To meet its mission of building a spatially literate nation, spatial@ucsb welcomes donor support to:

  • Develop ways to ensure that spatial thinking is broadly and effectively taught from kindergarten through high school and college.
  • Bring top faculty in a wide range of disciplines to UCSB to research and teach the application of spatial thinking in their fields.
  • Fund internships and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to study spatial thinking and its application to a wide range of disciplines.
  • Develop new methods to preserve the vast array of digital spatial data for the next 100 years and facilitate ways to link massive data sets.
  • Apply spatial acumen to challenging issues, such as health care access, geopolitical strife, and issues of equity.
  • Continue to build the reputation and scope of spatial@ucsb through national and international conferences and workshops.

To learn more about how your support can make a difference, please contact:

Julie Sperling
Director of Development
(805) 893-5181


Krzysztof Janowicz
Professor, Department of Geography
Director, Center for Spatial Studies

If you wish to make a donation by check, please make it payable to “UC Regents” and mark it “in support of spatial@ucsb.” You may also direct the donation to any of the programs mentioned above or contact Krzysztof Janowicz regarding other options. Please mail your check to:

Krzysztof Janowicz
Department of Geography-4060
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060