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Introducing the second cohort of Racial Equity Fellows

January 10, 2022

Introducing the second cohort of Racial Equity Fellows

Seven UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering students have been selected to serve as Racial Equity Fellows. In this role, they will act as student advocates on the Jacobs School Student and Faculty Racial Equity Task Force, each bringing their demonstrated interest in diversity, equity and inclusion to the Task Force. 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


How well do wet masks contain droplets?

November 22, 2021

How well do wet masks contain droplets?

A team of international researchers modeled what happens to respiratory droplets when they come in contact with wet masks; their results show that damp masks are still effective at stopping these droplets from escaping the mask and being atomized into smaller, easier-to-spread aerosolized particles.  Full Story


Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

October 28, 2021

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

In a weightless, microgravity environment like space, what do ability and disability look like? How can someone with partial sight or impaired mobility navigate in a confined space like the space station? UC San Diego researchers were part of a team that aimed to answer these questions by launching a group of 12 disabled scientists, veterans, students, athletes and artists into a zero-gravity environment as part of Mission AstroAccess. Full Story


Using ultrasound to activate ion channels in brain cells

October 19, 2021

Using ultrasound to activate ion channels in brain cells

Researchers have discovered the mechanism that causes ion channels in brain cells to switch open after the cells are exposed to ultrasound waves. The discovery could have applications in the development of non-invasive, non-pharmacological treatments of neurological conditions.    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


Researchers develop first steerable catheter for brain surgery

August 18, 2021

Researchers develop first steerable catheter for brain surgery

A team of engineers and physicians has developed a steerable catheter that for the first time will give neurosurgeons the ability to steer the device in any direction they want while navigating the brain’s arteries and blood vessels. The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella--tail-like structures that allow microscopic organisms such as bacteria to swim.     Full Story