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Engineering Alumna Becomes Newest NASA Astronaut

March 19, 2024

Deniz Burnham, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, became one of NASA’s newest astronauts on March 5.

Electrical Engineering Transfer Student Awarded Fellowship for Women in Aerospace

February 29, 2024

UC San Diego electrical engineering student Grecia Paola Siono Gutierrez has been named a 2024 Brooke Owens Fellow, which recognizes exceptional undergraduate women in aerospace. Siono Gutierrez is the sixth recipient from the Jacobs School of Engineering in the eight-year history of the fellowship.

Bringing a Bird’s-Eye View to You

February 20, 2024

From the campus that brought you GoPro (Nick Woodman ‘97) comes the latest in drone videography: Epic Drone Tours. The company, founded by two UC San Diego student-athlete alumni, uses GoPro cameras mounted to small, customized drones to capture immersive, first-person view footage.

Jacobs School of Engineering Launches Two New Master’s Specializations for Working Professionals

February 15, 2024

The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is launching two new master’s degree specializations designed for working professionals. The two new specializations are focused on the systems engineering of Cyber-Physical Social Systems and Value Supply Chains.

New Café Brings Food and Community to UC San Diego’s Franklin Antonio Hall

February 15, 2024

UC San Diego’s newest cafe is now open in Franklin Antonio Hall. Crafted @ Minerva’s Cafe brings coffee, boba tea and fresh, organic food with a focus on sustainability to the new Franklin Antonio Hall.

Startup Developing Noninvasive Glucose Test Nets $4M in Seed Funding

November 28, 2023

A startup spun off from technology developed at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has secured $4 million in venture capital seed funding to commercialize their sweat-based diagnostic platform technology.

Japanese Biotech Startups Learn the Ropes from UC San Diego Innovation Experts

November 2, 2023

Seven Japanese startups spent two weeks at UC San Diego’s Institute for the Global Entrepreneur this fall learning about the startup market in the United States as part of the first cohort of the Beyond JAPAN program.

Bioengineering Undergraduate Awarded Public Service Scholarship

October 5, 2023

Daniel John, a bioengineering undergraduate student at UC San Diego, was one of 11 students from across the state awarded the $15,000 Strauss Scholarship for outstanding students developing social change or public service projects.
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