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September 26, 2022

Sociology professor Michel Estefan redefines classroom culture.

Researchers Discover What Makes Deep-Sea Dragonfish Teeth Transparent

June 5, 2019

Researchers discovered what makes the teeth of deep-sea dragonfish transparent. This adaptation, which camouflages dragonfish from prey, results from the teeth having an unusually crystalline nanostructure mixed with amorphous regions. The findings could provide bioinspiration for transparent cerami

UC San Diego Women Scientists Featured in Statue Exhibit at the Smithsonian

March 17, 2022

…and education. Claire Meaders: Researching the best ways to teach STEM and build students’ sense of belonging Claire Meaders next to her statue at #IfThenSheCan - The Exhibit at the Smithsonian. Early in her scientific career, Claire Meaders, assistant teaching professor in UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences, knew…

Researchers Turn Algae Leftovers into Renewable Products with Flare

May 11, 2020

Researchers takes waste products from algae-based omega-3 oil production and converts them into valuable and renewable polyurethane foams with all kinds of commercial applications—from flip-flops and running shoe soles, to mattresses and yoga mats.

NASA Pushes Exploration of Oceans in Solar System

November 2, 2018

An alliance of researchers including scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego will accelerate the quest to find life on other planets. The team received a $7 million NASA Astrobiology grant to aid the long-range goal of extracting secrets from present and past oceans…

Convocation Keynote Encourages Students to Recognize Power They Have to Influence Others

October 2, 2014

…Fowler spoke about his research on social networks, the power they yield and how they allow one individual to have an impact on hundreds and potentially thousands of other people. Convocation, which headlined the more than 150 Welcome Week activities, is the university’s ceremony to mark the official entrance of…

Diverse Undergraduate Research Spotlighted at Upcoming Conference

April 20, 2023

Undergraduate students at UC San Diego will soon present their scholarly work at the 36th annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on April 22, one of only a handful of UC San Diego conferences featuring the research of students from all disciplines.

The Preuss School UCSD Named Top California Charter School

June 19, 2012

The Preuss School UCSD was named the top charter school in California in a new report developed to strengthen accountability among California’s charter schools. The sixth-annual USC School Performance Dashboard includes a ranking of the state’s top 10 charter campuses. The report was developed by USC’s Center on Educational Governance…

Analyzing the Animal Ethics of Celebrity Chefs

April 5, 2018

…treatment of animals — researchers have analyzed the leading cookbooks of 26 celebrity chefs to offer insight and guidance. Their findings show that not all chefs are what they appear: while some offer recipes that align with their public personas, others show great dissonance in what is said, and what…

A Focus on Foundations: Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Hosts NSF-Funded AI Institute

August 27, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced that the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) at UC San Diego is the future home of The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale, or TILOS.

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