Bermuda 100 Challenge: Preserving Shipwrecks, Pixel by Pixel

Originally published by the Qualcomm Institute March 25, 2017 What if you could go on a digital dive to experience shipwrecks and other maritime heritage? This is exactly what a team of engineers, scientists and archaeologists are planning to make reality as they launch the Bermuda 100 Challenge, an ambitious campaign to document at least 100 … Continue reading Bermuda 100 Challenge: Preserving Shipwrecks, Pixel by Pixel

Out and About in San Diego: Events for the Science Enthusiast

Originally published by The BMS Times I feel lucky to live in such an amazing spot. No, I’m not talking sand and surf—I’m talking science. There are few places in the country (or the world, actually) that can compete with what San Diego has to offer. From academic research and drug development to public events … Continue reading Out and About in San Diego: Events for the Science Enthusiast

Around the Pier: With a ‘Lifelong Connection to Water,’ Samantha Murray Takes Helm of Biodiversity Master’s Program

Originally published by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography New executive director seeks to fill student toolboxes with the right knowledge and skills Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Executive Director Samantha Murray Samantha Murray describes herself as having an “undeniable, inextricable, lifelong connection to water” that drew her to marine science. That … Continue reading Around the Pier: With a ‘Lifelong Connection to Water,’ Samantha Murray Takes Helm of Biodiversity Master’s Program

Staying Unique for Over 40 Years: Beginnings and Evolution of UCSD Biomedical Sciences

Originally published by The BMS Times A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to sit down with Larry Brunton and Palmer Taylor, two Biomedical Sciences (BMS) faculty members who have been here at UCSD for decades, helping to guide and shape the program. They set the record straight on the founding of BMS, its … Continue reading Staying Unique for Over 40 Years: Beginnings and Evolution of UCSD Biomedical Sciences

Last Week Was Rough

January 30, 2017 Moving forward and creating change is only possible if we use knowledge and reason to work through the frustration and anger. Moving forward and creating change is only possible if we use knowledge and reason to work through the frustration and anger….[deep breaths] As a female scientist in the early days of her career, at what … Continue reading Last Week Was Rough

Accolades for Two Former Scripps Directors

Originally published by The Scripps Institution of Oceanography UCSD Emeriti Association and Australian academy honor Kennel and Haymet Former Scripps directors Charles Kennel (left) and Tony Haymet Former Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego directors Charles Kennel and Tony Haymet have been granted prestigious awards that recognize past and current achievements … Continue reading Accolades for Two Former Scripps Directors

Research Highlight: Vaquita Illustrate the Complicated Landscape of Endangered Species Preservation

Originally published by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Mismanagement threatens dwindling population of small porpoise Vaquita trapped in fishing net. Photo: NOAA Fisheries The vaquita, a small porpoise found in the upper Gulf of California, is more than just a critically endangered species, say researchers. It is also an emblem of a failing approach to … Continue reading Research Highlight: Vaquita Illustrate the Complicated Landscape of Endangered Species Preservation

ComSciCon comes to San Diego: Great Science, Terrific Writing, and Zombies!

Originally published by The BMS Times San Diego is a well-known hub for science enthusiasts. From industry and drug discovery to geosciences and environmental conservation, there’s something for everyone. It’s hard to contend with the diverse array of meetings and conferences that come through San Diego, so as a graduate student navigating the broad spectrum … Continue reading ComSciCon comes to San Diego: Great Science, Terrific Writing, and Zombies!

Research Highlight: Automated System Advances Study of Chemical ‘Pulse’ of Coral Reefs

Field study successfully tests a new tool for tracking ocean acidification Former Scripps graduate student Yuichiro Takeshita with BEAMS on Palmyra coral reef A team of researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography used a groundbreaking instrument package to assess the chemistry of coral reef environments at a time when scientists are concerned about … Continue reading Research Highlight: Automated System Advances Study of Chemical ‘Pulse’ of Coral Reefs