Celebrating a Future-Oriented, Award-Winning, Educational Program

February 8, 2020

Dear friends,

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum of University of California, Santa Barbara (AD&A Museum) cordially invites you to an intimate reception for impactmania’s Student Internship Program at the Museum. The event will celebrate the success of the Program, which in 2019 was awarded with a U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy grant.

University Foundation Trustee Duncan Mellichamp and wife Suzanne are sponsoring this intimate gathering to help further the goal of broadening multidisciplinary research and learning.

The launch of the first internship program, Women of Impact, was attended by two hundred people in 2018. Three UCSB Trustees, CEOs, a VP of Intel Corporation, a Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a Broadway producer, the former ABC TV Senior Producer/Emmy winner, former Executive Vice President of the Kavli Foundation, renowned scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, and many more people traveled to the AD&A Museum from 5 continents to attend the event.

This year’s Internship Program, Human Mind and Migration, is currently in full swing, actively collaborating with UCSB’s Neuroscience Research Institute and the Department of Religious Studies.

The year-long internship program has impacted 30 plus students and features the work of dozens of UCSB faculty. It provides entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary learning on the University campus and beyond. During the event, I will share the students’ accomplishments and introduce our collaborators.

We invite you to learn more about this thoughtful, timely and far-reaching initiative. See details below:

Thursday, March 4th
Art, Design & Architecture Museum (next to Storke Plaza)
UC Santa Barbara

Attendance to this event is limited to 30 guests; to secure your spot, RSVP to Emily Corb: [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you on March 4th!

Paksy Plackis-Cheng
Founder impactmania
Senior Fellow Research & Media
AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara

Photo courtesy of Brian Plackis-Cheng: Paksy Plackis-Cheng and Duncan Mellichamp at Symphony gala.