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News Releases from 2007


December 12, 2007

Jacobs School Undergrads Shine at Conference for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

 Jacobs School undergraduates Jorge Ortiz and Robert Valtierra took home awards for their research at the national conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Breena Fraga, a UC San Diego chemistry major, was also recognized.

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December 5, 2007

A Unique Way To Lower Energy Costs

UC San Diego undergraduate students have designed, built and deployed a network of five weather-monitoring stations as a key step toward helping the university use ocean breezes to cool buildings, identify the sunniest rooftops to expand its solar-electric system, and use water more efficiently in irrigation and in other ways.

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November 7, 2007

UCSD Engineering Honor Society Wins Most Outstanding Chapter Award

Flip through the 133 page record of the 2006-2007 activities of UCSD’s engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, and you’ll see why they recently took home the “nation’s most outstanding chapter” award.

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September 25, 2007

Making Buildings Safer from Nonstructural Earthquake Damage

NSF's Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation has awarded a $3.6 million grant to study the seismic performance of nonstructural ceiling-piping-partition systems, with structural engineers at the Jacobs School and Calit2 participating in the multi-campus project.

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August 3, 2007

SIGGRAPH in San Diego: Graphics, Video and Rock

American Idol and Comic-Con have come and gone, but fun in San Diego’s summer sun has just begun. From August 4 to 9, the top computer graphics and interactive media folks from around the world will flood San Diego for the SIGGRAPH 2007 conference – and UC San Diego is part of the action.

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August 1, 2007

Ten New Faculty Members Join Jacobs School

 The Jacobs School of Engineering is adding 10 faculty members who will enhance the school’s strengths in bioengineering, biomaterials, bio-fluid mechanics, security and networks, systems and controls, and nanoengineering.

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July 3, 2007

UC San Diego Establishes Department of NanoEngineering

Seeking to capitalize on the potential of a new generation of multi-functional nanoscale devices and special materials built on the scale of individual molecules, UC San Diego has established a new Department of NanoEngineering within its Jacobs School of Engineering effective July 1, 2007. 

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June 15, 2007

The Jacobs School of Rock...Rocked!

 The Jacobs School of Rock did, in fact, rock. More than 100 people gathered at Porter’s Pub on June 8 to hear five bands affiliated with the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.

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June 1, 2007

Engineers Will Rock Porter's Pub at UCSD

At rock shows, the engineers are often backstage operating the sound equipment and running the computer systems; but at UCSD, the engineers are moving out front. Serge Belongie, a computer science and engineering (CSE) professor, has started a new concert series featuring bands affiliated with UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering.

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April 12, 2007

Earthshaking Visualizations

 San Diego Supercomputer Center Virtual Building Helps Jacobs School Engineers Explore Performance of Seven-Story Structure During Earthquake Shake.

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March 26, 2007

Elementary School Shakeup -- with Engineering Help

More than 1,100 fifth- and sixth-grade students from schools in Escondido and Del Mar, CA, in March 2007 participated in a unique earthquake-safety competition organized by Philip Yu, a graduate student in the Jacobs School of Engineering’s Structural Engineering Department.

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March 20, 2007

Long-Distance Mentoring Over Email

 Long-distance relationships are often tough. But when it comes to mentoring, the distance can turn out to be a good thing. Over email, a mentor who is hundreds or thousands of miles away can give advice and feedback based on a perspective that you might not get from an advisor down the hall.  At no charge, UCSD engineering, mathematics or science undergrads, grad students, postdocs and new faculty can link up with a mentor over email thanks to a partnership between UCSD and MentorNet – an e-mentoring network promoting diversity in engineering and science.

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March 2, 2007

Corporate Recruiters Vie for UCSD Engineering Graduates

An annual one-day, student-run recruiting fair at UC San Diego posted a 46 percent increase this year in the number of high technology companies and research institutes seeking engineering students and graduates for internships and full-time positions.

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March 1, 2007

Maurizio Seracini: In Search of History

Calit2 and the Jacobs School have created a Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3), and lured a pioneer of the field from Florence to run the new center and several high-profile projects also announced yesterday.

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March 1, 2007

Engineering Week at UCSD

 San Diego, February 20 - 23, 2007:  From flying tomatoes, to undergraduate research, graduate poster competitions at Research Expo, a heavy-hitting job fair, and a semi-formal party just for students, the Jacobs School of Engineering celebrated National Engineering Week in a big way. Individual students and student organizations including the Triton Engineering Student Council were at the heart of it all -- from the games, to the research, to the work of recruiting companies to attend the job fair. 

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February 26, 2007

Single Photon Detector Wins UCSD Engineering Research Competition

 With a flash of light, photons simultaneously fly toward the face of a person waiting to be identified for security purposes. The packets of light bounce off the face and land on a specially engineered photon sensor that clocks when each photon arrived and uses the information to reconstruct a three dimensional image of the face almost instantaneously.

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February 20, 2007

Engineering Undergrads Cuddle Tomatoes in Search of Golden Calculator

  Tomatoes falling from the sky. Duct-tape miracles. Paper-plate parachutes. Whipped cream in faces. A big blue balloon over Warren Mall. Is that a pair of sumo wrestler in the distance? Welcome to E-Games 2007, a day of engineering inspired competitions between a variety of UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering student organizations. E-Games, organized by the Triton Engineering Student Council, is the kick-off event for National Engineers Week at UCSD.

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February 8, 2007

University of California, San Diego Engineering, Technology and Computer Sciences 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 computer sciences, according to an academic ranking of the top 100 world universities published online this month by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.   

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January 22, 2007

Information Sessions for Calit2 UCSD Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Calit2's Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars program is going on seven years, and expand in 2007 to include more students as well as higher stipends. The deadline to apply is March 5, and information sessions will be held this Thursday, January 25, and Feb. 14 in Atkinson Hall.

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