Happy New Year 2018
What a Year!
Here's to a productive and happy 2018 for our colleagues, alumni, students, and friends.
Learn More About the Year's Top Highlights
- Discovered a new form of matter, excitonium.
- Created a drug-carrying nanoparticle to find and kill cancer stem cells.
- Raced a solar-powered car across the Australian desert.
- Became part of a $104 million grant to develop new bio-fuel sources.
- Introduced two new computer science degree programs, allowing students to apply data science to music and crop sciences.
- Developed bionic limbs at 1/10th of the cost of commercially available prosthetics.
- Honored the achievement of women in engineering. And CS was honored for increasing women's participation in computing.
- Designed a lunar greenhouse to grow vegetables in moon soil.
- Began recruiting students for the world's first engineering-based school of medicine.
- Planned the Siebel Center for Design, thanks to the generous support of the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, which provided a $25 million gift to enable the project.
- Developed security mechanism to guard existing real-time systems against cyberattacks.
- Improved opportunities for early cancer detection.
- Developed stuffed animals with lifelike heartbeat to help soothe Alzheimer's patients.
- Found new possibilities for protein, drug research.