Diversity at Scripps

The diversity of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance among students, faculty, and staff at Scripps Institution of Oceanography strengthens our institution and our mission. Interdisciplinary research collaborations advancing human understanding of Earth systems benefit from the diverse talents and backgrounds of team members from all over the world.

Scripps researchers serve on panels and commissions charged with analyzing complex global problems and generating solutions, where heterogeneity of perspectives and expertise is understood as a critical asset. Scripps also recognizes the value of basic science literacy across the socioeconomic spectrum, and actively seeks opportunities to engage diverse audiences in learning about what we do.

Our diversity officers are Lihini Aluwihare and Ken Hall.

Diversity News

Students film a scene for a class video project. Lights, Camera, Action: Using Filmmaking to Teach Students the Science Behind Natural Disasters
Scripps Oceanography and UC San Diego Extension offer a science-based filmmaking course for high school students at the Elementary Institute of Science
Nov 05, 2015
Students researching in 3 different scientific labs. SURF Program 2015: Student Profiles
The 2015 SURF fellows dedicated ten weeks in the summer to earth and ocean science research
Sep 18, 2015
Students walk along a pier. Triton Summer STEM Academy Prepares High School Students for Success at UC San Diego
Summer recruitment and outreach program gives underrepresented seniors a glimpse of college life at UC San Diego and Scripps Oceanography
Sep 10, 2015
Students conduct a science experiment near the ocean. Around the Pier: Up, Up, and Away—to College
Scripps inspires underserved students to achieve their college dreams through Upward Bound summer program
Aug 28, 2015
Two young students built robots using legos. Around the Pier: Scripps-led Robotics and Video Game Programming Courses Inspire Local Youth
Three-way partnership among Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego Extension, and Elementary Institute of Science brings STEAM courses to underserved students
Aug 14, 2015
A group of students stand under a pier on the beach. Around the Pier: Voices from the Sea
Alaskan high school students conduct cutting-edge bioacoustics research through partnership with Scripps Oceanography
Jun 05, 2015
Students in a computer lab Three-Way Partnership Brings STEAM Learning to Underserved Youth in San Diego
Scripps-cultivated courses in video game programming and robotics to inspire local students
May 08, 2015
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
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. 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
Nov 25, 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
Twenty smiling students pose for a picture with the beach in the background. Summertime for the Adventurous
Diverse undergrads from around the country spend a summer immersed in Scripps science through the SURF program
Oct 20, 2014
A young woman conducts research on an oceanographic vessel. SURF Program 2014: Student Profiles
The 2014 SURF fellows excelled in a wide range of earth and ocean science research
Oct 20, 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
Scripps’s Cheryl Peach a UC San Diego Diversity Award Winner
Bringing ocean science education to the underserved is a passion
Apr 10, 2014
Octavio Aburto-Oropeza dives near the San Benito Islands off Baja California. Photo: Claudio Contreras Koob Around the Pier: Profiles in Diversity - Hispanic Scientist Driven to Make a Public Impact
A Mexican scientist at Scripps pushes beyond the traditional boundaries of science
Mar 05, 2014
Scripps grad student and  Classroom Connection fellow Sarah Lerch instructs seventh grade students Around the Pier: Scripps Grad Students Bring Cutting-Edge Science to Local K-12 Classrooms
Unique outreach program places Scripps students in diverse classrooms across San Diego County
Feb 07, 2014
Noelle Bowlin and H.J. Walker Around the Pier: Profiles in Diversity: Illuminating Unknown Paths
Scripps graduate student works to enlighten diverse audiences about unfamiliar careers
Sep 05, 2013
Scripps Oceanography Supports STEM Education
Scripps helps launch digital, sharable data in the classroom
Aug 28, 2013
Around the Pier: Getting Their Feet Wet
Scripps SURF program exposes undergrads to hands-on research to encourage them to pursue careers in ocean and earth sciences
Aug 26, 2013