Science of Harry Potter

Instructor Sharon Jones visits News 8 to preview free “Science of Harry Potter” STEAM workshops

WATCH VIDEO: Sharon Jones previews experiments from the free “Science of Harry Potter” workshops she teaches through the Library NExT program. See all the Library NExT STEAM workshops here: SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – Love Harry Potter? How about learning the science behind the books. The free library NExT workshop lets middle school […]

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NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Orbits Back to Scripps for Campus Visit

Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Scripps alumna delivered keynote address at Blue Tech Week, engaged in roundtable discussion with students, and participated in Facebook Live Q&A during visit By Brittany Hook, thisweek@ucsandiego Nov. 16, 2017 Jessica Meir is one of a few scientists and UC San Diego alumni who also hold the prestigious […]

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UCSD Women Rising

Women Rising: Women scientists at UC San Diego have overtaken men as leaders of the campus’s biggest research grants

Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications By Kim McDonald, thisweek@ucsandiego Nov. 9, 2017 For Elizabeth Villa, 2017 was a banner year. Earlier this year, the biophysicist and assistant professor of molecular biology received her first of four years of research funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts following her selection last fall as a Pew scholar. […]

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A new LEGO set honors the women of NASA—and it looks pretty awesome

ARS TECHNICA By Eric Burger A new playset from LEGO will honor four key women in NASA history—astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, and pioneering astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison. The 231-piece set will be released on November 1, with a recommended selling price of $24.99. First proposed in July, 2016 by the deputy editor […]

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KGTV 10 News visits the Sally RIde Junior Academy

VIDEO: ‘It’s Slimy, Techie and Downright Brainy’: KGTV 10 News Visits Our Junior Academy

WATCH THE VIDEO Leveling the Scientific Playing Field SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Educators are trying to level the scientific playing field.  Monday kicked off the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy at Mission Bay High School.  The program encourages all children, especially young women, to get involved in STEAM programs of science, technology, engineering, art, and […]

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NASA’s women space pioneers to star in new Lego set

By Ben Westcott  @CNNTech, March 1, 2017 Lego announced Tuesday that a new set will feature some of the pioneering women who played vital but sometimes underappreciated roles in the U.S. space program.  The figures have been commissioned under the toy maker’s Lego Ideas series that allows fans to propose concepts for new sets. The “Women […]

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50 Voices of the Future: Tam O’Shaughnessy on STEM education

In honor of UC San Diego Extension’s first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. As Carl Sagan once said, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which no one knows anything about […]

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Honoring Sally 1

The Talk I was Going to Give . . .

Scripps Institution of Oceanography By Tam O’Shaughnessy  |  Nov. 3, 2016 Tam O’Shaughnessy is Cofounder of Sally Ride Science and Executive Director of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego. She was Sally Ride’s life partner.  The Talk I Was Going to Give for the R/V Sally Ride Commissioning Ceremony on Friday 10/28/2016.   Unfortunately, I […]

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Obama hails Sally Ride, other pioneers in State of the Union address

WASHINGTON—Invoking the examples of astronaut Sally Ride and other pioneering Americans, President Obama used his final State of the Union address to call for a renewal of the nation’s “spirit of discovery.” “That spirit of discovery is in our DNA,” Obama said during the speech to a joint session of Congress Jan. 12. “America is […]

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