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Jacobs School alum and Facebook engineer talks about 'Safety Check' feature 10/23/14
Jacobs School alum and Facebook engineer talks about 'Safety Check' feature
When disaster strikes, we want to know that our loved ones are safe, but sometimes it can be hours before we are sure. Peter Cottle, a Jacob’s School alumnus, B.S.  ’11, has helped make the process a bit simpler. Cottle is a software engineer at Facebook and the creator of the new feature “Safety Check,” which the site launched in October 2014. On Oct. 20, he gave a talk to UC San Diego students about the concepts behind the feature and why it was developed.
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Coalition of UC San Diego Graduate Programs Supports Campus Commitment to Recruiting Diverse Students 10/23/14
Coalition of UC San Diego Graduate Programs Supports Campus Commitment to Recruiting Diverse Students
A coalition of UC San Diego campus programs debuted an enhanced recruiting presence at the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference in Los Angeles Oct. 16-18. 
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UC San Diego students help design toddler-tantrum-proof plate 10/22/14
UC San Diego students help design toddler-tantrum-proof plate
It’s a scene that many parents have witnessed, helplessly. It’s time for dinner and your toddler is getting restless. The object of their wrath? The dinner plate, which goes flying off the table and spills its contents all over the floor. A group of mechanical engineering undergraduate students at the University of California, San Diego helped a San Diego entrepreneur come up with a solution to this problem. It’s called the Adi, the stay-put plate. 
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Robotics Legends Converge at UC San Diego Forum 10/16/14
Robotics Legends Converge at UC San Diego Forum
After the industrial revolution and the Internet revolution, we are now poised for the robotics revolution. Influential robotics researchers and industry leaders made this prediction in many different ways on Friday at the Contextual Robotics Technologies International Forum. The speakers and more than 250 attendees gathered to reflect on what opportunities and challenges this revolution would bring, and how San Diego fits into this picture. 
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10/16/14
Nineteen new faculty join the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego
Nineteen new faculty members will join the Jacobs School of Engineering this year, which is growing to meet the intense demand for its engineering education programs. 
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Students, Faculty Celebrate Women in Computing 10/13/14
Students, Faculty Celebrate Women in Computing
Nearly 40 students from the University of California, San Diego – most of them affiliated with the university’s chapter of Women in Computing – attended the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing Oct. 8 tp 10 in Phoenix, Ariz For two of the undergraduates majoring in computer science, it was also an opportunity to showcase research projects in the area of sketch recognition.
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Fun, bounce houses and snow cones: Engineers on the Green helps boost student involvement 10/13/14
Fun, bounce houses and snow cones: Engineers on the Green helps boost student involvement
Tritons of all majors got to take a study break Oct. 6 at the Engineers on the Green fair in Matthews’s quad. Students made themselves busy playing games, making friends and most importantly gathering information about student engineering organizations eager to recruit members. 
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Team Internship Program: Building the next generation of engineers. 10/7/14
Team Internship Program: Building the next generation of engineers.
They worked on the next generation of drones for 3D Robotics. At Cubic Transportation Systems, they created applications to allow public transit users to enhance their mobility and pay fares on their own mobile devices. At UTC Aerospace Systems, they re-engineered the designs for manufacturing aircraft parts. In all, 330 students participated in the Team Internship Program at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego this summer. They worked for 42 companies in the United States and around the world, including Yahoo!, Qualcomm and Solar Turbines, among many others. 
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