Explore the lives of our university's diverse
student population. What brought them to UC
Santa Barbara, what motivates them, and who
do they aspire to become?
What happens when Gauchos come together,
collectively making a difference in their local and
Research is more than just graduated cylinders and
algorithms. What happens when curious minds are
provided with exceptional resources and tools to
help usher their exploration into the unknown?
People flock to UC Santa Barbara for its
outstanding educational offerings. What happens
in the classrooms and how are learning paradigms
shifting at the university?
Pathway to Progress
Through the eyes of a student, find out how philanthropy has changed the UC Santa Barbara experience.
In a joint venture between the English and Theater departments, freshmen gain support and learn valuable lessons from this donor-funded initiative.
The New Look of Science Education
KIN approaches its 16th year of teaching environmental science to 5th grade students. The award-winning program features hands-on classroom activities and field trips, all designed to get kids outdoors.
The Many Faces of McNair
McNair Scholars Program at UC Santa Barbara prepares qualified undergraduates from first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented communities for entrance into PhD tracks. These efforts ultimately lead to diversifying faculty in colleges and universities across the country.