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A group of students in diving gear walk towards the beach.

New Fellowship Program Supports Diversity in Scientific Diving

The Scripps-led DIVERsity Fellowship Program will start accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort on May 6

Osmund Holm-Hansen 1928-2021

Osmund Holm-Hansen: 1928-2021

Leading scientist in plankton dynamics of polar regions

Microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert

A Scientist's Life: Jack Gilbert

Microbial ecologist seeks ways to collaborate with bacteria to improve human and ecosystem health

Jessica Meir near Scripps Pier

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir to Speak at UC San Diego Commencement

UC San Diego alumna has led a career of daring research to understand and protect the planet, including a six-month mission to the International Space Station

Scripps Student Spotlight: Natalie Posdaljian

PhD student examines marine mammal acoustics as a signal of greater changes in the ecosystem

A research pier and the ocean with red flowers in the foreground

Scripps Celebrates Women’s History Month 2022

Several early-career researchers share their experiences as women in science—and their hopes for the future

Students in “Communicating Environmental Science" course create analysis of science communication challenges

Let’s Talk about Science: Why and How We Need to Do Better

Observations from Scripps Oceanography science communications class on the task scientists face

Jeremy portrait in front of Scripps Pier

Scripps Student Spotlight: Jeremy Wing Ching Wong

PhD student researches the mechanisms behind earthquakes in order to understand their origins and effects

Community Engagement Fellows 2021

Community Engagement Fellows Receive UC San Diego’s Inclusive Excellence Award

Fellows recognized for their essential roles in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Five UC San Diego Graduate Students Inducted to Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five UC San Diego Graduate Students Inducted to Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Scripps physical oceanography student Taylor McKie recognized for dedication to social justice, inclusivity, and academic excellence

Ryan Kich in front of Golden Gate Bridge

Scripps Student Spotlight: Ryan Kich

Graduate student researches the microbiomes of fish gills, and how those bacteria potentially affect fish health

A woman leads a group of chirldren on a tour in an aquarium.

Scripps Community Outreach Program Celebrates a Milestone

Student-led, volunteer-driven SCOPE program honors two decades of scientific outreach by publishing a model of success

Deirdre Lyons

A Scientist's Life: Deirdre Lyons

Developmental biologist uncovers the instructions for life carried in cells

An image of a modern building and university campus near the ocean.

Scripps Receives $350,000 Grant to Support Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Three-year Heising-Simons Foundation grant will bolster outreach and recruitment of underrepresented minority students

Geisel Library at sunset

Six UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2021

Recognition by American Association for the Advancement of Science honors their contributions in ocean sciences, infectious and inflammatory diseases, engineering and materials science, and research ethics

Students at Scripps Oceanography campus. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Scripps Makes Strides to Increase Diversity, Awarded American Geophysical Union Bridge Program Status

Program helps students overcome barriers to pursuing careers in geosciences

Two silhouettes in front of Scripps pier

Scripps Graduate Student Council Takes Initiative

Meet the 2021-2022 Scripps Graduate Student Council, an organization of students devoted to improving the quality of graduate student life on campus

Erica Ferrer close-up shot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Erica Ferrer

PhD candidate researches sustainability in small-scale fisheries

Adrianus Kalmijn, pioneer of shark electromagnetic research, 1933-2021

Adrianus Kalmijn: 1933-2021

Pioneer in discovering how sharks harness electromagnetic energy to sense prey

Community Engagement Fellows Group Photo

Scripps Welcomes Three New Community Engagement Fellows

Fellows aim to foster an inclusive community and enhance cultural awareness at Scripps

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria (right) meets with UC San Diego students at COP26

Amid Letdowns that Couldn’t Be Overcome by Haggis, Reasons for Hope at COP26

A member of the Scripps Oceanography delegation’s post-event analysis

Sydney Plummer headshot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Sydney Plummer

PhD student investigates marine phytoplankton and their influence on the environment

SURF Program 2021: Student Profiles

Undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research alongside a Scripps mentor

Pengcheng Zhang

Scripps Student Spotlight: Pengcheng Zhang

Climate sciences PhD student researches the atmospheric super-rotation phenomenon on Earth

Nicole Adamson

Scripps Student Spotlight: Nicole Adamson

Undergraduate student examines red blood cell activity in teleost fish

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