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New Engineering Research Centers at UC San Diego will be Highlighted at Research Expo 2/24/15
New Engineering Research Centers at UC San Diego will be Highlighted at Research Expo
Professors leading four new research centers at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering will speak at Research Expo on April 16, 2015. The faculty talks will focus on cutting-edge research in wearable sensors, extreme events research, sustainable power and energy, and visual computing. 
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Engineering SISTERS 2/20/15
Engineering SISTERS
How do you build the perfect water filter? With cotton balls or coffee filters? How about sand? And how about decorations: feathers or duct tape? These were the questions groups of girls energetically debated on a warm Thursday afternoon in December at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School in Encinitas. It was all part of a girls-only after school program led by undergraduate students at the University of California, San Diego, and funded by a three-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is called SISTERS, short for Sustaining Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research in Society, and it reaches more than 130 girls in 5th- and 6th grade at four Encinitas elementary schools, with anywhere from 20 to 40 percent of the students live below the poverty line. “We want this program to make a profound and lasting difference in these girls’ lives,” said Mandy Bratton, SISTERS’ principal investigator.  “We hope the engaging curriculum and the interaction with female scientists, engineers and undergraduates will ignite their interest in careers in science and engineering in which women continue to be underrepresented.”
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Software engineer Debbie Lu Remembers Global TIES Program 11/10/14
Software engineer Debbie Lu Remembers Global TIES Program
Software engineer Debbie Lu (BS ’06, Computer Engineering) took a few minutes out of a busy day to talk about her time as a computer engineering student at UC San Diego. 
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Engineering Graduate Students Named Siebel Scholars 11/7/14
Engineering Graduate Students Named Siebel Scholars
Five engineering graduate students from the University of California, San Diego have been named 2015 Siebel Scholars.
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