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Local Students Experience Science at UC San Diego

A group of 70 excited and inquisitive youngsters had an opportunity to explore laboratory environments recently at the University of California, San Diego as part of the campus’s outreach efforts to encourage K-12 students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The elementary and middle school students were from the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS), a San Diego-based science enrichment program that nurtures students’ intellectual curiosity by providing hands-on experiences.

Local Students Experience Science at UC San Diego

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Local Students Experience Science at UC San Diego
A group of 70 excited and inquisitive youngsters had an opportunity to explore laboratory environments recently at the University of California, San Diego as part of the campus’s outreach efforts to encourage K-12 students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The elementary and middle school students were from the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS), a San Diego-based science enrichment program that nurtures students’ intellectual curiosity by providing hands-on experiences.
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UC San Diego Named 14th Best University in World in Shanghai Jiao Tong University Rankings
The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 14th best university in the world for the second consecutive year, according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In addition, UC San Diego’s life sciences and computer science programs are both ranked 11th in the globe. The rankings were recently released by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a public research university located in Shanghai, China, renowned as one of the oldest and most prestigious and selective universities in China.
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Researchers Find Security Flaws in Backscatter X-ray Scanners
A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013.
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UC San Diego Named One of Best Colleges for Food in U.S.
The University of California, San Diego been named among the best colleges for food in the United States, according to the Daily Meal website, which nationally covers food and drink topics. UC San Diego came in 19th place in the website’s list of the “75 Best Colleges for Food in America.”

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UC San Diego Named One of Best Colleges for Food in U.S.

UC San Diego Named One of Best Colleges for Food in U.S.

The University of California, San Diego been named among the best colleges for food in the United States, according to the Daily Meal website, which nationally covers food and drink topics. UC San Diego came in 19th place in the website’s list of the “75 Best Colleges for Food in America.”

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