News

July 28, 2020
The campus is testing 200-400 samples every week collected by Salud Para la Gente and Santa Cruz Community Health. UCSC is providing the tests on a cost recovery basis and Community Foundation Santa Cruz County will be paying for the cost of the tests.
July 23, 2020
As a Ph.D. student in the Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz alumna Pigi Kouki focused on recommendation systems. Today she works on these systems as a Data Scientist at RelationalAI.
July 21, 2020
Luca de Alfaro, professor of computer science and engineering, received 2020 Test-of-Time Awards from the IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS) and the International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT).
July 20, 2020
Sixteen student teams competed for $6000 in prize money in the 2020 UCSC IDEA Hub Pitch Contest. All three finalists were from the Baskin School of Engineering and represented projects for social good.
July 16, 2020
The Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz has appointed Adwait Ratnaparkhi, former director of voice and natural language understanding R&D at Roku, as executive director of the new master’s degree program in Natural Language Processing.
July 15, 2020
Applied mathematics and statistics M.S. alumna Julissa Martinez describes how statistics allows her to see how the world is changing- especially in the time of Covid-19.
July 14, 2020
The first end-to-end (‘telomere-to-telomere’) completely gapless DNA sequence of a human chromosome is a major milestone for genomics research.
July 14, 2020
The campus seed funding program is providing $40K grants for three new projects to address the challenges of COVID-19.
July 10, 2020
'Insight into Diversity' magazine has recognized the STEM Diversity Programs at UC Santa Cruz with its 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award.
June 22, 2020
Engineering students always face obstacles in completing their senior capstone projects, but the pandemic created unique challenges for this year’s teams.
June 18, 2020
The father and uncle of the virologist Rebecca DuBois, UC Santa Cruz Cruz associate professor of biomolecular engineering, are honoring and helping to fund her research through sales of their "Going Viral" wine.
June 18, 2020
The father and uncle of the virologist Rebecca DuBois, UC Santa Cruz Cruz associate professor of biomolecular engineering, are honoring and helping to fund her research through sales of their "Going Viral" wine.
June 15, 2020
The UC Santa Cruz Committee on Teaching has announced the eight recipients of the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award.
June 5, 2020
The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute’s Genome Browser Team has received UC seed funding for its work on the UCSC Genome Browser for SARS-CoV-2.
June 4, 2020
As news outlets published stories about celebrities and athletes unnecessarily getting tested for COVID-19, UC Santa Cruz scientists and staff saw an opportunity to provide fast testing for the community's most vulnerable residents who too often do not have access to the same medical services.
June 1, 2020
Data storage devices and other emerging technologies use magnetic elements smaller than 100 nanometers, but studying their magnetization dynamics can be a challenge.
May 21, 2020
Congratulations slug engineers!
May 18, 2020
UC Santa Cruz’s Team Athena is one of five teams remaining in the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge from a field of 375 applicants from around the world.
May 15, 2020

Lynne Sheehan, network administrator for the Baskin School of Engineering and avid supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz, is retiring after 33 years of service to UC Santa Cruz. 

Lynne began her career at UC Santa Cruz in April 1987, when computers were in their infancy, when there were only 7,000 undergrads and 700 graduate students on campus, and ten years before the Baskin School of Engineering was formed. 

May 14, 2020
Biomolecular engineer Nader Pourmand is evaluating the use of a novel nanosensor to provide rapid, low-cost, and accurate serology tests for coronavirus antibodies.
May 14, 2020
UC Santa Cruz’s first college prides itself on academic rigor and the spirit of community, living up to its motto: “The pursuit of truth in the company of friends.”
May 14, 2020
A sea otter genome browser — featuring the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s beloved Gidget – is now available to the public.
May 13, 2020
Three projects led by UC Santa Cruz researchers are among the 25 awards in the initial round of funding from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.
May 12, 2020
UCSC researchers developed a deep-learning framework called Morpheus to perform pixel-level morphological classifications of objects in astronomical images.
May 8, 2020
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Santa Cruz is inviting UCSC researchers to apply for research support for projects focused on providing solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and disaster preparedness.