UCSB Graduate student Jack Bargemann lays down sheet metal to smooth the ride of the LZ Detector as it comes underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Photo by Matthew Kapust.

At work in the Class 7 cleanroom in Broida Hall are from left to right Will Ortez operating the gantry robot, Onofre Jauregui modifying tooling, Susanne Kyre at the measuring microscope, and Alethea Butler-Nalin on the wirebond machine.  The team is made up of engineers, technicians, graduate students, and undergraduates.

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