Baskin Engineering students take home awards at SC Launchpad 2024 in areas of social impact, climate action, biotech and more

TerraNova Bio team pictured from left to right: Nishal Naicker, Alexie Barbee, team mentor and Executive Director of Santa Cruz Works Doug Erickson, Edward Somera, and Jori Steinle. Students hold the Climate Action and Biotech/Health awards. Photo by SC Works.

The Santa Cruz (SC) Launchpad event on May 29, 2024 was an exciting opportunity for UC Santa Cruz students to compete in a business plan competition for $40,000 in cash prizes. Notably, Baskin Engineering students or alumni were on each of the winning teams.

First Tech4Good luncheon underscores importance of experiential learning and community engagement

David Lee, assistant professor of computational media

The inaugural luncheon provided an opportunity for Tech4Good Lab researchers to share their socially impactful work with the extended UCSC community.

UC Santa Cruz alumna Sangeetha Mandyam Komar Baker: Leading change through socially responsible engineering

Sangeetha Mandyam Komar Baker, UCSC alumna

Network and digital technology alumna Sangeetha Mandyam Komar Baker’s career has been full of unique opportunities—one being the chance to work on the world’s first 3D-printed rocket—allowing her to apply technological innovation to drive social impact.