UC San Diego’s CREATE and SDSC Awarded National K-12 STEM Grant

Innovation Bloc Grant Part of $75 million U.S. Department of Defense Initiative The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense STEM Education Consortium (DESC) has awarded a one-year grant to the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and the UC San Diego Mathematics Project housed at the university’s Center for Research on Educational…

This Week @ UC San Diego: It Takes a Network

The Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) is the lead story in the May 30, 2019 issue of This Week @ UC San Diego. “To raise a child with a fair shot at college, it takes more than a village—it takes a network.” Read the article here.

CSSI Honored by STEM Award Nomination

UC San Diego’s CREATE STEM Success Initiative, nominated for a 2018 Athena Pinnacle Award, supports innovative K-20 STEM opportunities to learn. As just one of hundreds of examples, students from University City High School in San Diego Unified School District (above) benefited from a CSSI-led grant linking local researchers to high school science teachers and…

Tapping Real Science for San Diego Classrooms

Each ONR-REAL teacher team created a poster and presented a five minute “flash talk” on their research-based lesson at the fall 2017 ONR REAL showcase. SIO’s Dr. Michael Latz (right) with SDUSD and SUHSD science teachers Scott Frazier, Kearny High School; Tracy Mesina, Granger Junior High School; Katie Kennedy Hendrick, Olympian High School; and Alexandra…

In San Diego, Bringing Local Science Research into the Classroom

San Diego is perhaps best known for its beautiful beaches, sunny skies, and world famous zoo. But it is also home to world-class scientific institutions. From UC San Diego to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, from the Salk Institute to Qualcomm, San Diego has an abundance of scientific and engineering prowess. Locally, however, most San…

Creating New Science Lessons for San Diego: Leveraging UCSD-Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Naval Science

From the spectacular and colorful undersea world of bioluminescence to the acoustic ecology of dolphins and whales, San Diego-based science was the focus of an intensive two-day workshop linking five renowned scientists and 25 high school science teachers from throughout the county. Participants gathered for a focused Lesson Study workshop to create Next Generation Science…