Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Below is a video that describes some of Lanckriet's work.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Event Details: San Diego Petco Park
San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Sunday, September 18, 2011
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
A light lunch and soft drinks will be provided!
(Grills are not available)
Game Time 1:05 pm
Toyota Terrace Pavilion Seats
Cost: $15 (includes ticket and t-shirt) No refunds.
Seating is on a first-come, first-paid basis subject to availability.
UC San Diego’s IEEE has been named No. 1 among its peers in Region 6, which includes 90 student chapters across the Western states of Alaska, Utah, Idaho, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, and Montana. The “Outstanding Student Branch Award” will be presented in San Francisco on Aug. 19 at a regional meeting of IEEE. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, a role the UC San Diego Student Branch takes very seriously. Incoming UC San Diego IEEE President Vikram Bhasker says the organization hosts regular outreach events with middle and high school students and will be extending their outreach around the world in the 2011-2012 academic year. Bhasker, an electrical engineering student, said the branch will be transforming its YouTube Channel, providing a resource to students around the globe seeking guidance on their classes or fun tutorials on engineering projects.
UC San Diego IEEE offers its student members hands-on projects and workshops that offer a unique learning experience and the opportunity to build connections through professional and social events. Just last month, IEEE’s quarterly magazine, The Institute, recognized UC San Diego IEEE for its leadership in reinventing the micromouse competition in which tiny autonomous robotic mice race around a maze. Traditionally an IEEE competition held at regional meetings, the contest has struggled with poor attendance. Last year, under the leadership of then President Minji Kim, the UC San Diego IEEE decided to host the first ever California Micromouse Competition and secured a grant from Qualcomm to cover the costs. The event was a huge success, bringing in 13 teams from 8 universities.Check out our news release for more on the big competition and congratulations to UC San Diego IEEE for this well deserved recognition!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Receives $150,000 Software Donation from Power Analytics Corporation
Power Analytics Corporation has made a software donation with a list price value of $150,000 to the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) — a recognized leader in electrical power and alternative energy research. The donation consists of licenses of the Company’s Paladin® DesignBase™ modeling software, used for the design, simulation and optimization of mission-critical electrical power infrastructure.
The software will be used for both research and instructional purposes, to help members of the university community study and understand what can be done to make public and private electrical power networks more reliable, resilient and energy efficient — while also making them “smarter.”
“Engineering software has become very powerful in modeling the real world,” said Jan Kleissl, a professor of environmental engineering, whose lab will be using Paladin DesignBase. “We are fortunate to have access to the best software in the power industry to simulate microgrids; it is accurate, fast and easy to use.” More
Monday, August 15, 2011
Helping Ghana: Engineering Student is First UC San Diego Undergraduate to Receive UC Human Rights Fellowship
What better way to turn 21 than on a flight to Ghana? Kelsey Ellis will fly off to the African country on Aug. 30 to complete a two-week UC Human Rights Fellowship. Many graduate students here at UC San Diego have received the award in past years, but she is the first undergraduate student to be recognized. She plans to conduct a survey of water and technology needs in the community of Akawatia.
Ellis, a structural engineering student, is a member of Global Ties at the Jacobs School of Engineering and she and fellow students already are working with the nonprofit organization Ghana Africa International Operations to design a solar-powered water pump in that community.
GAIO’s founder, Jacqueline Prairie, will fly with Ellis to Ghana. Ellis said she plans to start her own non-governmental organization someday. She hopes the trip will provide her with a behind-the-scenes look at how NGOs work. It’s her first time outside of the United States and its territories (she went to Puerto Rico with her family when she was younger).
“I’m really excited to do something and be a part of the world,” Ellis said.
Below is a transcript of our chat with Kelsey on the Jacobs School Facebook page: