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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.
With the successful launch of their ELFIN satellites, UCLA students’ work studying space weather is just beginning
Scientists have long known that circulating tumor cells, rare cancer cells that are released into the bloodstream, have the potential to provide vital information about a person’s specific cancer.
Five years ago, a group of UCLA undergrads came together with a common goal — to build a small satellite and launch it into space.
Alumnus Mukund Padmanabhan, an accomplished electrical engineer who now works in finance, has made a gift of $500,000 through his foundation to create a new scholarship at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.
How do we save the planet for future generations? We can start by cleaning up our oceans and bringing potable water to areas that desperately need it–which is exactly what the engineers at UCLA Samueli are pursuing.
UCLA algorithm could lead to next-generation smartphones and other communication devices that send and receive information faster and at higher volumes. Research group has received $2.4 million grant from DARPA to expand the tool’s capabilities.