News & Announcements


Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
May 1, 2018

UCSB postdoctoral fellow Greg Salvesen takes data sonification to a new level with his Astronomy Sound of the Month website

April 30, 2018

Since California imposed clean air restrictions on vessels that travel through state waters, the number of fatal collisions with the big marine mammals has fallen as captains slow down. But much more needs to be done to reduce ship strikes, marine biologists say.

April 26, 2018

At UCSB, a three-pronged approach to retaining biology majors has met with success

April 23, 2018

In a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists for the first time demonstrated that the groundbreaking gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 can be successfully used on coral. The breakthrough paths the way for CRISPR to potentially offer a boost for conservationists trying to save these ancient animals.


Divisional announcements and opportunities

Two faculty members are named APS Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science

Funded through an annual gift of up to $75,000 from the Errett Fisher Foundation, the Daryl and Marguerite Errett Discovery Award in Biomedical Research is intended to honor the lives of Daryl and Marguerite Errett, while providing seed funding to the most exceptional young postdocs or research professionals (non-tenured faculty) at UC Santa Barbara early in their careers to support their innovative research in the field of biomedicine.

Funded through a generous $47,000 gift from international business leader and entrepreneur Harvey Karp, the Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award is intended to provide seed funding to the most exceptional young postdocs at UC Santa Barbara early in their careers and support their innovative research.

Douglas McCauley is named an early career fellow of the Ecological Society of America