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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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The symmetrical pattern of a cable-stayed bridge from below.
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Comparing the complexity of scientific theories is challenging. Mathematical symmetry can provide an excellent guide.
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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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concept of subatomic particles from two lattices creating an exotic material
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The negative electrons from one lattice and the positive "holes" from another together create a neutral exciton crystal
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A fishing boat deploys its nets accompanied by a flock of gulls.
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Fishermen and regulatory agencies will need to adapt when marine heatwaves impact the ranges and population levels of targeted species.
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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.