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UCR engineering and business students spearhead inaugural UC Riverside Aerospace Conference

More than 50 students, faculty and staff collaborated across UC Riverside to host the inaugural annual UC Riverside Aerospace Conference on Saturday, April 17 with more than 250 student attendees.

$79,000 raised for Professor Emeritus Tom Payne’s 79th birthday

The Thomas H. Payne Scholarship in Computer Science, which supports undergraduate students in computer science, has grown to $79,079, just in time for Professor Payne's 79th birthday.

Bourns Science and Engineering Day expands STEM outreach to include school districts in Orange County and Los Angeles County

Each year, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), one of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering’s (BCOE) more than 20 professional student organizations, hosts Bourns Science and Engineering Day (BSED), formerly called Bourns Engineering Day, a community outreach event introducing STEM to local K-12 students through activities, speakers and lessons. Despite this year’s...

UCR computer scientist earns NSF CAREER award to combat online misinformation and unlock the mystery of black holes

Assistant professor of computer science Evangelos Papalexakis has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award on autonomous tensor analysis towards actionable insights from raw multi-aspect data, with applications for detecting misinformation online and detecting gravitational waves.

UCR researchers awarded grant to improve technical communication skills in STEM students

Mona Eskandari, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Mariam Salloum, assistant teaching professor of computer science, and Annika Speer, assistant teaching professor of theater, film and digital production, were awarded a research grant from the Engineering Information Foundation to enhance technical communication in engineering and science. The proposal identified a need for UC Riverside STEM students...

Four BCOE staff members receive the Mitchell Boretz Engineering Excellence Award

Four staff members at BCOE are the first recipients of the Mitchell Boretz Engineering Excellence Award Fund, which provides incentives and recognition to outstanding BCOE staff members

April 17: UC Riverside Aerospace Conference

April 17, 2021: Expand your knowledge in the aerospace industry through speaking with working professionals, interactive workshops, and recruiting opportunities.

Five BCOE professors receive prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

Five assistant professors at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) have been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award: four in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and one in the Department of Bioengineering. This year, BCOE’s total amount awarded surpasses $1.7 million for research projects that can improve...

Six departments in the Bourns College of Engineering move up in 2022 U.S. News rankings

College maintains position within the top 50 public engineering colleges in the country

Bourns College of Engineering secured four prestigious NSF and DOD research centers and collaborations in 2020

In 2020, the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) secured four new major grants, research centers and collaborations funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. In doing so, the college achieved two major campus milestones: securing UCR’s first collaboration in an Engineering Research Center as well as a $7.5...

Two BCOE researchers serve as co-principal investigators to address California environmental challenges

Rumbling earthquakes, ravaging wildfires, and rich agriculture so often shape and shift the economy and livelihood of Californians – compounded by the effects of climate change and a pandemic. To help address these challenges, two researchers at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) co-lead newly awarded UC 2021 Multicampus Research Programs and...

BCOE launches new graduate program website

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) has launched a new website for the college’s more than 15 graduate engineering degree programs: The website is a one-stop resource for students to learn more about pursuing a graduate degree in engineering at UC Riverside in the following areas: Bioengineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science...

BCOE student engineer Etchi Ako wins first place at NSBE Fall Regional Conference

Third-year bioengineering student of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) Etchi Ako is making a big impact beyond BCOE engineering classrooms and labs. This past month, Ako secured first place at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Region 6 virtual Fall Regional Conference in the Technical Research Exhibition for a project...

BCOE clears major hurdle to launch new Master’s in Robotics

As of December 1, 2020, the UCR Academic Senate unanimously endorsed a proposal submitted by BCOE to establish a new Master of Science Degree in Robotics.

BCOE exceeds Living the Promise campaign goal

On Tuesday, December 1, Giving Tuesday, BCOE exceeded its $55 million campaign goal for Living the Promise, UC Riverside’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Two BCOE professors rise in research prestige with 50,000 citations

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) is on the rise – and two BCOE faculty have recently broken new records at the college. Alexander Balandin, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and founding chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has recently surpassed 50,000 citations of his research publications...

Third annual BCOE Match Challenge raises $78,000 for professional student organizations

The third annual BCOE Match Challenge at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) raised $78,000 for the Dean’s Innovation Fund, which will provide direct support for 14 of the college’s professional student organizations.

Computer science professors secure $1.2 million NSF grant to improve data analysis of social media, autonomous vehicles and smart-home devices

Through novel research methods, the project will apply retrospective as well as interactive analyses on data collected from social networks, online communities, autonomous vehicles, smart-home devices, and wearable sensors.

UC Riverside launches data science major

UCR has launched a new Data Science major, an intercollegiate partnership between the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the Department of Statistics in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

Biotechnology startup gifts $7,500 to support biomedical microdevice research at UCR

Basilard BioTech has provided an initial $7,500 gift to support the research of Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Masa Rao at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at University of California, Riverside. Basilard is actively commercializing a disruptive nanomechanical gene delivery technology platform (which the company has branded as SoloPore) originally pioneered in...