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Yahoo! Finance (U.S. News & World Report)

See the 20 Best Engineering Graduate Programs

Yahoo! Finance (U.S. News & World Report) -
36 (tie). University of California--Irvine (Samueli)
Location: Irvine, California
Total graduate engineering school enrollment in fall 2019: 1,705 students
Acceptance rate for engineering master's programs: 25%
Acceptance rate for engineering Ph.D. programs: 20%
WaterWorld

EPA awards $280,000 to advance environmental projects in the California/Baja California border region

WaterWorld -
4 Walls International and University of California - Irvine will survey trash in the Tijuana River Watershed by taking and analyzing aerial images. The surveys will be used to develop a monitoring tool to estimate the benefits of trash interventions in Tijuana before the garbage reaches the U.S.
ScienceBlog

Team Supercharged Cells With Mitochondrial Transplantation

ScienceBlog -
“Mitochondria are the engines that drive many activities performed by our cells,” said first author Paria Ali Pour, a UCI Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering. “If these organelles are mutated or deemed dysfunctional, the clinical manifestations are devastating, so we decided to study the intracellular consequences of mitochondrial transplantation and determine whether it would be a viable method for mitigating these adverse situations and helping patients.”
GEN

Mitochondrial Transplantation Gives Cells a Short-Term Boost of Energy

GEN -
Scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) say they have shown that they can give cells a short-term boost of energy through mitochondrial transplantation. According to the team, its study “Bioenergetics Consequences of Mitochondrial Transplantation in Cardiomyocytes,”published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that mitochondrial transplantation could one day be employed to cure various cardiovascular, metabolic and neurodegenerative disorders—and even offer a new approach to the treatment of cancer.
Medical Xpress

Team demonstrates ability to supercharge cells with mitochondrial transplantation

Medical Xpress -
"Mitochondria are the engines that drive many activities performed by our cells," said first author Paria Ali Pour, a UCI Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering. "If these organelles are mutated or deemed dysfunctional, the clinical manifestations are devastating, so we decided to study the intracellular consequences of mitochondrial transplantation and determine whether it would be a viable method for mitigating these adverse situations and helping patients."
UCI Gets Most of $8M Grant

EV Car Battery Maker Enevate Sees Tool Niche

Orange County Business Journal -
Enevate was co-founded in 2005 by UCI Professor Marc Madou and current CTO [Benjamin] Park, who has a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from UCI. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]
The Washington Post

‘It’s happening by design’: Two engineers tapped to lead major D.C. region universities

The Washington Post -
In the span of two weeks, two of the largest schools in the Washington region — George Mason and the University of Maryland at College Park — named engineering deans to lead their campuses. Before being chosen for the top job at GMU, [Gregory] Washington led the engineering school at the University of California at Irvine. … “It’s not a coincidence. It’s happening by design,” Washington said in an interview. “People are recognizing that individuals with an understanding of science and technology are critical to this region’s long-term success.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]
Daily Pilot

Laguna Beach-based nonprofit tries to help young girls plant roots in STEM fields

Daily Pilot -
Project Scientist …. has partnered with UC Irvine the past three summers and held an expedition last week at the university’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering. “The event was a great opportunity for the girls to dip their toes into STEM and get familiar with all possible career options available to them,” said A. Lili Castillo, outreach co-chairwoman for UCI’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. “With regard to our SWE chapter, it was an amazing way for us to become the role models that some of us wish we had growing up,” said Castillo, a second-year mechanical engineering student. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]
Scientific American

Solar And Wind Power Could Ignite A Hydrogen Energy Comeback

Scientific American -
“Far too many people have been misled into believing that electrification is the entire [carbon] solution” that is needed, says Jack Brouwer, an energy expert at the University of California, Irvine, who has been engineering solutions to his region’s dirty air for more than two decades. “And many of our state agencies and legislators have bought in,” without considering how to solve energy storage or to fuel industry, he says.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

David and Dana Dornsife Give $40 Million to World Vision

The Chronicle of Philanthropy -
University of California, Irvine. Stacey Nicholas gave $5 million to endow the university’s Office of Access & Inclusion, which will be named for her. The money will go toward efforts to recruit and retain students from populations who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math and will primarily serve students in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences.

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