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July 11, 2016

New York Times Features Scripps College Alumna Susan Finley ’58, Space Pioneer

NASA’s longest serving female employee, Susan Finley, is a Scripps College alum whose pioneering work as a space engineering specialist is featured in a recent The New York Times article. Finley, 79, was part of the team responsible for monitoring spacecraft Juno’s recent arrival at planet Jupiter. In her five decades at NASA, Finley’s job […]

July 7, 2016

Research and Internships: Amanda Maheras ’17, Understanding the Human Brain through Zebrafish

What can humans learn from zebrafish? According to Amanda Maheras ’17, apparently quite a lot. As Maheras explains, “Zebrafish brains have the capacity to regenerate, so we can utilize zebrafish as a model organism to better understand brain regeneration and repair. This not only provides insight into human concussions, but also other neurological disorders.”

June 6, 2016

Pandwe Gibson ’04, Founder, CEO, and Executive Director of Green Start-up, is Featured in Miami Herald

Pandwe Gibson ’04, founder, CEO, and executive director of EcoTech Visions, an incubator for green manufacturing businesses, shares progress of her vision that became a reality in interview with the Miami Herald.

May 26, 2016

Scripps Magazine: The Digital Evolution

There’s no question that technology in higher education has come a long way. Today’s undergraduates carry smartphones everywhere, and the latest higher-education trends include once-unheard-of technologies and teaching methods. Virtual reality, flipped classrooms (in which students access video and other materials outside class to reserve class time for problem solving), and blended learning that combines online and face-to-face education are just a few.

May 13, 2016

Class of 2016: Michelle Ozaki ’16: Dedicated to Finding a Cure for Cancer

Michelle Ozaki ’16 didn’t have to travel far from her hometown of Pasadena, California, to find what she was looking for in a college. She always knew she wanted to be a science major, but she also wanted a close community, small classes, and a beautiful campus. She chose Scripps because it had it all and more—including a collaborative and supportive classroom environment and state-of-the-art research facilities for the biology major.

April 8, 2016

2016 Goldwater Scholarships Winners Plan to Pursue Careers in the Sciences

Scripps students Karen Chan ’17, a double major in biology and music, and Rachel Kahn ’17, a physics major, have been named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for 2016. The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the most prestigious award in the United States bestowed upon undergraduates studying in the sciences.

February 16, 2016

Spotlight on Alumnae: Electra Chong ’15 and Rona Chong ’15, Programmed for Success

Twins and newly minted Scripps College graduates Electra Chong ’15 and Rona Chong ’15 recently joined the inaugural class of the Holberton School, a two-year software engineering certificate program that accepts only 32 students per year.

September 16, 2015

Nanotech Now features Scripps College undergraduate’s summer research

Nanotech Now covers summer research that a Scripps College undergraduate conducted as part of a team led by a chemistry professor at Rice University.