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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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LinkedIn: Creating (Internet) Connections

Presently, fewer than 10 percent of Native Americans on tribal reservations have access to broadband internet.
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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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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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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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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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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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Yellow-Legged Frog Populations Leap Forward

These frogs haven’t croaked yet.
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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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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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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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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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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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