Monday, November 8, 2010

von Liebig Center helps San Diego Win $1M Clean Tech Grant

A quote from the KPBS story by Padma Nagappan:

“The focus of the grant is on energy technologies. For example, next generation batteries, new materials for cheaper solar panels or new ways for generating hydrogen,” said Rosibel Ochoa, the UCSD grant coordinator. (Ochoa is the executive director of the William J. von Liebig Center at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering).

HKN: Food Fun Photos

A few photos from a food-meets-engineering event last week put on by the Jacobs School's HKN Chapter. HKN (Eta Kappa Nu) is the Electrical and Computer Engineering honor society. Students built structures out of food (check out the creme-brule-inspired touch below). HKN has a "How to Build a Computer" workshop tomorrow evening.

Thanks to HKN's Craig Calkins for the photos.

Sonali Nigam (Bioengineering Alumna) Wins UC Alumni “Change the World” Scholarship from UC San Diego Extension

Genentech engineer and University of California San Diego graduate Sonali Nigam has been selected to receive a UC Alumni “Change the World” Scholarship from UC San Diego Extension to pursue biotechnology management with the goal of one day creating an organization which enables the transfer of biotechnology processes and products to the developing world.

Sonali Nigam
Nigam graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in bioengineering in 2005. She works in the San Francisco Bay area for Genentech Inc., a leading biotechonology company that develops and manufactures drugs for treating cancer, asthma, cystic fibrosis and other diseases.

All persons who have received a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree from any UC campus are eligible to apply by completing an online “Change the World” Scholarship form from the Web site before the next deadline date of July 15, 2010.

Read the full story on the UC San Diego news Web site.