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How Do We Teach Science? UC San Diego Launches STEM Education Research Program

October 12, 2023

UC San Diego has launched one of the only programs aimed at training students in the emerging field of STEM research education. The new program gives undergraduate students coveted research experience while also asking them to think critically about how science is taught and to whom.

Quantum Material Exhibits “Non-Local” Behavior That Mimics Brain Function

August 7, 2023

Creating brain-like computers with minimal energy requirements would revolutionize nearly every aspect of modern life. Funded by the Department of Energy, Q-MEEN-C — a nationwide consortium led by the University of California San Diego — has been at the forefront of this research.

Across the Universe: UC San Diego Announces New Astronomy and Astrophysics Department

July 27, 2023

Is there life on other planets? What happened in the earliest days of the universe? What is the nature of dark matter? These are just a few of the grand questions being tackled by the University of California San Diego’s newly formed Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Rethink, Rewrite, Redefine—How Biodegradable Plastics Are Reshaping Sustainability

June 1, 2023

Researchers at UC San Diego have spent many years developing a biodegradable plastic alternative made from algae. A new book, published by Elsevier, details the basic science of creating bio-based polymers, lifecycle assessments and a techno-economic analysis.

High School Students Learn the Basics of Base Editing to Cure “GFP-itis”

May 4, 2023

Chemistry professor Alexis Komor’s lab designed the Genome Editing Technologies Program as a way to educate high school students on gene-editing technologies and expose them to a possible career in STEM.

Rhythm and Proofs

May 1, 2023

Mathematics professors share their relationship with music.

UC San Diego Launches a Stellar Ph.D. Program in Astronomy

March 27, 2023

UC San Diego has announced a new graduate program in astronomy and welcomed its first cohort of students. The program provides students the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge astronomical and astrophysical research with access to national and international observatories and facilities.

Four Early Career Professors at UC San Diego Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

March 1, 2023

Four UC San Diego faculty have been selected as 2023 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows, a prestigious award for early-career scientists of outstanding promise. The fellowships are awarded in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions.

A Star is Born: Images of Nearby Galaxies Provide Clues About Star Formation

February 16, 2023

As part of the JWST Cycle 1 Treasury Program, researchers from UC San Diego have released their findings on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the interstellar medium of nearby galaxies.

Two UC San Diego Faculty Named 2023 Cottrell Scholars

February 9, 2023

UC San Diego Assistant Professor of Physics Javier Duarte and Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Mark Herzik have been named 2023 Cottrell Scholars by Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).
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