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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.
Tatsuo Itoh, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, died at home on March 4 at the age of 80.
Xiang “Anthony” Chen, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering whose research centers on how humans interact with computers, was highlighted in a March 9 Wall Street Journal article
More than 5,000 elementary through high school students in East Africa will soon have new science laboratory kits thanks to a recent American Physical Society award to Women Supporting Women in the Sciences (WS2).
UCLA Engineering Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award to Develop Rapid 3D Printing Processes for Electronic Components
Xiaoyu “Rayne” Zheng, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Eran Halperin, UCLA professor of computer science, human genetics, computational medicine and anesthesiology, has been elected as a fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology
The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has received a $1 million gift from longtime UCLA health care practitioner and philanthropist Manizheh Yomtoubian.