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August 9, 2021
The new fellowship is designed to advance anti-racism research in technology and engineering, and adds to Baskin Engineering’s expanding portfolio of efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.
July 28, 2021
Haussler, a distinguished professor of biomolecular engineering and director of the Genomics Institute, is ranked sixth in the 2021 Seventh Edition of the Top Scientists Ranking for Computer Science & Electronics.
July 8, 2021
The Socialbot Grand Challenge competition showcases the students’ mastery of conversational artificial intelligence.
July 6, 2021
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the Baskin School of Engineering recently formed an External Advisory Council (EAC) comprised of four industry and academic leaders who will advise the ECE chair and faculty on long-term strategy for the department's teaching and research programs.
June 24, 2021
SANTA CRUZ, CA – June 23, 2021 – Fall quarter 2020, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute’s Scientific Director David Haussler had an inspiration: “Let's use our Picroscope to introduce Alisal High students to research!”
June 14, 2021
Karen Miga is a longtime Genomics Institute researcher, named “one to watch” by the journal Nature
June 14, 2021
The top UC Santa Cruz startup teams presented their pitches at the grand finale of the annual IDEA Hub Pitch Contest, hosted by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development.
June 9, 2021
The Radiological Instrumentation Laboratory (RIL) directed by Shiva Abbaszadeh, has entered into a research and development agreement with Western Digital, a leading data infrastructure company, to advance optical and electronic properties of chalcogenide alloys.
June 7, 2021
Evanjelin Mahmoodi knew she was interested in STEM fields when she arrived at UC Santa Cruz but soon discovered she especially liked mathematics. Now she’s graduating with a double major in mathematics and computer science.
June 7, 2021
Vaishnavi Dornadula was a leader in creating the first-ever Baskin Day celebration, which launched in February 2020. Since then, it has turned into a popular campus tradition, with students from across the disciplines, as well as off-campus visitors.
June 4, 2021
Ray Jara liked science and was good at it, but he didn’t have college in mind until his freshman year of high school. A trip to Northern California with a college-readiness organization brought him to UC Santa Cruz. His concentration now is on photonics and electronic devices.
June 4, 2021
Noted author and Baskin Engineering alumnus Michael Lopp joined Dean Alexander Wolf at this month’s University Forum for a virtual conversation on leadership in the 21st century.
June 2, 2021
During the final talk of the Diverse Voices 2021 series, Baskin Engineering alumnus Sheldon Logan homed in on the topic of deep-rooted anti-Black racism in America and the actions we need to take to work towards a more just society.
May 20, 2021
Jossie Haines’s captivating Diverse Voices 2021 talk called for resilience, mentorship, and equal opportunity to increase representation of women in the tech industry.
May 19, 2021
The Baskin School of Engineering and Genomics Institute hosted a two-day, virtual symposium showcasing the research of six UC postdoctoral fellows.
May 18, 2021
Student Vaishnavi Dornadula played a leadership role in launching the popular Baskin Day celebration, which invites the community to learn about the achievements of Baskin School of Engineering faculty and students
May 11, 2021
Novel chip-based diagnostic technology can detect individual viral antigens in nasal swab samples to identify the viruses that cause COVID-19 and flu with a single test.
May 10, 2021
Developed by the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, UShER allows researchers to quickly see how a new viral sequence is related to all other variants of SARS-CoV-2, crucial information for tracking transmission dynamics.
May 6, 2021
UC Santa Cruz COVID experts Rebecca DuBois, A. Marm Kilpatrick, and Susan Carpenter are urging all unvaccinated people to book an appointment to get their shots immediately, and follow CDC safety guidelines even after the vaccinations take effect.
May 5, 2021

The Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) has welcomed Nithya Ruff as the newest member of the CROSS Advisory Commit

May 4, 2021
The fellowship will allow Duval to concentrate fully on his research, release two serious games applications that he’s developed, and complete his dissertation.
April 29, 2021
A bold project to read the complete genetic sequences of every known vertebrate species has reached its first milestone, publishing new methods and the first 25 high-quality genomes.
April 26, 2021
Courage and dedication were the themes centered around Kelly Harkins Kincaid’s motivating Diverse Voices 2021 talk about her journey from academia to industry.
April 15, 2021
Diverse Voices: Season 3 kicked off on Tuesday, April 6 with an inspiring and anecdotal talk by industry leader and alumnus Mothusi Pahl.
April 6, 2021
UC Santa Cruz is launching a new support center to advance innovation, entrepreneurship and business engagement that will leverage the campus’s innovative spirit and be guided by its deep commitment to environmental and social justice.