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Real-life Toy Story

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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The industry’s top tech reporters and bloggers, including Popular Science, Engadget and many more, as well as tens of thousands of consumers mobbed the WowWee booth for four days to get a peek at the next generation of robotic toys. This was the scene at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month, where WowWee and their collaborators from the UC San Diego Coordinated Robotics Lab unveiled MiP, the first in a one-of-a-kind new line of self-balancing vehicles.

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Five Winners Receive Tickets to Benefit Concert Featuring Nathan East

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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Five winners have been selected to receive two free tickets to attend Eastbound: Home, a special concert at UC San Diego, featuring world-renowned jazz bassist and alumnus Nathan East, ’78 on Feb. 1. The 10 contest tickets were donated by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla.

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Citizen Monitor: Recruiting Voters to Improve Their Own Democracies

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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Funded by USAID for $1.38 million, a research team led by UC San Diego’s Clark Gibson will run experiments with information and communications technology in the upcoming elections in South Africa. They are seeking to increase citizen participation in the electoral process, including the monitoring of Election Day.

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Campus Serves Local Community in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 23rd, 2014 .
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More than 155 UC San Diego volunteers got their hands dirty painting, gardening and cleaning at Bayside Elementary School in Imperial Beach Sunday as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Afterward, the volunteers joined fellow students, staff, faculty and alumni to represent the university in San Diego’s 34th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade downtown.

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Driving Change: Transportation Services Strives to Make Progress on Budget and Improve Services

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 23rd, 2014 .
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You have probably seen them around campus. Shuttle buses touting the UC San Diego Health System with messages such as “Home for Your Heart” and “We ♥ Patients.” The creative wraps are part of Transportation Services’ new bus advertising program and are just one of the many changes currently underway at the department.

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UC San Diego Highlighted in Governor’s State of the State Address

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 23rd, 2014 .
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As Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his annual State of the State address to the Legislature yesterday, he highlighted the University of California, San Diego as a leader in developing medical and scientific advances…

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Growing Number of Gates Scholars Shine at UC San Diego

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 23rd, 2014 .
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To many people, Angelica Gutierrez is an inspiration: The Palm Desert native is majoring in political science at UC San Diego and balances her busy study schedule with working as a peer educator and giving back to her community. But to Gutierrez, it’s her parents that are her true inspiration.

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Banking on Science to Support UC San Diego’s Newest Researchers

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 23rd, 2014 .
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Our newest researchers are looking for breakthroughs—in science and fundraising—and UC San Diego is here to help with its innovative Young Investigator Program. This successful program, which connects faculty at the start of their academic careers with sources of private funding, is the cover story in the January 2014 issue of CASE Currents, the official publication of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

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Calling All Girls: Coding Is Cool!

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, in a partnership with other local universities and industry support groups, is launching a non-profit collaborative community program ai…

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Chancellor Joins White House Summit to Increase College Access for Low-Income Students

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will join other national higher education leaders Jan. 16 at a daylong White House summit dedicated to launching a plan of action for increasing college access and success for low-income and disadvantaged students. The event, part of President Obama’s college pipeline initiative of making substantial new efforts towards recruiting and graduating low-income students, is being jointly coordinated by the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council and the Department of Education.

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