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Steering into the future of connected and automated vehicles

More than 1 billion motor vehicles travel roadways worldwide and that number is expected to double within one or two decades. The rise in automobiles and trucks have led to increased social, economic, and safety issues, such as the more than 30,000 deaths from car related accidents on US highways...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Scientists decode DNA secrets of world’s toughest bean

UCR scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth's expanding population, especially as the climate changes.

For UC Riverside Bioengineering Professor Immune System Research was Personal

Dimitrios Morikis, UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering, passed away May 27, 2019. Professor Morikis is well known for his work in immunophysics and immunoengineering, where he used physics and engineering approaches to understand molecular mechanisms of immunology, develop disease models, and design new drugs and molecular sensors for autoimmune and...
By Angela Meluski | | Science / Technology

UCR mechanical engineering professor receives award to quantify roadside pollutants

Near-road air quality continues to be an important issue for transportation agencies. Invisible plumes of dirty air from cars and trucks on roadways spread to surrounding neighborhoods increasing residents’ risk of cancer, asthma, heart disease, and other illnesses. Researchers have found that roadside barriers such as sound walls can provide...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

An interview with UCR Engineering parents

Parent's of graduating electrical engineering student, Frances and Ruperd Wilson Sr. reflect on their son's time at BCOE. Q: What inspired Ruperd to attend UCR and become an Electrical Engineer? Frances Wilson: Ruperd always enjoyed building things, figuring out how things worked and watching Jimmy Neutron as a child. His...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Engineering Commencement Speakers Announced

David Tsai, this year’s engineering keynote speaker for the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), will follow in his father’s footsteps to inspire tomorrow’s engineers while Crysthal Alvarez, the first engineer in her family, will address her fellow graduates as the student speaker. Tsai, a partner at Pillsbury...
By Angela Meluski | | Science / Technology

The mantis shrimp’s perfect shield

How it’s inspiring a new class of lightweight, impact-resistant materials
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Fiber-optic probe can see molecular bonds

Pointing the new nanoscopy tool like a Harry Potter wand reveals a high-resolution image of molecules
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside reaffirms MOU with EPA

A number of environmentally focused activities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be continuing, thanks to the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between EPA’s Region 9 and the University of California, Riverside. This interaction includes student internships, workforce development, and unique mentorship opportunities aimed towards creating...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Engineering her family's future

Andrea Cruz Castillo pushed through self-doubt and maternal guilt to launch a career in data administration and database management
By Holly Ober | | Students

‘A closed mouth doesn’t get fed’

This future PepsiCo associate was raised without her parents since the age of 9. Her resiliency transformed into grit
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Seeing inside superfog

High humidity and plant moisture combine with cold air and smoke from burning vegetation to form particularly dense fog, but researchers can’t predict when
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Astronauts might soon grow SPACE tomatoes

Grant to UC Riverside could help put tiny tomato plants on the International Space Station
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Sustainable laundry dryer lands third in design competition

The solar thermal technology directs heated air from the attic into a closet where wet clothes are hanging
By Holly Ober | | Students, Science / Technology

Integrating acquisition and analysis in AI systems

UCR engineering professors receive $1.2M Navy grant to make artificial intelligent (AI) systems smarter
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

New degree fills a gap in biotechnology labor force

The Professional Science Master’s Degree in Industrial Biotechnology prepares students for the most in-demand, highly skilled jobs
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

This computer scientist beats hackers at their own game

Fatemah Alharbi discovered a serious security flaw, earning thanks from Apple
By Holly Ober | | Students, Science / Technology

An interview with a UCR Engineering parent, Bert Poole

Jacob Poole, computer science and engineering student with his father, Bert Poole Bert Poole served as a guest judge for Citrus Hack at the Bourns College of Engineering. Citrus Hack is a 36-hour, student organized hackathon in which student participants create an entire computer science and engineering project from scratch...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Seeing through food and drug fakes and frauds

“Chronoprints” can identify a sample from a video taken as it reacts to disturbance
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Magnonic devices can replace electronics without much noise

Magnonic devices of the future could use low power to avoid performance losses
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology
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