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Armor Lab is using motion capture data to develop next-gen wearables
January 13, 2022
Armor Lab is using motion capture data to develop next-gen wearables

Sometimes the challenge inherent in a motion capture project isn’t the tracking itself – it’s integrating every other data source into your digital ecosystem. The ARMOR Lab at UC San Diego is currently working on a new, potentially life-saving sensor technology that might not be possible without the use of Vicon Lock Lab to synchronize the project’s complex data streams. Full Story


Introducing the second cohort of Racial Equity Fellows
January 10, 2022
Introducing the second cohort of Racial Equity Fellows

Seven UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering students have been selected to serve as Racial Equity Fellows. In this role, they will act as student advocates on the Jacobs School Student and Faculty Racial Equity Task Force, each bringing their demonstrated interest in diversity, equity and inclusion to the Task Force. Full Story


Proposed Updates to Steel Building Standard Could Enhance Earthquake Resilience
January 7, 2022
Proposed Updates to Steel Building Standard Could Enhance Earthquake Resilience

Based on the results, documented in a NIST report, and a detailed analysis of the test data, the researchers devised new limits for column slenderness, described in a paper published in the Journal of Structural Engineering last April. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), a standards organization, has adopted the proposed limits in a draft for public feedback of the 2022 edition of AISC 341, a standard that provides guidance on designing earthquake-resistant steel buildings.    Full Story


Europe's Earliest Female Infant Burial Reveals a Mesolithic Society that Honored Its Youngest Members
December 21, 2021
Europe's Earliest Female Infant Burial Reveals a Mesolithic Society that Honored Its Youngest Members

Researchers based at the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute (QI) and Jacobs School of Engineering have digitally recreated, in painstaking detail, the oldest documented European burial of an infant female. The interactive 3D excavation site, included last week in an article with Scientific Reports (Nature), is being used by an international team to learn more about burial practices, gender-based status and other social behaviors of ancient hunter-gatherer groups.   Full Story


Our 2021 Research Headlines
December 20, 2021
Our 2021 Research Headlines

From research into new ways to detect and preventCOVID-19, to new treatments for heart conditions and technology to combat natural disasters and climate change, it has been a busy year at the Jacobs School of Engineering. Here is a snapshot of research that made headlines this year, thanks to the dedicated work of our faculty, graduate and undergraduate student researchers, and staff   Full Story


Studies highlight benefit of spatial visualization app in bridging critical STEM education gap
August 30, 2021
Studies highlight benefit of spatial visualization app in bridging critical STEM education gap

Software developed by engineering professors at UC San Diego has improved spatial visualization—a critical skill in STEM careers—in students in high school and college courses, both in person and remotely.    Full Story


World's largest outdoor earthquake simulator undergoes major upgrade
June 9, 2021
World's largest outdoor earthquake simulator undergoes major upgrade

A major upgrade to the world’s largest outdoor earthquake simulator reached a milestone mid-April when the facility’s floor--all 300,000 lbs of it--was put back into place. When completed this fall, the simulator will have the ability to reproduce multi-dimensional earthquake motions with unprecedented accuracy to make structures and their residents safer during strong shakes.   Full Story


UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings
March 30, 2021
UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings

For the second year in a row, the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has ranked #9 in the nation in the influential U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools.    Full Story


Structural engineers get hands-on experience with composite materials
March 11, 2021
Structural engineers get hands-on experience with composite materials

Structural engineering students at the Jacobs School got hands-on experience designing, manufacturing and analyzing structures made from composite materials through the Design of Composite Structures course, held in-person thanks to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn policies.   Full Story


Triton 5: Ji-San Lee '11
January 26, 2021
Triton 5: Ji-San Lee '11

Structural engineering alumnus Ji-San Lee is the senior designer for CLAE Footwear, working to make their shoes more sustainable through recycled materials.  Full Story



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