Samantha Contreras, a junior majoring in physics at UC Santa Cruz, has been named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Solidifying its commitment to increasing the diversity of its faculty, both underrepresented minorities and female faculty, last year, the University of California launched the Growing Our Own initiative
Science & Engineering Library renovation honors leaders, aims to build community among students in STEM
With newly remodeled floors named in dedication to two trailblazing women in STEM and a new makerspace, the Science & Engineering Library is positioned to build and support community among STEM students at UC Santa Cruz
The Earth Futures Institute’s Frontier Fellows program offers undergraduate research opportunities and funding at UC Santa Cruz.
UCSC also ranked as a leading university for social mobility and among top public universities, according to U.S. News and World Report.
UC Santa Cruz anticipates welcoming approximately 5,100 new Banana Slugs this fall, concluding an admissions cycle that reflected increased interest in the campus. Campus leaders are carefully managing student enrollment and working to provide more on-campus housing for students because of a statewide housing crisis that is particularly difficult in Santa Cruz.
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.
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.
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.