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January 19, 2011
The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded the UCSB campus $1,000,000 for a project entitled: "Nanoelectrofluidic Systems: New Tools for Nanoparticle Analysis." The PI's are: Sumita Pennathur (ME), Frederic Gibou (ME), Todd Squires (ChemE), Paul Atzberger (Math and ME), and Andrew Cleland (Physics). We are very excited about this team, and about the scientific breakthroughs that this sort of funding will enable. The abstract of this new project is given below: ABSTRACT OF PROPOSAL:
December 14, 2010
$50,000 Prize awarded in DARPA DMACE Challenge. The UCSB team was led by Professor Frank Zok, and included Professor Matt Begley as well as PhD students Nell Gamble and Chris Hammetter
October 19, 2010
On September 28, 2010, The National Research Council (NRC) published its long-awaited report evaluating over 5,000 doctoral programs in 62 fields at 212 universities in the United States.
October 1, 2010
The list of 2010 MacArthur Fellows was released at 12:01 a.m. EST, Tuesday, September 28, and high school science educator and Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Director Amir Abo-Shaeer is among the 23 recipients.  Abo-Shaeer earned both his Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering at UCSB.
September 9, 2010
In the weeks after the Deepwater Horizon accident, as plumes of oil rose from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico to form vast slicks on the sea surface, Igor Mezic of the University of California, Santa Barbara, decided to figure out a better way of predicting how that oil would spread.
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