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UC Researchers Present 10 Scalable Solutions for Climate Change

October 29, 2015

University of California climate and energy experts announced 10 scalable solutions for moving the world towards carbon neutrality, a practical framework that outlines both immediate and longer-term actions for staving off catastrophic climate change. The solutions were announced during the UC Summit on Carbon and Climate Neutrality that was held at UC San Diego Oct. 26-27.

UC Summit on Carbon and Climate Neutrality Seeks to Bend the Curve on Climate Change

October 23, 2015

University of California President Janet Napolitano, Gov. Jerry Brown, legislators, business leaders and UC’s top climate and energy experts will gather at UC San Diego for the UC Summit on Carbon and Climate Neutrality Oct. 26-27. The summit will explore UC’s groundbreaking research on climate change and deliver 10 scalable solutions for slowing climate change that can be applied to California, the nation and the world.

New Electric Vehicle Chargers Help Usher in the Future of Electric Vehicle Charging

September 21, 2015

Home to nearly half of the nation’s plug-in electric vehicles, California has emerged as a leader in embracing clean car technology and infrastructure. Now, thanks to research funding from the California Energy Commission, the next generation of electric vehicle charging stations has been commissioned at the University of California, San Diego and are being used to test a new form of data communication between electric vehicles, charging stations and the power grid.

UC San Diego Receives Diamond Award from SANDAG for Alternative Transportation

July 31, 2015

UC San Diego has received a SANDAG Diamond Award in recognition of the university’s efforts to encourage their employees to use alternative transportation. Currently, 58 percent of campus commuters use alternative transportation options including: Public transit, carpool, vanpool, Coaster Club, Pedal Club, carsharing, Zimride ride-matching access, campus shuttles and more.

Anthropology Professor Thomas J. Csordas Named to Dr. James Y. Chan Presidential Chair

July 7, 2015

Thomas J. Csordas, renowned anthropologist and director of the Global Health Program at the University of California, San Diego, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Dr. James Y. Chan Presidential Chair for Global Health in the Division of Social Sciences.

Preuss Seniors Celebrate Success, Scholarships

June 23, 2015

When The Preuss School UCSD Class of 2015 graduates this week, senior Diego Espinoza will have a lot to celebrate. Not only is Espinoza the class valedictorian, he is also going to Tufts University on a full-ride scholarship. His classmate and salutatorian Belen Hernandez will be celebrating as well—she is one of 21 Preuss students who will attend UC San Diego on a full ride through the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program.

The Preuss School UCSD Ranked Best High School in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report

May 13, 2015

The Preuss School UCSD—a charter middle and high school for low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college—has been ranked the best high school in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report, which recently released its annual list of “Best High Schools.” Located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, the school is also ranked the 5th best high school in California, the 9th best charter school in the country and 39th overall in the nation.

Celebrate the Preuss Promise April 17

March 26, 2015

James Noraky knows exactly what ignited his interest in pursuing a career in research: It was his experience at The Preuss School UCSD, a charter middle and high school for low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college. During his time at Preuss, Noraky recalls undertaking a variety of science fair projects, a requirement at the school. His projects were often creative and ambitious – once, he experimented with using sound waves as a means of refrigeration. Another time he developed control circuitry that allowed muscles in the forearms to control prosthetic hands.

UC San Diego Receives $3 Million Award to Help Advance Energy Storage Systems

December 16, 2014

The University of California, San Diego has been awarded $3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to help move innovative energy storage technologies out of the lab and into the market. UC San Diego will help test and validate the performance of ARPA-E-funded technologies through a program called Cycling Hardware to Analyze and Ready Grid-Scale Electricity Storage (CHARGES).

UC San Diego Recognized for Efforts to Keep San Diego Skyline Clean and Clear

October 29, 2014

The University of California, San Diego today announced that it has received an APCD-IEA Blue Sky Leadership Award. Created by the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District and the Industrial Environmental Association, the annual awards recognize three companies or organizations that have made positive contributions to the regional environment through innovative projects that reduce air pollution and global warming.
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