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Franklin Antonio Hall opens its doors

Franklin Antonio Hall opens its doors

September 29, 2022

The UC San Diego campus community turned out in big numbers last Friday to celebrate the opening of the sleek and soaring Franklin Antonio Hall. The 186,000 square foot building is not only innovative in its architecture, it’s also ground-breaking in how research teams are organized within the building. Full Story


San Diego Union-Tribune previews opening of Franklin Antonio Hall

San Diego Union-Tribune previews opening of Franklin Antonio Hall

September 9, 2022

Just weeks before the grand opening on Sept. 23, the San Diego Union-Tribune published an extensive story about Franklin Antonio Hall, the latest building at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The sleek and soaring structure is located across the street from to Atkinson Hall, near the campus’ Warren College neighborhood.    Full Story


The physics of walking is simpler than we thought

The physics of walking is simpler than we thought

September 5, 2022

The physics of walking for multi-legged animals and robots is simpler than previously thought. That is the finding described by a team of roboticists, physicists and biologists in the Sept. 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in a paper titled “Walking is like slithering: a unifying, data-driven view of locomotion.”    Full Story


Remembering Joel Holliday, past president of Charles Lee Powell Foundation

Remembering Joel Holliday, past president of Charles Lee Powell Foundation

August 15, 2022

The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is mourning the loss of Joel Holliday, former director, president and CEO of the Charles Lee Powell Foundation, and ardent supporter of the Jacobs School's mission to pursue engineering for the public good. Holliday died on June 28, 2022.   Full Story


UC San Diego bioengineering faculty to pursue collaborative research in Franklin Antonio Hall

UC San Diego bioengineering faculty to pursue collaborative research in Franklin Antonio Hall

August 12, 2022

When the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s new 186,000-square-foot Franklin Antonio Hall building comes online in Summer 2022, three bioengineering professors will be among the faculty from all corners of campus who will be leading teams within a building designed from the ground up to maximize the circulation of people and ideas.    Full Story


UC San Diego engineers receive 2 out of 10 prestigious national young investigators awards

UC San Diego engineers receive 2 out of 10 prestigious national young investigators awards

July 22, 2022

UC San Diego faculty members brought home two of the 10 Beckman Young Investigator awards bestowed nationwide this year by the Beckman Foundation. What’s more, both faculty members, Lisa Poulikakos and Tania Morimoto, are part of the UC San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  It’s the first time the award goes to two researchers from the same department at the same institution.    Full Story


In memoriam: Franklin Antonio

In memoriam: Franklin Antonio

May 16, 2022

I'm extremely sad to share that our alumnus, friend, and collaborator, Franklin Antonio, recently passed away. Franklin Antonio – a co-founder of Qualcomm – was a staunch advocate for our students and a generous supporter of our educational mission.  Full Story


We have the keys to Franklin Antonio Hall

We have the keys to Franklin Antonio Hall

March 29, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that we are opening Franklin Antonio Hall this spring. We have the keys to the building! As we wrap up finishing touches and the teams prepare to move in, I can already feel the rising energy. I am sensing the enthusiasm and creativity that will soon pulse through this incredible facility. Full Story


Donors committed to student success bring Minerva's Cafe and Charles Lee Powell Foundation Terrace to Franklin Antonio Hall

Donors committed to student success bring Minerva's Cafe and Charles Lee Powell Foundation Terrace to Franklin Antonio Hall

December 2, 2021

Located on the first floor of UC San Diego’s new Franklin Antonio Hall engineering facility, Minerva’s Café and the Charles Lee Powell Foundation Terrace will play a key role in enriching the university experience for generations of students – the future technology leaders who will tackle society’s toughest challenges. Full Story


ServiceNow supports student scholarships, computer science at UC San Diego with $1.25M gift

ServiceNow supports student scholarships, computer science at UC San Diego with $1.25M gift

November 30, 2021

Software company ServiceNow, which was founded in San Diego in 2004, is now investing in the local computer science and engineering talent ecosystem through a $1.25 million gift to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. With Chancellor's Scholarship matching funds, the total impact of the gift is $1.75 million.    Full Story