Tuesday, October 25, 2016
UCSB Engineering interviewed Materials and Mechanical Engineering Professor Matthew Begley about his experience as a member of the faculty - and as an alumnus.
Begley came to UCSB as a PhD student in 1993 under the mentorship of Professor Bob McMeeking (pictured below, left to right: McMeeking and Begley). "My history with UCSB goes back - oh, wow - twenty four years," he said.
About the changes since the early 90s, he reflected, "The physical transformation of campus has been absolutely dramatic."
On academic collaboration, Begley said there was a "buzz of excitement" about campus when he was a student. "It's been remarkable how much UCSB has kept that tradition alive - it's really culturally embedded in UCSB."
Thanks, Professor Begley!
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