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.


Baskin Engineering Assistant Professor Colleen Josephson has been recognized for outstanding research in the fields of networking and communications. 
New research shows how addressing “gateways within gateway courses,” specific factors that hold able students back from success in introductory courses, may provide a path forward for closing equity gaps for students pursuing engineering degrees.
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.

BE Innovators
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.