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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.
The school is ranked No.1 public university (No. 2 in 2021 overall) for its online master’s program by U.S. News & World Report.
Enhancement on spacecraft propulsion technology “solar sails” will likely lead to novel interstellar missions. UCLA Engineering professor Artur Davoyan led a team of scientists
Two assistant professors of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, Kai-Wei Chang and Cho-Jui Hsieh, have each received a $60,000 award from Google’s
Two UCLA civil and environmental engineering graduate students — Onja Davidson and Renan Valenca —have received the 2021-2022 Science Fellowships from the Los Angeles
As part of a renewed commitment to increase equity and diversity in the fields of engineering and computer science, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering hosted in spring
UCLA computer science alumna Nithya Ramanathan, Ph.D. ’08 has been selected as a 2021 TED Fellow for her leadership in using data and technology to improve the health of people around the world.
Dylan Dickstein, a Ph.D. candidate in aerospace engineering, is back to everyday life on Earth after leading a two-week Martian simulation experiment this past spring.