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.
Achuta Kadambi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has been named to Forbes magazine’s 2019 “30 Under 30” list for science. The annual list honors rising stars in 20 different industries.
Recently, Blockchain at UCLA partnered with law firm BakerHostetler and accounting firm Ernst & Young for the Genesis Blockchain Summit. The sold-out event featured experts debating the benefits and challenges of blockchain use in business, law and academia and offered a deep dive on the nascent technology.
Three decades strong, still a startup-mindset – Viasat EVP and CTO Mark Miller MS ’82 discussed engineering and entrepreneurship at UCLA
The first program in the 2018-19 Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Speaker Series featured the satellite broadband communications executive
Civil and environmental engineering professor receives major international honor
The new technology could lead to point-of-care medical tests for infections with results in just 15 minutes or less. It could also be used to detect harmful pathogens in food and the environment.
Led by UCLA bioengineer, researchers design delivery system to guide drugs directly to cancer cells ‘hiding’ in bone marrow