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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.




Impact

Pre-Triton Day Black Student Union Overnight Program

April 8, 2016
Prospective Students

This 3 day/2 night program for admitted students allows participants to connect with current students, interact with faculty and staff members, and connect with San Diego community leaders.


Museum School Visit

April 18, 2016
K-12 Students

Thanks to the generosity of the Kavli Institute of Brain and Mind at UC San Diego, as well as a couple of anonymous donors, a middle school science classroom at the Museum School in downtown San Diego was gifted with a collection of new microscopes. UC San Diego faculty and staff paid a visit to the classroom to see students in action learning how to use their new equipment.

Learn more about our impact through past events and spotlights.


Events

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.