Katia Vega | Curiosity Project

What if you could send a text by touching your hair? Or pay for coffee with your fingernail? UC Davis assistant professor Katia Vega explores how we can make our bodies interactive platforms, embedding technology into our hair, fingernails and even skin. The result is a revolutionary new field called Beauty Technology.

Curiosity Project

Every great discovery begins with a healthy dose of curiosity. Where does that first inquisitive spark come from, and how does it lead to exploration, discovery, and action? KVIE is partnering with UC Davis to find out. We’re profiling professors, scientists, researchers, and others at UC Davis to examine the curious spirit that led each of them to great breakthroughs or achievements in science, technology, health, and beyond. We’ll explore how the intersection of multiple viewpoints can create new ways of thinking, whether it’s a confluence of science and art, animal and human health, or something else entirely. We call it the Curiosity Project, and we’ll be sharing the fascinating stories of these people both online and on KVIE!

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Beta Lab

Professor Lee Martin has always been curious about how people learn.
Four teenagers look into a van with the words "Beta Lab" printed on the side

Beta Lab

Professor Lee Martin has always been curious about how people learn.