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Graduating students honored with Awards for Excellence 6/15/18
Graduating students honored with Awards for Excellence
Here are some highlights from the impressive resumes of the 2018 Jacobs School of Engineering student award winners, recognized by the IDEA Engineering Student Center and Dean Albert P. Pisano at the Ring Ceremony.
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A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive 6/14/18
A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists at the University of California San Diego. The researchers developed a technique, using platinum nanoparticles, to lower the impedance of graphene electrodes by 100 times while keeping them transparent. In tests on transgenic mice, the electrodes were able to record and image neuronal activity (calcium ion spikes) at both the macroscale and single cell levels.
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Undergrads to Take Human Powered Submarine to International Competition 6/14/18
Undergrads to Take Human Powered Submarine to International Competition
Undergraduate engineers designed and built a human powered submarine, and qualified to compete in the European International Submarine Races in July. 
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Celebrating the successes of UC San Diego's most dynamic grads 6/14/18
Celebrating the successes of UC San Diego's most dynamic grads
Thousands of UC San Diego’s best and brightest will take the stage this weekend as the Class of 2018 participates in the campus’ various commencement ceremonies June 16-17. Students such as engineering physics major Matt Morris overcame obstacles and gave back while making their mark at UC San Diego. 
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Endless Creativity: Designing Robots at UC San Diego 6/13/18
Endless Creativity: Designing Robots at UC San Diego
UC San Diego masters and PhD students designed and built all sorts of different walking robots for the Spring 2018 quarter of MAE 207: Bioinspired mobile robotics
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UC San Diego engineer receives award from Energy Department to advance concentrating solar power research 6/11/18
UC San Diego engineer receives award from Energy Department to advance concentrating solar power research
Renkun Chen, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California San Diego, has received a $1.18 million dollar award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to develop technology that can advance next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) systems.
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Engineering students and alumni sweep Triton Entrepreneur Night 6/7/18
Engineering students and alumni sweep Triton Entrepreneur Night
Two teams led by students and alumni of the Jacobs School of Engineering won big at Triton Entrepreneur Night, the signature event of The Basement—an undergraduate business incubator founded in 2015 with support from alumni. The teams competitively pitched their ideas, Shark Tank style, to a panel of esteemed investors and entrepreneurs. 
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Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood 5/30/18
Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria and the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day offer a safe and efficient way to detoxify and decontaminate biological fluids.
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