The new year is a time to take stock of past achievements, and UC San Diego has no shortage of those. We once again surpassed $1 billion in research funding in 2014-15, an extraordinary accomplishment that places us among the top five research universities in the nation. And we put that research funding to good use — in 2015, Washington Monthly once again ranked UC San Diego as the No. 1 university in the nation for its positive impact. The new year is also a time to look forward to what we want to accomplish next. Here, 14 visionaries from around the campus share their “big ideas” for revolutionizing our local community and our planet — in 2016 and beyond.
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