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UCSB_Awards
June 08, 2021

NSF LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow is awarded University Award of Distinction! Congratulations to Marcela Areyano, a sixth-year mechanical engineering PhD student and an NSF LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow, was awarded a University Award of Distinction for outstanding contributions to advancing underrepresented communities in STEM fields at UCSB. The Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) is proud to have collaborated with her to establish the graduate chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

M. Ofelia Aguirre
May 20, 2021

Congratulations to the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) Director, M. Ofelia Aguirre-Paden, for receiving the 2021 UCSB Professional Women's Association's Unsung Heroine Award! The PWA Unsung Heroine Awards recognize members of the UCSB community who consistently go above and beyond to make the campus a better place for everyone.

Montell Petzold Frederickson NAS
May 11, 2021

Congratulations to CNSI Faculty Denise Montell, Linda Petzold and Glenn Frederickson for being inducted into the National Academy of Sciences!

April 30, 2021

Congratulations to Julia Zuo for winning the Dixon-Levy Service award from the UCSB Graduate Student Association! The Dixon-Levy award is awarded to "outstanding members of the university community who have unselfishly devoted themselves to improving graduate student life. Julia is an active mentor with CNSI's Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP), UCSB NSF Quantum Foundry and UCSB Eddleman Center for Quantum Innovation.

Angela Pitenis
April 23, 2021

Congratulations to Angela Pitenis, Assistant Professor of Materials on receiving the National Science Foundation's (NSF) most prestigious award for early career faculty: the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The CAREER program supports exceptional early-career faculty in integrating their research and education activities. Angela's project, titled “Dynamics of Fragile Interfaces”, will support her efforts on understanding lubricity in soft aqueous gels and biotribology while broadening participation and retention of women and English-learning minorities in STEM.

Wilson-Pitenis
March 20, 2021

Professors Max Wilson, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Angela Pitenis, Materials Department, are leading the development of light-responsive biocompatible hydrogels. By leveraging optogenetic tools to control material properties, they achieve seconds temporal resolution and submicron spatial resolution, allowing them to investigate cell signaling and dynamics. This project, initiated by a CNSI New Partnerships Challenge Grant, has potential applications to cell sensing, diagnostics, and biointerfacing prosthetics.

Water-Purification-Membrane
March 12, 2021

Professor Scott Shell, CNSI researcher and member of the Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems (M-WET) is leading efforts to develop energy efficient water treatment solutions. The Shell Lab leverages the CNSI Center for Scientific Computing to investigate the molecular interactions between water and advanced filtration membranes.

Tanya Das
March 11, 2021

We are delighted to congratulate Tanya Das, PhD, newly appointed Biden Administration Chief of Staff for the Office of Science at the Department of Energy. Dr. Das credits CNSI’s Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships with providing the mentorship and training that helped her launch a successful career in science policy work.

Arias Lab
March 08, 2021

Carolina Arias, UC Santa Barbara Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and CNSI-affiliated faculty member, is leading campus efforts for COVID testing and screening. She has recently partnered with the CNSI Biological Nanostructures Laboratory to analyze the genetic sequences of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains. The Arias lab are experts in microbiology and viral infection, and their efforts, pursed in collaboration with UCSB Student Health and Cottage Hospital, are critical to local efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars
February 26, 2021

CNSI Faculty Members Steven DenBaars and Shuji Nakamura to be honored at the 2021 Central Coast Innovation Awards

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