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The school academic departments include Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as the recently added Department of Computational Medicine, which is affiliated with both the David Geffen School of Medicine and Samueli. In addition, UCLA Samueli offers the Master of Science in Engineering Online program and a Master of Engineering professional degree program.
In 2000, the engineering school was re-named in honor of alumnus Henry Samueli, following a $30 million gift that supported capital improvements as well as fellowships for graduate students and early career faculty. In 2019, Samueli and his wife Susan gave another gift of $100 million to support the school’s expansion well into the next decade.
The school’s facilities include four major buildings — Boelter Hall, Engineering-IV, Engineering-V and Engineering-VI. Recent renovations have added the Student Creativity Center — home to many of its student organizations, and the Innovation Laboratory — a makerspace for hands-on learning and creativity.
UCLA Samueli is consistently ranked in the Top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools and its online program is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report.
Bloomberg recently announced its 2020 Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship, awarding UCLA Computer Science doctoral student Difan Zou with financial and professional support to pursue his machine-learning research project over the course of degree completion.
Yunfeng Lu, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received the 2020 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
UCLA Samueli to Offer One-Year Master of Engineering Degree Focused on Technical Skills and Professional Development
There is rising demand in high-tech sectors for a new breed of cross-disciplinary engineers who are well-versed in the technical, business and management aspects of technology.
A yearlong course on sustainable-building design with a pathway toward professional certification made its debut this fall quarter, thanks to the collaborative efforts of student engineering club Bruin Home Solutions (BHS) along with UCLA faculty and staff.
The Washington Post recently featured Aaswath Raman, a UCLA Samueli assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and his research using natural radiative cooling to lower temperature without generating greenhouse gas emissions that plague our ecosystem.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for scientists at UCLA Health to begin using a new method of COVID-19 detection using sequencing technology called SwabSeq.