The Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP) at UC Santa Cruz studies the subatomic particles of nature, which are the building blocks of matter. For more than 25 years our researchers have worked to understand and predict particle behavior, design and build complex test-apparatus, and test and evaluate said behavior—with many successes world-wide, in theoretical physics, experimental physics and commercial applications.
SCIPP is committed to the understanding of particle-physics and particle-astrophysics, including development of the next generation technologies needed to advance that research—and the education and training of the next generation of particle physicists. Through donor funding, we will be able to continue our research and facilitate the teaching of a new generation of passionate physicists.
We are currently soliciting gifts to the following funds in support of these goals:
SCIPP General Fund: Gifts to this fund will go directly towards undergraduate research, early R&D for exploring new directions, paid student internships, seminar programs, and more.
SCIPP Undergraduate Student Research Fund: Gifts to this fund will finance undergraduate research at SCIPP and will be used to provide small research awards for students. Students may use these awards to pay for research expenses or to attend and present their work at professional conferences.
SCIPP Graduate Student Research Fund: Gifts to this fund directly support graduate research in SCIPP and provide small research awards for students. Students may use these awards to pay for research expenses or to attend and present their work at professional conferences.
From exploring exoplanets and dark matter, to the commercial applications of new technologies such as ultra-fast silicon detectors, and photon-scanning tomography for safer cancer treatments—SCIPP scientists continue to push the boundaries of particle physics. Your gifts will help us meet these challenges and prepare the scientists of tomorrow.
To donate, please click one of the following links of your choice to UCSC Online Giving. Thank you.