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Scientists identify how plants sense temperature

When it gets hot outside, humans and animals have the luxury of seeking shelter in the shade or cool, air-conditioned buildings. But plants are stuck. While not immune to changing climate, plants respond to the rising mercury in different ways. Temperature affects the distribution of plants around the planet. It also affects the flowering time,...
By Stacy Kish | | Science / Technology

Awards help faculty commercialize inventions

Proof of concept grants advance new technologies to fight cancer and improve agriculture
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Bee mite arrival in Hawaii causes pathogen changes in honeybee predators

UC Riverside-led research, done on the Big Island, shows effects of mite introduction have cascaded through entire pathogen communities
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside Research in Brief

How does climate change affect California’s mountain lakes? A team of researchers, including UCR’s James O. Sickman, a professor of hydrology, and Kevin Skeen, a research technician, has published a study in Limnology and Oceanography Letters showing that spring snowpack best predicts summer warming in small Sierra Nevada lakes. Examining more than...

Four Engineering Professors Named as Fellows

This year, four UCR Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering professors were named Fellows in recognition to their contributions and extraordinary achievements to advancing science. Electrical and computer engineering professor Albert Wang has been named Fellow of the National Academy for Inventors (NAI), computer science and engineering...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

How to block eavesdropping on wireless communications

Confusing channel state information offers a first line of defense in full-duplex wireless
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

ARL-West and UCR engineering partnership a win-win for the future warfighters and students alike

Today’s soldiers face a battlefield unlike any before them. With the rapid advancement of high performance technology, warfighters can quickly be left vulnerable if they lack the latest capabilities. The Army Research Laboratory West’s (ARL-West) latest partnership with UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), the...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

New property revealed in graphene could lead to better performing solar panels

International research team, co-led by UC Riverside physicist, shows how pure graphene efficiently converts light into electricity
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

New! Engineering Transfer Student Center to Open

New school. New classes. New study groups. The transition from a community college to a four-year institution can be difficult but the opening of a new transfer student center at UCR’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering will help prepare transfer students as they begin the next step in their academic careers. The center, located in...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Natural mosquito repellent startup wins seed funding

UC Riverside startup Sensorygen beats entrepreneurs from other University of California campuses
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

Physics undergraduate student headed to CERN

Sergio Garcia will do research during the winter quarter on a particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students, Science / Technology

4 UCR graduate students win grants to do research in the natural reserves

Projects include the study of aquatic insect communities, bumble bees, and the impact of climate change on plants
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

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

Two ECE faculty on most highly cited list

Two electrical and computer engineering (ECE) faculty at the University of California, Riverside have been named to the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of the Thomson Reuters. The list includes frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and recognizes...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

CE-CERT Director appointed to U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Committee

Matthew J. Barth, UC Riverside College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research and Technology Director and Yeager Families Chair, was recently appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). This powerful subcommittee provides...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Bioengineering-led Neuroengineering Symposium brings more than 80 academic experts to share their advancement and build partnerships

UCR’s Department of Bioengineering led the campus’ first Computational Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Symposium (CNNS) in November. The symposium brought together more than 80 cognitive neuroscientists, computational psychologists, bioengineers and neuroengineers, electrical and computer engineers, and computer scientists to discuss new advances...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Bioengineering to host an open house of its new Pediatric Rehabilitation Technology Lab showcasing advancements in pediatric assistive devices

The ability to move independently permits us to examine the world around us. Children born with motor impairments face unique challenges to learn about their environment and develop cognitively and socially through locomotion. Innovative research in pediatric rehabilitative technologies allow children with these disabilities to interact with and...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering welcomes 17 new faculty

This year, UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) welcomed 17 new faculty members, bringing its total faculty cohort to 129. Among the additions are the new engineering dean, a distinguished engineering professor, three provost diversity fellows, a Fulbright Scholar, a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER...
By Katharine Hall | | 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
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