University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering


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  • Super Day for Super Science at Bourns College of Engineering
    (April 17, 2015) 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).
  • Bourns College of Engineering partners with Pearson to launch online M.S. in engineering
    (April 8, 2015) 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.
  • Region's community college students participate in Wind Turbine competition
    (April 8, 2015) 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.
  • Jassby talks about desalination process on National Public Radio's (NPR) Here & Now program
    (March 9, 2015) 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 Day 2015
    (February 25, 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.
  • Ozkan team develops methods to synthesize 2D materials
    (February 23, 2015) Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed methods for synthesis of few atom thick transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) materials including molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) with optical and electronic properties comparable to their exfoliated single-crystalline counterparts. The findings were published in the article, "Synthesis, characterization, and electronic structure of few-layer MoSe2 films," which was featured as a front cover of the journal Physica Status Solidi.
  • Nanoscale glass cages boost battery performance
    (February 20, 2015) Researchers in the Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside have investigated a strategy to prevent "polysulfide shuttling" phenomenon by creating nano-sized sulfur particles, and coating them in silica (SiO2), or glass, for ultimate use as a kind of "glass cage" that could result in substantially higher lithium sulfur battery performance.
  • Best Student Paper Award at International Conference on Pattern Recognition
    (February 18, 2015) Asongu Tambo, a PhD candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Bourns College of Engineering, UC Riverside, received the award for best student paper in Biomedical Image Analysis at the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) in Stockholm, Sweden. Asong's research focuses on software tools that will help plant biologists understand the growth dynamics of pollen tube cells in video data. 
  • Strategic Plan 2015-2020
    (February 17, 2015) Bourns College of Engineering faculty met in January at a three-day retreat in Long Beach, California, to develop strategies for achieving excellence as part of the Strategic Planning process led by Dean Reza Abbaschian and committee chairs. Topics for the 2015-2020 Strategic Planning process included areas for research and faculty growth, undergraduate and graduate student success, research and instructional infrastructure, development and communications, and administrative infrastructure. Esteemed guest speakers included UC Riverside executive vice chancellor and provost Paul J. D'Anieri, UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science dean Vijay Dhir, and the head of the National Science Foundation's Engineering Directorate Pramod Khargonekar.
  • Undergraduate STEM researchers earn top national awards
    (February 3, 2015) Engineering seniors Joel Sanchez and Claire Tran recently received top awards for their research presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Antonio, Texas. The Bourns College of Engineering undergraduates were among 17 students nationwide whose work was honored as outstanding in their disciplines of engineering, physics, and mathematics.
  • Bourns chemical engineer earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award
    (February 2, 2015) Xin Ge, assistant professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at UCR's Bourns College of Engineering, has been awarded a five-year Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation. The $500,000 CAREER Award will support Ge's research on developing therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, which have a broad range of applications in pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.
  • Bhanu and Wu elected to prestigious College of Fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
    (January 30, 2015) Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu and Professor of Chemical Engineering Jianzhong Wu have been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a distinction that places the Bourns College of Engineering professors among 1,500 leaders in the field of bioengineering who have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice and/or education.

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Riverside, CA 92521
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Bourns College of Engineering
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