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Qualcomm Institute Convenes Conference on Future of Virtual Reality 8/27/15
Qualcomm Institute Convenes Conference on Future of Virtual Reality
Experts from academia and industry will share their insights into the future of virtual reality technology and content at the first annual Future of Virtual Reality conference. The 2015 event takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-9 at Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego.
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Bone-fracture puzzles introduce undergraduates to real-world engineering 8/26/15
Bone-fracture puzzles introduce undergraduates to real-world engineering
In a new project-based class, first-year bioengineering students at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering produced 3D-printed models of fractured ankles from 2D images of real patients.
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These microscopic fish are 3D-printed to do more than swim 8/25/15
These microscopic fish are 3D-printed to do more than swim
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish — that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of “smart” microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery, researchers said.
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Howard University Alumnus Awarded Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science at UC San Diego 8/25/15
Howard University Alumnus Awarded Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science at UC San Diego
Jeremy Blackstone is the first graduate student selected to receive a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Program to do a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated magna cum laude in computer science from Howard University, where he also earned his M.S. degree, but Blackstone is not a newcomer to the UC San Diego campus. For the past two summers, he worked in the lab of CSE Professor Ryan Kastner in an eight-week program for Master’s and undergraduate students.
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UC San Diego is No. 1 in Nation for Sixth Year, According to Washington Monthly 8/24/15
UC San Diego is No. 1 in Nation for Sixth Year, According to Washington Monthly
For the sixth consecutive year, the University of California, San Diego has been ranked the number one university in the nation by Washington Monthly for its contributions to the public good. The magazine released its 2015 College Guide today, an annual issue that takes a different approach to ranking the nation’s colleges and universities.
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IEEE Online Magazine for Teens Features UC San Diego Professor and Smart Vehicles 8/24/15
IEEE Online Magazine for Teens Features UC San Diego Professor and Smart Vehicles
The online publication of IEEE intended to inspire students ages 14 through 18 to learn more about engineering, technology and computing has placed its current focus on the field of “intelligent vehicles”, and to highlight careers in the field, IEEE Spark put the spotlight on UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering electrical and computer engineering distinguished professor Mohan Trivedi. Trivedi is also the past leader of Calit2’s Intelligent Transportation and Telematics research at UC San Diego.
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3D Printing Debuts at Robot Competition for Mechanical Engineering Undergraduates 8/20/15
3D Printing Debuts at Robot Competition for Mechanical Engineering Undergraduates
In the Spring of 2015, the students in Introduction to Engineering Graphics and Design (MAE3), taught by mechanical and aerospace engineering professors Nate Delson and Mike Tolley, were tasked with designing a robot that can “recycle” – or rather, move items from a small staging area representing their dorm room into the correct recycling bin a few feet away.
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Bioinformatics Pioneers Launch First Online Bioinformatics Specialization on Coursera 8/18/15
Bioinformatics Pioneers Launch First Online Bioinformatics Specialization on Coursera
Learners around the world will have the opportunity to enroll in a series of courses designed for biologists eager to gain computational skills and for computer scientists who want to explore the frontier of bioinformatics. UC San Diego will launch its six-course Specialization in Bioinformatics on Coursera, which culminates in a Capstone Project using software tools and big data provided by Illumina, a leading company in genome sequencing and the emerging field of personalized medicine.
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