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News Releases from 2010


August 30, 2010

Researchers Develop Simulation to Better Understand the Effects of Sound on Marine Life

 A combination of the biology of marine mammals, mechanical vibrations and acoustics has led to a breakthrough discovery allowing scientists to better understand the potential harmful effects of sound on marine mammals such as whales and dolphins.  

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August 10, 2010

A Surfboard Gets an Onboard Computer

  Computers are everywhere these days – even on surfboards. University of California, San Diego mechanical engineering undergraduates outfitted a surfboard with a computer and accompanying sensors -- one step toward a structural engineering Ph.D. student’s quest to develop the science of surfboards.

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July 16, 2010

UC San Diego Engineers Advance Seismic Safety and NextGen NanoSensors

In between spring and fall quarters, engineering professors at  UC San Diego are working to keep society safe, healthy and on the leading edge of smart technologies through a variety of research projects – from keeping buildings earthquake safe to enhancing heart surgery for children and developing the next generation of nano sensors.  

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June 30, 2010

UC San Diego Engineering Students 'Ring' in Another Successful Year

More than 360 graduating seniors from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering participated in the annual Ring Ceremony on June 12.

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June 17, 2010

UC San Diego Undergraduates Team Up with National Geographic to Co-Innovate New Technologies

  Jacobs School undergraduates team up with National Geographic to co-innovate new technologies.

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June 3, 2010

TIES Honored, UC San Diego Named to Presidential Community Service Honor Roll

The University of California, San Diego has been named to the 2009 President's Community Service Honor Roll with distinction for the contributions UC San Diego’s students make to local, national and global communities on issues ranging from poverty to homelessness and environmental justice. This is the first year the university is on the Distinction List.

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May 28, 2010

UCSD Fuels Clean Tech Cluster Through Innovation Challenge

 Thirteen San Diego professors, students and research scientists who are developing technologies that will fuel the continued growth of the region’s “clean tech cluster” presented their new ideas over two days to a panel of eighteen high-tech reviewers. 

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May 20, 2010

Rolling Library and Robot Unicorn at Junkyard Derby 2010

Energy, excitement and screaming rose above a eucalyptus grove on the University of California, San Diego campus last Friday, April 14. But it had nothing to do with the 20,000 people coming to campus that night for the Sun God music festival. Instead, the vibe was coming from Junkyard Derby 2010.

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May 18, 2010

Nineteen Projects Awarded Inaugural Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities Grants

The first awards under a new research grant program at the University of California, San Diego will support a broad range of projects led by faculty members from 13 different departments and staff researchers participating in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

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April 20, 2010

Electrical Engineer Turned Solar Concentrator Inventor Wins Research Expo 2010

With his new solar concentrator design, electrical engineering Ph.D. student Jason Karp won the 2010 Rudee Research Expo Outstanding Poster Award. His winning poster “Planar Micro-Optic Solar Concentration” (#98) was one of 250 posters presented by Jacobs School graduate students on April 15th at the 29th Annual Research Expo at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

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April 20, 2010

National Geographic Taps UC San Diego Students for Technology Solutions

 A West Coast campus famous for its high-tech research is now becoming known for its global reach in cultural heritage. Faculty and students are already searching for the lost tomb of Genghis Khan and a masterpiece mural by Leonardo da Vinci not seen in 450 years, and now many more students will get the opportunity to blaze new technology trails in the name of global exploration.

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April 12, 2010

Hot Posters at Research Expo 2010 at the Jacobs School

  The annual Jacobs School Research Expo features research posters by 250 M.S. and Ph.D. engineering students, technical breakouts led by Jacobs School faculty, a plenary session, and a reception where guests can interact with faculty and students who share their research interests.

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March 29, 2010

UC San Diego Energy Dashboard to Help Campus Curb Appetite for Power

After an extensive period of testing, researchers have launched an Internet portal to showcase the real-time measurement and visualization of energy use on the University of California, San Diego campus. The UC San Diego Energy Dashboard (http://energy.ucsd.edu/) allows users to see up-to-the-second information on a structure-by-structure basis for 60 of the largest buildings on the La Jolla campus.

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February 22, 2010

Jacobs School Leadership Affirms Principles of Community

 Jacobs School Leadership Affirms Principles of Community

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February 9, 2010

Engineering Alumnus Builds Bridge Between China and UC San Diego

UC San Diego alumnus Junling Sun recently visited the UC San Diego campus and presented a gift to support educational and outreach efforts of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).  Sun's gift was made in honor of UCSD's 50th anniversary.

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January 22, 2010

Jacobs School Diversity Organizations Win Award

  Congratulations to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s undergraduate chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers. This trio of undergraduate engineering diversity professional organizations won a 2009 UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award.

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January 5, 2010

Jacobs School Video Contest

  Calling all Jacobs School engineering students—both undergrads and graduate students. Share you best video stories about your research, academic experiences and engineering-related projects.

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January 4, 2010

Jacobs School Dean Named Honorary Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University

Frieder Seible, Dean of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, was recently awarded an honorary professorship in the School of Civil Engineering at Beijing Jiaotong University (BJYU).

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