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Points of Pride for Gauchos in Lab Coats


UCSB’s Kohn Hall, home to the world renowned Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

  • According to U.S. News and World Report’s guide, UCSB ranks number 10 among worldwide public universities.
  • UCSB’s faculty includes five Nobel Laureates for research in chemistry, physics, and economics.
  • UCSB received $222 million in funding for research in 2010.
  • The campus is home to 11 national institutes and centers, including eight that are supported by the National Science Foundation.
  • More than 50% of all graduating seniors work with faculty members on original research or creative projects.
  • The National Research Council recognized The Koegel Autism Center at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education as one of the top 10 state-of-the-art treatment centers for autism in the United States.
  • UCSB is leading the MacArthur Foundation’s $10-million national program on the law and neuroscience, which considers how courts should deal with new brain-scanning techniques as they apply to matters of law.
  • The College of Engineering established the Institute for Energy Efficiency, which was recently awarded a $19 million grant by the Department of Energy, to bring together 50 campus researchers to develop new energy-saving technologies.
  • UCSB and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have established a joint Center for Nanomedicine to pioneer the development of novel biomedical research technologies.
  • Researchers at UCSB demonstrated the world’s first nonpolar blue-violet laser diodes, which have numerous commercial and medical applications.
  • The Institute for Scientific Information ranked UCSB number 7 worldwide in terms of impact of climate change research.
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