October 5, 2016
Scripps’ NEW Hall was selected for inclusion in the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild, in the Educational Tours Program. The 2016 expo takes place in October in downtown Los Angeles from October 5–7.
September 27, 2016
Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science, was featured in a Mashable.com article that helps explain the five most prevalent climate change phenomena. The popular digital culture and technology magazine quotes Williams extensively, based on her knowledge and in-depth research on the topic of ocean acidification related to temperature change. Williams also gives Mashable readers […]
August 26, 2016
In 2015, Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science at the W.M. Keck Science Department, found and collected coralline algae 20 meters beneath the ice in freezing sea water for her research on oceanic climate change, as a grantee of the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Her work has now been featured by National Geographic in its #bestjobever and Oceans View video series online.
July 11, 2016
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.