The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has in the last three years undergone a major reboot, remaking itself into a center of expertise on all aspects of “big data” research including genomics, one of the fastest growing areas of scientific study.
Seven years ago, Melanie Aiken, 41, quit a full-time job as a middle school science teacher, sold her Apple Valley house and moved to San Diego with her three young daughters to attend the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and, ultimately, achieve her dream of becoming a doctor.
Emily Adamczyk won UC San Diego's first national title of the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, winning the 200 breaststroke in school-record time on the final day of the meet at the ISD Natatorium.
UC San Diego composer Philippe Manoury has been awarded Best Composer of the Year in France's Victoires de la Musique Classique 2012, the French equivalent of the Grammys.
UC San Diego was recently highly ranked for its academic excellence by both U.S. News & World Report and the Times Higher Education. The 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News and World Report named UC San Diego’s graduate programs among the best in the country and the university was ranked 36th in the World Reputation Rankings by the London-based Times Higher Education.
UC San Diego and Taiwan's Academia Sinica have agreed to collaborate across a broad range of research areas. The agreement will be signed by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox for UC San Diego and President Chi-Huey Wong for Academia Sinica on March 23 on the La Jolla campus.
To many people, graduate research is a little-known corridor in the halls of higher education. To some it is perceived as a mysterious side nook in the ivory tower, where esoteric research is conducted for obscure ends.
“I am so excited to be accepted to UC San Diego––it is an incredible feeling,” said Jose Roberto Sandoval, one of a record 60,785 freshmen who applied to UC San Diego for fall 2012. Of the thousands of freshmen applicants, only about 38 percent of students, including Sandoval have gained admittance to UC San Diego. “I feel like I have accomplished something great,” he said.
Peter Chen, after being downsized from a job in company finance, decided it was time to bridge to a new career in the emerging discipline of data mining. When the construction industry hit the skids, Humphrey Rincon, a general contractor for 20 years, made the leap to become a Spanish/English translator and an interpreter.