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Meet the Inaugural Cohort of ServiceNow Scholars

March 2, 2023

Nine undergraduate computer science and engineering students at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego have been selected as inaugural recipients of the ServiceNow scholarship. ServiceNow Scholars are computer science students with outstanding academic merit.

Four Early Career Professors at UC San Diego Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

March 1, 2023

Four UC San Diego faculty have been selected as 2023 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows, a prestigious award for early-career scientists of outstanding promise. The fellowships are awarded in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions.

Oral Exams Improve Engineering Student Performance, Motivation

February 23, 2023

The use of oral exams in engineering courses increased students’ motivation to learn and understanding of the content, according to preliminary findings from a study of undergraduate students at UC San Diego.

Computer Engineering Student Awarded Fellowship for Women in Aerospace

February 14, 2023

Akshara Kuduvalli, a computer engineering undergraduate student at the University of California San Diego, has been selected as a 2023 Brooke Owens Fellow. The Fellowship is awarded to exceptional undergraduate women and gender minorities in aerospace.

Expert in Matter Under Extreme Conditions Named Inaugural Lin Chancellor’s Endowed Chair

February 6, 2023

Farhat Beg, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego and a renowned high energy density science expert, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Shao-Chi and Lily Lin Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Engineering Science.

In Cells, UV-Emitting Nail Polish Dryers Damage DNA and Cause Mutations

January 17, 2023

The ultraviolet nail polish drying devices used to cure gel manicures may pose more of a public health concern than previously thought. Researchers at UC San Diego studied these UV light-emitting devices, and found that their use leads to cell death and cancer-causing mutations in human cells.

UC San Diego Researchers Earn Air Force Young Investigator Awards

December 21, 2022

Three researchers at the University of California San Diego have been selected to receive Young Investigator Research Program awards from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the basic research arm of the Air Force Research Lab.

Three Entrepreneurial UC San Diego Faculty Members To Join National Academy of Inventors

December 8, 2022

UC San Diego’s ranks now include 18 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Three professors have been named 2022 NAI fellows, the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.

UC San Diego Faculty Receive New EDI Award from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

November 3, 2022

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have selected UC San Diego Assistant Professors Brian Aguado and Sonya Neal as grant recipients in a new program launched to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in science.
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