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A big part of what makes UCLA Samueli a fantastic place to become an engineer can be found right in our name: UCLA. One of the most well-known acronyms in higher education is well-known for a reason. Home to a thriving student scene complete with a full array of NCAA Division I sports (including a legendary basketball program), our vibrant campus is alive with opportunities – from nearly endless student clubs and organizations, to an incredibly diverse array of film screenings and art exhibitions, to world-class concerts and performing arts.
And that’s all without leaving campus. Once you do, you’ll find one of the world’s most diverse and energetic cities in Los Angeles. From our sprawling beaches and temperate climate, to an incredible diversity of restaurants and nightlife, to star-studded events you won’t find anywhere else, LA inspires you to dream big and succeed even bigger.
UCLA Samueli thrives in this incredible city, and we ensure that our students thrive as well. That’s why you’ll find student clubs, research opportunities, inspirational speaker events, and a diversity of minds and people, all supported through health and wellness services dedicated to both students and faculty.
So if you’re ready to discover your passion for engineering within this vibrant city and campus, we invite you to visit our admissions page.
Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and their colleagues at Stanford School of Medicine have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat.
UCLA bioengineering graduate student Trinny Tat has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, considered one of the country’s most prestigious honors for graduate students beginning their studies.
Mathieu Bauchy, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the agency’s highest honor for faculty members in the early part of their careers.
If physical-distancing measures in the United States are relaxed while there is still no COVID-19 vaccine or treatment and when personal protective equipment remains in short supply, the number of resulting infections could be about the same as if distancing had never been implemented to begin with, according to a UCLA-led team of mathematicians and scientists.
Jessie Fleming, a materials engineering major and environmental science minor who was a four-year starter on the UCLA Women’s Soccer Team, has started her professional career, signing with Chelsea FC Women. The club, which is based in London and plays in England’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League, announced her signing on July 22.
More than 200 UCLA Samueli School of Engineering students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered together virtually in June to celebrate Enrique Ainsworth, who is retiring after spending 31 years as the executive director of the Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) at UCLA.