Expanding the engineering profession to all.
We doubt the critics, reject the status quo and see opportunity in dissatisfaction. Our campus, faculty and students are driven by optimism. It is not naïve; it is essential. And it has fueled every accomplishment, allowing us to redefine what’s possible, time after time.
This can-do perspective has brought us 13 Nobel Prizes, 12 MacArthur Fellows, more NCAA titles than any university and more Olympic medals than most nations. Our faculty and alumni helped create the Internet and pioneered reverse osmosis. And more than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at UCLA.
What inspires MacArthur Fellows and Rhodes Scholars? What gave Jackie Robinson the courage to become the first African American in Major League Baseball? What was the catalyst that spurred Vint Cerf and Leonard Kleinrock’s dream of the Internet?
The answer is optimism. And it is in our DNA.
It is what enables us to push forward and redefine what’s possible. It pervades our focus on education, research and service and, in turn, opens limitless opportunities to every student.
And through its eye-opening lens, we see beyond the classroom, allowing us to engage with the world right now.
As UCLA moves onward, we leverage our history to define our future. Every achievement and breakthrough we have made justifies our optimism, calling us to build upon our past. And as we near the end of a century of excellence, we steadfastly pursue future endeavors with the same optimism that brought us here.
This is UCLA.
These are the grounds of optimism.
Technologies like artificial intelligence, sensor networks and advances in mapping are driving the work
New manufacturing process could lead to microscale soft robots, advanced sensors, and materials that release stored strain energy in controlled ways for shape morphing and energy absorbing applications.
Happy New Year and hang on to your party hats—this year is one for celebration!
Launch a rocket, or build and race a go-kart in your very first quarter at UCLA? That’s what a few dozen first-year engineering students got to do this past fall.
This first episode is an introduction to the UCLA Blockchain video series. It introduces the UCLA Blockchain community along with UCLA professor Villasenor’s blockchain efforts
UCLA-led team produces images on a laptop that match the quality of those from high-end equipment