Two UC San Diego undergraduate students were named Donald A. Strauss Foundation Public Service Scholars, and were awarded a $15,000 prize to pursue their social change and public service projects.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego today announced the appointment of Michael Zentner as director of Sustainable Scientific Software, effective immediately.
UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Nancy Cartwright is the recipient of the Carl Gustav Hempel Award, recognizing lifetime scholarly achievement in the philosophy of science as well as scholarly excellence.
The UC San Diego Library is one of 20 recipients of the Recordings at Risk award, designed to support the preservation of rare and unique audio content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting.
The National Academy of Sciences announced that Susan Ackerman and Bill McGinnis have been elected to membership in the prestigious organization, one of the highest honors for U.S. scientists. Also elected this year is Jeremy Jackson, professor emeritus with Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The Preuss School UC San Diego has been named the top high school in San Diego County for the third year in a row by U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s annual list of “Best High Schools.” Preuss was also ranked the #7 school in the State of California.
With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego has established the Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship. It’s part of an effort to bring eminent female physicists to the university for collaborative research interactions.
Susan Ackerman, Yishi Jin and John Wixted of UC San Diego have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s most esteemed honorary societies and independent policy research centers. They will join 200 new members in the organization’s 2019 class.
Katharina Rosenberger, a composer and professor in the University of California San Diego Department of Music, was awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship for a new collaboration that will investigate the relationship of body and movement to sound.
Massimo Franceschetti, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC San Diego, has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. His work focuses on the mathematical foundations of engineering systems, with applications to networks, control, computation, communication, and sensing.