A partnership between UC Santa Cruz and NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley to foster collaboration, innovation, and research among our Affiliates at the intersection of academia, government, and industry. Our Affiliates conduct and leverage collaborative research in one or more of these three centers of exellence:
  • Astrobiology, Synthetic Biology (SynBio), Space Biosciences
  • Sensors and Networks
  • Energy and Sustainability Solutions
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Welcome to the ASL

The Advanced Studies Laboratory (ASL) provides a partnership between NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Supported by a Space Act Agreement between the partners and directed from UCSC's Silicon Valley Initiatives, ASL is making innovation practical by creating a shared research space at NASA ARC operated by UCSC.

2014 ASL Summer Internship Program

Created in 2009 and formalized the following year, the ASL Summer Internship Program enters its sixth consecutive year in 2014. Since its inception, the program has provided unique, hands-on research opportunities to more than 50 undergraduate and graduate students from UC Santa Cruz, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, and other local and national universities.

Dr. Leslie Field to Present Deployable Methods to Save Polar Ice and Slow Global Climate Impacts on June 6th at ASL

Dr. Leslie Field​, founder of Ice911 Research Corporation, an environmental 501(c)3 non-profit focused on the urgent problem of polar ice melt, will present a seminar, "Slowing Climate Change Impacts by Saving Polar Ice" at the ASL on June 6th.

Former Ames Director of Climate Assessment Science Investigation to Discuss Sea Level Rise Impacts on Bay Area at ASL on June 20th

UPDATE: Please note that the original listed date for this event was May 9th. It has been rescheduled for June 20th. This text below and page title have been updated to reflect the new date.

Dr. Max Loewenstein, former NASA Ames Climate Assessment Science Investigation (CASI), will present a seminar, "Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal California and on the Bay Area Coastal Built Environment" at the ASL on June 20th.

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