Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is presenting The Art of Nature’s 24th series on April 6. The exhibit displays artwork from the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, a nonprofit organization of those employed or interested in the field of natural science illustration.
UC Santa Cruz’s involvement in the Human Genome Project marked a major point in the field of genomics. Since then, the field has grown exponentially and has brought with it issues of race, identification and use of information. UCSC remains a leader in genomics, but the issues that the field brings are more pertinent now than ever.
A recent proposal by the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta requested the import of 18 beluga whales to be held in captivity among a group of marine parks across the U.S.
UCSC’s physical science and engineering majors are significantly lopsided in regards to gender. This needs to be changed, not just for the benefit of the University, but for the future of women in the workplace.
UCSC Professor of Agroecology and UCSC students talk about programs like CAN and PICA and their commitment to sustainable models of living. However, in midst of the “budget crisis,” the future of these programs is uncertain. Learn some of the reasons why these programs deserve our attention.
Status of the world’s seabirds is in rapid decline. Island biologists based at UC Santa Cruz aim to save these imperiled species using Google Android smartphones.
With the motivation to help fellow students, two individuals, Kyle Lakatos and Max Aung, speak out about the development of a new campus group, The Element Lounge. The organization has worked hard to promote LGBT community within the STEM departments here at UCSC, facing initial isolation, but progressive success.
In response to increasing student interest, UCSC’s computer engineering department is creating a new major in robotic engineering, set to debut in fall 2011. Over the past three years, engineering faced $1.5 million in budget cuts and is looking at an additional $800,000 in cuts this year.
“Full Disclosure,” which opened at the Sesnon Oct. 7, features a collaboration between UC Santa Cruz art professors and science professors. It explores the common themes of failure and experimentation in both disciplines.