“You belong at UC San Diego—we are here
to help you achieve your goals and your
dreams.” This was Chancellor Pradeep K.
Khosla’s message to students at the 2013
launch of the Chancellor’s Associates
Scholars Program, a scholarship program
that helps the best and brightest youth
from underserved communities change
the trajectory of their lives. The program
provides financial support and additional
aid to local low-income and first-generation
college students, as well as to those from
Native American tribes and the nonprofit
organization Reality Changers, led by
Christopher Yanov ’99. With the support of
Chancellor’s Associates, a university donor
group, more than 350 talented and ambitious
scholars have been given the gift of a UC
San Diego education.
Many scholars also come from our own
Graduate Roots Revisited
Preuss School UCSD, an experimental
middle and high school that began in a
trailer at Marshall College and grew to be a
permanent campus recognized as one of
the best high schools in the nation. Young
minds from all corners of San Diego County
attend, with the expectation that they will be
the first in their families to attend college. Where Art Meets Science
Imagine a space where artists and engineers work shoulder-
to-shoulder on projects that connect theory with practice. That’s
the spirit behind EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker’s Studio,
a hands-on, experiential teaching facility that encourages visual arts
and engineering students to think, design, make, tinker, break and
build again. The studio provides a wide range of design, fabrication
and prototyping tools, encouraging cross-collaboration and a
harmonious intersection of aesthetic and structural principles.
UC San Diego began as a graduate school, so professional degree
programs are naturally part of our DNA. Our School of Medicine has
trained doctors of tomorrow since 1968 and was complemented in 2004
by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
leveraging UC San Diego’s unique resources to pioneer areas like marine
pharmacology and pharmacogenomics—the latest frontiers of medicine.
The School of Global Policy and Strategy (est. 1986 as International
Relations and Pacific Studies) was the first school of international affairs
in the UC system and continues to evolve to address global issues of
conflict, cooperation, and societal changes in the modern age.
Much like the startup companies it nurtures, the Rady School of
Management was a business school built from the ground up in 2001.
Over 100 alumni companies later, it stands with a host of business
incubators on campus as a testament to Triton entrepreneurs’ impact
on 21st-century industry.