Next time you see someone playing Pokémon GO, the popular mobile-phone based game, keep this in mind: an engineer who graduated from UC San Diego leads the game’s technical team.
A new era in American exploration of the oceans will formally begin on Nov. 4 when Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego research vessel Sally Ride begins its operational car…
Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change by reducing global carbon emissions to as close to zero as possible is one of humanity’s most pressing challenges. The University of California San Diego has launched the Deep Decarbonization Initiative to do just that. And they plan to do so in the real world—where costs matter.
The University of California San Diego today announced the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal and Revelle Medal. Awardees of the Chancellor’s Medal, one of the highest honors given by UC San Diego to recognize exceptional service in support of the campus’ mission, include: Peter Farrell, Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg, Kwan and Marion So, and Daniel Yankelovich. The Revelle Medal recognizes current and former faculty members for sustained, distinguished and extraordinary service to UC San Diego. This year’s Revelle Medalists are Y.C. “Burt” Fung, Veerabhadran “Ram” Ramanathan, Roger Reynolds and Palmer Taylor.
To articulate UC San Diego’s unparalleled uniqueness in the community and across the globe, and to generate increased mindshare and visibility in advance of the public celebration of the $2 billion fundraising campaign, the campus recently launched a new brand campaign. Prompted in part by the recommendation of some of the university’s closest community leaders, the effort marks the first all-encompassing project of its kind for UC San Diego.
Cliff Kapono, born in Hawaii, chemistry Ph.D. student at Scripps, avid surfer, will travel around the world to survey and collect samples from surfers to determine if the ocean provides them with unique bacteria and molecules, and what, if any, positive health benefits there are. Working on Rob Knight’s Gut Project
A wide variety of companies and organizations across the region, and many groups at UC San Diego came together to sponsor and support SD Hacks. Campus partners included the Jacobs School of Engineering, the Departm…
A swarm of nearly 200 small earthquakes that shook Southern California residents in the Salton Sea area last week raised concerns they might trigger a larger earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault. At the sam…
As the new school year kicked off last week, UC San Diego welcomed the largest and most diverse class of Chancellor’s Associates Scholars at a special welcome reception hosted by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. The number of incoming Chancellor’s Associates scholars nearly doubled this year with 184 new scholarship recipients, bringing the campus total to 356 scholars.
It’s no surprise that Vivienne Ming, Muir, ’00, was selected to address thousands of UC San Diego students at this year’s Convocation. The alumna, who served as keynote speaker for the ceremony that marks the official entrance of new students to the campus community, is a story of success. With a bachelor’s from UC San Diego, a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, a loving family and a successful career in Silicon Valley with several esteemed technology and software companies, Ming knows what it takes to prosper and achieve goals that may seem unreachable. Her secret? Failure.