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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.
Two UCLA computer scientists are part of a new multi-university microelectronics research center that aims to dramatically speed up computer performance by integrating data processing into memory and storage for future computer systems.
The heat is off: UCLA engineers develop world’s most efficient semiconductor material for thermal management
New material draws heat away from hotspots much faster than current materials, which could lead to dramatic improvements in computer chip performance and energy efficiency
Bioinformatics approach used to uncover the weed killer could also be used to find new drugs for medications. A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow.
UCLA Connection Lab is inspired by Professor Leonard Kleinrock’s role as a founding father of the internet. A $5 million gift to the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering in honor of internet pioneer Leonard Kleinrock will establish a new center devoted to shaping the future of the internet and computer networking.
Of the total, $2.5 million names the Robert and Dorothy Webb Lobby in the new Engineering VI building. The balance establishes the Dr. Robert M. Webb and Mrs. Dorothy Webb Endowed Fellowship, which will be open to graduate students in any engineering field.
At UCLA Samueli, there is no single path to follow. There are a thousand different ways you can engineer change. At a school named for one of the great entrepreneurs of the 20th century, entrepreneurship is just a part of everyday life.