Expanding the engineering profession to all.

At UCLA, diversity is an indispensable element of academic excellence. The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is committed to a diverse faculty and student body, with programs that open the opportunities an engineering education provides to anyone with the talent and the desire to succeed. A population rich in diversity expands the range of knowledge, experiences, and viewpoints, leading to innovative new solutions that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

Programs to enable the success of all of our students, regardless of ethnic or economic background, are in place – and are working. Over the next decade, we will double the percentage of underrepresented minorities and increase the percentage of women in both our student body and our faculty.




Hard to crack: UCLA engineers toughen glass using nanoparticles

Process could be useful for applications in manufacturing and architecture
UCLA mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a process that uses nanoparticles to strengthen the atomic structure of glass. The result is a product that’s at least five times tougher than any glass currently available.

UCLA engineers in the field after major California earthquakes

Q&A with Jonathan Stewart about what his team learned in the aftermath of the Ridgecrest quakes
A day after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 4 rattled Southern California, a small team of earthquake engineers and scientists was already near its epicenter, in Ridgecrest, Calif., gathering time-sensitive data.

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