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The Technology Management Program (TMP) at UC Santa Barbara provides driven, innovative and entrepreneurial students with a solid foundation in business principles and professional skills vital to their success after graduation. / Courtesy of tmp.ucsb.edu
The Technology Management Program (TMP) at UC Santa Barbara provides driven, innovative and entrepreneurial students with a solid foundation in business principles and professional skills vital to their success after graduation. / Courtesy of tmp.ucsb.edu

Technology Management Program Unveils Ph.D. Program

In an effort to further assist the growing need of knowledge in both technological and organizational fields, the Technology Management Program at UCSB will have a Ph.D. program, debuting in Fall 2017...
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With the hopes of changing the negative connotation that comes with mental illness, Gary Tsai released his first documentary, “Voices,” which is a culmination of his interests and life experiences. / Courtesy of Gary Tsai

A Voice Against Mental Health Stigma: Gary Tsai, M.D.

After experiencing first— hand the stigma and marginalization that surrounds mental health when a family member was diagnosed with schizophrenia, Gary Tsai became an advocate to provide further assi...
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With the hopes of changing the negative connotation that comes with mental illness, Gary Tsai released his first documentary, “Voices,” which is a culmination of his interests and life experiences. / Courtesy of Gary Tsai
cell article
cell article

New Technique To Revolutionize In Vivo Research

Assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department at UCSB, Otger Campàs, develops new technique to study cells in living tissue
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Courtesy of ESO, ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

Could This be the Brightest Supernova Ever Observed?

Originally thought to be the brightest supernova discovered, UCSB and Las Cumbres researchers now believe that ASASSN-15lh may have been a different galactic event.
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Courtesy of ESO, ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser
Qicheng Zhang, a UCSB fourth-year undergraduate student in CCS physics, is an aspiring astrophysicist who is currently conducting research on comet deflection. / Courtesy of Alpha Coders
Qicheng Zhang, a UCSB fourth-year undergraduate student in CCS physics, is an aspiring astrophysicist who is currently conducting research on comet deflection. / Courtesy of Alpha Coders

Not Rocket Science, but Pretty Close (Comet, Like and Subscribe)

Aspiring astrophysicist, Qicheng Zhang, is a fourth-year student who is currently conducting research on comet deflection with hopes of impacting modern research efforts
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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

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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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
Courtesy of afylab.com
Courtesy of afylab.com

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.

LinkedIn: Creating (Internet) Connections

Presently, fewer than 10 percent of Native Americans on tribal reservations have access to broadband internet.
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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.
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
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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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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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
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
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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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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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
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
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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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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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
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
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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