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The Magazine of Engineering and the Sciences at UC Santa Barbara Spatial Thinking

Summary: The Magazine of Engineering and the Sciences at UC Santa Barbara
Spatial Thinking
Q&A with Linda Petzold
Where the Wild Things Are
Spreading the Word
Energy-Efficient Buildings
Diversity... and More Energy
In this issue, we're proud to feature two articles focusing on the diversity in engineering
and the sciences at UC Santa Barbara. Our Q&A talks with Linda Petzold, professor of
Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, about her career as a prominent woman
in male-dominated fields, and our article Spread the Word, Stay the Course takes a look at
the many outreach programs engineering and the sciences have undertaken to broaden the
candidate pool for our next generation of engineers and scientists.
We're also revisiting energy, the focus of our last issue, as we look at making buildings more
efficient in their use of energy. We've returned to energy both because it's a vital subject
of continuing interest and because we've just launched the UC Santa Barbara Institute for
Energy Efficiency. Unlike the many energy institutes and other organizations that focus
on the supply side of the problem, looking to replace fossil fuels with alternative sources,


Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Mathematics