UC San Diego was awarded five COVID-19 Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) projects by the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $33 million, which will fund efforts that range from managing a large data center to expanding testing in disadvantaged communities.
Armed with new fundamental insights into the interactions between lithium ions and electrolyte, UC San Diego engineers developed the first lithium metal battery that can be repeatedly recharged at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius.
The UC San Diego Library announced today the addition of its first African Americana collection—the Turner Collection—to its Special Collections & Archives (SC&A). Donated by Steve Turner, a UC San Diego alumnus ‘82 and an avid collector.
When Jessica Vargas-Miranda was just 9 months old, she underwent open heart surgery after doctors determined she suffered from congenital heart disease. Two months later, she underwent heart surgery again. By the time she was 30, she had endured four open heart procedures.
UC San Diego has conducted 100,000 COVID-19 student tests since the start of winter quarter, a 98 percent increase in testing compared to fall quarter. Student participation in the campus’ Return to Learn weekly mandated testing protocols has helped keep the positivity rate at 0.2 percent.
San Diegans do not have to travel to the Olympics to see athletes from around the world compete in the sport they love. International scholar-athletes in their own backyard are scoring record three-pointers on the court and speeding past competitors on the track.