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Bourns College of Engineering


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The Bourns College of Engineering celebrated 25 years of engineering excellence on May 16, 2015. To read more about the event Click Here

New Master of Science in Engineering Degree

The Bourns College of Engineering launches a Master of Science in Engineering degree, offering 5 specializations, Online!

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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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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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College News

The 2015 UCR Unmanned Aerial Systems team at the AUVSI Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition in Maryland.BCOE Students Place 10th Internationally, 3rd Nationally in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Competition

UC Riverside's BCOE Students Place 10th Internationally, 3rd Nationally in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Competition

Hackwood HeadshotKeynote, Student Speakers Announced for BCOE Commencement Ceremony

Bourns College of Engineering founding dean Susan Hackwood Ph.D. will serve as the college's commencement speaker Monday, June 15.

Bioinspired Anthranilamide ElectretVullev Received NSF Grant to Study Next Generation of Solar Power Using Bioinspired Approaches

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Valentine Vullev, from the Department of Bioengineering at the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), $390,000 for his fundamental research on improving the performance of solar cells, energy-storage devices and organic electronic materials.

Celebrating 25 YearsCelebrating 25 Years of Engineering at UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering celebrated its 25th anniversary May 16 with an event that honored several prominent supporters of the college, former chancellors of the university and long-time employees of the college.

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The University of California Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering will celebrate its 25th anniversary on May 16 with an event featuring two former chancellors of the university, the founding dean of the college, several prominent supporters of the college, a math magician and a laser light show. The 25th anniversary dinner and awards ceremony begins with a reception at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in Winston Chung Courtyard, next to Winston Chung Hall.

Bourns Engineering Day 2015 Super DaySuper Day for Super Science at Bourns College of Engineering

More than 1,200 students and parents from throughout the Inland Empire participated in the 12th annual Bourns Engineering Day, hosted April 4 at the University of California, Riverside by the Society of Women Engineers students at Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE).

MSOL thumbBourns College of Engineering partners with Pearson to launch online M.S. in engineering

University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering recently announced its partnership with Pearson, the world's leading learning company, to create a new online degree program in engineering, with specializations in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering (Power Systems), Environmental Engineering Systems (Water), Materials at the Nanoscale, and Mechanical Engineering. The master's degree program is scheduled to be launched in the fall of 2015 and hopes to enroll over 600 new engineering students by year 2020.

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Community college students from Riverside City College, Norco College, Moreno Valley College, Mount San Jacinto, and Crafton Hills recently competed in the Wind Turbine Design project, a three-month design program sponsored by the Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside where students are given the opportunity to get hands-on engineering experience.

desalination thumbJassby talks about desalination process on National Public Radio's (NPR) Here & Now program

David Jassby, assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside, gives an overview of desalination during National Public Radio (NPR) interview about the process that proponents see as a "drought-proof" water supply solution.

MESA Family night 2015MESA Day 2015

MESA Day 2015 activities brought more than 350 area grade school students and their families to Bourns College of Engineering on February 20, 2015 for hands-on fun with science and engineering projects, and introduced more than 90 high school students to BCOE labs and classrooms as they learned what it is like to be in college and participate in engineering activities.



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In the Headlines

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