Monday, April 25, 2011

ECE Day is Friday (where ECE = Electrical and Computer Engineering)

ECE Day is Friday April 29 and it is free.

What is ECE Day?

On Friday, Apr 29, 2011, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the ECE & CSE National Honor Society Chapter at UCSD, will be hosting an Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Day for the UCSD Jacobs School community this year.

The main goal of ECE Day is to educate students about ECE in industry and academia. Representatives from the industry are invited to present real world applications that motivate and empower students pursuing a degree in ECE, while encouraging non-majors to broaden their understanding of the field. Graduate students and professors will also be invited to share their research. Students will then have the opportunity to converse with both professional engineers and academic researchers to gain valuable insight into the field.

Prizes and swags will be raffled off throughout the day. Undergraduates will have a shot at competing for the grand prize at the Design Competition.

Big thanks to our corporate sponsors, graduate student volunteers, faculty, and our Jacobs School partners. We appreciate your help in making this inaugural event a success.

Bernhard Palsson Elected to American Academy of Microbiology

UC San Diego bioengineering professor Bernhard Palsson has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. Palsson, along with 77 other new fellows, was elected in recognition of his scientific achievement and original contributions to the advancement of microbiology. (See the full list of Fellows here.)

Palsson’s current research at UC San Diego focuses on the reconstruction of genome-scale biochemical reaction networks; the development of mathematical analysis procedures for genome-scale models; and the experimental verification of genome-scale models with current emphasis on cellular metabolism and transcriptional regulation in E. coli and Yeast. You can read more about Palsson and his team on the Systems Biology Reseach Group site

Read a recent press release on research coming out of the Palsson lab: “Metabolism Models may Explain Why Alzheimer's Disease Kills Some Neuron Types First”.

There are more than 2,000 fellows representing all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service. For more information on the American Academy of Microbiology click here.  

Palsson was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006.