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September 4, 2019

Emma Garval ’21 Earns First in Communication Challenge

Emma Garval ’21 received first-place honors in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ (NIEHS) communication challenge, in which NIEHS summer interns presented  their research in less than three minutes. Garval’s research focused on the relationship between obesity and changes to what’s referred to as one’s “epigenetic clock.” She found a correlation between obesity and […]

June 27, 2019

In the Media: Susan Howe ’77 Appointed New President of San Diego Women’s Foundation

Susan Howe ’77 has been appointed the new president of the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF), the Times of San Diego reported.

June 25, 2019

The Water Flows, the Rice Grows: Professor of Music Hao Huang Studies Traditional Environmental Practices in Asia

“For over a thousand years, the cycle of rice-growing in Bali was managed through water temples and organized in watershed districts, each self-governed by associations of farmers who shared the use of irrigation water for their rice fields.

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.”

June 4, 2019

Giovanna Perricone ’19 Wins Fulbright Teaching Award

She can read and write in Spanish and can chat about the news in Japanese, but the opportunity to teach English is what’s bringing recent grad Giovanna Perricone ’19 to Korea this fall.

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 13, 2019

Tselot Aklilu ’21 Awarded Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Sophomore Tselot Aklilu’s interest in community building and social justice began when she was just nine years old, when she moved from her native Ethiopia to Washington, D.C.

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.

May 2, 2019

Scripps Celebrates Four Decades of Watson Fellows

Since 1976, Scripps alumnae have been traveling the world thanks to the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship program, a competitive, one-year grant for purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States.

April 29, 2019

Awards and Honors: Clarissa Ylagan ’19 Earns Davis Projects for Peace Award

Clarissa Ann Ylagan ’19 is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all, with a special passion for raising awareness about eating disorders. “The stigma associated with eating disorders is detrimental to those suffering and at risk, often preventing people from seeking help,” she says.