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7/18/14
Qualcomm Institute Announces Seed Grants to Build Clusters in Brain, Medical and Robotics Research
The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego has given the green light to 35 new projects that are part of the institute’s Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. Each one-year seed grant is worth up to $50,000 in support for researchers in areas of critical interest to the research mission of the institute—and the university. (The Qualcomm Institute is the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Calit2.)
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A GEM of a Prize 7/17/14
A GEM of a Prize
Two physician-engineer teams from UC San Diego have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards from the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM). GEM, an initiative of UC San Diego's CTRI and IEM, supports projects that identify clinical challenges for which engineering solutions can be developed and implemented to improve health care.
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Outstanding students, professor recognized at 2014 Ring Ceremony 7/3/14
Outstanding students, professor recognized at 2014 Ring Ceremony
More than 340 of this year’s 700 graduating seniors attended this year’s Ring Ceremony at the Jacobs School of Engineering. They heard from Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf, who served as the keynote speaker, as well as from student speakers Pooja Makhijani, former president of the Triton Engineering Student Council and bioengineering major, and Neha Shekhar, also a bioengineering major. Kevin Yin, TESC’s vice president of finance, served as master of ceremonies. 
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SDSC's kc claffy Receives Annual IEEE Internet Award 7/3/14
SDSC's kc claffy Receives Annual IEEE Internet Award
kc claffy, the principal investigator and co-founder of the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has been awarded the latest IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Internet Award.
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Anouchka Mihaylova Bioengineering Award 6/27/14
Anouchka Mihaylova Bioengineering Award
An award for bioengineering students at UC San Diego has been created to honor Anouchka Mihaylova. A project scientist in the bioengineering department, Mihaylova died on May 17 after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking with her husband in Rancho Bernardo.
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UC San Diego to Launch New Master's Program in Data Science and Engineering 6/25/14
UC San Diego to Launch New Master's Program in Data Science and Engineering
The University of California, San Diego has announced a new master’s degreeprogram in Data Science and Engineering, intended for working professionals with a broad educational background and/or training in computer science, engineering, or mathematics.
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Engineering students develop clock-inspired, electronics-free device to transport stem cells on planes 6/24/14
Engineering students develop clock-inspired, electronics-free device to transport stem cells on planes
A group of mechanical engineering students are developing a device to transport stem cells on airplanes—an  important problem for the research and biomedical community. The challenge with transporting live cells for stem cell therapies on a plane is twofold. The cells need to be constantly agitated so that they don’t clump together and lose their medical properties. And the FAA doesn’t allow packages with running electronics on airplanes— so a standard device driven by motors  is not an option for transport.
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6/23/14
Students design and program bioreactor to make biofuel from algae, autonomous quadcopter-and more-in embedded systems class
A bioreactor that costs just $500. A robot that solves a Rubik’s cube in under 30 seconds. A quadcopter that flies around the room and avoids obstacles autonomously. These were just a few of the projects designed by students in the CSE 145 and 237 classes taught by computer science professor Ryan Kastner. The class’ goal is to teach students to build an embedded computing system. They learn the fundamentals of microcontrollers, such as Arduino and Beagle Bone Black, sensors and actuators. Students are also introduced to end-to-end system building and the hardware and software tools they will need to build a project in a team environment.
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