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.
At a time when researchers in science and related fields are compiling vast quantities of readily available data, a new initiative is designed to help students and educators make use of that information to inform and inspire learning.
The results of more than a dozen divergent experiences were on display at Scripps’s Martin Johnson House, as college students from around the country presented the work they did in the 10-week Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego hosted a group of high school seniors from northern San Diego County for an immersive program filled with science experiments, lab tours, and beach exploration.
Recently, Scripps education programs have grown again, now to include more and more undergraduate students majoring in Scripps sciences. In particular, the highly anticipated marine biology major that launched in Fall 2012 is proving to be very popular. Enrollments have doubled–from 70 to 142–in just one year.
In the fifth year of collaboration between the Whale Acoustics Lab at Scripps and Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, Alaska, the SeaTech Arctic Marine Bioacoustics Symposium marked the annual culmination of a groundbreaking research and technology program in which students contribute to and actively participate in Scripps research.
New partnership with Howard University expands research opportunities for undergraduates
Scripps is excited to welcome Howard University undergraduate students interested in exploring scientific questions and gaining hands-on laboratory and field research experience, through mentored research internships (8 weeks during the summer), starting in 2013. Check out the Pathways program and other opportunities for undergraduates to work under the guidance of faculty mentors on a wide range of projects on the leading edge of scientific discovery.
Underrepresented students gain valuable hands-on research experience at Scripps through summer programs.
Three Scripps diversity champions honored at UC San Diego ceremony
April 16, 2012
UCSD Honors Diversity Efforts at Scripps
Fifteen individuals from Scripps and Birch Aquarium were recognized for their contributions to diversity at the 2010 UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards ceremony. Congratulations to our winners:
- Focus on the Future Team
- Michael Oceano Navarro, Scripps Graduate Student
- Birch Aquarium at Scripps - Education Department
Feb. 8, 2011
Students, teachers from Compton High dive into oceanography at Scripps
explorations - Around the Pier, Sept/Oct 2010
Three inducted into Bouchet Honor Society
Scripps students honored for promoting diversity in graduate education
explorations - Around the Pier, May/June 2010
Scripps Director Tony Haymet adds a personal touch to offers of admission
Our University (UC Office of the President newsletter), March 2010
This Week @ UCSD, February 16, 2010
New Scripps fellowship program brings cutting-edge earth systems science into San Diego middle and high schools
explorations - Around the Pier, July/August 2009