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Thursday, July 16th 2020

A Spotlight On UCSB’s Flourishing Physics Department

Nicole Luu Contributing Writer The physics department at UCSB has grown into one of the largest undergraduate physics departments in the U.S., due in large part...

I HEART STEM Conference Encourages Young Women Towards STEM Careers

Zara Furtado-Quesenberry Contributing Writer Although women who pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers face daily instances of sexism and exclusion, there is a growing...

Five Questions with Professor Howard Winant on Racial Theory

Charlotte Hovey Contributing Writer Dr. Howard Winant is a professor of sociology at UCSB who started teaching during the 1970s. Along with Michael Omi, Winant developed...

A Closer Look at UCSB’s Anthropology Department

Lauren Luna Contributing Writer When most people hear about anthropology, they either think of Indiana Jones or overpriced vintage clothes from the mall. What many don’t...

UCSB’s New Venture Competition Provides Business Experience for Student Entrepreneurs

Krystal Chen Staff Writer On Oct. 24, the UCSB Technology Management Program (TMP) held its second info session for the 21st annual New Venture Competition (NVC),...

UCSB Professor Studying Active Matter Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Noah Treiman Contributing Writer UCSB’s physics professor Cristina Marchetti was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for her study of active matter. The NAS...

UCSB Engineering Students Design ‘Rally Rig’ to Break Physical Limitations in Filmmaking

Xander Apicella Science and Tech Editor The Rally Rig is a mechanical engineering (ME) capstone project designed to help those with impaired motor function be filmmakers...

George Degen Wins UCSB’s 7th Annual Grad Slam

Xander Apicella Science and Tech Editor On Friday, Apr. 19, George Degen — a chemical engineering grad student at UCSB — won the seventh annual Grad...

Sprague Butterfly Pavilion Presents “Butterflies Alive!” Exhibit

Kyle Dent Incoming A.S. Beat Reporter The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has brought back its “Butterflies Alive!” exhibit, where visitors can explore a garden...

An Electric Cure to Depression

Noe Padilla and Xander Apicella Staff Writers A new method of therapy uses the physics of electromagnetism to alter brain activity. Known as transcranial magnetic stimulation...