Inspiring Minds through Research and Education

"It is through our research and discoveries that we advance our knowledge, develop and implement sustainable practices, and preserve our world for future generations."  - Chancellor Khosla

UC San Diego is sharing cutting-edge research and sparking imaginations through the Inspiring Minds lecture series featuring faculty experts and a range of topics that affect us all.  The traveling program takes UC San Diego’s nationally recognized faculty and alumni to key regions across the country to address hot topics like autism, national security and brain mapping.  The most recent lecture was held here at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Assistant Professor Stuart Sandin as the featured speaker.  He talked about the importance of conserving and restoring our world’s coral reefs.  Nearly 100 alumni and Chancellor’s Associates attended the event, including Chancellor Khosla who welcomed the crowd.  The Chancellor pointed out that the lecture topic exemplifies one of the four research themes that has emerged through our strategic planning process -- understanding and protecting our planet.  The next Inspiring Minds lecture will focus on coordinated robotics and will be held in Los Angeles.