UCSB & US Navy Collaborate
The U.S. Navy is looking for a few good civilian workers, and UC Santa Barbara is ready to help. In a unique program to begin next summer, the university and Naval Base Ventura County will team to expose veterans and underrepresented community college students to civilian science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers in the Navy.
Called PIPELINES, for Problem-based Initiatives for Powerful Engagement and Learning In Naval Engineering and Science, the program is the brainchild of Maria Napoli of UCSB’s Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP). It’s designed to give veterans and others the chance to see what a Navy STEM career looks like and how they might fit in.