NEWS

UC San Diego News Center

MENU
Engineer Transforms Personal Experience into ‘Bridges to Education’ for Underrepresented Students Engineer Transforms Personal Experience into ‘Bridges to Education’ for Underrepresented Students

When he was 10 years old, Oscar Vazquez-Mena learned that his ancestors, the ancient Mayans, had once been a technologically advanced culture that excelled in mathematics, astronomy, art and architecture. Yet all around him in Chiapas, his home state in Mexico, families lived in poverty and children did not have access to many educational opportunities.

Engineer Transforms Personal Experience into ‘Bridges to Education’ for Underrepresented Students

https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/bridges-to-education-rotator.jpg
https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/engineer-transforms-personal-experience-into-bridges-to-education-for-underrepresented-students
Engineer Transforms Personal Experience into ‘Bridges to Education’ for Underrepresented Students
When he was 10 years old, Oscar Vazquez-Mena learned that his ancestors, the ancient Mayans, had once been a technologically advanced culture that excelled in mathematics, astronomy, art and architecture. Yet all around him in Chiapas, his home state in Mexico, families lived in poverty and children did not have access to many educational opportunities.
https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/a-tornado-at-the-door-rotator.jpg
https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/a-tornado-at-the-front-door-a-tsunami-at-the-back-door
‘A Tornado at the Front Door, a Tsunami at the Back Door’
For the majority of Jordan Janz’s 20 years of life, most neighbors in his tiny Canadian town never knew he was sick. Janz snowboarded, hunted and fished. He hung with friends, often playing ice hockey video games. He worked in shipping and receiving for a company that makes oil pumps.
https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/6DSC_5675UCSanDiegoPublications_ErikJepsen-1280-800.jpg
https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/mosquitoes-engineered-to-repel-dengue-virus
Mosquitoes Engineered to Repel Dengue Virus
An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. The development marks the first engineered approach in mosquitoes that targets the four known types of dengue, improving upon previous designs that addressed single strains.
https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/jumbo-undertaking-rotator.jpg
https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/jumbo-undertaking-elephant-milk-under-the-microscope
Jumbo Undertaking: Elephant Milk Under the Microscope
On a recent sunny day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a team of specialized zookeepers collected breast milk samples from two female elephants nursing their 1-year-old calves. Unlike the mechanical breast pumps used by human mothers, or the machines employed by dairy cow farmers, the process requires hands-on expertise. It’s something of a mammoth effort: Success depends a lot upon how the elephant mothers, called dams, are feeling that day.