Fallen Star," the small blue house that seems to dangle off the edge of Jacobs Hall, has been awarded the 2013 Grand Orchid by the San Diego Architectural Foundation. Deemed "nothing short of brilliant" by a seven-person jury, "Fallen Star," by Korean artist Do Ho Suh, is the 18th sculpture commissioned by UC San Diego's Stuart Collection of public art.
For the second year in a row, UC San Diego’s Hazardous Material Response Team has won the right to call itself the best in the county. The team competed and triumphed recently in the “Hazcat,” an annual competition hosted by the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health’s Hazardous Materials Division.
The University of California, San Diego has again been recognized as a global leader in academic excellence––the university was most recently ranked the 40th best university in the world, according to Times Higher Education.
At just 15 years of age, Eric Chen began working in a UC San Diego biology laboratory on a more effective way of developing drugs to treat the flu virus. Now, his name and his study have gone viral. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, has been awarded the grand prize in the Google Science Fair.
New research led by an electrical engineer at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at improving lithium-ion batteries through possible new electrode architectures with precise nano-scale designs. The researchers created nanowires that block diffusion of lithium (Li) across their silicon surface and promote layer-by-layer axial lithiation of the nanowire’s germanium core.
A consortium of the five University of California medical campuses at UC San Diego, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA and UC San Francisco has been designated a Center for Accelerated Innovations by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The designation recognizes the University of California’s potential to translate its leading-edge discoveries into innovative products that benefit patients.
More than 130 physicians from UC San Diego Health System were named “Top Docs” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” annual survey. These physicians represent 47 diverse specialties from internal medicine to oncology, obstetrics, cardiovascular and surgical care.
University of California, San Diego bioengineering professor Gert Cauwenberghs has been selected by the National Science Foundation to take part in a five-year, multi-institutional, $10 million research project to develop a computer vision system that will approach or exceed the capabilities and efficiencies of human vision.
Graduates of the University of California, San Diego are ranked 10th for salary earning potential in the 2013-2014 PayScale report measuring top state schools across the nation.
The University of California, San Diego is once again ranked one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. UC San Diego is ranked 9th best public university and 39th best university in the 2014 Best Colleges guidebook’s national college rankings that included 281 public, private and for-profit institutions.