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Europe's Earliest Female Infant Burial Reveals a Mesolithic Society that Honored Its Youngest Members

December 21, 2021

Europe's Earliest Female Infant Burial Reveals a Mesolithic Society that Honored Its Youngest Members

Researchers based at the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute (QI) and Jacobs School of Engineering have digitally recreated, in painstaking detail, the oldest documented European burial of an infant female. The interactive 3D excavation site, included last week in an article with Scientific Reports (Nature), is being used by an international team to learn more about burial practices, gender-based status and other social behaviors of ancient hunter-gatherer groups.   Full Story


Our 2021 Research Headlines

December 20, 2021

Our 2021 Research Headlines

From research into new ways to detect and preventCOVID-19, to new treatments for heart conditions and technology to combat natural disasters and climate change, it has been a busy year at the Jacobs School of Engineering. Here is a snapshot of research that made headlines this year, thanks to the dedicated work of our faculty, graduate and undergraduate student researchers, and staff   Full Story


Studies highlight benefit of spatial visualization app in bridging critical STEM education gap

August 30, 2021

Studies highlight benefit of spatial visualization app in bridging critical STEM education gap

Software developed by engineering professors at UC San Diego has improved spatial visualization—a critical skill in STEM careers—in students in high school and college courses, both in person and remotely.    Full Story


World's largest outdoor earthquake simulator undergoes major upgrade

June 9, 2021

World's largest outdoor earthquake simulator undergoes major upgrade

A major upgrade to the world’s largest outdoor earthquake simulator reached a milestone mid-April when the facility’s floor--all 300,000 lbs of it--was put back into place. When completed this fall, the simulator will have the ability to reproduce multi-dimensional earthquake motions with unprecedented accuracy to make structures and their residents safer during strong shakes.   Full Story


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


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