Our Engineering Stories

50 Years in 50 Weeks

Join us as we chronicle the history of UCSB Engineering in 50 weeks, from July 2016 through June 2017, including Tell Your Story submissions from our alumni and community.

Award List of Competition

Aug 01, 2017

CoE alumnus Gary Wilson and two classmates won a national student engineering design competition in 1976, for an orthotic device to aid limb movement of a 12-year-old girl. 

The alcohol detection app PROOF

The alcohol detection app, PROOF, in action

Jul 31, 2017

The UCSB College of Engineering is producing the next generation of innovators. Their vision extends beyond traditional disciplines to see endless possibility ahead.

50th anniversary time capsule

A time capsule to be opened on the 75th Anniversary of the CoE was unveiled at the 50th Anniversary celebration.

May 03, 2017

Alumni from five decades gathered for the 50th Anniversary celebration of UCSB Engineering. Here, several of those who attended share highlights from their lives then and now.

Robert Rankin with his horse

COE alum Rob Rankin with his horse Jackie.

Apr 18, 2017

CoE alum Robert Rankin came to UCSB for the waves, then rode a groundswell of success to a big career as a computer programmer. 

David Vandervoet's student photo taken in the 60s

Jan 12, 2017

David Vandervoet was part of the first class ever to go through UCSB College of Engineering from freshman to senior year. He shares some stories about the College in its early years.

Oct 25, 2016

Matt Begley talks about what makes UCSB Engineering a great environment, as an alum and professor

ECE graduate student Victoria Rosborough

Oct 21, 2016

Q&A with Victoria Rosborough, current graduate student in Electrical & Computer Engineering studying integrated photonics

Aug 25, 2016

Maricris Palentinos, BSEE '14: "UCSB gave me the best undergrad experience and sent me onto a successful career path."

Aug 24, 2016

Do you recognize any of these familiar faces from among the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of 1983?

Neil Topliffe

Aug 23, 2016

Neil Topliffe, BSME '04, talks about overseeing construction of the New Stanford Hospital and his favorite UCSB professors

Sowju Mudunuri

Aug 11, 2016

Sowju Mudunuri, MSECE '09, says that being a software engineer at Fitbit is very rewarding and offers advice for fellow Gauchos In Tech

Students in a wave tank

Jul 29, 2016

Archive Image of the Week: In 1989, a group of Mechanical Engineering students designed a human-powered submarine as their final project for ME156C