Invention inspires UCSC-Alisal bio collaboration, taking basic research way beyond basics

Students looking through microscopes

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!” With that, the Genomics Institute Office of Diversity was on its way to piloting a remote teaching project in an Advanced Placement® (AP) biology class at Alisal High School in Salinas, California, located about an hour’s drive south of Santa Cruz.

Innovative solutions to pressing social, scientific issues pitched at the annual IDEA Hub competition

students at the UCSC Genomics Institute

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.

Baskin Engineering alumnus, dean discuss 21st century leadership at virtual event

Screenshot during the zoom event

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.

Sheldon Logan: Confronting racism and creating change

Sheldon Logan

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.

Preet Kaur: Alumna

Degree Program: Biomolecular Engineering, B.S. and Bioinformatics, B.S.
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Department: Biomolecular Engineering

“Some of my closest friends are from bioengineering and bioinformatics. Seeing my friends succeed and being a part of that success is something I’m really proud of.”

Cutting-edge research in engineering and science presented at the first annual Baskin Engineering UC Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) Symposium flyer

The Baskin School of Engineering and Genomics Institute hosted a two-day, virtual symposium showcasing the research of six UC postdoctoral fellows.

Evan Pepper: Alumnus

Degree Program: Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics, B.S.
Graduate Institution: University of Washington, working towards a Ph.D. in Molecular Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Department: Biomolecular Engineering

“The ACE program is what motivated me to continue my involvement in academia and what encouraged me to pursue a career in education to hopefully become a professor one day.”