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Building a Race Car: UC San Diego Student Engineers in Action 4/13/15
Building a Race Car: UC San Diego Student Engineers in Action
Triton Racing is UC San Diego’s Formula SAE team, and it continues to produce cutting-edge race cars for the annual Formula SAE competition, held this year at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska June 17 to 20, 2015.
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4/8/15
Bioengineering Day 2015: Bridging Bench to Bedside
On April 18th, 2015, the bioengineering department at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering will celebrate its 9th Annual Bioengineering Day. The event brings faculty, alumni, undergraduate and graduate students and industry partners together to discuss the yearly progress and successes within the bioengineering ecosystem at the Jacobs School of Engineering and the broader UC San Diego community.
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Engineers elucidate why skin is resistant to tearing 4/7/15
Engineers elucidate why skin is resistant to tearing
Skin is remarkably resistant to tearing and a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory now have shown why. Using powerful X-ray beams and electron microscopy, researchers made the first direct observations of the micro-scale mechanisms that allow skin to resist tearing. They identified four specific mechanisms in collagen, the main structural protein in skin tissue, that act together to diminish the effects of stress: rotation, straightening, stretching, and sliding.  Researchers say they hope to replicate these mechanisms in synthetic materials to provide increased strength and in better resistance to tearing.  
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SISTERS in Science 4/2/15
SISTERS in Science
How do you build the perfect water filter: with cotton balls or coffee filters? Or maybe sand? And how about decorations: feathers or duct tape? These were some of the questions groups of girls energetically debated on a recent Thursday afternoon at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School in Encinitas. It was all part of a girls-only after school program led by undergraduate students at UC San Diego, and funded by a three-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
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Engineers will Pioneer the Future of Medicine 4/1/15
Engineers will Pioneer the Future of Medicine
Many of tomorrow’s solutions to today’s challenges in medicine will require feats of engineering in addition to biology, chemistry and health sciences. In fact, inventions such as valve prostheses, vascular stents and heart rhythm control systems are examples of how biology and medicine can work together with engineering to improve processes for maintaining health and quality of life.
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3/30/15
Qualcomm Institute Launches Industry Innovation Space on UC San Diego Campus
Working closely with other campus entities to translate ideas from the lab into products and companies in the marketplace, the Qualcomm Institute has launched an Innovation Space where qualified faculty startups, industry partners or national laboratories can lease office or lab space inside the research institute’s headquarters building on the University of California, San Diego campus.
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Engineers develop new methods to speed up time-resolved simulations in computational grand challenge problems 3/26/15
Engineers develop new methods to speed up time-resolved simulations in computational grand challenge problems
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new family of methods to significantly increase the speed of time-resolved numerical simulations in computational grand challenge problems.  Such problems often arise from the high-resolution approximation of the partial differential equations governing complex flows of fluids or plasmas. The breakthrough could be applied to simulations that include millions or billions of variables, including turbulence simulations. 
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Two Jacobs School of Engineering Faculty Members Receive NSF Engineering CAREER Award 3/26/15
Two Jacobs School of Engineering Faculty Members Receive NSF Engineering CAREER Award
Two UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering faculty members, Drew Hall, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Christian Metallo, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering have received the NSF Engineering CAREER Award. 
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