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.

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News

Chuck Lorre named the 2019 UCLA Samueli speaker

Co-creator and executive producer of numerous blockbuster television hits, including “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Young Sheldon” and the Golden Globe-winning “The Kominsky Method,” will address this year’s graduating class at commencement on June 15 at Pauley Pavilion.

The Future is Flexible (and Squishy)

Researchers from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering are developing soft, bendable, responsive materials to use in the next generation of robots and electronic devices.

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