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Jacobs School of Engineering

About Us

At UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, students and researchers pursue groundbreaking engineering and computer science solutions to address our global society’s biggest challenges. Partnerships with institutions in Mexico, including the Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS), Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, and the United States-Mexico Foundation for Science, provide a robust collaborative environment that sparks innovation and makes our world a better place.

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Collaborative Projects with Mexico

At Jacobs School of Engineering, we are committed to pursuing unconventional solutions to some of our world’s most pressing issues.

Global Teams in Engineering Service (Global TIES)

Students in the Global Teams in Engineering Service (Global TIES) program — which unites engineering students with local organizations to implement solutions to local and global challenges — are collaborating with Cruz Roja to develop a mobile application that optimizes Tijuana’s existing emergency dispatch system and improves emergency response times.

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ENLACE is a binational summer research program that encourages high school and college students from the Tijuana-San Diego border region to investigate pressing scientific and engineering questions in research labs across the UC San Diego campus and build personal and professional cross-border relationships.

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Cali-Baja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems

The Cali-Baja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems not only brings together researchers and scholars to design materials and systems for extreme environments — including acidic, radiation, and high-pressure conditions — it also explores socio-economic disparities along the Tijuana-San Diego border region.

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