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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 six 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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President Obama reviews transportation research presentationPresident Obama Briefed on Transportation Technologies Developed at CE-CERT

During a tour the U.S. Department of Transportation's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va., President Barack Obama saw first-hand how the Bourns College of Engineering's Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) is developing eco-friendly intelligent transportation system technologies.

Mortarboard at commencementRecord Number of Degrees Awarded at BCOE Commencement

A record number of students were awarded B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the Bourns College of Engineering's commencement ceremonies on Monday, June 16, 2014. This academic year, BCOE awarded 426 bachelor's, 52 master's and 97 Ph.D. degrees.

Students with unmanned aerial vehicleBCOE Students Design and Build Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for National Competition

After raising money on their own for the project, a team of BCOE students has designed and built an unmanned aerial vehicle and will head to Maryland next week to compete in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's 12th Annual Student Unmanned Air Systems Competition.

Students and facultyStudents Win EPA Award for Smog-Eating Tile Coating

Students Carlos Espinoza, Louis Lancaster, Chun-Yu "Jimmy" Liang, Kelly McCoy, Jessica Moncayo and Edwin Rodriguez received an honorable mention award for phase two of an Environmental Protection Agency student design competition in May. They created a roof tile coating that when applied to an average-sized residential roof breaks down the same amount of smog-causing nitrogen oxides per year as a car driven 11,000 miles.

Sharon WalkerWalker Named ELATE Fellow for 2014-15

John Babbage Professor of Environmental Engineering Sharon Walker has been named a fellow of ELATE for 2014-15. ELATE is a core program of the International Center for Executive Leadership within the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at the Drexel College of Medicine. It focuses on developing personal and professional leadership effectiveness in enhancing an organization's mission.

David KisailusKisailus to Lead Research Team in $7.5M DOD Grant to Investigate Bio-Inspired Materials

David Kisailus, Winston Chung Professor of Energy Innovation in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, will lead a multidisciplinary team of researchers in a $7.5-million Department of Defense grant to uncover design rules and develop scientific foundations for the design of advanced materials inspired by a diverse collection of plant and animal structures.

Solar panelsSustainable Integrated Grid Initiative to be Launched at Event May 21

An opening celebration for UCR's Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative at the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology will be held Wednesday, May 21, from 10 a.m. until noon at the center's facilities at 1084 Columbia Ave., in Riverside.

Victor G. J. RodgersRodgers and Mulchandani Named to Endowed Professorships

Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering Victor G. J. Rodgers has been named the inaugural Jacques S. Yeager, Sr., Professor of Bioengineering and Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Ashok Mulchandani has been named the W. Ruel Johnson Professor in Environmental Engineering, it was announced recently.

David KisailusKisailus Named Kavli Fellow

Winston Chung Professor of Energy Innovation David Kisailus has been named a Kavli Fellow, a select group of young scientists selected by the advisory board of the Kavli Foundation, members of the National Academy of Sciences and organizers of the Kavli/National Academy of Sciences Frontiers in Science Symposia series.

Cengiz OzkanOzkan to Lead Graphene Research Symposium

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Cengiz Ozkan is the lead organizer of a symposium on graphene research, April 21 to 25 in San Francisco. He will be organizing "Symposium OO: De Novo Graphene," which is part of the 2014 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit.

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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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General Campus Information

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

College Information

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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