Honors & awards

Katia Vega UC Davis

The tech declared ‘coolest’ at SXSW

Katia Vega's tattoos, in which biosensors replace ink, earn the “Sci-fi No Longer” award.

UC grad school

UC grad schools stand out in 2019 US News rankings

Nearly all UC graduate programs rank among the best in the nation.

UC Berkeley Sloan

Sloan Foundation names its 2018 rising stars of science

Eighteen early-career scientists and scholars from across UC earn prestigious fellowships.

Neil Garg UCLA

And the nation’s biggest teaching award goes to ...

Chemistry professor receives a prestigious award for teaching and its $250,000 prize.

Peter Walter UCSF

5 UC faculty awarded the largest monetary prize in science

UC scholars bring home the majority of 2018's Breakthrough Prizes, known as the 'Oscars of science.'

Elizabeth Villa UC San Diego

Women rising

Women scientists surpass men as leaders of the campus' biggest research grants.

UC Merced presidential public service

Presidential Public Service fellows embrace life in the public sector

Twenty-seven undergrads take on the challenges of public service in Sacramento and Washington DC.

UC Davis solar panels

UC named national leader in clean energy

The university was one of only eight organizations nationwide to earn the distinction.

UC San Diego Stefan Savage

Meet UC’s 2017 MacArthur award ‘geniuses’

Four alums and one professor earn prestigious fellowships to continue their creative work.

UC Irvine jump rankings

The rankings agree: UC stands among the world’s best universities

Eight rankings from this year confirm UC's excellence by any metric.

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