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I firmly believe that education is the incubator of American innovation, prosperity, and economic equality. I have consistently advocated for programs such as Title I, Head Start, migrant education, and tutoring and mentoring for first-year college students. I will continue to support year-round Pell, streamlined student loan repayment processes, and student loan forgiveness for public service. 

 

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September 20, 2017 In The News

National Institute of General Medical Sciences Grant Awarded to UCSC

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) received a federal grant totaling $377,776 per year for five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study T cell signaling.

“Our research addresses a fundamental process used by our immune T cells to recognize virus-infected cells and developing tumors in the body,” said Professor Nikolaos Sgourakis, a professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

September 19, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that California FarmLink, located in Aptos, will receive grant support totaling $599,074 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funds, awarded through USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, will be used to train local beginning farmers and help them access land, capital, and marketing opportunities.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) received a federal grant totaling $377,776 per year for five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study T cell signaling.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) received a federal grant totaling $819,502 from the National Human Genome Research Institute. The funds will be used for a project called “Dockstore,” a platform for sharing tools & workflows on the Cloud Commons.

August 30, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) will receive a federal grant totaling $566,827 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The funds will be used to develop the framework to identify climate-resilient management strategies and evaluate the impacts of climate change on marine species and fishing communities off of the West Coast of the United States.

August 30, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) will receive a federal grant totaling $414,885 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The funds will be used to quantify the impact of three regional Integrated Ocean Observing Systems (IOOS), namely the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS), the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) and Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS).

August 30, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) will receive a federal grant totaling $136,647 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The funds will be used to produce forecasts of ocean conditions along the entirety of the West Coast of the United States, delivering predictions up to a year in advance. The University will use this capability for marine animal management, and to advise fisheries on what areas are likely to yield the best catch of targeted species.

July 22, 2017 In The News

Congratulations to the newly named local Fulbright recipients.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., recently announced that nine outstanding individuals from California’s 20th Congressional District received Fulbright awards during the 2016-2017 academic year.

“I offer my congratulations to these nine promising young leaders who are participating in the one of the most prestigious exchange programs in the world,” Congressman Panetta stated. “I know that they will continue to inspire change through diplomacy and strengthen our foreign relations.”

July 21, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jimmy Panetta announced that the University of California Santa Cruz was awarded a $77,000 federal grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development for a project called The Emergence of Prosocial Behavior in Infants.

The proposed research will improve our understanding of how infants begin to help others by employing a new methodological approach to studying transitions in social development.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), announced that nine outstanding individuals from California’s 20th Congressional District received Fulbright awards during the 2016-2017 academic year.

“I offer my congratulations to these nine promising young leaders who are participating in the one of the most prestigious exchange programs in the world,” said Congressman Panetta. “I know that they will continue to inspire change through diplomacy and strengthen our foreign relations.”