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UC Davis Engineers, Clinician Develop Low-Cost, Portable Ventilator

April 29, 2020
Engineers at the University of California, Davis, are working with clinicians to create a simple, inexpensive ventilator. They have developed a prototype and plan to make plans freely available online. Versions could be in clinical use in about six months.

UC Davis-Based State Project Offers Online Help for Parents Trying to Teach at Home

March 31, 2020
The California-History Social Science Project, headquartered at UC Davis, provides, among other things, the guidelines for California history and social science teaching. That project ordinarily develops teaching materials and resources for teachers throughout the state. UC Davis and five other university locations have started posting resources for parents — lesson plans, reading lists, blogs of encouragement — as well as for teachers trying to teach remotely for the first time.

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.

Smartphone Apps Could Help African Gig Workers

January 07, 2020
Jessica Wallach, graduate student in international agricultural development at UC Davis, says that smartphone apps can help people in Senegal find work and get paid.