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    • UC Davis Students Triumph at SAE Aero Design West
      The UC Davis Advanced Modeling Aeronautics Team (AMAT) took home two top awards at the 2014 SAE Aero Design West competition, held March 28-30 at Thunderbird Field in Fort Worth, Texas. The UC Davis student engineers took first place in the coveted Overall Advanced Class category, narrowly edging out competing teams from the University of ...
    • John Owens Receives NAE Grainger Grant
      The National Academy of Engineering has awarded a $30,000 Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Education (FOE) grant to John Owens, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Owens and co-PI Tuhin Sahai, of the United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, CT, will share the grant for their collaborative project, ...
    • Welcome New Aggie Engineers
      Congratulations to all the admitted freshmen who just received offers of admission from UC Davis for fall 2014. When you say “yes” to UC Davis, you’ll join a vibrant community of living and learning at one of the world’s top public research universities, where you’ll receive an education that challenges you and provides unmatched research, internship and ...
    • UC Davis C-STEM Center and Yolo County Office of Education Share $1.5 Million Grant
      March 12, 2014, DAVIS, CA—The California Department of Education (CDE) has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE), for the purpose of enhancing STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education via a partnership with the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM). The funds, administered ...
    • UC Davis Engineering Continues to Excel in Graduate Education
      The College of Engineering at UC Davis continues to rank high among the top engineering programs in the country for graduate education, according to the 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate School Rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on March 11, 2014. Among public engineering schools, UC Davis College of Engineering ranking rose ...
    • Keck Foundation grant awarded to Angelique Louie
      The W.M. Keck Foundation’s Medical Research Program has presented a grant for $1 million to Angelique Louie, a professor and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering. The grant will help fund her project “In Vivo 3D Imaging Using Bioluminescent Gene Reporters and MRI,” which she is undertaking in collaboration with Yohei ...
    • TSA awards $6.2 million contracts to UC Davis startup
      The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded two contracts, worth a total of $6.2 million, to Stratovan Corp., a start-up that emerged in 2005 from the UC Davis Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV). The contracts will help Stratovan develop enhanced automated explosive detection capabilities, while also standardizing the information exchange formats and ...
    • Stephen Cramer Receives Humboldt Research Award
      Thanks to a Research Award presented by Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Stephen P. Cramer, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemistry, will spend up to a year collaborating with a research team at Germany’s Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Freie Universität Berlin. Cramer was nominated for the award by Professor Emad Aziz, who heads ...
    • Taylor Woehl Receives 2014 Munir Award
      The UC Davis College of Engineering Awards Committee has presented the 2013 Zuhair A. Munir Best Dissertation Award to Taylor Woehl, who obtained his doctorate in chemical engineering in September 2013. Woehl’s dissertation is titled Direct Observations of Colloidal and Nanoparticle Behavior in the Presence of External Fields. The committee also selected Anjul Patney, who obtained ...
    • M. Saif Islam Publishes Nanowires Research
      M. Saif IslamSeveral noteworthy developments have emerged recently from the UC Davis Integrated Nanodevices and Nanosystems (INANO) Research Group, headed by M. Saif Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Islam and his team demonstrated the first 3D transistor array based on horizontally suspended silicon nano-bridges (nanowires). A high-throughput nano-manufacturing process was used to ...
    • Patrice Koehl to Direct New Data Science Initiative
      Patrice KoehlPatrice Koehl, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has been named founding director of the campus’ new Data Science Initiative (DSI). Koehl will embrace this new responsibility in addition to his other appointments as Associate Director of Bioinformatics, at the UC Davis Genome Center; and as a visiting professor in the ...
    • Theta Tau Names Amy Cunningham to All-Academic Team
      The professional engineering fraternity Theta Tau has named Amy Cunningham, a UC Davis undergrad majoring in civil and environmental engineering, to its inaugural All-Academic Team. She joins 90 other students selected by the Theta Tau Educational Foundation from Theta Tau chapters throughout the United States, based on a high grade-point average and active engagement in ...
    • Ultrasound engineer Katherine Ferrara elected to NAE
      Kathy FerraraProfessor Katherine Ferrara, whose research has pioneered using ultrasound to image cancer and heart disease and who played a leadership role in establishing the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional recognition for an engineer. “This is a tremendous and well-deserved ...
    • Alumna endows scholarship for women in STEM
      Diana BryantDuring an interview given to CNN in February 2011, Diane Bryant cheerfully admitted that she hadn’t planned to attend college.   “I was the prissy girl growing up; I won ‘best dressed’ in high school. My parents didn’t go to college, so there wasn’t any expectation that my sister and I would go either.” Money also was tight, ...
    • Kristi Anseth Lecture at UC Davis
      The College of Engineering at UC Davis will present a lecture by Kristi S. Anseth at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 5, in 1005 Auditorium in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF) on the university campus. Admission is free. A distinguished professor and Tisone Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at ...
    • Enrique Lavernia Named TMS Fellow
      Dean LaverniaThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has named Enrique J. Lavernia as one of five members of its 2014 Class of Fellows. The award recognizes TMS members who are qualified for elevation to the Class of Fellow by reason of outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology. The award is ...
    • Miguel A. Mariño Honored by Environmental Journal
      Miguel A Mariño, distinguished professor emeritus of hydrologic sciences in the UC Davis Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biological and Agricultural EngineeringMiguel A Mariño, a distinguished professor emeritus of hydrologic sciences in the UC Davis Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has been honored by the British Journal of Environmental and Climate Change. The special tribute issue, published in the summer of 2013, is subtitled “Modeling Approaches to Study Climate Change Impacts ...
    • Julie Schoenung appointed to state science advisory panel
      The California Department of Toxic Substances and Control has appointed Julie Schoenung to the agency’s Green Ribbon Science Panel. A professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC Davis, Schoenung is one of 15 members of the panel. Established to advance the California Green Chemistry Initiative, Green Ribbon Science Panel advises ...
    • Alumnus John Bissell Honored by Forbes Magazine
      Forbes Magazine’s 2014 “30 Under 30” list, a tally of the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30, has cited 28-year-old John Bissell in the category of Energy & Industry. Bissell, who graduated from UC Davis with a degree in chemical engineering in 2008, is co-founder and CEO of Micromidas Inc., ...
    • Alissa Kendall Receives NSF Grant
      The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year grant of $260,922 to Alissa Kendall, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Kendall will be PI on the research project, titled Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment for Critical Energy Materials: Developing a New Framework for Integrated Industrial Ecology Methods. As nations increasingly ...