ENGINEERS WEEK 2023
The Marin County Fire Department and UC Berkeley have partnered together to form FIRE Foundry (Fire, Innovation, Recruitment, and Education), a program that recruits young adults from underrepresented communities for a career in fire service and trains them on cutting-edge firefighting technologies.
Four professors, hired over the past few years as part of UCI’s Faculty Hiring for Leveraged Research Excellence (FHLRE) program, are working together to accelerate stem cell-based tissue engineering research.
UC Merced students came away from a national engineering conference with some big wins, including a first-place finish in a famous design competition and job offers from some of the most prestigious companies in the United States.
Engineering impacts everyone. Diversifying the field is imperative if we want to build on engineering’s legacy of extraordinary impact.
The UCLA Mathematics Achievement Program (MAP) aims to provide a robust STEM curriculum for students from underserved high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
UC Santa Cruz
The UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering Fellowship for Anti-Racism Research funds engineering students challenging bias and racism in the fields of engineering and technology.
UC Santa Barbara
Over the past year, thousands of entities, including the University of California, UC Santa Barbara, the College of Engineering (CoE), and its departments have discussed, studied, reflected, and initiated action to address DEI challenges and shortcomings and increase representation. It is an ongoing process that will, perhaps, never be “complete.” (PDF)
Scientists at UC Riverside and UC Irvine have received funding of $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to team up with Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in building a diverse educational pipeline in the field of microelectronics—a priority for industry and government.
UC San Diego
The goal of the NextProf Pathfinder workshop, held in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Engineering, is to prepare and inspire the widest swath possible of engineering graduate students to seriously consider careers as professors.
Though there were cheers for the winners, the real goal of the race was to encourage enthusiasm around science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, and to introduce the younger students to the UC Merced campus.
Superheroes, spaceships, and social wearables: An immersive, social STEM camp for middle school girls sparks interest, builds confidence in STEM
UC Santa Cruz
The UCSC-developed STEM camp combines the crafting of wearable technology with social experience to pique interest in computation and technology for middle school girls.
Alexander Alvara pushes past life’s obstacles and sets his sights on new frontiers in engineering.
AvenueE is a program within the UC Davis College of Engineering that works to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse population of undergraduate students who go on to successful careers in industry.
UC Santa Barbara
After graduating from UCSB with a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1978, Darryl McCall spent the next thirty years at Procter and Gamble, eventually leading a global business and several global supply chains. He has donated generously to the college of engineering, with a focus on increasing access to STEM education and careers for first-generation, minority, and otherwise underrepresented or disadvantaged students. (PDF)
By combining two technologies, camera, and radar, researchers boosted accuracy across a diverse range of skin tones.
Flood risk in Los Angeles is vastly larger than previously indicated by federally defined flood maps, and low-income and marginalized communities face a significantly higher threat, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, that employed the use of a high-resolution flood modeling platform.