Scripps Day

Scripps Day Rainbow

Friday, June 11, 2021

In-person ceremonies are open to graduates and their two guests registered in advance only. All participants should be fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 test within 24 to 72 hours prior to the ceremony. Participants will be required to complete a symptom screening upon entry. All health and safety measures will be observed, based on California and county guidelines, as well as campus policies, which require continuous masking at commencement ceremonies, except when actively hydrating. For graduates not able to participate in person, commencement ceremonies will be offered online via livestream for all graduates, families and friends.

 

Schedule

All ceremonies will be live-streamed at scrippsday.com.


10 a.m.

Graduate Ceremony on Pawka Green at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Alumni speaker: Audrey Tan, MAS ‘19

Audrey Tan is the science and environment correspondent at The Straits Times, the national newspaper in Singapore. She covers a broad range of issues in this role, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. Some topics she has written extensively about include the illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia, deforestation and haze in the region, as well as the impacts of natural climate phenomena such as El Nino. In March 2021, she was named Journalist of the Year at Singapore Press Holdings' annual journalism awards for her wide-ranging coverage on climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Her award-winning work covered the evolving science of the virus, vaccine development, and COVID-19's more indirect effects on Singapore's air quality and green spaces. Audrey holds a master’s degree in climate science and policy from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.


12 noon

Virtual Ceremony


3 p.m.

Undergraduate Ceremony on Pawka Green at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Alumni speaker: Caitlin Greenway, BS ‘12

Caitlin Greenway is an Air Pollution Specialist with the California Air Resources Board. In this role, she serves as a regional policy liaison to Metropolitan Planning Organizations throughout the State and supports CARB’s role in implementing Senate Bill 375, Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008.

Caitlin has experience in air quality and climate policy development and planning for local, regional, state, and federal agencies. She previously worked in both the public and private sector in the areas of environmental planning and compliance. As an environmental consultant for AECOM, she conducted greenhouse gas and air emission inventories throughout the United States and provided professional environmental planning services. At the Port of San Diego, she began her career working on sustainability programs and the Port’s first Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Plan.

Caitlin is a graduate of the Environmental Systems Program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego where she completed her Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Policy with a minor in Urban Studies Planning. She holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


Awards and Accolades

Awards & Honors

UC SAN DIEGO INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Vice Chancellor Honoree for Marine Sciences
Women and Minorities in Science Group (WMIS)

UC SAN DIEGO CHANCELLOR’S DISSERTATION MEDAL

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Benjamin Birner, Geosciences Research Division

EDUCATION AWARDS

Edward A. Frieman Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research
Susheel Adusumilli

Scripps Graduate Instructor Teaching Excellence Award
Sarah Giddings, Assistant Professor

Scripps Undergraduate Instructor Teaching Excellence Award
Martín Tresguerres, Associate Professor

TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARDS

Rials Christensen - SIO 134: Introduction to Biological Oceanography
Kaitlin Creamer -  SIO 126: Marine Microbiology
Brendan Cych - SIO 113: Introduction to Computational Earth Science
Benjamin Davis - SIO 111: Introduction to Ocean Waves
Marina McCowin - SIO 147: Applications of Phylogenetics
Carl Whitesel - SIO 126: Marine Microbiology

Faculty Awards and Achievements

Sarah Aarons, Assistant Professor, Geosciences Research Division
Received the 2021 Doris Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award from the Geological Society of America

Lisa G. Adams, Associate Chair, SIO Department
Selected as a Fellow for UC San Diego’s Changemaker Faculty Fellows Program, 2020-2022

Helen Amanda Fricker, Professor, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Honored by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee with an ice piedmont in her name

Sarah Giddings, Assistant Professor, Integrative Oceanography Division
Received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award

Sarah Gille, Professor, Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography
Awarded the 2021 Sverdrup Gold Medal by the American Meteorological Society; elected as an AMS Fellow

Vicki Grassian, Distinguished Chair of Physical Chemistry, Distinguished Professor
Recipient of the 2021 American Chemical Society Award in Surface Chemistry

Dovi Kacev, Assistant Teaching Professor, Marine Biology Research Division
Selected as a Fellow for UC San Diego’s Changemaker Faculty Fellows Program, 2020-2022

Deirdre Lyons, Assistant Professor, CMBB and Marine Biology Research Division
Received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring, Received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award

Sophia Merrifield, Associate Researcher, MPL
Recipient of the Office of Naval Research 2021 Young Investigator Award

Tadeusz “Ted” Molinski, Adjunct Professor, CMBB
Named as a 2020 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Bradley Moore, Professor of Marine Chemical Biology
Recipient of the 2021 Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products by the American Chemical Society

Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Assistant Professor, Geosciences Research Division
Honored by UC San Diego’s Integrity Awards as a 2020 Integrity Champion

David Sandwell, Professor, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Named as a 2020 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Peter Shearer, Professor, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Awarded with the 2020 Inge Lehmann Medal by the American Geophysical Union

Janet Sprintall, Researcher, Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography
Elected as a 2021 American Meteorological Society Fellow

Student Fellowships and Awards

Susheel Adusumilli, Edward Frieman Director’s Prize

Michael Allen, Tribal Membership Initiative

Madelin Andersen, Edna Bailey Sussman Fund Internship

Philipp Arndt, NASA Fellowship

Benjamin Birner, Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal

Nicole Clizzie, Tribal Membership Initiative

Isabella Doohan, Edna Bailey Sussman Fund Internship

Hugh Harper, NASA Fellowship

Briana Hernandez, Strategic Enhancement of Excellence through Diversity Fellowship

Madeleine Kerr, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Ho Man Lau, NASA Fellowship

Ratnaksha Lele, NASA Fellowship

Tricia Light, Friends of International Center Scholarship

Christopher MacPherson, NASA Fellowship

Malia Moore, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Kelli Mullane, NASA Fellowship

Emmet Norris, Edna Bailey Sussman Fund Internship

Tashiana Osborne, Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, President's Dissertation Year Fellowship

Christopher Parlier, NDSEG Graduate Fellowship

Olivia Pereira, Friends of International Center Scholarship

Sydney Plummer, President's Dissertation Year Fellowship

Channing Prend, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS)

Sarah Romero, Strategic Enhancement of Excellence through Diversity Fellowship

Nina Scott, Strategic Enhancement of Excellence through Diversity Fellowship

Years of Service Awards

25 Through 40 Years of Service

40 YEARS OF SERVICE
Carl Matson, Nimitz Marine Facility

35 YEARS OF SERVICE
Debra Pollard, Marine Physical Laboratory

30 YEARS OF SERVICE
Amber Fehling, Director’s Office
Paterno Castillo, Geosciences Research Division
Christina Harth, Geosciences Research Division
William O’Reilly, Integrative Oceanography Division
Kristin Riser, Integrative Oceanography Division

25 YEARS OF SERVICE
Christine Coulibaly, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Earline Delos Santos, Marine Physical Laboratory
Glen Offield, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
David Price, Marine Physical Laboratory
Kent Smith, Integrative Oceanography Division

20 YEARS OF SERVICE

Heidi Batchelor, Marine Physical Laboratory
John Calderwood, Nimitz Marine Facility
Wayne Chen, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Mark Gibaud, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Leticia Harrison, Marine Physical Laboratory
Nathan (Nate) Huffnagel, Director’s Office
Michelle Jared, Integrative Oceanography Division
Spencer Kawamoto, Marine Physical Laboratory
Robert Klidy, Marine Science Development Shop
Kharyn Loteyro, Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography
Christina Mau, Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Christian McDonald, Director’s Office
Guillermo Mendoza, Integrative Oceanography Division
Robert Monroe, Director’s Office
William Park III, Director’s Office
Natalie Price, Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography

retirees

Staff Retirees With 15+ Years Of Service

Carl Matson, 40 years, Nimitz Marine Facility

David Horwitt, 39 years, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Susan Pike Humphrey, 37 years, Director’s Office

Janet Matsumoto, 36 years, Earth Section

Debra Pollard, 35 years, Marine Physical Laboratory

Sylvia Robbins, 34.5 years, Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography

Minerva Nelson, 34 years, Integrative Oceanography Division

Jill Lonsdale, 33 years, Marine Physical Laboratory

Paul Mauricio, 30 years, Nimitz Marine Facility

Linda Sawyer, 28 years, Marine Physical Laboratory

Mark Smith, 26 years, Nimitz Marine Facility

Jerry Crum, 24+ years, Marine Physical Laboratory

Lorenzo Smith, 24 years,  Nimitz Marine Facility

Edward Keenan, 24 years, Nimitz Marine Facility

Vladislav Martynov, 20 years, Earth Section

Kevin Stephens, 18 years, Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Academic And Faculty Retirees

J. Peter Davis, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Catherine Degroot, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Alistair Harding, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Michael Hedlin, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Nicholas Holland, Scripps Department

Mati Kahru, Integrative Oceanography Division

William Kuperman, Marine Physical Laboratory

Peter Lonsdale, Marine Physical Laboratory

Mark Ohman, Integrative Oceanography Division

Lisa Tauxe, Geosciences Research Division

Friends We Have Lost

Paul Crutzen (1933-2021) Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist coined term ‘Anthropocene’ to describe humanity’s impact on natural systems.

Robert Hessler (1932-2020) A deep ocean scientist who revealed the deep oceans to be a place of rich and complex biodiversity.

Mario Molina (1943-2020) Won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 for his role in elucidating the threat of chlorofluorocarbon gases to the Earth’s ozone layer.

William Newman (1927-2020) Marine biologist, renowned expert on seafloor barnacles, and valued mentor.

William Riedel (1927-2020) Renowned micropaleontologist helped redefine our understanding of Earth’s geologic history.

Günter W. Lugmair (1940-2021) Pioneering researcher made significant contributions to understanding the genesis of the solar system and profoundly influenced the evolution of isotope geochemistry.

Richard Seymour (1929-2021) Architect of the iconic Coastal Data Information Program, world’s largest repository of scientific, directional wave data.


*Awards and Accolades and Friends We Have Lost recognized July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

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