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.

Stories about diversity at Scripps Oceanography

UC MEXUS workshop participants.

UC MEXUS Workshop Fosters Collaboration Beyond Borders
Researchers from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border participate in cross-disciplinary weather conference hosted by Scripps researchers and graduate students

Scripps scientist Martín Tresguerres

Around the Pier: Profiles in Diversity - Argentinian Scientist Pursues Dream Project in Panama
Scripps marine biologist Martín Tresguerres dives in to learn more about the cell biology of coral reefs

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

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

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