The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), a UCSB-based research institution formed in 1995 funded by the National Science Foundation, recently created the first regionally assessed Ocean Health Index using the coastline of Brazil as a case study.
Mechanical engineering professor Kimberly Turner was recently elected a Fellow of the prestigious American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), becoming the sixth professor from UCSB to receive the title.
At the start of this year, UCSB Assistant Physics Professor David Weld and Assistant Professor Rouslan Krechetnikov of Mechanical Engineering received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, in recognition of their excellence in physics and mechanical engineering.
After receiving a $3 million Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, or IGERT, award from the National Science Foundation, the UCSB Graduate Division will be enrolling Ph.D. candidates for a new five-year fellowship program in the emerging field of networks science next fall quarter.
Two UCSB research teams have received multimillion dollar long-term research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund their studies of kelp forests and coral reefs along the Santa Barbara coast. The Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (SBC LTER) and the Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research (MCR LTER) will now […]
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant of $3.3 million to UCSB and University of Texas at El Paso to establish a long-lasting partnership in materials research and engineering and increase opportunities for global summer internships. The proposed partnership promotes advanced degrees for underrepresented minority groups at both campuses, hoping to alleviate the scholastic […]
Outside sources donated a record-shattering $222 million of funding for research to UCSB during the 2009-10 fiscal year, marking a nearly 30 percent boost in contributions over the previous year.
UCSB Geography Professor David Valentine discovered an innovative method for more accurate measurement of oil spill leakage by assessing methane concentration.