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June 23, 2022
The annual event underscores the value of industry partnerships and how they provide unique opportunities for Baskin Engineering students to develop and hone their soft and hard skills in preparation for impactful, successful careers.
June 21, 2022
10 million sequences of COVID-19’s genomic code have now been organized into a phylogenetic tree in the UC Santa Cruz SARS-CoV-2 Browser, which is the largest tree of genomic sequences of a single species ever assembled.
June 14, 2022
The annual UC Santa Cruz business pitch competition and job fair drew in 19 student teams, 25 local companies, and nearly 500 attendees.
June 8, 2022
Associate Professor of Biomolecular Engineering Rebecca DuBois will use the five-year grant to develop a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus, a common and potentially dangerous virus.
June 7, 2022
The program began virtually last summer, offering an opportunity for students abroad to participate in innovative research projects with UC Santa Cruz faculty.
June 6, 2022
18 students participated in the CIDER’s first-ever Pilot Training Program, which prepared them for success in research and industry opportunities.
June 5, 2022
Princeton Review has named UC Santa Cruz the No. 2 public university in the nation for students focused on making an impact on the world. The honor underscores the university’s commitment to encouraging positive social impact and is an increase from last year’s No. 3 spot.
June 3, 2022
The prize recognizes Alison Tang's dissertation research on using nanopore sequencing technology to discover cancer-associated RNA variations.
June 1, 2022
Seven Ph.D. candidates from five departments received 2022 fellowships, totaling $171K in stipend money to support their dissertation research. 
May 31, 2022
The soon to be released, interactive, fast-paced game Squish was developed by UCSC engineering and arts, games, & playable media students.
May 31, 2022
Teresa Faasolo decided to study computer engineering because she was good at math and highly interested in computers. The major proved more difficult than she had expected, but with help from the Multicultural Engineering Program, she regained her confidence—and found a family.
May 31, 2022
Tiffany-Ellen Vo encountered some initial difficulties in college, but with support from the Multicultural Engineering Program she regained her footing. She went on to take advantage of every opportunity she was offered at UC Santa Cruz—and she has already secured a job as a software engineer at Cisco.
May 27, 2022
During the second event of the Diverse Voices 2022 series, Anika Narayanan discussed her experience navigating from college graduate to early career tech professional in a remote world. 
May 25, 2022
Marcella Gomez has been appointed as the Baskin School of Engineering’s inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and will focus on student success and recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented groups in STEM.
May 23, 2022
Professor David Draper and seven other UC Santa Cruz instructors have been selected to receive 2022 Excellence in Teaching Awards.
May 22, 2022
Karen Miga, assistant professor of biomolecular engineering at UC Santa Cruz, was named one of the 100 most influential people of 2022 by TIME. The honor was announced on May 23.
May 19, 2022
The awardees will be honored at an in-person celebratory reception, scheduled for June 1. 
May 17, 2022
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded Professor Carlos Maltzahn a $695,000 two-year grant aimed at establishing an open source program office (OSPO) that will serve the entire campus community.
May 17, 2022
A $275K instrumentation funding award from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program will support a multi-university project to create a hybrid robotics system test environment to run verification and validation testing on autonomous systems.
May 17, 2022
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded Professor Carlos Maltzahn a $695,000 two-year grant aimed at establishing an open source program office (OSPO) that will serve the entire UC Santa Cruz community.
May 15, 2022
A seed grant from the state-funded California Learning Lab will be used to help address the equity gap in calculus courses and increase retention for engineering students at UC Santa Cruz.
May 9, 2022
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Santa Cruz invites all UCSC principal investigators to apply for project support through its Campus Seed Funding program.
May 4, 2022
Roshawnna Novellus—Baskin Engineering computer engineering undergraduate alumna, entrepreneur, and nationally recognized financial inclusion advocate—will deliver the UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering 2022 commencement address.
May 2, 2022
UC Santa Cruz’s team of computer science and engineering (CSE) Ph.D. students came out victorious by a generous margin during the public benchmark phase of the first-ever Amazon Alexa Prize SimBot Challenge, far surpassing other teams in the university competition focused on advancing virtual assistant technology.
May 2, 2022
As they consider the UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering, prospective and newly admitted students get a unique look into the Baskin experience through peer-led tours.