IV Pump Project – Matt

Matt has been working with a startup that is hoping to revolutionize medical technology. Currently, Matt is helping to engineer a more durable and cost effective intravenous infusion device. Today, he shares with us some of the progress that is being made.


Planning for Iceland – Matt

At the beginning of the quarter, Matt was in the works of planning a trip to Iceland with his girlfriend, Stephanie. Now, with summer right around the corner, Matt is excited for his Iceland trip and the many sailing competitions he has coming up!


I am currently working very hard to find a job for after I return from Europe. Nothing is set in stone yet, but I am currently in contact with a recruiter from Northrup Grumman. Fingers crossed! 

Some pictures of the hikes and campgrounds that Matt and Stephanie are planning on visiting:

Life On Warren Mall Meets: Matt

Today Life On Warren Mall introduces fifth-year Physics Engineering student, Matt. When he isn’t sailing or studying for classes, Matt is working for a start-up dedicated to developing intravenous infusion devices. Learn a little bit more about Matt’s favorite place to study on campus and why he loves being a UC San Diego Triton!

Spring Break Updates – Matt

Our students have just returned from Spring Break and we are touching base with them to hear more about the start of their new quarters.


I’ll add more, but here is the start.

I was interviewed by KUSI News and that was pretty cool. If you want to watch the video click here

Other than that, I am planning a trip to Iceland and campaigning in sailing over summer. 

One class’s workload
One quarter’s work load

Why UC San Diego – Matt

My name is Matt Morris. I am a fifth year Engineering Physics student originally from Southern California. I was asked to write about why I chose UC San Diego. When I first chose this university, I didn’t fully understand what made it so special. So, I’m going to take this opportunity to discuss what happened four years after I started attending UC San Diego. Part way through my fourth year I had a seizure-like episode. I could no longer think coherently. I also lost muscle control, was extremely sensitive to light and sound, and was in a constant state of debilitating pain. Prior to this, I was completely fine and training for a sailing championship in Europe.

No one could figure out was wrong with me so I went to our Dean of Student Affairs, Dean Kafele Khalfani. I was nervous to tell him what was going on, and I figured that this would be the end of my academic career at UC San Diego. After all, why would a top-ranked university want to keep a student who was not performing? To my amazement, he encouraged me to bleed off some units and keep him in the know as I  continued to deal with my situation. I ended up having to drop all of my courses as time went on, and was later bedridden. Then, it was discovered that I had a brain tumor at the geographic center of my brain. I flew to Texas to have surgery, and during recovery, I relearned everything – from walking to basic math. For a while, I even went completely blind. Through all of this, UC San Deigo had my back. It didn’t matter what the circumstances were, I would always be a Triton. This event truly proved to me how special this university is. 

Finals Week Recap – Matt

Today, we get perspective on finals week from another Life On Warren Mall student, Matt.


Hi Life On Warren Mall, 

Finals were brutally difficult, but I passed all of my classes and even got an A. Didn’t post much because I figured studying for hours on end does not make fore the most exciting content. Having said that, some of the optics labs I had an optics lab that was pretty fun. Continuing more optics this quarter with ECE 183. 

Last optics lab of the quarter