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By Enlisting 1,000 ‘Citizen-Sensors,’ Research Team Hopes to Improve World Health

Enterprising researchers and students at the University of California, San Diego are looking for funding to complete a “citizen-sensor” project that, they hope, will revolutionize global health and environmental monitoring – especially in remote and undeveloped areas of the planet.

December 12, 2013General, Health, Undergraduate Research, Health & Medicine, Research

First Class of Nanoengineering Graduates Ready to Solve Technology’s Most Challenging Problems

What is a nanoengineer? It’s a question nearly 20 seniors, who, this June, earned the first bachelor’s degree in nanoengineering offered at the University of California, San Diego, have learned to answer as they tackle the questions and expectations of their parents and potential employers.

June 19, 2013Science and Engineering, Students, Undergraduate Research, Research, Science & Engineering, Students

Zahn Prize Competition Gives Undergraduates Opportunity, Mentoring to Launch Startups

It was standing room only at the grand opening of the Moxie Center for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship as 10 undergraduate student teams waited to see who among them would win one of three Zahn prizes, for a total of $10,000 in cash to help them bring their products to market.

May 24, 2013Science and Engineering, Students, Undergraduate Research, Research, Science & Engineering, Students

Entrepreneurial Undergrads Competing for Moxie Center’s Zahn Prize

The Moxie Center for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship will host its grand opening May 20 at the University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering.

May 17, 2013Science and Engineering, Students, Undergraduate Research, Research, Science & Engineering, Students

Three UC San Diego Undergraduates Awarded National Competitive Scholarships

Kaylan Agnew, Neil Sapra and Chiara Ricci-Tam are the University of California, San Diego’s latest undergraduates to be recognized with national competitive scholarship awards.

May 13, 2013Awards, Students, Undergraduate Research, Research, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Chancellor Visits Tijuana to Learn about Industry, Healthcare and Education

From touring the production floor of one of Mexico’s best places to work to witnessing a student-run free health clinic in action, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla’s visit to Tijuana, Mexico Friday offered him an introduction to the bustling metropolis just across the border from San Diego.

May 09, 2013Undergraduate Research, Research

Crowdsourcing Feature Lets iPhone Users Determine Best Time to Cross U.S. Border

Next time you drive into the United States from Mexico or Canada, you may want to open a new iPhone app and provide an eyewitness account of how long you have to wait. That ‘crowdsourced’ information will then be made instantly available to other motorists and help future border crossers to decide the best time to cross the border by car or truck. This iReport data is meshed with the data on wait times at the border from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to improve the accuracy of the wait times.

November 08, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Undergraduate Research, Research, Science & Engineering

Summer Research Conference Showcases San Diego’s Young Scholars Aug. 16

Undergraduate students from San Diego County’s major universities will present their research at the 2012 Summer Research Conference at the University of California, San Diego Thursday, Aug. 16.

August 09, 2012Events, General, Undergraduate Research, Research, Events

Calit2 Class of 2012: Undergraduate Scholars Begin Their Summer of Research

The UCSD division of Calit2 this week kicks off a summer of research opportunities for 30 undergraduates representing 17 academic majors. For the 12th summer in a row, Calit2 Summer Undergraduate Scholars are fanning out across campus to work full-time in the labs of Calit2-affiliated faculty members, doing research alongside graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and their advisors.

June 20, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Undergraduate Research, Research, Science & Engineering, Calit2

Two UC San Diego Students Receive Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Selena Kuo and Elham Rahimy, undergraduates at the University of California, San Diego, have both received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious award in the country conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences. The scholarship awards $7,500 per year to support outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in science, engineering and math.

June 04, 2012Awards, Students, Undergraduate Research, Research, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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