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UC San Diego and Mount Sinai Receive $8.5M NIH Award for Data Integration Hub

October 11, 2023

Researchers at UC San Diego and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded an $8.5 million grant to create a data integration hub aimed at accelerating novel therapeutics and cures for diseases within initiatives supported by the NIH Common Fund.

Don’t Just Tell Students to Solve Problems. Teach Them How.

October 10, 2023

Problem solving is a critical skill for technical education and technical careers of all types. But what are best practices for teaching problem solving to high school and college students? The University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is on the forefront of efforts to improv

A $2 Million UC San Diego Materials Science Win

September 19, 2023

Materials science researchers at UC San Diego, University of Alabama, and Colorado State University are working together to solve a vexing materials-for-extreme-environments challenge.

A 6-step Roadmap to Diversify Faculty Hiring in Biomedical Engineering

August 14, 2023

Researchers from 16 top engineering programs in the nation, including bioengineers at UC San Diego, have established a roadmap for hiring diverse faculty members into biomedical engineering departments.

One Step Closer to Lithium Metal Batteries that Function with Minimal External Pressure

August 3, 2023

A team of battery researchers led by the University of California San Diego and University of Chicago has developed a new methodology to produce the potentially game-changing thin film solid-state electrolyte called lithium phosphorus oxynitride (LiPON).

New Insights on Pelvic Floor Damage after Vaginal Birth, and New Directions for Treatment

August 2, 2023

New insights from UC San Diego researchers on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunction, which is one of the key risk factors for pelvic floor disorders that impact close to a quarter of women in the U.S. and have a strong association with vaginal childbirth.

Grassroots Graduate School Mentorship Program

July 20, 2023

Soon after Alexander Chen began as a chemical engineering graduate student at UC San Diego, he stumbled on a problem that he couldn’t help but work to fix. Instead of just admiring the problem, Chen built a grassroots mentorship program for undergraduates considering graduate school.

UC San Diego pilot program aims to increase diversity in electrical engineering graduate programs

June 14, 2023

UC San Diego launched the first phase of a new pilot program, funded by a gift from Intel Corporation, to increase diversity in its electrical engineering graduate programs. As part of the pilot, UC San Diego is collaborating with Florida A&M University and the University of Texas at El Paso.

Landmark UC San Diego Seed Investment Bolsters Campus Spinoff

June 14, 2023

In a first-of-its-kind investment, the University of California San Diego is offering seed funding directly to one of its most promising startups, LIMBER Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc.

Commercial-scale Biomanufactured Melatonin is Here

April 11, 2023

For the first time, large amounts of melatonin are being made by bacteria. Engineered E. coli are feeding on glucose and churning out melatonin, the hormone that controls circadian rhythms. This mode of manufacturing is growing thanks in part to bioengineering advances made at UC San Diego.
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