Issue: Fall 2022
From the Chancellor
Chancellor Cynthia Larive: A time for giving back
Robotics student Liam Asayag had never even thought of making a drone before—until he witnessed the war zone in Ukraine and made a low-cost prototype in a lab on campus for use by aid groups on the front lines
Humanizing the metaverse
A Humanities Institute fellowship brings trained humanists into high-tech companies, providing firms with creative and fluid thinkers while also giving scholars a view into how their expertise can be used in different positions.
As the Baskin School of Engineering celebrates its 25th anniversary, its successes reflect the uncommon value of open science that forms the foundation of the school’s ethos
The quiet quest for quantum
Scientists at UC Santa Cruz are modeling, creating, and testing new materials that could one day be used to build powerful, energy-efficient quantum computers.
Berta Campos-Anicetti: Spreading the health
Public health and human services professional Berta Campos-Anicetti (Crown ’89, biology) was instrumental in helping to get the Latine community in Novato, Calif., vaccinated during the pandemic, among many other successful programs
Nick Fountain: On the (Planet) money
The newest cohost of NPR’s Planet Money, Nick Fountain (Stevenson ’11, politics) covers smart and sometimes quirky stories that, nevertheless, offer some truth about the larger economy or the world.
Anushka Ratnayake: Planting seeds of change
Anushka Ratnayake (College Nine ’04, literature) didn’t know what the future held for her career postgraduation. But after learning more about agricultural microfinancing and launching a nonprofit in West Africa, she has taken the skills from her Santa Cruz education...
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