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UCLA Samueli is a tightly knit community of 190 full time faculty members, nearly 3,960 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students, and over 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.
UCLA electrical engineering graduate student Glen Meyerowitz is developing a low-cost ventilator in collaboration with medical professionals at UCLA Health.
Bioengineering professor and director of the Makerspace demonstrates laser-cutting face shields and 3D-printing headbands, while electric engineering doctoral student Glen Meyerowitz showcases a ventilator prototype he designed using everyday household materials.
A research team from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has demonstrated that a specially designed surface is able to reduce friction from flowing water by nearly a third. This was done in a first-ever successful boat test on open water in Marina Del Rey, California.
With a deluge of patients suffering from COVID-19 expected to flood hospitals in the very near future, UCLA engineers are part of a quickly growing team working to build up supplies of personal protective equipment for health care workers.
Bioengineers at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and their colleagues have developed and successfully demonstrated a wearable fabric that can harvest and store energy from the sun.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has awarded a three-year grant to UCLA to create a database of earthquake fault displacements and develop a predictive model to estimate the fault displacements.