UC Santa Cruz’s hard-working undergraduates deserve recognition for their vision and determination, whether they’re cobbling robots together, studying planets and ecosystems, setting up high-tech interactive exhibits or staging plays.
Student Achievement Week from June 2-6 recognizes students for their research and scholarly activities. Much of the actual work takes place out of the limelight, in labs, in libraries, in studios, and out in the field, but this very special week gives students a chance to share their work in a public setting.
It’s also the time of year to honor outstanding achievement by undergraduate students in each division. This year’s Deans and Chancellor’s Awards recipients are a diverse and enterprising group, focusing on subjects ranging from Santa Cruz silent cinema to dental robotics and the computational design of a melanoma treatment drug.