Understanding Cultures and Addressing Disparities in Society is the research theme that addresses building an appreciation of diverse cultures, perspectives, value systems, historical contexts, governance and organizational structures; and fostering the creation of new means of expression, analyses and social organizations that will be important intellectual tools for the next generation. The Four Grand Research Themes are part of the UC San Diego Strategic Plan.
What are some unforeseen damages caused by air pollution? How do we solve the problems of climate change? How do we feed the billions of people suffering from chronic hunger, and do it without causing further harm to the environment? These are just some of the questions that drive Jennifer Burney.
UC San Diego’s Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS) has received a major boost from the Frontiers of Innovation program.