Making buildings and bridges safer during earthquakes. Printed 3-D blood vessels and capillaries for regenerative medicine. Safer cardiac pumps for children born with heart defects. Giant art collections sorted with a click. Better composite materials for aircraft. In the new Structural and Materials Engineering building at the University of California, San Diego engineers, artists and medical device researchers who work at different scales and in different fields are pursuing these projects, and many more.
Though many people may imagine that UC San Diego looks empty during the summer session, the university actually bustles with alternative activity. In addition to the two summer sessions for UC students, a multitude of summer camps and programs take over campus. This includes programs for pre-college students that aim to educate young minds and direct them to a future at a four-year university such as UC San Diego.
UC San Diego’s new chancellor received a near rock-star welcome as he greeted the nearly 4,000 staff members who turned out at the annual UC San Diego All Staff Picnic Friday. The event was part of the Making Connections plan to introduce Chancellor Pradeep Khosla to the campus and community.
“There is an old saying that people without a history is like a tree without roots,” said Herman Baca, founder and longtime chairman of the Committee on Chicano Rights. “It’s important for people to know their history, especially when they face the same struggles and issues today that their community has faced for generations.”
Undergraduate students from San Diego County’s major universities will present their research at the 2012 Summer Research Conference at the University of California, San Diego Thursday, Aug. 16.
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