Wednesday, September 18

According to professor Jacob Schmidt, everything from temperature to the fineness of the roast can impact how one’s morning cup of coffee tastes. The class Engineering 96A: "Design of Coffee” allows students to explore the small details that impact coffee, which Schmidt said allows students to taste the outcome of their experiments. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Class on coffee blends in chemical engineering concepts

The bitter undertones of coffee are no longer a matter of taste, but of science. Using the popular drink as a teaching tool, Jacob Schmidt, a bioengineering professor, will be teaching Engineering 96A: “Design of Coffee,” which primarily focuses on using core concepts in chemical engineering to create the ideal cup of coffee. Read more...

According to professor Jacob Schmidt, everything from temperature to the fineness of the roast can impact how one’s morning cup of coffee tastes. The class Engineering 96A: "Design of Coffee” allows students to explore the small details that impact coffee, which Schmidt said allows students to taste the outcome of their experiments. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

The LA-based non-profit Justice Rising hosted a  photo gallery exhibition at Upside Down Café featuring photos of the students they help in Eastern Congo. The organization works to promote secondary education in the country, where they build schoolhouses and hire local teachers to educate children. 
(Tess Horowitz/Daily Bruin)
The LA-based non-profit Justice Rising hosted a  photo gallery exhibition at Upside Down Café featuring photos of the students they help in Eastern Congo. The organization works to promote secondary education in the country, where they build schoolhouses and hire local teachers to educate children. 
(Tess Horowitz/Daily Bruin)

UCLA assistant professor Sarah Roberts analyzed the mental and physical effects of being a social media content moderator in her book, "Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media," which was released in June. (Courtesy of Stella Kalinina)
UCLA assistant professor Sarah Roberts analyzed the mental and physical effects of being a social media content moderator in her book, "Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media," which was released in June. (Courtesy of Stella Kalinina)

(Callista Wu/Daily Bruin)
(Callista Wu/Daily Bruin)

Rising second-year anthropology student Binisha Dahal runs a YouTube channel through which she aims to depict the reality of the college experience. She provides tips on productivity, her daily activities and personal Q&As about UCLA. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)
Rising second-year anthropology student Binisha Dahal runs a YouTube channel through which she aims to depict the reality of the college experience. She provides tips on productivity, her daily activities and personal Q&As about UCLA. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

The Giant Kites of Guatemala event taught attendees how to make a Guatemalan five-pointed star kite. These smaller style kites eventually led to larger ones, which can weigh hundreds of pounds and are used in Guatemalan Day of the Dead celebrations. While the Day of the Dead is not until November, the workshop taught attendees about the kite’s traditional origins. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)
The Giant Kites of Guatemala event taught attendees how to make a Guatemalan five-pointed star kite. These smaller style kites eventually led to larger ones, which can weigh hundreds of pounds and are used in Guatemalan Day of the Dead celebrations. While the Day of the Dead is not until November, the workshop taught attendees about the kite’s traditional origins. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

(Nicole Anisgard Parra)
(Nicole Anisgard Parra)


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