Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Engineers turn out in force for Triton 5K

Jacobs School of Engineering students, alumni, faculty and staff achieved an elusive trifecta at this year's Triton 5K race.  The Department of Computer Science and Engineering fielded the largest overall team--226 strong. The team also raised the most funds: $6,334. It's named Race Condition--a play on words on a computer science term that means a behavior that happens when a device or system tries to perform two or more operations at the same time, but can't because of its very nature. Some members of the team flew from as far as New York. Meanwhile, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering fielded the largest campus team-- 82 strong.

The Triton 5K raises funds for scholarships for UC San Diego students. This year, in addition to the race run on campus, teams also ran in China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. The event is sponsored by a number of organizations and alumni.

It wasn't just departments that turned out. Global TIES fielded an all-female team. Photo above: from left: Jamie Bradley Steck, alumnus of Global TIES and computer science (master's), now a lecturer for Global TIES; Global TIES Program Director Mandy Bratton; Chonlada "Pam" Woointranon a senior majoring in management science and computer science; Regina Caluya, a chemical engineering senior; Christina Aguila, chemical engineering senior and Brooke Ryan, a computer science junior. The latter four are undergraduate project advisors for Global TIES.

Here is a snapshot of some members of Race Condition:

And some snapshots from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, including Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla:

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