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UC Davis Engineers Respond to COVID-19 Challenges

March 30, 2020
Anticipating a scarcity of medical devices and a lack of treatment options for COVID-19, engineering researchers at the University of California, Davis, are investigating innovative technology to manufacture masks, ventilators and other critical equipment.

$1M Grant for UC Davis-Led Online Learning Project

March 25, 2020
With most teaching going remote because of COVID-19, a new grant for the UC Davis LibreTexts project will help bring personalized online learning to students around the world.

Governor orders state National Guard to help food banks in wake of coronavirus

March 25, 2020
Former Davis Mayor Robb Davis is serving as volunteer Coronavirus Response Coordinator and has taken a leave of several weeks from his position at UC Davis Global Affairs to serve in that capacity. Davis has a background in public health and has been 'an incredible asset to Yolo Food Bank in staying ahead of what this crisis would mean to the organization and our need to shift parts of our service delivery model in short order.'

Parents and students can have fun with science and TERC

March 24, 2020
The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) is closed, but they are sharing with parents, teachers, students, caregivers a list of free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) resources.

Dixon science teacher offers virtual lessons as classrooms are closed

March 20, 2020
As the global coronavirus outbreak has forced schools to close, many teachers have had to adapt to virtual learning. Peggy Harte, a science teacher at Gretchen Higgins Elementary School in Dixon, wanted to make sure students were continuing to learn important science lessons while also getting outside.

Making STEM More Inclusive

March 19, 2020
We have an opportunity. In 2015, women held less than 24 percent of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math in the United States, despite making up more than 47 percent of our workforce, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Togetherness During Distance

March 18, 2020

Many of us are struggling to find the right words to convey our thoughts around, and appropriate ways to respond to, the situation we currently find ourselves in; we are concerned about the effects of COVID-19 not just on our health and that of our loved ones, but also on the wellbeing of entire communities. 

UC Davis Chancellor’s Awardees

March 06, 2020
In describing UC Davis Chancellor's Awardee Huaijun Zhou, one nominator said, “there is no ivory tower for this Aggie," as the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science professor's approach ensures grad students engage with communities to solve global challenges.

Champions of Social Justice Recognized at UC Davis Equity Summit

March 05, 2020

By Anna Skarr on March 2, 2020 

"Hundreds of people will come together to celebrate and learn from one another as activist educators, community members and experts who fight for equity and collective change on Tuesday, March 10, at the University of California, Davis. The occasion will be the university’s 10th annual Equity Summit, an event that will include the presentation of Social Justice Awards to nine individuals.

Rural rotations

March 05, 2020
Butte-Glenn Medical Society is working with UC Davis School of Medicine to establish psychiatry training locally—aiming for year-long rotations. This dovetails with an overarching residency program UC Davis recently launched for rural communities between Sacramento and Portland. Additionally, California Northstate University College of Medicine in Elk Grove has committed to partnering with BGMS.

Immersive Experience: Quarter at Aggie Square

February 20, 2020

By Sharon Campbell Knox on February 18, 2020

"Quarter at Aggie Square has built out its first year’s curriculum, for fall-winter 2020-21, and is seeking additional proposals for future quarters at the university’s new innovation hub in Sacramento.

Building Musical Alliances with Mellon Public Scholar Hannah Adamy

February 10, 2020
Hannah Adamy, a 2019 Mellon Public Scholar, spent her summer creating spaces for women and gender-expansive musicians in Sacramento to come together and jam. In the search to bring people together as jam participants, Adamy learned about the different needs of different musicians and the practical challenges of musical spaces.