Asst Professor Jessica Santana Awarded Prestigious Hellman Fellowship

Technology Management Assistant Professor Jessica Santana has been awarded the prestigious Hellman Fellowship from the Society of Hellman Fellows. Made possible by a $125M gift from the Hellman Fellows Fund, this endowed program provides research funding to promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their chosen field. Many Hellman Fellows go on to become department chairs, award-winning researchers, and MacArthur “genius” grant recipients.

Technology Management Awarded over $300,000 in Grants; Bovenberg to Lead Research

Technology Management, a Department within UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering dedicated to research and education that informs and empowers our technology-driven world of work, has been awarded over $300,000 in grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Professor Paul Leonardi Appointed Chair of Technology Management Department

Technology Management Professor Paul Leonardi has been appointed Department Chair by UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering Interim Dean Tresa Pollock. Leonardi begins his appointment on July 1, 2022, and succeeds Professor Kyle Lewis, who has served in this capacity for the past five years. Professor Lewis will continue to conduct research and teach at the graduate level within the Technology Management Department. 

Metabowlite Wins 23rd Annual New Venture Competition

Pitching its optical technology for early detection of urinary tract infections (UTIs) to help save lives, improve health, and reduce costs, Metabowlite won UC Santa Barbara’s 23rd Annual New Venture Competition (NVC) Finals, taking home the $10,000 First Place Award. The event represents the culmination of the Technology Management (TM) Department’s rigorous eight-month technology-business-plan competition that is open to students from all disciplines at UCSB.

Technology Management Announces First Doctoral Placement at Univ of Cambridge

Ph.D. Candidate, Virginia Leavell, Accepts Assistant Professor Position at University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Technology Management, a Department within UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering dedicated to research and education at the intersection of engineering, information, and social sciences, announces the placement of its first doctoral student, Virginia Leavell, at the University of Cambridge. Ms.

Technology Management Designated Department within College of Engineering

After more than 20 years under the auspices of UC Santa Barbara's College of Engineering (COE), Technology Management has officially earned the name and status of a Department — one of six in the College of Engineering. Technology Management was originally born out of the COE as a mentorship program to support innovative and entrepreneurial students. Today, TM is dedicated to multidisciplinary research and education informed by the engineering, information, and social sciences.

Kyle Lewis Appointed Felipe Chair in Technology Management

Chair established in 2014 by Christian Felipe with a $1 million endowment to the Technology Management Program. 

Kyle Lewis, chair of UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Department, has been appointed the Christian A. Felipe Chair in Technology Management. Felipe established the chair in 2014 with a $1 million endowment that also helped launch the university’s first professional master’s degree program — the Master of Technology Management (MTM).

Calling All Current and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Do you have an innovative product or business idea, or unique skill set that could be valuable to a startup?  Does your research have potential commercial value?  Are you looking for ways to hone your entrepreneurial business skills and enhance your post-graduation career prospects?  

If any of these scenarios describe you, UCSB’s Technology Management New Venture Program & Competition (NVC) might be for you!