Advancing Sustainable Solutions

“Sustainability is part of our campus legacy and tradition.  It’s in our DNA.” - Chancellor Khosla

UC San Diego’s celebration of Earth Week is about raising awareness for environmental sustainability.  It’s also about applauding the efforts of our students, staff and faculty who go above and beyond to make our campus one of the greenest in the nation. 

As part of Earth Week, the annual Sustainability Awards were held on Monday, recognizing campus members for their contributions, which include promoting alternative transportation, blogging about sustainable actions, and encouraging gardening and composting.  Chancellor Khosla handed out the awards at the ceremony, and talked about UC San Diego’s commitment to employing our mission of education, research and service to improve our planet.

UC San Diego’s Earth Week activities continue through the week with an e-waste collection, an I-House Fashion Swap and much more. 

Encouraging Our Future Engineers

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers held a regional leadership development conference on our campus over the weekend.  More than 300 students from UC San Diego and regional universities attended the three-day event, which featured numerous workshops, panels, poster exhibits and a career fair.  Several esteemed business leaders and faculty also were on hand to share their expertise and serve as keynote speakers, including Dr. Irwin Jacobs, founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm, Inc.  Chancellor Khosla also addressed the students, encouraging them to continue their higher education in engineering and other STEM fields, and to consider UC San Diego for graduate school. 

The Society’s mission is to empower the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

UC San Diego student and conference chair Faviola Loera interviewed Dr. Irwin Jacobs.

Faviola Loera with Engineering Dean Al Pisano and Chancellor Khosla

Celebrating the Beauty and Culture of Chicano Park

Chancellor Khosla was among the thousands of people who attended in the 44th annual Chicano Park Day in Barrio Logan over the weekend.  The day-long celebration included traditional music and dance, art workshops, arts and crafts vendors, food and a display of classic lowrider cars.  Chicano Park was founded on April 22, 1970 and people come from around the world to see the park’s beautiful murals that comprise one of the largest outdoor art galleries.

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