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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

UCR LogoBCOE Names Two New Associate Deans Appointments

Ravishankar and Walker to lead graduate and undergraduate efforts at BCOE

BarleySequencing of Barley Genome Achieves New Milestone

A mainly UC Riverside group of researchers improves a resource used worldwide

SpinachHow Clean Is Your Spinach?

Researchers believe peaks and valleys in baby spinach leaves could be a key reason why there have been numerous bacterial outbreaks involving leafy green vegetables.

HristidisUsing Online Health Forums to Serve Underserved Communities

BCOE Professor Vagelis Hristidis and his team of researchers find few people over 65 use online health forums, while women use sites to talk about conditions and men prefer to talk about health news.

Pedro PiquerasStudent Launches Global Clean Air Campaign at United Nations

BCOE, CE-CERT graduate student Pedro Piqueras was one of five students out of hundreds who applied and was selected to launch a campaign at the united Nations

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.



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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