Science & Technology

Cactus Wren

Cactus restoration program is for the birds

UCI cactus restoration program aims to boost the population of a rare wren. Biologists are creating a welcoming habitat near campus that they hope will help the species thrive.

Wendy Liu

Improving biomedical implants

UCI researcher Wendy Liu is trying to make the lifesaving devices less life-threatening.

Hands holding a sprouting plant

Business embraces sustainability

The Paul Merage School of Business explores companies’ love affairs with sustainable practices.

Ban Al-Ani

Tracking social media’s role in Egyptian uprising

UCI researcher Ban Al-Ani tracks role of social media in Egyptian uprising.

Plant restoration project taking root

UCI pilot program takes root on historic Irvine Ranch.

Christopher Lay

Stroke research yields fellowship

Neurobiologist Christopher Lay receives $10,000 Public Impact Fellowship for ‘whisker work.’

Michael Clegg

America’s scientist abroad

UCI botanist travels the world helping scientific groups

Revolutionizing the education of doctors

By providing students with technological devices such as iPads and portable ultrasounds, UC Irvine School of Medicine is revolutionizing the way healthcare is taught. For the future doctors, such tools could one day be as standard as the stethoscope.

Diane O’Dowd

Improving science education

UCI Professor Diane O’Dowd and others argue science teaching is not properly valued.

Doctoring in a diverse society

An innovative undergraduate course, “Disparities in Medicine,” addresses diversity and how healthcare workers can embrace patients’ distinctive cultural beliefs, languages and faiths to provide better care.