Diversity at the Division of Biological Sciences

Diversity in the UCSD Division of Biological Sciences

We strive to create a climate of respect, fairness, cooperation, and inclusiveness, and to promote innovation and leadership by engaging the talents and abilities of all.

Message from the Director of Mentorship and Diversity

Gentry Patrick, Director of Mentorship and Diversity

Gentry Patrick, Director of Mentorship and Diversity

In Chancellor Pradeep Khosla’s Strategic Plan for UC San Diego, Diversity is listed as a top priority. The Plan cites as a goal;

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive university community that encourages respectful open dialogue, and challenges itself to take bold actions that will ensure learning is accessible and affordable for all.

In alignment with Chancellor Khosla and his vision for UC San Diego, the Division of Biological Sciences considers Diversity as paramount to our success. It is a culture that creates a foundation of respect and provides for vision and innovation within our Division. We believe that diversity and academic excellence are not divergent, but rather greatly depend on each other...

Continue reading Dr. Patrick's vision and goals for diversity in the division.


Challenging Norms and Making a Difference in STEM Education

AAAS leader visits UC San Diego to help ‘move the needle’ for underrepresented students

“Nothing will change until the incentives change… Start challenging everything.”

Those were a few of the charges implored by Shirley Malcom, director of education and human resources programs for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Malcom visited UC San Diego on June 26 for a stimulating roundtable discussion with UC San Diego diversity leaders on the responsibility of higher education institutions to improve the numbers of underrepresented students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).


Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS)

June 19-August 12, 2016, UC San Diego

This eight-week summer research academy offers student participants a rigorous research opportunity with esteemed UC San Diego faculty, informative transfer and graduate school preparation workshops, and educational, cultural, and social activities in sunny San Diego.

Get involved: Panelist, Mentor, Social Gatherings

See a full list of upcoming events.

Ideas or Questions?

Please e-mail us at divcomm@biology.ucsd.edu.