Researchers at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego have received a $4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, to study accelerated biological aging in schizophrenia.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego has completed the deployment of its Lustre-based Data Oasis parallel file system, with four petabytes (PB) of capacity and 100 gigabytes per second (GB/s), to handle the data-intensive needs of the center’s new Gordon supercomputer in addition to its Trestles and Triton high-performance computer systems.
It’s no secret that UC San Diego’s reputation as a research powerhouse is one of the top reasons that students come here. Immediately following graduation, roughly 46 percent of undergraduates pursue advanced degrees in law, medicine, biology, engineering, education and public health at top graduate schools. The opportunity to do hands-on research alongside top faculty members on cutting-edge projects is at the heart of the UC San Diego student experience.
Recycled magazines, eco-friendly ink and a rolling pin may not sound like your typical art supplies, but these are a few of the tools students at The Preuss School UCSD have used to create sustainable works of art, which will be on display at the ART: Sustain It! exhibit Saturday, June 9 at Space 4 Art in downtown San Diego.
As UC San Diego’s class of 2012 reflects on their accomplishments approaching graduation, many also are looking forward to bright futures as they pursue careers, graduate school and community service.
Student involvement on campus can lead to more than just a great college experience. It can also lead to a job. Garron Engstrom is a prime example. He graduated last year with a degree in cognitive science and now works as an Interaction Designer at Mitchell International in San Diego. In this interview, he talks about how his work as a student ambassador led him to his current position, and he also offers advice for new graduates.
They came. They saw. They celebrated. Almost 2,500 alumni returned to UC San Diego for UCSD Alumni’s annual Alumni Weekend, held May 31 through June 3. Attendees enjoyed reconnecting with friends, former classmates and faculty, while revisiting the campus and recalling many UC San Diego memories. Both a kickoff to the start of summer and a time to celebrate all things UC San Diego, the annual weekend brought together many sections of the Triton family.
Students at the Jacobs School of Engineering are working to develop a cheaper, lighter, multi-function microscope that could be used in clinics in developing countries. Their prototype will be flown to Mozambique this summer and field tested at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in the country’s capital, Maputo.
UC San Diego’s Academic Senate has awarded the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Awards to five senate members and one non-senate member, and Excellent Teaching Awards to four graduate students, in recognition of their exemplary teaching skills.
A total of $487,500 has been awarded to the 2012-2013 Hellman Faculty Fellows at the University of California, San Diego. The award supports 22 junior faculty members in their research and scholarly work as they strive for tenure with the university.