A group of curious middle-school students at Feaster Middle STEAM Academy in Chula Vista recently was immersed into a world of creative engineering via Thinkabit Lab, an outgrowth of UC San Diego’s K-16 Programs. A hands-on lab, Thinkabit adds an “A” for art to the traditional STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Key human rights activists from Mexico participated in a panel discussion at UC San Diego Thursday centered on the September 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Mexico. Abel Barrera Hernandez, founder of the Tlachinollan Human Rights Center of the Montaña, joined academics and journalists at a two-day conference on “Citizenship, Security and Human Rights in Mexico and Central America.”
Late last year, Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy, professor of epidemiology and chief of the Division of Global Health, was invited by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. Department of State to participate in an unusual competition called the GIST Initiative, short for Global Innovation in Science and Technology.