A monthly summary of UCLA Engineering news | June 2017

UCLA Formula SAE can fast-track engineering careers | Los Angeles Times
Aerospace giants are finding talent in an unlikely place. On the race track.

Watch: Congratulations to UCLA Engineering’s 2017 graduates! | UCLA Engineering
“Visualize success concretely and watch life surprise you.”— Commencement speaker Adam Cheyer, co-founder of Siri

CS student receives prestigious defense fellowship | UCLA Engineering
Graduating senior Iris Cong has received one of the country’s top honors for students pursuing graduate study.

How much space do solar farms need?
| The Orange County Register
Rajit Gadh, director of the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center, provides expert opinion.

Watch: North Korea’s ICBM and U.S. interceptor capabilities | KTTV-TV Los Angeles
Aerospace Engineering’s Richie Wirz explains missile technology.

Are you sick? Just look at your wrist.
| San Francisco Chronicle
Electrical Engineering’s Sam Emaminejad is involved in wearable tech that uses sweat to diagnose disease.

Striking a balance between soccer and school | Sportsnet Canada
Materials engineering major and Canadian Women’s National Team midfielder Jessie Fleming on being a UCLA student-athlete.

Watch: Google welcomes one of UCLA’s youngest engineering grads
| KCBS-TV Los Angeles
Chess champ Luke Vellotti graduated with a double major in computer science and math and is now headed to Silicon Valley (also in UCLA Newsroom).

Inaugural reunion welcomes back Bruin engineers | UCLA Engineering
More than 175 alumni and guests reconnected with faculty and friends. Photo gallery.

UCLA is using machine-learning to analyze massive sets of genomic data
| UCLA Engineering
Computer Science’s Sriram Sankararaman and Ameet Talwalkar win National Science Foundation grant.

Watch: Using robotics for human augmentation | EBS TV (S. Korea)
Mechanical Engineering’s Dennis Hong discusses recent developments in robotics (In Korean; 18:55).

How this UCLA grad plans to become the president of Bolivia | EBS TV (S. Korea)
Computer science major Alejandro Rioja, co-founder of Flux Charger, on serial entrepreneurship and his future plans.


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