A Living Lab for a Diverse Future

Living Lab Tour

Chancellor Khosla and other UC San Diego representatives got a glimpse of the future in a tour of the Ocean Discovery Institute’s “Living Lab,” an immersive new facility that will engage thousands of students and their families in City Heights, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the region.

In a lively discussion that included Shara Fisler, Ocean Discovery’s executive director, and Gentry Patrick, professor of neurobiology and director of mentorship and diversity for UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences, Chancellor Khosla discussed UC San Diego’s expanding relationship with community enrichment groups such as Ocean Discovery and its mission to “transform young lives through science,” as well as the university’s ability to enhance and support such efforts. When completed in the fall, the San Diego Unified School District-funded Living Lab will expand Ocean Discovery from 6,000 to 10,000 underserved students and families.