Ingredient #2: Place
Gauchos draw inspiration from the sea and the sun. How could we not when our university is deemed one of the most beautiful campuses on the edge of the Pacific Ocean?
Oceans play a critical role at UCSB, and our research is often linked to efforts in environmental sustainability. In fact, our activism recently inspired the CEO of Salesforce, Marc Benioff, and his wife, Lynne Benioff, to make a major investment. Their $10 million gift establishes the Benioff Ocean Initiative, which aims to research ocean problems and use science to solve them. The Initiative will use crowdsourcing to collect ideas on ocean issues submitted from anyone, anywhere in the world.
Curious? Learn more about the Benioff Ocean Initiative.