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April 6, 2023

San Diego Foundation Grants $1.1M to Expand Diversity in the Local STEM Workforce Pipeline

"San Diego Foundation announced today it has awarded $1,130,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations to increase the number of historically underrepresented, high-potential students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers."

February 23, 2023

Say Hello to Pepper Canyon Hall’s Newest Tenants

"The skies were gloomy but spirits were bright last Tuesday as UC San Diego’s Pepper Canyon Hall welcomed three new tenants to its second floor: the Raza Resource Centro, Triton Transfer Hub and the PATHS Scholars Program. Members of the campus community marked the occasion with a grand opening celebration featuring remarks from university staff and leadership, a ribbon-cutting and more."

June 17, 2022

Biological Sciences Class of 2022: Two Outstanding Graduates

"UC San Diego’s Class of 2022 doesn’t shy away from making waves."

June 7, 2022

Class of 2022 Outstanding Grads

"On June 11-12, more than 7,000 graduates will be honored in a series of commencement ceremonies for each undergraduate college, the Graduate Division, Rady School of Management and School of Global Policy and Strategy. They have chased their dreams, and left UC San Diego and the community better than they found them."

May 20, 2021

Nearly $500,000 in Support Grows PATHS Scholars Program

"Yeabsira Atnafu has lived with epilepsy for most of her life. A undergraduate student at UC San Diego, Atnafu is studying cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, so that she can reframe conversations about neurological diseases. As a PATHS Scholar, she was awarded a four-year scholarship."


April 29, 2021

Neuroscience and Social Justice: How Separate Journeys Became One - Exploring Ethics

“How does a kid from Compton, California find his way to career in neurobiology? Gentry N. Patrick, PhD knows the answer: access, mentorship, and advocacy. A singular vision of “who” can be a scientist is detrimental to all and there is an acute need to create a scientific community representative of the community in which we all live."


February 10, 2021


“For more than 40 years, Genentech has pushed the boundaries of science to improve the lives of all people with serious and life threatening diseases."


December 11, 2020

San Diego Foundation announced $750,000 in STEM grants for minority students

“The San Diego Foundation Friday announced $750,000 in grants to 13 nonprofit programs to create more opportunities for students -- particularly from underrepresented communities -- pursuing STEM degrees and careers..


October 27, 2020

Gentry Patrick: Race & Diversity in Science

"Professor Gentry Patrick is a neurobiologist and the Director of Mentorship and Diversity at UC San Diego. As a kid from Compton, he didn’t have an easy road, but he is committed to making sure future generations have it easier than he did."


October 13, 2020

Gentry Patrick, PhD - The Intersection of Empathy and Wisdom in the Field of Science

"Professor Gentry Patrick is a neurobiologist and the Director of Mentorship and Diversity at UC San Diego. As a kid from Compton, he didn’t have an easy road, but he is committed to making sure future generations have it easier than he did."


October 10, 2020

P1 Scholar Martin Casas Maya Entravision Interview

PATHS P1 Scholar, Martín Casas, shares his story with Entravision Television about being a DACA recipient studying STEM at UC San Diego. The goal of this campaign, launched by the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, is to inform the Latinx community about the opportunities on campus and to make the university more accessible to Spanish speakers.


September 17, 2020

Q&A: How Do We Increase Diversity in STEM? Meyerhoff Program Provides a Model

"In April 2019, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launched a $6.9 million effort to help increase the diversity of STEM students on college campuses. The grants are enabling both the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) to replicate and expand aspects of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Meyerhoff Scholars Program."

April 12, 2019

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches $6.9M Endeavor To Increase Diversity Of College STEM Students

“Every student — not just a lucky few — are worthy of an education that allows them to reach their full potential,” Priscilla Chan of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) shared at the 2019 ASU-GSV Summit.

April 11, 2019

On a New Path to STEM Success

Transformational $6.9 million in grants from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funds national diversity partnership


April 9, 2019

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $6.9 million to UCSD, UC Berkeley for STEM

"With these new grants, we hope to help bring even more diversity of perspective and experience to our state -- and to Silicon Valley."

April 9, 2019

UCSD Shares $6.9 Million Zuckerberg Grant to Expand Diversity in Sciences

UC San Diego Announced Tuesday that it will share in a $6.9 million in grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to increase diversity in the sciences.

January 17, 2019

Widening the Pathway to a STEM Career

Drawing from an impoverished upbringing, neurobiologist Gentry Patrick launches an innovative STEM program for students from historically underresourced communities

At the moment he was born, the odds already tilted against Gentry Patrick. The percentages said an African-American from South Central Los Angeles was not likely to become a tenured neuroscience professor at a major research university… 

January 17, 2019

A Time to Step Up

UC San Diego alums make $1 million investment in transformative new STEM program

As she navigated the pathways of a long and distinguished career in academia, Kimberley Phillips Boehm steadily became aware that one day she would need to step up and give back.

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