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December 14, 2020
With major funding from NIH, researchers at UC Santa Cruz have acquired powerful imaging tools for studying the structures of biomolecules and their roles in disease.
December 14, 2020
Applications now open for hackers, mentors, and judges
December 10, 2020
Using optical biosensor technology, the test provides quantitative measurements of antibodies in blood plasma in less than 20 minutes.
December 10, 2020
Narinder Singh Kapany, a pioneering scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who served as a Regents Professor at UC Santa Cruz and a trustee of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation, died December 3.
December 10, 2020
The COVID-19 vaccines were developed in record time with brand new technology. We asked some UCSC researchers about this new vaccine and how it differs from older ones.
December 8, 2020
Leila Parsa, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Lise Getoor, professor of computer science and engineering, have been elected Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
December 8, 2020
Leila Parsa, a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
December 8, 2020
The stories, crafted by alumni of the world-renowned UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Master’s Program, cover projects across the five academic devisions.
November 30, 2020
Thirteen undergraduates were recognized for their research accomplishments at the world’s largest competition in synthetic biology.
November 18, 2020
A new list of the world's most highly cited researchers includes 19 scientists and engineers at UC Santa Cruz.
November 17, 2020
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has provided major funding for research and training at UC Santa Cruz since its creation in 2004.
November 16, 2020

A team of UC Santa Cruz researchers led by computer science Professor Seshadhri Comandur have completely characterized the kind of six-person plus complex patterns that can be efficiently counted on a network. This has important applications beyond the realm of mathematics, including epidemic spread and tracking the spread of disinformation on a social network.

November 12, 2020
A new project on recommender dialogue systems led by Getoor and her collaborators at UC Santa Barbara and USC will receive $1 million in funding over three years.
November 11, 2020
Important new studies of the evolution of birds and mammals relied on Progressive Cactus, a genome alignment tool developed at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute.
November 9, 2020
Remote learning has its challenges, but the newest class of Banana Slugs is making the most out of this uncharted experience.
November 5, 2020
Fatemeh Mirzaei, a graduate student in computer science and engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering, is one of 40 student entrepreneurs selected for the Fall 2020 LaunchPad Fellowship program.
November 5, 2020
Muratcan Cicek, a Ph.D. candidate in computer engineering who won a prestigious 2020 Google Ph.D. fellowship, is working to improve head-based pointing methods for those who cannot use a mouse or trackpad.
November 5, 2020

The CROSS funded Tracery and Chancery project, which focused on computational support for casual creators, officially graduated from the Center’s incubator program after the October 5, 2020, Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting.

October 26, 2020
Big Ideas contest, open to all UC students, seeks student-led, early-stage projects or ideas with a social impact focus.
October 23, 2020
Through campus shutdowns, wildfires, and a two-week quarantine, 13 UCSC students have been finding ways to research a solution to agricultural plastic pollution.
October 21, 2020
Controlling a robot’s movement typically requires laborious programming. A team of UC Santa Cruz researchers in the Braingeneers group are applying a different approach.
October 20, 2020
Neel Sundaresan, adjunct professor of computer science and engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and VP of engineering at Microsoft, Cloud & AI shared some advice for UC Santa Cruz engineers interested in applying to internships during the junior year.
October 12, 2020

Santa Cruz, CA—A team led by Holger Schmidt, professor of electrical and computer engineering and Narinder Kapany Chair of Optoelectronics at the University of California, Santa Cruz have demonstrated a new on-chip laser and its integration into optofluidic chips. 

“This novel tunable light source can add another functional component to our optofluidic bioanalysis chips,” Schmidt said, “adding both flexibility and simplicity and moving us closer to a fully integrated lab on a chip.

The results will be published in Optics Letters.

October 9, 2020
Students can get up to $5,000 in funding for projects looking to solve societal challenges.
October 6, 2020
The NSF’s Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) program has awarded $1.2 million to a team led by Ricardo Sanfelice to develop and demonstrate algorithms capable of autonomously adapting their motion plan and control actions.