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NSBE leadership team

More than 1,000 BCOE students belong to 24 campus organizations, including the National Society of Black Engineers, whose student leadership team is shown here at the NSBE national convention.

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Researchers inside the atmospheric chamber at CE-CERT.

The Center for Environmental Research and Technology is one of eight research centers at BCOE and the site of the world’s largest atmospheric chamber.

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Dean Reza Abbaschian and Winston Chung

Chinese technology innovator Winston Chung's $10 million gift to the college established the Winston Chung Global Energy Center and two endowed professorships.

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Grad student Desalegne Teweldebrhan.

Seventy percent of BCOE grads have jobs within six months of graduation. Desalegne Teweldebrhan, M.S. MSE ’11, Ph.D. EE ’11, is now employed at Intel.

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Children participating in Space Science and Engineering Day.

Organized by BCOE’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Bourns Engineering Day draws more than 600 local children and their families to campus.

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Students in laser lab.

The National Research Council ranked BCOE’s doctorate programs in the top quartile in the nation. Undergraduate research opportunities abound at the college as well.

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Researchers in lab.

Research and teaching excellence are hallmarks of the BCOE faculty. The average extramural research funding per faculty is more than $400,000.

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Zordan at ExCITEZordan is co-founder of tech start-up

Victor Zordan, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Bourns College of Engineering, will launch a technology start-up with UC Riverside psychology professor Aaron Seitz as one of the first tenants of the Riverside ExCITE Incubator in downtown Riverside. The venture, called Fundamental, will develop and distribute the latest in evidence-based research knowledge in the area of brain fitness and training through game applications on smart devices.

Eamonn Keogh headshotKeogh team tests 'PEG' smartphone game invention that is designed to reinforce good health habits

With the support of his third Gates Foundation Challenge grant, Eamonn Keogh and a team of interdisciplinary researchers will test their creative method of encouraging healthy behavior by using smartphone technology, game theory, incentive models, and anthropology. Conducting initial experiments with volunteers in the developed world-- then moving to thornier problems in third world communities--the team will use the 'PEG' system affectionately named after Keogh's late mother, Peggy "Peg" Keogh.

Shah Selbe distinguished alumni Oct 22 2014Shah Selbe '04 named UCR Alumni Association's Young Alumnus of the Year, headlines distinguished alumni event at BCOE

Bourns College of Engineering alumnus Shah Selbe '04 returned to campus recently to receive honors as Young Alumnus of the Year by the UCR Alumni Association and to speak to BCOE students about his role as a volunteer for Engineers Without Borders. Selbe works as a spacecraft propulsion scientist by day, but also was named by the National Geographic Society as one of their 2013 Emerging Explorers for his work as a conservation technologist. Selbe created FishNET, which helps monitor unregulated fishing worldwide.

Young Personal World LectureBCOE hosts 2014 IOM3 international student competition

BCOE increases international status as host for 2014 IOM3 Young Person's World Lecture Competition

Triplet-harvesting plastic scintillator diagramWong wins prestigious R&D 100 Award for work with Sandia National Labs radiation detection development team

BCOE's Wong invention with Sandia National Labs named among top 100 technologies of the year by R&D Magazine

BK Precision ECE giftECE lab equipment donation

ECE lab updates its benches through generous gift by B&K Precision.

Nanpeng YuWelcome New Faculty!

The Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) has added two new Full professors, five Assistant Professors, and one Professor of Graduate Division.

Student research teamBCOE Students Develop Diaper Detective

A team of engineering students has developed an inexpensive, versatile pad that can be inserted into diapers to detect dehydration and bacterial infections in infants. The product, which recently won an award that included a $10,000 prize at a national engineering design contest, operates much like a home pregnancy test or urine test strip.

Prototype deviceBCOE Faculty Awarded $1.7-million Grant to Study New Class of Ultra-thin Film Materials

A team led by Presidential Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering Alexander Balandin and including Professor of Electrical Engineering Roger Lake and Alexander Khitun, a research professor, was awarded a nearly $1.7-million grant from the National Science Foundation to characterize, analyze and synthesize a new class of ultra-thin film materials that could improve the performance of personal electronics, optoelectronic devices and energy conversion systems.

Michael J. PazzaniPazzani Chosen to Receive Classic Paper Award from AAAI

Professor of Computer Science and Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Michael J. Pazzani and two colleagues have been chosen to receive the 2014 Classic Paper Award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. The award recognizes a paper they published in 1996 that made "significant contributions to the field of personalizing Internet content and learning user profiles."

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The opening celebration of the Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative at CE-CERT drew a lot of media attention, including a story and photo slide show by the Riverside Press-Enterprise and stories in The Sun, Domestic Fuel, Earth Techling, PowerPulse, AZoCleantech, Green Car Congress, FierceSmartGrid and Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine.

The San Bernardino Sun newspaper and the public television station KVCR covered the conference titled, Solar Energy in Inland Southern California: The Future is Now, hosted by the Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE), along with other UCR centers and local company SolarMAX.

Several media outlets covered the unveiling of the new Advanced Thermochemical Research Laboratory at CE-CERT November 19, 2013, including CBS Los AngelesThe California Report (KQED radio), KESQ-TV, KPCC (Southern California Public Radio), The Desert Sun and the Riverside Press-Enterprise. The facility includes a steam hydrogasification reactor that converts carbonaceous materials like bio-waste into fuel.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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