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A monthly summary of UCLA Engineering news | August 2017

The story of the internet | BBC Radio 4
“What drove the internet was the magnificent funding profiling culture of the Advanced Research Projects Agency. This group was formed as a result of Sputnik in 1957,” said UCLA’s distinguished professor of computer science Leonard Kleinrock. (Approx. 3:10 mark)


Earn $100,000 fresh out of school? Choose this type of bachelor’s degree | NBC News
“Companies are desperate to find engineering folks and are beating down our doors as professors to get face time with the students.” – Jonathan Stewart, professor and chair of UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.


New undergrad degree in computer engineering offered in fall | Daily Bruin
In parallel with the new major, the Electrical Engineering Department will be renamed the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
 


UCLA launches program to train students on sustainable food, energy and water management| UCLA Engineering
Led by Laurent Pilon, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the UCLA initiative will provide training in research, education and communication.


A new material could aid the body’s cellular repair process| UCLA Engineering
“The injectable gel scaffold is sort of like a garden trellis that plants use to grow on,” said Tatiana Segura, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, bioengineering and dermatology.


3-D images of tissue samples without conventional lenses | Phys.Org
Hologram technology could lead to improved diagnoses of chronic diseases in remote areas. Research is being led by Aydogan Ozcan, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering.


UCLA ranked No. 2 public university in U.S., No. 12 overall in the world | UCLA Newsroom
UCLA has been named the No. 2 public university in the United States and the 12th best in the world — public or private — in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


 

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