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UCLA Samueli is a tightly knit community of 180 full time faculty members, 3,500 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students, and 40,000 active alumni. Known as the Birthplace of the Internet, UCLA Samueli is also where countless other fields took some of their first steps – from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics.
Counted among our luminaries are 38 current members of the National Academy of Engineering, three Turing award winners, one national Medal of Science recipient and one Nobel Prize laureate. We lead multinational aerospace companies, build skyscrapers and found $18 billion tech ventures. We row in the Olympics, build robots that compete in international soccer matches and win Academy Awards.
We are consistently ranked in the Top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools. Our online master’s program ranks in the Top 3.
But what really sets UCLA Samueli apart from other engineering schools is our sense of community – fostered on campus and carried on through alumni relationships over the ensuing decades.
Maybe it’s the near-constant sunshine we get throughout the year, or the mild climate in general, but people tell us we’re a friendly place. Students look out for one another, and faculty build teamwork into the curriculum. We’re a community of high achievers, but that achievement is never at the expense of others.
That may explain why our alumni like to stay so connected with the school. Whether it’s mentoring current students, participating in our Leaders in Technology Speaker Series, sponsoring a student club, or simply attending our Annual Reunion, UCLA Samueli alumni stay close.
Technologies like artificial intelligence, sensor networks and advances in mapping are driving the work
New manufacturing process could lead to microscale soft robots, advanced sensors, and materials that release stored strain energy in controlled ways for shape morphing and energy absorbing applications.
Happy New Year and hang on to your party hats—this year is one for celebration!
Launch a rocket, or build and race a go-kart in your very first quarter at UCLA? That’s what a few dozen first-year engineering students got to do this past fall.
This first episode is an introduction to the UCLA Blockchain video series. It introduces the UCLA Blockchain community along with UCLA professor Villasenor’s blockchain efforts
UCLA-led team produces images on a laptop that match the quality of those from high-end equipment