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Bioengineering Research Symposium and Biotechnology Industry Showcase

UC Santa Barbara will host this 3-day, in-person symposium featuring a Biotechnology Industry Showcase on 8 August and Bioengineering Research Focus on 9-10 August. The Showcase will connect industry representatives with students and faculty for professional development and opportunities for careers and collaborations with industry.

History of the UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposia

Since 2000, UC Bioengineering departments have joined together under the Bioengineering Institute of California for annual symposia which rotate through the ten campuses. Students, faculty and industry come together to exchange state-of-the-art information and forge research collaborations. 

Shu Chien Early Career Award Lecturer Sessions

This year, the symposium will feature sessions for the Shu Chien Early Career Award.  Finalists from UC campuses will deliver short talks during Shu Chien Early Career Lecturer sessions. The top prize winner will receive a $1000 prize.

 Date & Location

August 8-10, 2022
Corwin Pavilion
UC Santa Barbara

 Symposium Organizers

Program Committee

Fundraising and Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Leslie Edwards, Director of Corporate Business Development, College of Engineering
  • Elizabeth Jensen, Assistant Director, Biological Engineering
  • Erin Kozaki, Senior Director of Development for the Sciences and Bioengineering
  • Lynne Pritchard, Biological Engineering
  • Steve Ramirez, Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Sara Sorenson, Event and Program Coordinator
  • Matthew Hopcroft, Researcher, Mechanical Engineering
  • Prof. Beth Pruitt, Director, Biological Engineering
  • Prof. Dennis Clegg, Biological Engineering

Student Organizing Committee

  • Krithika Thanigaivelan, Computer Engineering
  • Joseph Alzagatiti, MCDB
  • David Podorefsky, Chemical Engineering
  • Nick Godzik, College of Creative Studies, Biology
  • Lauren Madan, Pre-Biology