Media Advisory: Baskin School of Engineering Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Celebrations

What: The Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is kicking off its 10th anniversary celebrations with an Open House on Friday, February 23, featuring lab tours, research poster displays, refreshments, and other activities. Media are invited to attend.

When: Friday, February 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Engineering Courtyard, Baskin Engineering Building, and Engineering 2 Building on the UCSC campus.

Who: Acting Chancellor George Blumenthal, Engineering Dean Steve Kang, and Jack Baskin, whose $5 million gift helped launch the school a decade ago, will make brief remarks starting at 3:30 p.m. Students and faculty of the engineering school will also be available to talk to reporters.

Background: UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering is celebrating its 10th anniversary and its emergence as a vibrant and innovative center for research and education. Launched in 1997, the school has developed a unique interdisciplinary focus with programs in three strategic areas: information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Engineering faculty have developed world-class programs, pioneering new areas of research and creating exciting opportunities for students. Additional information is available in an earlier press release.