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An Unexpected Path to STEM Education by philanthropy

March 18, 2019
Crystal Lee ’21 always loved math and science –– but during her childhood, these subjects were not a part of her education. She began attending a non-accredited homeschool in fifth grade and did not attend high school. She earned her GED in 2001 when she was 17 years old. Now, fueled by personal motivation and an inquisitive mind, Lee is pursuing a physics degree at UC Davis.

Gearing Up for Big Changes

March 05, 2019
Thanks to a generous $5M gift from John ’69 and Mindy Baum, the Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) will provide an expanded, visionary new space in which students will be able to dive into creative and entrepreneurial ventures.

Becoming a Community Leader by philanthropy

February 21, 2019

Hope is a powerful emotion –– it can get us through tough times, it can help us persevere trials and tribulations until we reach our goal. Third-year mechanical engineering student Martin Vega-Martinez ‘20 is the perfect embodiment of what hope, combined with hard work, looks like.

A Mind for Neuroscience by philanthropy

February 21, 2019
From Puerto Rico to Iraq to UC Berkeley and now at UC Davis, Oscar Vazquez ’20 finds his passion for the brain everywhere he goes. Now, he is leading meaningful work by researching traumatic brain injuries at UC Davis School of Medicine, where he received the 2016 Sandra Reed Scholarship and the 2017 Dean’s Scholarship.

Healing in More Ways Than One by philanthropy

February 01, 2019
Tabesh is the first student recipient of the Joseph A. and Jean M. Teresi Memorial Scholarship endowed by sisters Lisa Harris ’77 and Dina Bosby, which recognizes his efforts to become a physical therapist.

UC Davis Receives $2 Million for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering

January 28, 2019
The University of California, Davis received a $1.5 million gift towards the Prem Chand Jain Family Presidential Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering. This is the first ever gift to the university by alumnus and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Prem Chand Jain M.S. ’77 and his family.

The [Wine] Glass Half Full

January 07, 2019

University of California, Davis, donors Earl and Linda Ault say they had no idea what they were doing when they started their winery.

A More Sustainable Future by philanthropy

November 19, 2018
University of California, Davis, Associate Professor Shota Atsumi is experimenting with new and exciting ideas in order to make the world a more sustainable place for the next generation.

Two Scholars Go Full Speed Ahead by philanthropy

November 19, 2018
The Full Speed Ahead scholarship helps students accelerate their careers at UC Davis. Quang Nguyen '20 and Benjamin Langreck '21 view the gift as a way to lay the groundwork for a successful future.