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News Releases from 2022

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.

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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.

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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.  

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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 Competition, ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition – Tiny House Challenge, and the AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction)/ASCE Student Bridge Competition. Full Story

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.

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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.

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March 21, 2022

Lighter, stiffer, faster, stronger

On April 2, student teams from Southern California and Hawaii will gather on the UC San Diego campus to put together the strongest, lightest bridge made of steel in the shortest amount of time. The Steel Bridge competition is a highlight of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Pacific Southwest Symposium, being hosted by UC San Diego for the first time in 15 years.   

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January 13, 2022

Armor Lab is using motion capture data to develop next-gen wearables

Sometimes the challenge inherent in a motion capture project isn’t the tracking itself – it’s integrating every other data source into your digital ecosystem. The ARMOR Lab at UC San Diego is currently working on a new, potentially life-saving sensor technology that might not be possible without the use of Vicon Lock Lab to synchronize the project’s complex data streams. Full Story

January 10, 2022

Introducing the second cohort of Racial Equity Fellows

Seven UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering students have been selected to serve as Racial Equity Fellows. In this role, they will act as student advocates on the Jacobs School Student and Faculty Racial Equity Task Force, each bringing their demonstrated interest in diversity, equity and inclusion to the Task Force.

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January 7, 2022

Proposed Updates to Steel Building Standard Could Enhance Earthquake Resilience

Based on the results, documented in a NIST report, and a detailed analysis of the test data, the researchers devised new limits for column slenderness, described in a paper published in the Journal of Structural Engineering last April. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), a standards organization, has adopted the proposed limits in a draft for public feedback of the 2022 edition of AISC 341, a standard that provides guidance on designing earthquake-resistant steel buildings.   

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