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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.
The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering recognized than 1,700 undergraduate and graduates student June 13 at its 2020 commencement.
There is perhaps no better time to hear from the man who contributed to the creation of internet than the present, when most of us are relying on the technology to connect with our communities, stay informed and access our school and work.
Each year the individual departments of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, and the school as a whole, bestow honors on graduating students who have made special contributions and have distinguished accomplishments . Below is an overview of this year’s school-wide recipients.
Abigail Edwards graduated winter quarter with a bachelor’s in civil engineering. Now she’s looking for a job amid a global health crisis that has left millions unemployed.
Established in 1986 by the Ellis Island Honors Society, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor is awarded annually to a group of distinguished U.S. citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.
Founding one successful company is enough to last most people a lifetime. Recently, UCLA students got the opportunity to hear from a man who’s started five.