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.

Sri Kurniawan appointed next Baskin Engineering Associate Dean for Research

Portrait of Sri Kurniawan

Sri Kurniawan, professor of Computational Media who serves many mentorship and leadership roles across UC Santa Cruz, has been appointed the Baskin School of Engineering’s next Associate Dean for Research. In this role, which begins July 1, 2024, Kurniawan will support the highly impactful research of faculty across the six engineering departments. Kurniawan plans to … Read more

Engineering solutions for climate resilience: a call to action

Wind turbines on a screen

Scientists play a crucial role in understanding the climate crisis by researching its causes and predicting its impacts. For decades, our colleagues in the physical, natural and social sciences have sounded the alarm about the consequences of global warming, warnings that have largely been ignored among those for whom this crisis constitutes an “inconvenient truth.”

UC Santa Cruz scientists Carol Greider and Daniel Kim to share innovative research using nanopore sequencing at London Calling 2024

Portrait photos of Carol Greider and Daniel Kim side by side

London Calling, a conference showcasing the latest research in nanopore sequencing technology, celebrates its 10th anniversary in May and will feature UC Santa Cruz professor and Nobel Laureate Carol Greider and Assistant Professor Daniel Kim as plenary presenters.

CHI 2024 UCSC Contribution

CHI 2024, Surfing the World, 11-16 May 2024

The Department of Computational Media at the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz will contribute a diverse set of publications to CHI 2024, the flagship annual conference for Human-Computer Interaction and Design.  UCSC Computational Media researchers made a significant impact at CHI 2024. They authored 12 full papers, including a Best Paper Award … Read more

Exploring Generative AI possibilities with Magy Seif El-Nasr, UC Santa Cruz Computational Media Chair

Portrait of Magy Seif El-Nasr

Many conversations about generative artificial intelligence in higher education are about academic integrity and threats to learning. Those issues are serious and challenging. But there is a generative side to generative AI, and some faculty, like Magy Seif El-Nasr, Professor and Department Chair of Computational Media, are helping both students and their fellow educators explore … Read more

$7.5M MURI grant will support research on tensor networks for high-dimensional computing

Portrait of Daniele Venturi smiling outside the Baskin engineering building.

Professor of Applied Mathematics Daniele Venturi is part of a project team recently awarded a five-year, $7.5 million from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) highly competitive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. The project seeks to develop a new mathematical framework for the modeling and simulation of high-dimensional partial differential equations, which are relevant to … Read more

PBS’s ‘Easter Island Origins’ explores surprising genetic research to help tell the story of the Rapa Nui people

Five giant stone heads characteristic to Rapa Nui standing in a row with blue sky in the background

Ishaan Bansal, a second-year computer science and engineering student at UC Santa Cruz, won first place in the Interactive Media track at HackMIT, an annual student-run hackathon held in the fall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.