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The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science includes more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students and 190 full-time faculty members. Established in 1945, UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps — from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics.
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.
As telemedicine has grown more popular, so have devices that allow people to measure their vital signs from home and transmit the results by computer to their doctors.
UCLA bioengineers and colleagues have unveiled a fast, efficient and simple way to prime cells and help convert them from one type into another by squeezing them mechanically for a millisecond.
Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received a faculty award from global technology giant 3M.
Professor Wei Wang, the Leonard Kleinrock Term Chair in Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, will bring her expertise in data science and machine learning
On July 10, Los Angeles’ rebuilt Sixth Street Bridge opened to the public, establishing itself as a new monument on the city’s landscape that connects downtown’s Arts District with LA’s Eastside
In the final week of the spring quarter, many UCLA students were stressed, exhausted and highly caffeinated as they prepared for their final exams.