Diego March 31–April 2, 2022. At the event, over 800 civil engineering students from 14 universities across California and Hawaii put their academic and project management knowledge to the test participating in annual society-wide competitions including the ASCE Concrete Canoe and ASCE/UESI (Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute) Surveying CompetitionASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition – Tiny House Challenge, and the AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction)/ASCE Student Bridge Competition. Full Story


Concrete Canoes, Steel Bridges test students' structural engineering savvy
April 7, 2022
Concrete Canoes, Steel Bridges test students' structural engineering savvy

For the first time in 15 years, UC San Diego structural engineering students hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Pacific Southwest Symposium from March 31-April 2, drawing 850 students from 14 universities in Southern California and Hawaii to campus for civil and structural engineering challenges including the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competitions. In addition to hosting the regional conference, the UC San Diego Steel Bridge team won first place, clenching a spot at the national competition in May. Full Story


Research Expo enters its 4th decade
April 1, 2022
Research Expo enters its 4th decade

Connected systems take center stage at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s 40th annual Research Expo on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Join us to hear from more than 100 graduate students from all six Jacobs School of Engineering departments, as they present their groundbreaking engineering and computer science research. Full Story



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