UCLA Samueli Honors Class of 2021 at In-Person Celebration and Virtual Commencement The UCLA Samueli
School of Engineering and Applied Science recognized its Class of 2021
with an in-person, engineering procession at Drake Stadium on June 12
and a virtual commencement on June 13. NASA astronaut and aerospace
engineering alumna Megan McArthur '93 is this year's commencement
speaker. She delivered her remarks from aboard the International Space
Tech That Gives Robots a Sense of Touch CBS' Mission
Unstoppable program featured mechanical and aerospace engineering
professor Veronica Santos' research on giving robots a sense of touch
and making prostheses more human-like.
The Rise of the Climatarian The New York Times
featured civil and environmental engineering professor Jennifer Jay on
how one's diet and the climate are intertwined. She has taught a UCLA
course on the topic.
Is This Concrete’s Breakthrough Moment? New York Magazine
highlighted civil and environmental engineering professor Gaurav Sant,
who led the UCLA CarbonBuilt team that won the $7.5 million grand prize
in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition for developing ways to
convert CO2 emissions into usable products.
Soft Focus: A Flexible Future for Robots UCLA Magazine
highlights five Engineering faculty members working on research that
will give robots an entirely different feel — softer, more pliable and
better suited for human interaction.
UCLA and UIC Researchers Discover Foam “Fizzics” UCLA Samueli chemical
and biomolecular engineering assistant professor Samanvaya Srivastava
and colleagues at the University of Illinois Chicago have answered
longstanding questions about the underlying processes that determine the
life cycle of liquid foams.
Jun Chen Named 30 Life Sciences Leaders to Watch in 2021 Jun Chen, an assistant
professor of bioengineering, has been named one of the 30 Life Sciences
Leaders to Watch in 2021 by In Vivo, which highlights entrepreneurs and
innovators who represent the next wave of creativity in health care.
ACEC California Announces 2021-22 Scholarship Foundation Recipients Two UCLA civil
engineering students, Brigid Ahern (BS) and Honor Fisher (MS) have
received scholarships from the American Council of Engineering
Companies, California, which recognizes accomplished graduate or
undergraduate college students working toward a degree in engineering or
UCLA Engineering Alumnus on Equity for LGBTQ+ in STEM Calvin Cam ’13, chair
of alumni engagement for the UCLA Engineering Alumni Association, has
been a champion for the LGBTQ+ community with a goal to promote
long-lasting pride in UCLA Engineering and in the larger STEM fields.
UCLA Engineering Senior on Being a Bruin Entrepreneur When Yash Moondhra
first came to UCLA, he used to stand in front of Jackie Robinson’s
statue every day, feeling amazed that legendary alumni like Robinson had
walked the same steps as he did. Moondhra realized then that UCLA is
where anything is possible.