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Engineering Success
November 28, 2016
NSF-funded program gives academically strong, low-income engineering undergraduates get the boost they need to complete their degrees

Mentorship and Motivation
April 25, 2016
In a new partnership between UCSB and the Smithsonian Institute, first-generation college students conduct transformative field research

Messengers for Success
February 25, 2016
UCSB pilot program sends female engineering students to mentor female middle-schoolers to interest them in STEM fields and grow their sense of possibilities

As Latino population grows, so does push for place at California universities
February 11, 2015
When the University of California, Santa Barbara, announced last month that it had been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution, it made a small bit of history.

UC Santa Barbara overwhelmingly white? Not anymore
January 28, 2015
UC Santa Barbara has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a recognition given to colleges and universities where Latinos comprise at least a quarter of the student body. The designation symbolizes UC Santa Barbara’s change from its old stereotype of three decades ago as a campus where some Latinos said they did not feel welcome.

A Commitment to Diversity
January 27, 2015
UCSB is officially recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

UCSB Education, Engineering, and Physics Faculty Receive NSF Grant to Fund Teacher Credential Candidates in the Physical Sciences
October 31, 2012

UCSB Ranks Among the Nation's Top 25 Colleges and Universities in Degrees Awarded to Latinos in STEM Fields
August 22, 2012

UCSB Ranks Among Top 25 Colleges and Universities Nationwide Awarding STEM Degrees to Latino/as
August 22, 2012
Excelencia in Education ranks UCSB 10th in categories of bachelor's and master's degrees in math

Lt. Gov Newsom Presents - A Welcome for the MESA Teacher's Academy - MASME this July 2012
August 3, 2012
Former San Francisco Mayor and current Lt. Governor, Gavin Newsome welcomed math and science teachers to the inaugural Virtual MESA Academy for Science and Math Educators (MASME) event and underscored the importance of the STEM education pipeline and MESA Programs. This MESA supported event took place on July 27-28, 2012.