UCI’s licensing officers help campus researchers protect their inventions, transforming ideas into viable products that benefit people – from tiny cochlear implants that can restore hearing to devices that can warn of infants’ health problems.
Rebekah Gladson draws on her experience as UCI campus architect to build an orphanage in India. For her, the comparatively small project has offered big challenges — and even greater rewards by sheltering and educating street children.
Engineers Without Borders takes students far beyond the classroom to assist communities in developing countries. The UCI chapter has been working to bring safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to a remote Kenyan village.
While spent nuclear fuel continues to pile up by the ton across the United States, engineering professor Mikael Nilsson says the solution is clear: recycle it at the commercial nuclear power plants that create it.