Around the Pier

News on awards, events, and other goings-on within the Scripps Oceanography community

Photo: Erik Jepsen Around the Pier: Robert and Allison Price Give $6 Million to Birch Aquarium
Gift to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography reflects Prices’ passion for changing way education is delivered to students from underserved areas
Mar 05, 2015
Around the Pier: A ‘Bittersweet’ Send-off for Scripps Research Vessel
After 46 years, R/V Melville is retired with recollections and a rare public open house of Scripps fleet’s largest ship
Mar 02, 2015
Around the Pier: Pioneering Scripps Oceanography Geochemist to Receive Top Field Honor
A scientist whose work revolutionized the understanding of fluids in the dynamics of Earth’s crust to receive V.M. Goldschmidt Award
Mar 02, 2015
A stand-up paddleboarder in the water at sunset Around the Pier: Standing Up for Science
Scripps grad student Phil Bresnahan combines love for outdoor recreation and science through outreach program
Feb 10, 2015
Two students underneath a pier hold educational posters. Around the Pier: Squidtoons - Sparking Scientific Curiosity through Comics
Scripps graduate student Garfield Kwan spearheads marine science-focused comics website
Jan 12, 2015
Four graduate students smile with the ocean in the distance. Around the Pier: San Diego Fellowship Awards Record Number of Scripps Students
Four incoming Scripps graduate students supported through the San Diego Fellowship, a program designed to increase campus diversity
Dec 03, 2014
Around the Pier: New Technology Enables Historic Finds
In connection with Veterans’ Day, GoPro and CBS series “60 Minutes” profile World War II recovery effort by Scripps and partners
Nov 24, 2014
Around the Pier: Once Languishing, a Global Monitoring Network Returns to Full Strength
Global Drifter Program started by late Scripps oceanographer resumes global coverage of ocean circulation
Nov 14, 2014
Scripps postdoc Katie Barott and fish Around the Pier: Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar Wins Award Honoring Scripps Legacy
Katie Barott wins the American Physiological Society’s Scholander Award
Nov 05, 2014
Steve Diggs and Roderick Around the Pier: Profiles in Diversity: Data-Driven, People-Driven
Long-time Scripps data manager makes a difference in his dream position
Oct 24, 2014
A diver conducts research underwater. Around the Pier: An Innovative Database to Change Conservation in the Gulf of California
Scripps marine biologist leads launch of DataMares, a new database to make communicating conservation biology research easier
Oct 01, 2014
A group of eight smiling students. Around the Pier: By Students, For Students, a First-Ever Symposium Brings Together Wide Array of Scripps Disciplines
Students organize campus event that gives peers a chance to experience research outside their field
Sep 30, 2014
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet. Photo: Bob Ross Photography Around the Pier: Oceanographer Tim Gallaudet Becomes First Scripps Ph.D. to Rise to Rank of Admiral in U.S. Navy
If the Navy is America’s “away team” of national security, Navy oceanographers give the Navy “home-field advantage” wherever it goes, says 2001 Ph.D.
Sep 26, 2014
Split-screen image of two students smiling with the ocean behind them. Around the Pier: Scripps Chateaubriand STEM Fellows Explore France
Scripps graduate students Samuel Wilson and Marion Alberty receive fellowships to research oceanography in France
Sep 12, 2014
Around the Pier: Wendy and Eric Schmidt Award $500,000 Grant to Keeling Curve
Supports continued operation of the iconic measurement series
Sep 04, 2014
Around the Pier: Celebrating a Curious and Open-minded Spirit
International scientists deliberate science challenges and honor a luminary leader
Sep 04, 2014
R/V Sally Ride is christened Around the Pier: Navy, Scripps Christen R/V Sally Ride
Tam O’Shaughnessy, Sally Ride’s partner and co-founder of science education organization, cracks the bottle on bow of new Scripps research vessel
Aug 14, 2014
A group of young girls examine rocks on the beach. Around the Pier: Scripps/Ocean Discovery Program Inspires Next Generation of Ocean Science Explorers
Local school-based program brings hands-on ocean science education to underserved students in San Diego
Aug 04, 2014
Three students visit the Vatican. Around the Pier: Scripps Grad Students Attend Sustainability Conference at the Vatican
Emily Kelly and Matt Siegfried rub elbows with famed scientists, leaders, and even the Pope during monumental conference
Jul 03, 2014
Girl Scouts take part in Ocean Sampling Day on Scripps Pier Around the Pier: Scripps Joins Global Seawater Sampling Mission
With marine biologists and ‘citizen scientists’ across the planet, Ocean Sampling Day gives researchers the largest snapshot of data of its kind
Jun 25, 2014