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.
Clarivate’s Web of Science has named nearly 40 UCLA faculty in its newly released 2020 Highly Cited Researchers, including nine from the School of Engineering.
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UCLA scientists with colleagues at Duke University and other institutions have developed a wound-healing biomaterial that could reduce scar formation
Three UCLA Samueli graduate students have each received a fellowship from U.K.-based DeepMind, a leading global artificial intelligence company.
Looking back at his academic journey, Chukwuebuka “Buka” Nweke says he tried to maximize each opportunity, even when the conditions weren’t ideal.
Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have made major design-improvements to a thin, flexible device that could cool flexible electronics by as many as 16 degrees Fahrenheit.