“The Basement is a prime example of UC San Diego’s efforts to enhance student-centered initiatives.” – Chancellor Khosla
Chancellor Khosla with students from The Basement: Darren Charrier ’18, Alexander Boone ’15, M.B.A. ’17 and Steven McCloskey, ’15
The Basement – a program to stimulate, encourage and serve the entrepreneurial spirit of UC San Diego students – is celebrating its first year and achievements. A special one-year anniversary reception was held over the weekend to unite the campus partners, alumni leaders, students and supporters who have had a hand in The Basement’s success. At the event, Chancellor Khosla talked about the importance of bringing together students and alumni, ideas and inspiration, ambition and real-world experience to continue UC San Diego’s legacy and leadership at the forefront of innovation.
Accomplishments of The Basement include: cultivating 21 teams of students, teams raising more than $80,000 through competitions and Kickstarter for their projects, and partnerships with The Rady School of Management and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni & Community Engagement Steph Barry, Alumna Ashley Van Zeeland, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Commercialization Paul Roben and Chancellor Khosla
“We must think boldly to identify and implement creative solutions to ensure our continued level of excellence.” – Chancellor Khosla
IdeaWave’s success was recognized recently at the 2015 California Public Higher Education Collaborative Business Conference with a Collaborative Innovation Award.
IdeaWave is a hub for innovative UC San Diego employees to submit and discuss new ideas for approaching administrative challenges, and it continues the open dialogue that occurred during the strategic planning process. Since its launch in June 2015, the site has garnered 25,000 page views. IdeaWave is regularly launching campaigns on various topics to seek enhancements; the current campaign is focused on refining the campus experience with managing event-related transactions.
Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB) member Robert Gillespie, Senior Diversity Office Glynda Davis, CCAB Chair Bob Brown, Muir College Provost John Moore, VC – EDI Becky Petitt and Chancellor Khosla
Chancellor Khosla joined thousands of campus and community members in celebrating the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend. The Chancellor attended the San Diego County Educators’ Breakfast on Saturday, sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, which brings together leaders from more than 25 K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and other public and private institutions in San Diego to honor the legacy of Dr. King. On Sunday, nearly 200 UC San Diego Volunteer50 members participated in the annual Day of Service with projects at Father Joe’s Villages, and then marched in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade downtown.
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