UC Riverside helps secure the future of food
If you’re eating fruits, nuts, grains, or vegetables in a few years, you’ll likely owe a debt of gratitude to UC Riverside. The university has created a program to transition today’s undergraduates into professional scientists solving tomorrow’s farming challenges. The program, called Plants-3D, will train students to discover, design, and deploy biology and engineering solutions to the projected problem of massive-scale food insecurity due to climate change.
UCR Engineering Welcomes 12 New Faculty
UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) welcomed 12 new faculty members this year. Among the additions are the director of neurotechnology at California Institute of Technology’s T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center, an EECS Rising Stars participant, a KIChE President Young Investigator Award recipient, and a NSF review panel member.
Lasers can weld ceramics without a furnace
Ultrafast pulsed lasers fuse ceramics under ambient conditions and use less than 50 watts of power
When disaster strikes, a search website for first responders will save lives
Researchers are building a tool that searches real-time text, photo, and video from many sources to help responders allocate resources