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2013

Fall 2013 Flyer October 24, 2013 Engineering for the Body: Reproducing body functions

Over the last several years, engineering has empowered numerous innovations in the field of medicine that have improved the lives of many. These innovations cover a wide array of areas, including prostheses (producing limbs with 3D printers) and transplants, nanotubes, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine (growing body forms) and genetic medicine to name just a few.

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Spring 2013 Flyer April 25, 2013 Bioengineering: Robotics and Medicine

Over the past century, engineering has made numerous fundamental contribution to the field of medicine. From the most prosaic forms of engineering like sewer and water sanitation, to chemical engineering processes to produce drugs like penicillin in economical form, and now with medical applications of robotics, engineering has been crucial is increasing human life expectancy.

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2012

Fall 2012 Flyer October 25, 2012 California's Clean Transportation Future

The world needs fundamental and rapid changes in transportation technology, fuels and systems because of the immense and growing impact of transportation on the planet. Increasingly, these impacts stem from three main and integrated challenges: urban air quality, energy security and climate change.

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Spring 2012 Flyer April 26, 2012 The United States Energy Challenge

American energy independence will be achieved when all cars, trucks and buses on U.S. highways - boats, ships and barges on U.S. waterways - aircraft flying U.S. airways - trains on U.S. railways - and off-road recreational, construction and farm vehicles, are powered by transportation fuels made in the USA from U.S. resources.

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2011

Fall 2011 Flyer October 27, 2011 Smart Grid: How Smart Is It?

Our nation’s electric power infrastructure that has served us so well for so long – also known as “the grid” – is rapidly running up against its limitations. Our lights may be on, but systemically, the risks associated with relying on an often-overtaxed grid grow in size, scale and complexity every day.

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Spring 2011 Flyer April 27, 2011 Cyber Security and You

Your data is at risk and you need to protect it. Our growing dependence on information technology has given rise to the need for greater protection of digital networks and infrastructures.

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2010

Fall 2010 Flyer October 14, 2010 California's Water Challenge

Water is life. We simply need it to survive. Where does our water come from? The faucet is only the final stop. Depending on where you are in the world, your supply may be drawn from groundwater, surface water such as lakes, rivers or reservoirs, or desalinated seawater.

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2009

Fall 2009 Flyer November 12, 2009 Sustainability of Our Planet

The long-term maintenance of human wellbeing depends on the wellbeing of the world around us, which in turn depends on the responsible use of natural resources.It is now clear that human activities have a significant and sharply escalating impact on the biodiversity of world ecosystems, and there is abundant scientific evidence that humanity is living unsustainably.

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