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Jack Baskin
School of Engineering
Established 1997
Dean Arthur Penn Ramirez
Location Santa Cruz, California, United States
Affiliations University of California, Santa Cruz
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The Jack Baskin School of Engineering is the school of engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The school trains students in six areas of engineering: biotechnology/information technology/nanotechnology; bioengineering; information & communication infrastructure; mathematical and statistical modeling; software and services engineering; and system design. The school of engineering was formed in 1997 and endowed through a multimillion-dollar gift from retired local engineer and developer Jack Baskin[1].



Approaching Baskin from McLaughlin Drive

Baskin Engineering offers undergraduate degree programs in these disciplines.

Baskin Engineering offers MS and PhD programs in these disciplines.

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Statistics & Applied Mathematics

A proposal for MS and PhD programs in Technology & Information Management has been approved at the UC-wide graduate level and will begin in Fall 2009.


Engineering 1 on the left and Engineering 2 on the right

W. M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics

A joint endeavor of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering and the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences at UCSC, the center explores the integration of nanotechnology and optofluidic silicon chips and how this technology can be used to improve biomedical analysis in a wide range of fields, including toxicology, immunology, disease detection, and diagnostics.

Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC)

The Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC) addresses many aspects of file and storage systems with a particular focus in cross-cutting issues such as security and reliability. Composed of faculty from the Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Electrical Engineering departments, SSRC has active projects in archival storage, large-scale distributed storage systems, file systems for next-generation storage devices, and scalable distributed metadata management and indexing[2].

Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE)

The Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering (CBSE) at the University of California, Santa Cruz, fosters new approaches to discovery in human health. With interdisciplinary research and academic programs spanning the Baskin School of Engineering and the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences, the center supports a vast array of biological and engineering research that is fueling advances in biotechnology and medicine.[3] The center is also home to the UCSC Genome Browser, a crucial resource for the international scientific community.

Joint projects

Baskin Engineering also hosts two California Institutes for Science and Innovation: California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) is centered at University of California, San Francisco, and integrates the physical, mathematical and engineering sciences to attack complex biological problems. Through QB3, the Baskin School is helping to develop computational methodologies for developing new drug treatments and diagnostic tools.

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is centered at UC Berkeley and creates information technology for addressing energy efficiency, transportation, seismic safety, education, healthcare and environmental monitoring.

Baskin Engineering manages the Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management, a collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory and UC Santa Cruz.

UC Santa Cruz is also developing a Center of Excellence on Information Technology and Infectious Diseases – as part of the proposed UC School of Global Health. UCSC will be the lead campus, collaborating with UCLA, UCSF, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. The center will focus on providing the training required to apply information technology solutions to major problems in global health that result from infectious pathogens.

Silicon Valley

Baskin Engineering conducts classes, career training, and professional development programs at the Silicon Valley Center, located in the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California. Tracks include product management, technology and commerce, data mining, reliability engineering, advanced device engineering, and network engineering.


The 212-seat Baskin Engineering Auditorium and Engineering 2 building, a state-of-the-art 150,000 square foot space, were completed for occupancy in the summer of 2004. The new Physical Sciences Building provides additional space for biomolecular engineering programs and groundbreaking for a new Biomedical Sciences Building will take place in 2010.


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