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UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings
March 30, 2021
UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings

For the second year in a row, the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has ranked #9 in the nation in the influential U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools.    Full Story


Structural engineers get hands-on experience with composite materials
March 11, 2021
Structural engineers get hands-on experience with composite materials

Structural engineering students at the Jacobs School got hands-on experience designing, manufacturing and analyzing structures made from composite materials through the Design of Composite Structures course, held in-person thanks to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn policies.   Full Story


Triton 5: Ji-San Lee '11
January 26, 2021
Triton 5: Ji-San Lee '11

Structural engineering alumnus Ji-San Lee is the senior designer for CLAE Footwear, working to make their shoes more sustainable through recycled materials.  Full Story


Major Upgrade Under Way at the World's Largest Outdoor Shake Table
December 14, 2020
Major Upgrade Under Way at the World's Largest Outdoor Shake Table

Earlier this year in San Diego, two giant cranes lifted the 330,000 lb. steel  floor, or platen, off the world’s largest outdoor shake table, revealing a complex network of pipes, wires and catwalks. This was the first step in a major $16.3 million upgrade to the seismic simulator funded by the National Science Foundation. Over the next 10 months, the facility will undergo major construction. When completed in October 2021, the shake table will be able to reproduce multi-dimensional earthquake motions with unprecedented accuracy.   Full Story


Windmill kit provides introduction to structures and design
December 10, 2020
Windmill kit provides introduction to structures and design

This fall, students in the Introduction to Structures and Design course at the Jacobs School of Engineering were able to get hands-on experience designing aerodynamic, efficient and earthquake-safe structures even during a quarter of hybrid in-person and remote learning.  Full Story


UC San Diego Engineers Send Soil Into Outer Space To Tackle Mudslides On Earth
November 17, 2020
UC San Diego Engineers Send Soil Into Outer Space To Tackle Mudslides On Earth

Long after wildfires are put out, they can leave environmental issues - such as mudslides - in their wake. Now, some San Diego scientists are considering looking for some extraterrestrial answers to this earthly problem. After months of major wildfires in 2018, some Californians experienced massive mudslides that killed 23 people and destroyed more than 100 homes. Wildfires attack the roots of plants and trees, which can produce gases that cause soil to fall apart. The 2018 mudslides and others like it sparked the curiosity of UC San Diego geotechnical engineer Ingrid Tomac. Full Story


Eyes on Wildfire
November 5, 2020
Eyes on Wildfire

As California reacts to a record-breaking 2020 fire season, a backcountry observation network has reached a milestone of installing more than 610 cameras across the state. The AlertWildfire network has become a vital firefighting tool helping first responders confirm and monitor wildfires from ignition through containment. Full Story


Portable and Noncontact Imaging System for Characterizing Composite Delamination
October 22, 2020
Portable and Noncontact Imaging System for Characterizing Composite Delamination

The aim of this research is to target the time-consuming elements of current Navy ultrasonic inspection methods and to demonstrate improved damage characterization in reduced time, while also lessening the burden on technicians to prepare, inspect, and report component damage. Full Story


Eight teams of engineers and physicians work to tackle COVID-19 related challenges
August 20, 2020
Eight teams of engineers and physicians work to tackle COVID-19 related challenges

The Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine program at UC San Diego is supporting eight COVID-19 related projects in early stages with microgrants. The program is a collaboration between the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine launched in 2013 to bring engineers and clinicians together to develop innovative technologies and solve challenging problems in medical care.  Full Story


UC San Diego named 4th best public research university in prestigious global rankings
August 17, 2020
UC San Diego named 4th best public research university in prestigious global rankings

Shanghai rankings celebrate campus as a world-renowned research powerhouse. Full Story



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