Laying the Foundation for Studying the Stars

UC San Diego Assistant Professor of Physics Dusan Keres (right) visits Clairemont High School’s Astronomy Club to explore how to support astronomy education in the San Diego region. Keres studies the formation and evolution of galaxies; Clairemont has a working observatory equipped with a professional telescope, the only such school-based operational observatory we know of…

Getting Your Feet Wet: Citizen Scientists Explore Water Use in San Diego

CREATE STEM Success Partner Spotlight On January 25, 2014, multiple UC San Diego partners participated in a “WATER: In Search of Solutions” event at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The event was part of a larger National Science Foundation-funded initiative with three hubs, one in San Diego. Nan Renner, a recent UC San Diego PhD…

This Week @ UC San Diego Highlights CREATE STEM Success Initiative

The launch of UC San Diego’s CREATE STEM Success Initiative is the top story in today’s This Week @ UC San Diego, the university’s online weekly news magazine.  The article, “A Lever for Local STEM Education,” provides an overview of the initiative’s new model for networking UC San Diego’s renowned STEM (science, technology, engineering and…