Helping to Prepare Young Students for School

UC San Diego is once again hosting a school supply drive for students at 16 local elementary, middle and high schools.  The 8th annual drive runs through September 4.  There are approximately three dozen collection boxes all over campus, including one in the Chancellor’s office.  Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to donate new school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, gently used binders and children’s books.  University materials will not be accepted.  Click here for a list of collections boxes.

Strengthening Ties with the Southbay Community

Chancellor Khosla and Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox with their staff members at the site of the future University and Innovation District.  (From left to right: Hale Richardson, Ian Monahan, Denise Serrano, Pradeep K. Khosla, Cheryl Cox, Gary Halbert, Ed Abeyta, Scott Donaghe)

At the invitation of Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, Chancellor Khosla toured the site of the future University and Innovation District with staff members from UC San Diego and City of Chula Vista.  The District will be part of an urban center that is being developed in South County.  During the visit, Chancellor Khosla reiterated the importance of strengthening ties with the community, especially south of Interstate 8.

Sparking Imaginations through Summer Programs

“Opportunity, education and hard work are an amazing combination.  What you think is impossible becomes possible.” – Chancellor Khosla

During the summer, UC San Diego hosts numerous programs and camps for kids of all ages.  Three of these programs – REACH, Biological and Chemical Computational Research, and the IMPACTS summer study – led by Professors Olivia Graeve, Rommie Amaro and Kim Prather, wrapped up their sessions last week.  The faculty members hosted a closing ceremony where high school and undergraduate students displayed their research and performed on instruments they created.  During the event, Chancellor Khosla congratulated the students on completing their summer programs, and talked about the importance of outreach programs, creating opportunities for students, and ensuring that all promising students have access to our premier university.

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