TMP Fair Funds Medical Research Startup

Asta Fluidic Technologies, a student startup, took first place in the New Venture Competition finals yesterday.
The fair, run by the Technology Management Program, is the oldest collegiate tech-business fair in the U.S.

The UCSB Technology Management Program held its 14th annual New Venture Competition Finals yesterday at the Corwin Pavilion, with medical diagnostic test business venture Asta Fluidic Technologies winning the prize of first place. This year’s competitors showcased an array of products and ventures, including robotic children’s toys, a medial diagnostic tool for expectant mothers and […]

Club Hosts Largest Swing-Style Dance Event in a Decade

The UCSB Swing and Ballroom Dance Club will throw a 1950s-themed sock hop party featuring live music tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the Student Resources Building. The event — funded by the After Dark program, Associated Students Finance Board and the Department of Recreation — is free for students and will provide […]

Free Event To Discuss Impact of Comedy Television

UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center will host the “All in the…Modern Family” conference on April 27 at the Pollock Theater to explore the genre of scripted television comedies. The free event — co-hosted by the Dept. of Film & Media Studies — examines the importance and evolution of televised shows over time and celebrates comedy’s cultural impact […]

Career Planning Lectures Focus on International Jobs

UCSB Career Services is offering a series of presentations on international career planning at 5 p.m. every Tuesday this quarter in Chemistry 1171. The lectures will span topics related to globally oriented careers including socially responsible businesses, international MBA and graduate programs and understanding international organizations. Career Services Internship Coordinator Deb Artz said the program […]

5K Walk to Raise Funds for SB Recovery Learning Center

The Mental Wellness Center of Santa Barbara opened registration for its first annual Walk for Mental Wellness this week, trekking toward its $100,000 fundraising goal for the Recovery Learning Center. The five kilometer walk/run is scheduled Sunday, May 6 at 8 a.m. in Lower Manning Park and will include a continental breakfast for participants. The […]

Green Projects To Commence Spring Quarter

UCSB’s Green Initiative Fund awarded $172,932 in grants to 13 water and energy sustainability projects campus-wide, including reusable water bottle “hydration stations” and various solar-power fittings. TGIF sifted through 18 initial applications before selecting 13 projects, providing $64,004 to solar power installations and upgrades at Bren Hall, the Cheadle Center for Biological and Ecological Restoration, […]

New Bakery Opens Downtown

First Picks Management opened Santa Barbara’s first Panera Bread eatery last weekend in La Cumbre Plaza on upper State Street. The popular restaurant chain serves freshly baked breads and offers a mostly organic menu in 1,500 locations nationwide. FPM, a business development organization founded in 2006, partnered with the sandwich franchise to operate its Southern […]

Local Builders Focus on Efficiency

Isla Vista property owners St. George and Associates contracted architectural firm Shubin + Donaldson to construct a 52,700-square-foot development on 870 Camino Del Sur. The project features five buildings arranged around a communal outdoor courtyard. The 56 separate energy-efficient units will range from 550-square-foot one-bedroom apartments to 1,050-square-foot three-bedroom spaces. Robin Donaldson, a UCSB alum […]

Projects Expand UCSB’s Facilities

Several construction projects in UCSB’s Long Range Development Plan will come to fruition over the upcoming months, including additional dormitory housing and the completion of a youth education building. The LRDP guides campus expansion through 2025 and currently has three housing facilities in various phases of development: San Joaquin Village, Sierra Madre Village and a […]

Yang Bails Out Grad Travel Fund

Chancellor Henry T. Yang personally donated $50,000 to cover shortfalls in the campus’ Doctoral Student Travel Grants budget through the summer of 2013. The scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis for doctoral and masters students of candidacy status to establish themselves in their field and develop important contacts while presenting their research abroad. […]