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News Releases from 2009

December 10, 2009

Engineers Help Secure California Highways and Roads

Engineers at the UC San Diego Englekirk Structural Engineering Center, which has the largest outdoor shake table in the United States, recently tested the seismic response of a semi-gravity reinforced concrete retaining wall.

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November 3, 2009

University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Ranked 9th in the World

 The University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is the 9th best in the world for engineering/technology and 15th in the world for computer sciences, according to an academic ranking of the top 100 world universities published by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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October 2, 2009

Jacobs School Undergrad is Green Intern in Washington D.C.

 The nation’s first “green” intern in the U.S. Capitol--Mark Galvan--hails from the Jacobs School of Engineering at one of the country’s greenest universities, the University of California, San Diego.

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September 14, 2009

UCSD Part of $105 Million NSF Earthquake Engineering Center Led by Purdue

Purdue University will tap into UC San Diego's structural engineering expertise as part of a $105 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a center that will serve as headquarters for the operations of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, or NEES.

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August 25, 2009

Retrofitted Historic Building Survives Strong Simulated Jolts During UCSD Test

As part of the  $1.24 million research project sponsored by the National Science Foundation under the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) program, a three-story, masonry-infilled, reinforced concrete frame representing structures built in California in the 1920s was tested at the NEES -UCSD Englekirk Structural Engineering Center, home of the world’s largest outdoor shake table.

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July 8, 2009

UCSD Engineers to Shake Historic Masonry Building During Strong Simulated Earthquakes

  UC San Diego  researchers will be shaking a  three-story, 1920s era masonry building on the world’s largest outdoor shake table during a series of simulated earthquakes ranging from about 5.0-7.0 in magnitude on Thursday, July 9.

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July 7, 2009

Jacobs School Undergrads Go International this Summer with PRIME

  Twenty four Jacobs School undergraduates are among the 33 University of California, San Diego undergraduates working as researchers in laboratories across the Pacific Rim and India this summer.

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June 16, 2009

At ENSPIRE Engineering Undergrads Inspire Local Eighth Graders

Imagine 420 eighth graders arriving at your doorstep and expecting you to inspire, teach, entertain and feed them all day. This is exactly the challenge the undergraduates from UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering took on earlier this year at ENSPIRE, one of the many events that make up Engineers Week at UC San Diego.

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June 9, 2009

UC San Diego Engineers Test World's First Composite Landing Gear Braces for Boeing 787

For the first time, UC San Diego engineers have performed tests on landing gear components for the aerospace industry. 

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April 15, 2009

Steel Bridge Designed and Built by Jacobs School Undergrads Finds Home at UCSD Library

 A 200-pound steel bridge, completely designed and fabricated by a team of twelve UC San Diego undergraduate engineering students has found a new home: UC San Diego's Science & Engineering Library. The bridge won second place among 17 competing schools at the 2008 Pacific Southwest Regional Conference Steel Bridge Competition, held last year at Cal State Northridge. 

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March 11, 2009

UC San Diego Engineering Students Launch Cockroaches and Cameras Into Space

A group of cockroaches recently took a ride on a high-altitude balloon launched into space by freshmen aerospace engineering students from the University of California, San Diego.  

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February 2, 2009

Engineers Try to Bring Down the House During Simulated Earthquake Tests

Engineers at the University of California at San Diego put a single-story house to the test on January 26 via a series of strong simulated earthquake shakes.

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