Celebrating Student Ideas and Innovation

Triton Entrepreneur Night showcases our students’ innovative and entrepreneurial ideas and projects through team demonstrations and pitches.  Last Thursday night, 16 teams demonstrated their innovative product concepts and 6 top teams pitched their business ideas to an audience of faculty, alumni and business leaders.  Chancellor Khosla helped kick off the event, saying the entrepreneurial spirit is an integral part of UC San Diego’s DNA, fueling our mission to take concrete, bold and creative action to solve the world’s most challenging problems.  The Chancellor also emphasized UC San Diego’s commitment to maintaining a fertile ecosystem for entrepreneurship, through initiatives like The Basement

The winning pitch team was Sin Fronteras Tax and the Audience Choice Award went to Nanome Inc.  The judges included alumni entrepreneurs and Basement advisors Taner Halicioglu, ‘95, Greg Horowitt, ’80, Rene Zau, ’95, and Eric Gasser.

Welcoming the New Graduate Division Dean

Chancellor Khosla with Graduate Division Dean Kit Pogliano

Chancellor Khosla and Interim Executive Vice Chancellor Peter Cowhey hosted a reception last week to officially welcome Kit Pogliano in her new role as Graduate Division Dean.  She has been a member of the UC San Diego faculty since 1996, previously serving as Chair of the Molecular Biology section in the Division of Biological Sciences.  As Graduate Dean, her responsibilities include collaborating with academic departments across campus to recruit and admit an excellent and diverse graduate student body; enhancing graduate student life; ensuring program quality; and facilitating growth of new graduate degree programs.  Both the Chancellor and the EVC said Kit Pogliano’s demonstrated excellence in leadership, research and service makes her an ideal choice to lead the Graduate Division at UC San Diego.

Honoring a New Class of Excellence

“We are here to provide you with a world-class education and a wide range of opportunities so you can achieve your goals and dreams.” – Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla talks to Chancellor's Associates Scholars from Gompers Preparatory Academy

A celebratory reception was held last night for UC San Diego’s newest Chancellor’s Associates Scholars and their families at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in Southeast San Diego. Chancellor Khosla opened the program by congratulating the newly admitted freshmen on their admission and encouraging them to choose UC San Diego.  He talked about our campus support program for our scholars, which includes faculty and peer mentoring, academic counseling and leadership development training.  He also emphasized that our scholars are part of a strong and tightknit community, and recognized the current UC San Diego scholars in attendance, as well as the campus leaders, principals and directors, scholarship donors and family members who support our scholars.  Each student then received a blue and gold honor cord from the Chancellor as an official welcome to our Triton family.

Established in 2013, the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship supports local and high-achieving students from underrepresented communities with financial need.  There are currently 400 scholars on campus, and the Chancellor’s goal is to expand the program to 800 students. 

Chancellor Khosla presents a Triton honor cord to a Chancellor's Associates Scholar from Gompers Preparatory Academy

Chancellor Khosla and Muir College Provost John Moore with a Chancellor's Associates Scholar from the Reality Changers program and his mother

VC Becky Petitt with a Chancellor's Associates Scholar from Gompers Preparatory Academy

Chancellor's Associates Scholars from Lincoln High School and family with Interim Principal Shirley Peterson and Head Counselor Clayton Ballard

Chancellor's Associates Scholars from Preuss School

Chancellor's Associates Scholar from Preuss School with her family

VC Juan González with a Chancellor's Associates Scholar from Lincoln High School and her family

Director of UC San Diego's Intertribal Resource Center Elena Hood with a Chancellor's Associates Scholar

Assistant Vice Chancellor Jeff Orgera with Chancellor's Associates Scholars from Gompers Preparatory Academy

Class photo for Chancellor's Associates Scholars from Gompers Preparatory Academy

Class photo for Chancellor's Associates Scholars from Lincoln High School

Class photo for Chancellor's Associates Scholars from Preuss School

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