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Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC Santa Cruz aims to achieve engineering discoveries that benefit humankind through a combination of curiosity, open-mindedness, and inclusiveness. We aim to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor, creativity, and excitement should be part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum. Our Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,



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Formula Slug: Race-Cars, Solar Panels, And The Key To Success

Formula Slug is a student led organization run by knowledgeable and dedicated undergraduates practicing hands-on engineering with projects such as designing solar panels and building electric race-cars. Though Formula Slug is an engineering-based student organization, the members invite anyone, of... Read More

Professor Ali Yanik Brings the Focus to Single Cells

Assistant Professor Ali Yanik of the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz describes his research in The Scientist magazine. The research involves creating an optical force strong enough to separate a single cell from those surrounding it. With this research,... Read More

Baskin Engineering's Yu Zhang Imagines the Future

Yu Zhang, an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, participated in the New York Academy of Sciences Magazine's piece on how scientists from all over the world believe the future will be shaped by science and technology. For Professor... Read More