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This is your community. At Baskin Engineering, you can find your passion, get involved, and make a difference—and friends. Get inspired, find support, learn about new opportunities, and much more.

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Student organizations

Baskin School of Engineering is home to a variety of student organizations. Each student organization provides students with unique opportunities to explore their academic, technical, professional, and community service interests in addition to social engagement.

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Baskin Engineering faculty and students pursue novel, visionary research that leads to positive societal impact. Explore opportunities and tips for getting involved in research.

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Slugworks is an open and inclusive, student-focused collaborative experiential learning space located in the Jack Baskin Engineering Building. Get hands-on experience in workshops that cover a myriad of topics geared to explore the intersection of art, design and technology.

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Jobs and internships

Use Handshake to search for job and internship opportunities, connect with employers targeting UCSC students and alumni, find professional development events, and make appointments with a career coach.

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Inclusion at Baskin Engineering

UC Santa Cruz and Baskin Engineering are committed to creating educational equity that will lead to real, transformative change. We are one of only two institutions in the nation that holds the honor of being a Hispanic Serving Institution, an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, and member of the Association of American Universities.

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Meet the Rocket Team

As a team, our mission is to design and build high-powered rockets that model current challenges in space exploration and aerospace engineering. We are a competitive university engineering team that takes part in NASA’S Student Launch Initiative, an annual competition that involves designing, building, and launching a high-power rocket that reaches one mile in altitude and completes a payload challenge.



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UC Santa Cruz Dining is all about nourishing the campus community. No matter your palate, you can find it among the five campus dining halls and numerous cafés, coffee shops, and restaurants.

Student Success

UC Santa Cruz strives to create an environment in which all students can succeed. We are committed to helping all students graduate, graduate in good time, and thrive academically.

Last modified: Apr 17, 2024