A UCSC team has assembled a toolkit of resources for academic departments to use in addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Master’s student Diana Fu wins Switzer fellowship to advance environmental justice.
Diversity among graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) may be among the most essential factors in retaining underrepresented minority undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, according to statistical evidence from a new study set to publish in the August issue of the Economics of Education Review.
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Simayijiang “Sherin” Xirenayi grew up in Xinjiang, a region in northwestern China, where her family is part of the Uyghur ethnic minority and Turkic Muslims. At UC Santa Cruz, she became interested in genetics and evolution.
Awarded in Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research in Science & Technology Award (2020-21 AY) Awarded in Spring 2021 Chancellor’s Dissertation Year Fellowship Deans’ and Chancellor’s Award Elmer A. Fridley Award in the Physical Sciences Future Leaders in Coastal Science Award Gunderson Family Student Research Award in Coastal Sustainability Kathryn D. Sullivan Award in Earth & Marine […]
Isabella Bullock spent her last year at UC Santa Cruz volunteering at local healthcare facilities in and around Santa Cruz during the Covid-19 pandemic, working towards her dream of becoming a physician’s assistant.
As an undergraduate, Ishana Shukla has not been shy about participating in research. She has worked in seven different labs, completed six internships, and developed and taught a student-directed seminar, “Undergraduates in Research.” Her project, “Variation in resting strategies across trophic levels and habitats in mammals” recently received one of the Physical and Biological Science […]
Olivia Ross, a recent graduate from UC Santa Cruz, has received the Steck Award for her project, “Searching for Primordial Black Holes.” The Steck Award is given once a year to one UC Santa Cruz undergraduate and their mentor, and recognizes the most outstanding research out of the fifteen Chancellor’s Awardees.
Chancellor’s Award winner Sneha Jariwala came to UC Santa Cruz shortly after her sister passed away from leukemia. Motivated by this tragic loss, Sneha has used her time as a student to participate in cancer activism, fundraising, and research.
Sanchez arrived at UC Santa Cruz with a passion for scientific exploration, but adjusting to college life was a challenge. A first-generation college student, he could not turn to his parents for advice about coping and thriving at a university.
“It was on me to apply myself and make use of my college education,” he said. “I think being thrown into independence is difficult, and I’m definitely lucky to have been surrounded by hard-working and caring people.”
Undergraduate ecology and evolutionary biology major Jami Clayton is one of seven recipients of the 2020 Undergraduate Research in Science and Technology Award. We asked her about her time at UC Santa Cruz, her research, and her advise for incoming students.
Undergraduate physics major Elizabeth Yunerman is the 2021 recipient of the Kenneth & Ann Thimann Scholarship. For student achievement week, we asked her about her time at UC Santa Cruz, her research, and her advise for incoming students.
Undergraduate ocean sciences major Miles Miller is one of seven recipients of the 2020 Undergraduate Research in Science & Technology Award. For student achievement week, we asked him about his time at UC Santa Cruz, his research, and his advice for incoming students.
Undergraduate earth science major Brooke Santos is one of six recipients of the 2021 Kathryn D. Sullivan Research Impact Award in Earth & Marine Sciences. For student achievement week, we asked her about her time at UC Santa Cruz, her research, and her advice for incoming students. Please tell us about your experience at UC […]
Daniel Nguyen is one of our 2021 Undergraduate Research in Science and Technology Award Winners. We asked him about his time at UC Santa Cruz, his research, and his advise for incoming students.
Colleen Murphy, a graduate student in Earth and Planetary Sciences, won the grand prize of $1000 for her video, “Sluggish Slides: Why Some Landslides Never Pick Up the Pace.” Another Science Division student, Lourdes “Lulu” Martinez Estevez, won “Best of the PBSci Division” for her presentation, “Spatial ecology of hawksbill sea turtles in the Gulf of California.”
Meet UC Santa Cruz senior Arcelia Gonzalez Jimenez, who found a way to help with the COVID–19 pandemic by joining the first cohort of students trained to help run the campus’s asymptomatic testing program.
“Scientists Saving the Oceans” program begins with a behind-the-scenes look at how marine mammal researchers are working to protect dolphins and whales from ocean noise
I wanted to take a moment to offer my personal congratulations on being selected as award recipients this academic year. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Help us celebrate the UC Santa Cruz Class of 2020 as they embark upon their next journey! We’re collecting messages of congrats, love, and hope from students, alumni, and family now with the full site going live the first week of June—plus a few other surprises.
Jason Nielsen, professor of physics, shares how our Department of Physics has adapted to instructing lab courses online while still providing a highly interactive student experience.
These unprecedented times are challenging for all of us—but for some, the situation is dire. This is why our campus has created the COVID-19 Slug Support Campaign. Together, our Banana Slug community can help support students who are experiencing a financial or personal crisis because of the coronavirus.
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Renovations at the Science & Engineering Library are done! We have created a comfortable and beautiful study environment to support our students’ academic success through active learning spaces and new technologies.
Science Communication Master’s Program empowers the next generation of science journalists with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
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UCSC Newscenter — Fourteen UC Santa Cruz graduate students have received scholarships worth a total of $158,000 from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation for the 2019-20 academic year. Since 1976, the ARCS Foundation’s Northern California Chapter has given more than $2 million in scholarships to UC Santa Cruz students.
UCSC Newscenter — Melissa Cronin, a Ph.D. candidate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz, has been awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. The prestigious fellowship recognizes promising environmental leaders and provides $15,000 to support their research.
Cronin’s research focuses on threatened manta ray and devil ray populations, which are often caught as bycatch in industrial fishing operations.
Watch how our Younger Lagoon Natural Reserve is providing unparalleled opportunities for students to learn about the environment, implement field projects, obtain hands-on experience, and become actively involved in research and stewardship projects.
During a research trip to study Rosy finches in the Sierra Nevada, undergraduate Sarah Albright reflects on her first internship experience at Younger Lagoon Natural Reserve—where it all began.
UCSC Newscenter — All alumnus Patrick Bailey needed was some support, which he found in the Summer Research Experience program at UC Santa Cruz; this year, he defied the odds by earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and is now doing cancer research.
Scientists consider Año Nuevo Reserve one of the world’s premier living laboratories because of its unrivaled accessibility to a special colony of deep diving elephant seals and other migrating animals. Just 30 minutes from UC Santa Cruz, the natural reserve provides students with rare research experiences and serves as a hub for many international scientific collaborations, such as understanding how marine animals travel through geopolitical boundaries and how climate change is impacting the health of our oceans. The reserve’s unique partnership with California State Parks is further bolstered by public education tours about this critical research to more than 100,000 park visitors every year.