Aomawa Shields UC Irvine

Astrobiology’s rising star

New UC Irvine professor Aomawa Shields discusses her unusual career and how she uses art to spark a love of science.

Sara Cratsenburg UC Santa Barbara

Ready to lead

Top ROTC cadet opts for an Army combat role and hopes to inspire other women to break barriers.

UC Irvine Franklin Dollar

Blazing a trail for others

Native American physicist opens doors for underserved communities to conduct cutting-edge research.

Ala Qattawi UC Merced

First female auto engineering Ph.D. named emerging scholar

UC Merced pioneer recognized for her work in engineering education and mentorship.

UC Merced coffee

The next Silicon Valley?

UC Merced’s Venture Lab nurtures San Joaquin Valley startups to help the entire region grow.

UC Berkeley Ed Roberts

Google doodle honors disability rights pioneer Ed Roberts

Search engine giant devotes its homepage to the UC Berkeley alum for the day.

DNA differences UCSF

Cultural differences may leave their mark on DNA

Groundbreaking new study shows how deeply ethnicity combines genetics and environment.

UC Santa Cruz Marvel

How a UC Santa Cruz alum became diversity’s superhero

Marvel Comics editor-in-chief wants fans of all backgrounds to see themselves on the page.

Aja Brown UC Santa Barbara

A quiet revolution: New faces in public office

Book provides first comprehensive survey of women, men of color in electoral politics.

UC Berkeley Silberstein

Student blazes trail by taking on iconic Patagonia routes in a wheelchair

Alvaro Silberstein is on a quest to increase the visibility of people with disabilities.