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Bourns College of Engineering Latest News

UC Riverside receives $4.5 million for engineering graduate education

Five GAANN Awards from the U.S. Department of Education will support 90 engineering graduate students
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Grant will help engineer human-like nerve tissue

The tissue will be used to study neurological diseases
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Speaking science to policy

The Science to Policy program prepares scientists to become trusted advisors to legislators
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside research could eventually lead to advances in pulmonary healthcare

Scientists are just beginning to understand the mechanics of the lung
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

New attacks on graphics processors endanger user privacy

Hackers can use the graphics processing unit to spy on web activity, steal passwords, and break into cloud-based applications
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: ‘electron quantum metamaterials’

UC Riverside’s Nathaniel Gabor and colleague formulate a vision for the field in a perspective article
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Navy grant will increase community college STEM transfers to UC Riverside engineering

The TUNE program will help the college of engineering to recruit and educate transfers to fulfill Navy needs
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Federal grant will help develop new stroke treatment

The device aims to reduce brain swelling and deliver a neuroprotective drug
By Holly Ober | | Health

Silicone membranes create micron-scale temperature maps

Development could improve microfluidic devices used for point-of-care diagnostics
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside students take first and second place at prestigious conference

Leadership-in-action competition yields prizewinning strategies for increasing Hispanic leadership in engineering
By Holly Ober | | Students

New security flaw discovered in Wi-Fi routers

Hackers can use your wireless router to extract information, and there’s not much you can do to stop them
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note

Inspired by a musical instrument, the simple sensor can be constructed from common materials and used to detect adulterated or counterfeit drugs
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Renewable natural gas can help California meet climate goals

UC Riverside study finds California can replace up to 5 percent of its natural gas supply using existing raw materials and infrastructure, recommends new state standard
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

More than $1 million in grants for computational chemistry and materials science

The research will improve understanding of catalysis and develop new photodetection technologies
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Natural gas engine can reduce smog from heavy-duty trucks

Simulated on-road testing shows the engine maintains near-zero emissions during all duty cycles
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads

The discovery could make production of some electronic components cheaper, easier, and faster
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Nanofiber filter improves rural water treatment

An electrospun nanofiber uniquely suited to removing nitrogen and phosphorous could help prevent nitrate contamination of drinking water in small, rural communities most at risk
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Improved oxidation is water wizardry against drought

Research finds ways to remove more of the tricky substances that can squeak through water treatment
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Electronic nose startup gets whiff of success

Chromanose chosen for National Science Foundation Innovation Corps entrepreneurial support
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

Fake news can’t fool new algorithm

An algorithm that can already detect fake news stories with 75 percent accuracy gets a boost from Snap Research
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology
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