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F.U.S.E continues with a program for underrepresented students and their families to gain familiarity with the practice of science, its importance in education and its promise of exciting career options. / Courtesy of csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu
F.U.S.E continues with a program for underrepresented students and their families to gain familiarity with the practice of science, its importance in education and its promise of exciting career options. / Courtesy of csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu

Inspiring Photonics for the Future

UCSB's Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) makes it a mission to introduce middle school students, especially young women, to the developing field of photonics.
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Physics Phenom: UCSB Physicist Wins 2016 Packard Fellowship

Through a simple analogy, Young describes this concept as attending a party in a long, singular hallway.
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Shown above are Elizabeth Belding and her partner at the Tribal Digital Village (TDV), Matthew Rantanen. TDV created TDV Network (TDVNet) to bring internet service to 86 tribes, but with Belding's help, they are now in the stages of deployment.
Shown above are Elizabeth Belding and her partner at the Tribal Digital Village (TDV), Matthew Rantanen. TDV created TDV Network (TDVNet) to bring internet service to 86 tribes, but with Belding's help, they are now in the stages of deployment.

LinkedIn: Creating (Internet) Connections

Presently, fewer than 10 percent of Native Americans on tribal reservations have access to broadband internet.
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Above is a close-up of a computer chip that uses quantum physics that may have a profound impact on science and engineering. In their recent work, Roushan and his colleagues used one of these chips to create a magnetic field for photons ad studied how photons behave in this synthethic magnetic field. / Courtesy of Martinis Lab

A Tiny Future: UCSB Researchers Explore Quantum Processing

Quantum computers aren’t for checking Facebook or logging into GauchoSpace. They rely on a branch of physics: quantum mechanics. For the average person to say this computer is “magic,” might not...
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Above is a close-up of a computer chip that uses quantum physics that may have a profound impact on science and engineering. In their recent work, Roushan and his colleagues used one of these chips to create a magnetic field for photons ad studied how photons behave in this synthethic magnetic field. / Courtesy of Martinis Lab
In addition to making discoveries about individual minds, the psychology department uses similar methods when analyzing groups from different cultures. Eom’s study is just one example of how each culture has a different set of acceptable behaviors.  Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus
In addition to making discoveries about individual minds, the psychology department uses similar methods when analyzing groups from different cultures. Eom’s study is just one example of how each culture has a different set of acceptable behaviors.  Jose Ochoa / Daily Nexus

Cultural Background May Influence Environmental Action

Given the recent emergence of climate change and environmentalism as polarizing issues within America’s increasingly hot political climate, it comes as no surprise that the psychology of both sides ...
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Shown above is TRPA1, the protein that fruit flies use in order to discriminate between small changes in temperature. As Rhodopsin is extremely sensitive to light, it causes TRPA1 to activate . / Courtesy of labs.ucsb.edu

When Boiling a Frog

Oftentimes, metaphors are used as warnings that one can apply to their life. One metaphor that warns others about the inability or unwillingness of people to react to or be aware of threats that rise ...
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Shown above is TRPA1, the protein that fruit flies use in order to discriminate between small changes in temperature. As Rhodopsin is extremely sensitive to light, it causes TRPA1 to activate . / Courtesy of labs.ucsb.edu
In order to separate themselves from their neighbors, the Wari would deform the craniums of newborns. Shown above is the deformed cranium of a young child. Unfortunately, this led to ostracization with in the community. / Courtesy of Danielle Kurin
In order to separate themselves from their neighbors, the Wari would deform the craniums of newborns. Shown above is the deformed cranium of a young child. Unfortunately, this led to ostracization with in the community. / Courtesy of Danielle Kurin

Discovering the Dark Ages of Peru: The Wari

Kurin’s book focuses specifically on the social, political and economic impacts that the collapse of the Wari had on their predecessors, the tribal Chankan peoples, who lived in the lands of modern-...
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Samir Mitragotri, along with 79 other members, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his outstanding commitment and contribution to service at the NAM’s annual meeting in Washington D.C on Oct. 16, 2016. Kelly Shi/ Daily Nexus

Service Above and Beyond: Chemical Engineering Professor elected to the National Academy of Medicine

As one of 79 newly elected members to the Academy, Mitragotri is dedicated to addressing challenges and advancing healthcare through interdisciplinary approaches.
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Samir Mitragotri, along with 79 other members, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his outstanding commitment and contribution to service at the NAM’s annual meeting in Washington D.C on Oct. 16, 2016. Kelly Shi/ Daily Nexus
Shown above are two endangered Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged frogs. After a 95 percent decline in population, Knapp and his research team are able to conclude that this frog species is recovering after an 11 percent increase. / Courtesy of Roland Knapp
Shown above are two endangered Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged frogs. After a 95 percent decline in population, Knapp and his research team are able to conclude that this frog species is recovering after an 11 percent increase. / Courtesy of Roland Knapp

Yellow-Legged Frog Populations Leap Forward

These frogs haven’t croaked yet.
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While Valentine and his team made their discovery here in Santa Barbara, above is a map of the different countries Valentine’s research has taken him. / Courtesy of methane.geol.ucsb.edu

The Santa Barbara Basin: Home of the Largest Underwater Bathtub Ring Caught on Camera

“We expected to find changes in the biological community,” he said, “but we did not expect to find a mile-long colonization of bacteria.”
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While Valentine and his team made their discovery here in Santa Barbara, above is a map of the different countries Valentine’s research has taken him. / Courtesy of methane.geol.ucsb.edu
Before taking a course in microbiology with Edward DeLong, Victoria Orphan had no plans to become a microbiologist. Now a professor at Caltech, some of her research involves microbial communities in deep subsurface habitats. / courtesy of macfound.org
Before taking a course in microbiology with Edward DeLong, Victoria Orphan had no plans to become a microbiologist. Now a professor at Caltech, some of her research involves microbial communities in deep subsurface habitats. / courtesy of macfound.org

Gaucho Granted 600 Grand to Continue Research

Gaucho alumna Victoria Orphan has recently been awarded a grant of $600,000 to continue her research of deep sea microorganisms. The creativity and future application of Orphan’s work stems from her...
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Blurring the Boundaries of the Mind

Tucked away in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences domicile is the University’s interdisciplinary brainchild, the S.A.G.E. Center for the Study of the Mind, where researchers are en...
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In order for a tumor to grow, it needs oxygen, and it obtains oxygen through the veins. Without the proper veins and oxygen, tumors would not grow beyond a certain size and not be able to spread through the body. / courtesy of nature.com
In order for a tumor to grow, it needs oxygen, and it obtains oxygen through the veins. Without the proper veins and oxygen, tumors would not grow beyond a certain size and not be able to spread through the body. / courtesy of nature.com

Mathematical Model To Predict Vein Growth

Imagine being able to predict the growth of the tumor. How about the vein growth of premature babies’ eyes? All of these applications and more can be determined with the use of a certain mathematica...
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An entire pipe system like the one pictured above is capable of being replicated in the commercial version of AFT Fathom. As students never work with complex systems like this, the student version of the software models up to 12 pipes. Courtesy of aft.com

UCSB Alumnus Adapts Pipe Flow Software to Engineering Student Needs

A computer software program that is used in engineering industries is now available to students attending U.S. universities for the price of $10 a year.
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An entire pipe system like the one pictured above is capable of being replicated in the commercial version of AFT Fathom. As students never work with complex systems like this, the student version of the software models up to 12 pipes. Courtesy of aft.com
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The Anti-Resistance: UCSB Chemist Irene Chen Explores Alternatives to Antibiotics

With an eye for creative impact, the National Institute of Health has awarded the Director’s New Innovator Award, a $2.1 million grant, to Chen to support her research on phage therapy.
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