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Engineers Develop Algorithms to Switch Out and Recharge Battery Modules in Electric Cars

Imagine being able to replace the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a camera or flashlight. Rather than swapping out the whole battery, which is cumbersome and requires large, heavy equipment, a team of UC San Diego engineers, in partnership with a local San Diego engineering company, plan to swap out and recharge smaller units within the battery, known as modules. They named the project Modular Battery Exchange and Active Management, or M-BEAM for short.

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ArtPower! Names Jordan Peimer Executive Director

Jordan Peimer has been selected to serve as executive director of ArtPower! effective Oct. 6 following a nationwide executive search. Focused on student engagement with the arts, ArtPower! has established a reputation over the last 10 years as a vibrant and innovative presenting arts organization that provides opportunities for students to connect with emerging and international performing artists.

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UC San Diego Extension’s “Alumni Change the World” Scholarship Winner Named

Luis Marinez has plenty of ambition. It’s what motivates him to be a lawyer. Not just any lawyer, but one whose goals will take him to exalted heights. “What fascinates me about the law is you can make change happen,” said Marinez, the latest winner of UC San Diego Extension’s quarterly “Alumni Change the World” Scholarship, a merit-based award that covers up to $5,500 in tuition for any continuing education certificate or special study program offered by Extension.

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