Learning by Building Project-based learning involves constructing robotic contraptions, student-initiated projects in labs and computer courses, and a senior design project in which teams work to solve industry problems.
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We're solving challenging research problems in energy, environment and medicine; collaborating with academic departments, institutes and industry; and preparing the next generation of engineers, technology leaders and innovators

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M.S., M.A.S., Ph.D.

FAQ Sheet 2013

Get answers to commonly asked questions such as, Can I switch from my current college to another college?  How will I know what courses have transferred to UCSD?  How do I enroll in my classes?

Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00, EBU2, Room 479
Victor M. Preciado (University of Pennsylvania)
Monday, April 28, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, EBUII, ROOM 479
Paul Ronney (University of Southern California)
Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm, EBUII, RM 479
Lorenzo Valdevit (UC Irvine)
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00, EBU2, Room 479
Joaquim Martins (University of Michigan)
Friday, May 2, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00, EBU2, Room 479
Jonathan Sprinkle (University of Arizona)
Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, EBUII, ROOM 479
Jayathi Y. Murthy (The University of Texas at Austin)
Monday, May 5, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm, EBUII, RM 479
Kaushik Bhattacharya (Caltech)

A symposium honoring Distinguished Professor Marc Meyers for his 42 years of uninterrupted dedication to the field of dynamic behavior of materials as a researcher, teacher, organizer, and leader was held at the February TMS-2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, in San Diego.

Faculty from Caltech, UC Berkeley , University of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Brown University, University of Calgary, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Johns Hopkins University, Imperial College, London, and UCSD and researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories congregated to UCSD  on January 18-19, 2014 to attend the third in a series of symposia on Multiscale Dislocation Dynamics and to honor Professor Michael Ortiz  on his 60th birthday. Faculty also brought their graduate students and postdocs to engage in such a powerful intellectual activity. Read More

Dr. McGuffey's project, titled Dynamics of high-intensity laser-driven proton beam transport in solid density materials was among 42 nationwide selected for funding by the program. Dr. McGuffey is a member of High Energy Density Physics Group led by Professor Farhat Beg in the Jacobs School of Engineering. The project will investigate transport of proton beams produced by high intensity lasers.

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