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2024 Goldwater scholars
Clockwise, from left: Matthew Unger, Riya Nilkrant, Xuanwei Liang, Isaac Heir, Anika Jena

Five UC Santa Barbara undergraduates named Goldwater Scholars

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Wifi can read through walls
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concept of a quantum magnetometer
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Brian Long
A quantum magnetometer on a chip
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open bottle pouring out a small pool of detergent
With this method, your empty detergent bottle can be turned into more detergent
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Illustration of a transmitter assembly, including electronic and photonic integrated circuits
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In this image of the newly developed transmitter assembly, the small, brownish chip on the left is the electronic integrated circuit (EIC), and the larger, black-and-gold chip on the right is the photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The long structure on the left side of the PIC is the modulator, which converts the electrical signal into an optical one. Light gets coupled into and out of the chip through the fibers on the right side of the PIC. Everything is mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB), with gold wire bonds connecting the chips. Data flows from left to right, where the incoming electrical signal gets amplified by the EIC, converted to an optical signal by the PIC, and sent out via fiber to its destination.
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An AI-generated illustration of an engineer at a laptop, looking at a robot
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An AI-generated image depicts engineers working on an AI-enabled robot.
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oil and natural gas infrastructure in the Permian Basin
Oil and gas extraction infrastructure in the Permian Basin
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The winners of the 2023 NVC with a big check
Leeta's Kira Wyckhoff (left), and Linus Kautzsch (right), with materials professor Ram Seshadri (center)
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University students and professor flank an adult in a wheelchair in front of a weight machine
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Lilli McKinney
Capstone project client Steve Ferreira (center) with (from right): Professor Tyler Susko and team members James Freda, Carlos Rivera, Janna Crocker, Joseph Byun and Cannon Crow.
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group of researchers in gray t-shirts standing outside a modern building
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Matt Perko
From l to r: Ambuj Singh, Christopher Kruegel, João Hespanha, Giovanni Vigna