Two UC San Diego undergraduate students were named Donald A. Strauss Foundation Public Service Scholars, and were awarded a $15,000 prize to pursue their social change and public service projects.
If you were a high school student and these were the kind of topics you could learn about for a day, what would you take? More than 300 high school students came to UC San Diego on Saturday to sample some of these offerings at Splash, a daylong event run by the Triton Engineering Student Council (TESC).
The engineering challenge sounds like a nearly impossible task: making a canoe out of concrete that can float—and race—on water. But ask anyone on the UC San Diego Concrete Canoe team, and they’ll tell you it’s not only possible but also a highlight of their engineering experience at UC San Diego.
Robots powered by human-like artificial muscles are still in the research and development stage, but Taylor Henderson is certain that they’ll change the future of prosthetics.
Gopesh Tilvawala’s path to San Diego spans four countries and four continents. That journey led him to UC San Diego and the pursuit of a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering with a focus on medical device technology. For the past four years, he’s been working to develop a first-of-its-kind…