Girls Can Register Now for Sally Ride Science Summer STEAM Workshops

Registration has begun for this summer’s Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, a series of hands-on STEAM workshops that let middle school and high school girls take on the roles of space explorer, oceanographer, videogame designer and more. The Junior Academy will run from June 26 to July 21. The weeklong workshops are open to all […]

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How a girl from Down Under became an innovator in analyzing math models

Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Ruth Williams really likes to solve problems. In fact, one of her favorite sayings is, “I eat problems for breakfast.” Part of the appeal of math problems, she explained, is that there are two sides to solving them. Growing up in Australia, she was especially drawn to the […]

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50 Voices of the Future: Tam O’Shaughnessy on STEM education

In honor of UC San Diego Extension’s first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. As Carl Sagan once said, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which no one knows anything about […]

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Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy Appointed to Advisory Board of Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 22, 2016 — President Obama has appointed Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, cofounder and executive director of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego, to the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. In announcing the appointment of O’Shaughnessy and several others to key administration posts, Obama said, “I […]

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The Talk I was Going to Give . . .

Scripps Institution of Oceanography By Tam O’Shaughnessy  |  Nov. 3, 2016 Tam O’Shaughnessy is Cofounder of Sally Ride Science and Executive Director of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego. She was Sally Ride’s life partner.  The Talk I Was Going to Give for the R/V Sally Ride Commissioning Ceremony on Friday 10/28/2016.   Unfortunately, I […]

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Fanfare Planned for R/V Sally Ride Before Ship Gets to Work

America’s newest research vessel open to the public Oct. 30 Scripps Institution of Oceanography News |  Oct 26, 2016 Media Contact: Robert Monroe  |  Phone: 858-534-3624  |  Email: scrippsnews@ucsd.edu A new era in American exploration of the oceans will formally begin on Nov. 4 when Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego research […]

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Virtual reality tour aboard SIO’s – R/V Sally Ride

Experience a virtual reality tour aboard Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s newest research vessel, R/V Sally Ride. This app takes viewers on an interactive tour of the exterior of the ship, from the working deck just a few feet above the surface of the ocean all the way to the mast more than 70 feet up. […]

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