Expanding the engineering profession to all.
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.
Ioanna Kakoulli, a professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, is helping students connect the dots between materials science
Growing up in San Bernardino, California, in a working-class immigrant family, Andrew Ramirez didn’t know what engineers were
From freezing a roll of wet, color-dyed toilet paper and other household items in the fridge of her family kitchen to study how their properties changed
Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have introduced a simple yet versatile technique to manage the direction at which a material emits
Two UCLA Samueli School of Engineering professors have been selected to lead research projects funded by the California Climate Action Seed Grants and Matching Grants
C.K. Ken Yang, a professor and chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, and alumnus