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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..

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

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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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