Astrobiology’s rising star

UCI new hire seeking life on other planets also has more down-to-Earth mission: boosting STEM diversity

3 UCI biologists are elected by the Ecological Society of America as 2017 fellows

Three faculty members in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology have been named 2017 fellows of the Ecological Society of America, the world’s largest community of professional ecologists, in recognition of their contributions to the field. Professor Travis Huxman was cited for advancing our understanding of plant ecophysiology, with fundamental work on the ecology […]

Six junior faculty awarded Hellman Fellowships

Six UCI assistant professors have been awarded Hellman Fellowships, created to help promising junior faculty realize their full scientific and academic potential. Forty Hellman Fellowships have been bestowed at UCI since 2013, when the campus program was established with a gift of $1.25 million from the Hellman Family Foundation. “These worthy recipients represent some of […]

6 junior faculty members named 2015-16 UCI Hellman Fellows

Six University of California, Irvine assistant professors have been chosen from a highly competitive cohort to receive 2015-16 UCI Hellman Fellowships, which support research by junior faculty members who show great promise. Their projects focus on self-driving cars, economic instability at the U.S.-Mexico border and the production of carbon-neutral fuels, among other topics.

Mellon Foundation grants $2.7 million to School of Humanities graduate programs

UCI is first public institution to pair shorter degree time with postdoctoral positions

11 physical sciences students earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Nine students from the Department of Chemistry and two from the Department of Earth System Science have earned graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. An equal number received honorable mentions.

34 UCI students win Graduate Research Fellowships

UCI’s Department of Chemistry has received nine Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation – among 34 bestowed campuswide and 2,000 nationwide. Another two fellowships went to the Department of Earth System Science, also in the School of Physical Sciences.

5 students awarded Global Food Initiative fellowships

Five UC Irvine students have been awarded $2,500 fellowships to fund research and related projects that focus on food issues. They’re among 54 University of California students receiving support from the UC president’s Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Program.

Binbin Zheng

Bridging the educational divide

Public Impact Fellow Binbin Zheng studies how low-cost classroom technology can help disadvantaged learners

Behrouz Shafei

Fellowship winner is engineering a better future

Doctoral candidate gauges infrastructure vulnerability to natural disasters.