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.

Diversity News

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
Upward Bound Summer Learning at Scripps Oceanography "Thar She Blows"
High school seniors live the dream as summer scientists at Scripps
Aug 09, 2013
Living the Dream
Scripps Oceanography graduates first class of undergraduate marine biology majors
Jun 27, 2013
Samantha Schaeffer, Michael Mahoney, and Josh Jones. Around the Pier: Profiles in Diversity: Call of the North
Innovative education and outreach program brings students underrepresented in the sciences together with cutting-edge research
Jun 07, 2013
Lighting a Spark for Science Lighting a Spark for Science
Underrepresented students gain valuable hands-on research experience at Scripps through summer programs
Aug 07, 2012
Focus on Diversity Focus on Diversity
Fifteen diversity champions from Scripps and Birch Aquarium honored
Mar 08, 2011
Around the Pier: High School Students Focus on the Future
Students, teachers from Compton High dive into oceanography at Scripps
Sep 01, 2010
UC San Diego's Scripps Oceanography to 'Focus on the Future' with High School Students UC San Diego's Scripps Oceanography to 'Focus on the Future' with High School Students
Compton High School students dive into oceanography and earth science during dynamic three-week summer program
Jul 09, 2010
Diversity Awards at Scripps Diversity Awards at Scripps
Four members of the Scripps community are recognized for their outreach efforts
Mar 03, 2010