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August 22, 2019

In the Media: Devika Chipalkatti ’22 Talks to WIRED about Gender Bias in Tech Industry

Devika Chipalkatti ’22 spoke to WIRED about gender bias in the tech industry and the issues it’s raised for women pursuing careers in the field.

July 22, 2019

The Light Within: Edison Reid-McLaughlin ’21 Studies Bioluminescence during Summer Research Assistantship

Scientists have several ways of peering inside the human body. The bluntest tool is the X-ray, followed by MRI. These technologies are highly effective, but they are limited in their application. In order to see the more minute aspects of an organism, like individual cells, more sophisticated tools are needed.

June 24, 2019

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Awarded $2 Million Keck Foundation Gift to Renovate and Upgrade Equipment for Joint Science Center

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges have received a combined total gift of $2 million directed toward the purchase of equipment and the renovation of the Keck Science Center.

June 24, 2019

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Awarded $2 Million Keck Foundation Gift to Renovate and Upgrade Equipment for Joint Science Center

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges have received a combined total gift of $2 million directed toward the purchase of equipment and the renovation of the Keck Science Center.

June 19, 2019

Spotlight on Alumnae: Eunji Chung ’06 Receives NIH New Innovator Award for Kidney Research

This past October, Eunji Chung ’06 was the recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) New Innovator Award. The $2.4 million grant “provides funding to extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical science.”

May 29, 2019

Assistant Professor Sarah Budischak’s Research on Parasitic Worms Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Budischak co-authored a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B that examines why parasitic worms survive longer in some hosts’ intestines than in those of others.

May 3, 2019

Gabriela Ochoa ’19 Receives Presentation Award at West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference

Gabriela Ochoa ’19 received the award for best poster presentation in Ecology and Evolution at the 44th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Ochoa presented her thesis work with biology lecturer Dr. Elise Ferree, which focuses on the competitive interactions between house finches and black phoebes on the campuses on the Claremont Colleges.

April 2, 2019

Data Driven: Scripps Integrates Computer Science Skills into a Liberal Arts Curriculum

In 2016,  the  National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,  and Medicine in Washington,  D.C., convened a committee of experts from government,  industry,  and academia to examine undergraduate enrollment trends.  

March 26, 2019

In the Media: Alumnae Sarah Balderston ’18 and Mandeep Sandhu ’18 Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering

Sarah Balderston ’18 and Mandeep Sandhu ’18 were recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering for their work as part of a larger research team that created a biosensor that rapidly detects genetic mutations using CRISPR genetic technology.

March 25, 2019

In the Media: Alumna Eun Ji Chung ’06 Awarded NIH Grant to Combat Kidney Disease

Scripps alumna Eun Ji Chung ’06 was featured in the LA Business Journal for receiving a $2.4 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) New Innovator Award.