Students are valuable contributors to Baskin Engineering research

We encourage all students to explore visionary research in the school of engineering

New findings promising for cancer early detection

Assistant Professor Daniel Kim's lab discovered a previously unknown RNA biomarker, a promising step in the development of new tests for cancer early detection

TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2022

Assistant Professor Karen Miga has been selected for her T2T Consortium work on completing
the first gapless sequence of a human genome 


The Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz represents a rare combination of world-class, high-impact research on a campus known for social responsibility and diversity. We offer forward-looking, interdisciplinary programs of study and engage in visionary research that improves the world and our place in it through bold and socially responsible innovation.


An analysis of millions of SARS-CoV-2 genomes finds that recombination of the virus is uncommon, but when it occurs, it is most often in the spike protein region, the area which allows the virus to attach to and infect host cells.
UC Santa Cruz anticipates welcoming approximately 5,100 new Banana Slugs this fall, concluding an admissions cycle that reflected increased interest in the campus. Campus leaders are carefully managing student enrollment and working to provide more on-campus housing for students because of a statewide housing crisis that is particularly difficult in Santa Cruz.
Inclusion at Baskin Engineering
Inclusivity at UCSC

Baskin Engineering and the UCSC campus have many resources to provide access and promote academic excellence to historically underrepresented students. Be sure to visit the Baskin Engineering Inclusive Excellence Hub.

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Mansi Saini

Computer game design student Mansi Saini has been named one of 50 top hackers of 2022 by Major League Hacking (MLH)—the official student hackathon league and the largest, global early-career developer community—for her contributions to the hacking community. Saini was recognized for her work in creating an inclusive space that supports hackers with finding their footing and developing the coding skills needed to succeed as technologists.