News

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.
May 2, 2022
Roshawnna Novellus is an acclaimed leader who connects women-founded and people of color-founded businesses with individual and institutional sources of funding in efforts to create a more equitable economy.
May 1, 2022
UC Santa Cruz Summer Session enrollment is underway and for the first time since 2019, students can choose to stay on campus for in-person classes, or the option remains to study online from anywhere.
April 27, 2022
Two faculty members have begun a new collaboration to use machine learning models to create continent-wide maps of bird habitat connectivity for conservation purposes, and they have recently received a $60,000 Google Research Scholar award to fund this work
April 27, 2022
The 2022 Diverse Voices speaker series kicked off on April 20 with Paystand Chief of Staff Alexandra Navarro discussing the importance of building self-confidence, maintaining a support system, and setting actionable goals to succeed personally and professionally.
April 24, 2022
The UC Santa Cruz CITRIS Initiative for Drone Education and Research (CIDER) along with several partners has received a $1 million, 15-month planning grant to support regional drone education and workforce development from The James Irvine Foundation.
April 20, 2022
The directors of the Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells brought in a new $1M training grant for postdoctoral researchers, and have been awarded over $12M in grants in just two years.
April 19, 2022
Cruz Foam, a company that started as a Ph.D. student’s project at the UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering and makes a compostable alternative to styrofoam packaging, has added actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher as advisors and investors.
April 18, 2022
The UCSC-developed STEM camp combines the crafting of wearable technology with social experience to pique interest in computation and technology for middle school girls.
April 15, 2022
On April 13, nearly 500 students connected with companies and campus organizations for an afternoon of networking and recruitment for summer internships and full-time career opportunities.
April 15, 2022
Each year, UC Santa Cruz’s five academic divisions select one graduate student alumnus/a/i as their Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni honoree. The awards ceremony for the 2022 cohort will take place on April 23 of Alumni Weekend.
April 13, 2022
Assistant professor of statistics Richard Li will use his Hellman award to rethink survey design for verbal autopsy, the process of determining cause of death outside of the hospital which is routinely implemented in many low- and middle-income countries throughout the world.
April 11, 2022
The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to allow researchers to quickly and efficiently execute bioinformatics pipelines on AWS’s global cloud infrastructure.
April 10, 2022
The Public Interest Technology - University Network (PIT-UN) has opened the call for proposals for the 2022 Network Challenge funding opportunity.
April 8, 2022
The CITRIS principal investigator and professor of computer science and engineering addresses complex issues of public safety—from wildfire prevention to reliable patient monitoring—with systems and networking expertise.
April 7, 2022
The mechatronics course, offered twice a year by the UC Santa Cruz Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, provides students a strong foundation in robotics engineering and allows the general public to stay connected and engaged with the UCSC engineering community.