Carmen Robinson: Staff

Carmen Robinson: Staff

Graduate Institution: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Arkansas
Department: Undergraduate Affairs and MEP
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas

“It is important to have a community, especially for students of color because it’s easy to feel like you’re erased, that you don’t belong somewhere because historically you’re not a part of that group, but things have to change and things are changing, and it’s so important to have diversity in tech.”

John Felts: Alumnus

John Felts: Alumnus

Degree Program: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Barbara
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hometown: Fresno, California

“I think for any entrepreneur you just have to be ready that it’s going to be tougher than you think, but at the end of the day, even if you fail, you’re going to learn so much…. it’s going to be so hard, so be ready for that, but it’s, it’s worth the ride.”

Ryan Modlin: Alumnus and Graduate Student

Degree Program: B.S., Bioengineering, M.S., Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology
Graduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Department: Biomolecular Engineering
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

“Currently, my project is engineering zymomonas mobilis, a unique organism that has a specific metabolic pathway that helps increase the production of biofuels, specifically ethanol and butanol… Fossil fuels are quickly becoming depleted and are very toxic, so if we were able to find a sustainable synthetic source of fuel, it would be extremely beneficial for overall environmental health.”

Jared Duval: Graduate Student

Degree Program: Ph.D., Computational Media
Graduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Institution: Western New England University
Department: Computational Media
Hometown: Dudley, Massachusetts

“SpokeIt is a big team project I’m working on. It’s a game with this overarching narrative and within that game there are a bunch of therapeutic mini games that focus on different kinds of speech therapy.”

Philanthropist Jack Baskin chosen for Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame

Jack Baskin, whose steadfast support led to the establishment and rapid growth of the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been selected for induction into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.

New Engineering 2 Building offers state-of-the-art facilities for research and teaching

Engineering 2 building at dusk

Completion of the Engineering 2 Building this summer has added 150,000 square feet of new office, laboratory, and classroom space on campus, primarily for the Baskin School of Engineering.