NanoDays April 5-6, 2014

Join us this weekend for some awesome and small science presented by UCSB's California Nano Systems Institute, Center for Nanotechnology and Society and the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network at the beautiful Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. 

This event is free Saturday, April 5 11:00am-3:00pm and Sunday, April 6 12:00-3:00pm.  

Help reduce our carbon footprint by walking, biking, carpooling or taking the MTD Bus Line 22 to the Museum.


Beckman Scholar Madison Cornwell Contributes to "Paper of the Week" on Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Models

Madison Cornwell, a 2011 Beckman Scholar, contributed to a study published by Prof. Kenneth Kosik's lab as a Paper of the Week in the Journal of Biological Chemistry:

See the press release for more information:

the art of science first annual competition

the art of science first annual competition organized by the PDS, the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at CNSI, and the Schuller Lab.

Can you see beauty in your science?

Edith Rodriguez, JKC 2012 and INSET 2013 intern, speaks at Aspen Award Ceremony

Edith Rodriguez, Cooke Bridges 2012 and INSET 2013 intern, speaks at Aspen Award Ceremony about her personal story as a community college student.  To watch this inspirational video please link here

Ofelia Aguirre and Arica Lubin nominated for the Margaret T. Getman and William J. Villa Service to Students Awards

In honor of the former UCSB Dean of Student Residents, Margaret T. Getman, and the former Director of Admissions, William J.

Verizon Foundation Supports School for Scientific Thought

The Verizon Foundation has partnered with the Bren School Corporate Program and CSEP School for Scientific Thought (SST) to enable Bren Graduate Students professional development opportunities in the field of teaching.  This winter quarter Jessica Mkitarian and Sarah Stark, joined SST to design an original course for high school students about the interdisciplinary nature of environment sustainability through the lens of food choices.  To learn more about this project please read the attached article.   

Robert Salazar, 2012 INSET intern, is awarded NASA internship

Robert Salazar, Santa Barbara City College student and 2012 INSET intern with the Weld Lab Dept. of Physics, has been awarded a 10-week NASA internship with Drs. Chuck Hays and Jean-Pierre Fleurial.  Article on Robert Salazar.

Paid Summer Staff Opportunities for Undergraduates

The CSEP Resident Assistants (RA) will work with either incoming UCSB freshmen (SIMS AUgust 18-30, 2013) or community college students (Cooke Bridges July 28-August 4, 2013) participating in a 1-2 week introduction to research and University life program.  All applications are due May 10. 

Beckman Scholars Class Project Makes News: LED Isla Vista

Eight UCSB undergraduates, including our four Beckman Scholars, developed a plan to investigate and propose improvements to community lighting in Isla Vista as a way to save energy and decrease crime rates.

UCSB's 2013 NSF CAREER Honorees Partner with CSEP

Congratulations to assistant professors, Katie Byl, Theodore Kim and Megan Valentine for recently being awarded the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award.

Both Theodore Kim, of the Department of Computer Science's Media Arts and Technology program; and Megan Valentine, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are partnering with CSEP for their education and outreach award components and we look forward to the impact these partnerships will have on our campus and community.