Technology & engineering

Nox-Out engineering team

Students invent device to cut lawnmower pollution

Device eliminates 93 percent of emissions from lawnmowers, which produce 11 times the air pollution of a new car for each hour of operation.

UC Santa Cruz to offer sustainability minor beginning in fall

Curriculum's strong engineering component gives students extensive hands-on experience for jobs in a "green economy."

Obama names World Food Center Director Beachy to National Science Board

Roger Beachy joins policymaking body of National Science Foundation, which advises Congress and the president on science and engineering issues.

Samueli School of Engineering receives $9.5 million gift

Donation from Opus Foundation will establish a $2 million endowed deanship, fund scholarships and fellowships, and support outreach programs.

UC Riverside to lead New Energy Frontier Research Center project

Multi-university team to receive $12 million from the Department of Energy to pursue fundamental advances in energy production, storage and use.

Engineer helps Native Americans achieve energy independence

Postdoctoral researcher Suzanne Singer's passion comes from her roots in the Navajo Nation, where many people don't have access to electricity.

World Cup may score points for exoskeleton development

Berkeley professor hopes the world’s most-watched sports event will shine a spotlight on technology that will benefit millions of paraplegics.
Twitter map, Health Social Analytics

Twitter tracking, from flu to Lady Gaga

Professor creates websites that track sentiment and volume of tweets and new stories of everything from health disorders to celebrities to real estate.

Football helmet science project scores two White House visits

Self-professed football fanatic is studying the science of making the sport safer.

Curiosity finds earthly similarities on Mars mission

UC scientists and engineers have been vital to the success of landing rover and conducting experiments on the Red Planet.