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Infinity Stores

UCR Bourns College of Engineering researchers develop concept for breakthrough data-storage with the capacity to hold all humanity’s information on flash drive-sized device.
A group of student participants of the 2024 Rose Hack.

Cultivating Community

Rose Hack, billed as the first women-centric hackathon in the Riverside and San Bernardino counties region, was launched to encourage women and others underrepresented in STEM to gain experience and pursue innovation via participation in a hackathon.
By UCR Bourns College of Engineering |
Portrait of BCOE bioengineering alum Jaimie Stewart.

Mentorship and Molecules

Profile of Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering bioengineering alum Jaimie Marie Stewart, how her grandmother inspired her to pursue engineering, and how she continues the cycle of mentorship.
By UCR Bourns College of Engineering |
UCR BCOE bioengineering doctoral student Samantha Robinson writing on a dry erase board.

Keeping Future Engineers on Track

Bioengineering doctoral students Samantha Robinson and Nicholas Robertson received Koerner Family Foundation fellowships and grants geared to help them focus on their research, complete their degrees, and launch research-focused engineering careers in the United States.
| Engineering
Mantis shrimp

Smashing Success

Alumnus Garrett Milliron co-invented a materials science technology that was inspired by the “smasher” mantis shrimp and was recently used to develop a "bioinspired marvel," high-performance, impact-resistant hockey equipment
| Engineering
Match challenge students with car

Engineering student professional organizations soar to success

Financial support from October’s annual BCOE Match Challenge helped drum up donations for student professional organizations, totaling the most donors in the challenge’s six-year history.
Frank Vahid, co-founder of zyBooks (third from left)

Learning to Succeed

Department of Computer Science and Engineering professor Frank Vahid will serve as the new deputy director of college-level digitally enabled learning and teaching for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Chemical and Environmental Engineering professor Markus Petters conducting atmospheric research with members of his Tracer Aerosol Convection Interactions Experiment research group in Texas.

Clearing the Air

Profile on new Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering faculty member Markus Petters and his research focus on suspended particulate matter with an emphasis on their health threats and on understanding when and why these particles react in the atmosphere.
By Gale Hammons |
Specialized Study Entrepreneurial Certificate in Sustainable Transportation and Community Solutions program

The Green Miles

Engineering students from Mexico learned about the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in reducing the environmental and social impacts of transporting people and goods through a new certificate program in sustainable transportation and entrepreneurship.
Trent Jaeger, UC Riverside, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Keeping Software and Systems Safe

Computer Science and Engineering's Trent Jaeger's engineering expertise in keeping computer networks safe from hacks has made him the go-to cybersecurity expert for big tech and the U.S. government.
By Gale Hammons |
 Bourns College of Engineering’s Alex Khitun and Mykhaylo Balinskyy and the Traveling Salesman Problem

Problem No More

Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Alexander Khitun and Mykhaylo Balinskyy developed an innovative solution to the notoriously difficult Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP)—which vexed mathematicians and computer scientists for nearly a century—with enormous practical implications for breakthroughs in science and industry.
By UCR Bourns College of Engineering |

BCOE’s newest endowed chairs shine

On July 1 Professors Matthew Barth and Xiaoping Hu received appointments as the Esther & Daniel Hays and Reza Abbaschian endowed chairs respectively, with endowment investment to expand their research.
Three student researchers in the lab

From Hesperia to Harvard, via UCR

At Harvard-MIT, alumna Kimberly Bennett is researching treatment for pediatric brain tumors through three fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and Data Science Challenge 2023

Heart Smart

UCR Bourns College of Engineering students participated in the Data Science Challenge, a two-week summer internship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that this year prompted them to use data science and machine learning as tools to tackle a real-world problem in the biosciences; the limitations of the electrocardiogram.

Engineering students receiving a total of $46,000 in scholarships were encouraged to connect outside the classroom

Our scholars got dollars. Nearly 40 future engineers received financial support this past academic year in the form of scholarship awards ranging largely between $1,000 and $2,500. While this financial support assists Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) students in covering some of the costs of their education, the scholarship-application process is meant...

Senior Design allows future engineers to get hands-on learning and tackle industry problems

Projects are highlighted on campus with public displays, poster presentations, and special events, such as department open houses and the Bioengineering and Materials Science Senior Design Showcase held on May 12 and the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Poster Exhibition on June 5.
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UCR poised to address growing demand for data scientists with new master's in Computational Data Science

UC Riverside's Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) launches a new Master's program in Computational Data Science, uniquely focusing on the computational aspect of Data Science within the UC system. The program aims to meet the increasing demand for skilled data scientists and analysts, offering a diverse curriculum and encouraging students from various...
By UCR Bourns College of Engineering |

From ‘magical box’ to NSF CAREER Award

Amr Magdy began dabbling in computers at age 13, in Alexandria, Egypt, on a desktop Pentium 2 that ran Windows 95 with no Internet. “I would say, ‘This is a magical box’,” said Magdy, an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the UC Riverside Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. “Twenty-five years...

The 5th Annual BCOE Match Challenge Tradition Continues, Raising More Than $100,000 in Support of Student Organizations

The tradition continues! Fall quarter at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside once again kicked off with the Annual BCOE Match Challenge - now in its fifth year. Each October, this month-long Dean’s Innovation Fund fundraiser provides direct and immediate support for 16 of the college’s engineering professional student organizations...

Connecting UCR Students with Industry to Launch STEM Careers

Ten talented University of California Riverside MESA students connected with industry professionals in San Diego during an invite-only STEM conference. MESA’s Student Leadership Conference brought together hand-picked engineering and computer science students with industry to develop the next generation of STEM leaders. Held at the Marriott Mission Valley, October 28-29, this year’s conference challenged students...
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