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COSMOS Alumni and Families: Be a Champion for COSMOS!

COSMOS is funded by the State of California, by program tuition, and by private support from foundations, corporations and individuals. These funds are used to provide a high quality, affordable program for all who participate. With reductions in state funding, private support is increasingly important to the success of COSMOS.

You can help further the COSMOS mission by:

  • Direct support
  • If your employer or company provide corporate philanthropy. We would very much appreciate hearing from you if you have any leads or suggestions.

Any size donation makes a difference and is tax deductible. Please click the "Donate Now" button on the COSMOS Statewide website to learn more.

We believe that students and their families are our best ambassadors and advocates. Thank you for helping promote and support COSMOS!

2016 UCSD Gordon Engineering Leadership Center Award COSMOS Winners

The UCSD Gordon Center guarantees awardees with access to known engineering leaders in academia and private and public sectors for mentoring and training. Each of our instructional teams reviewed all of the final team projects and presented cash awards to the following students with the Gordon Research Center Leadership Award:

  • Cluster 1: Jennifer Lai, Annie Chen
  • Cluster 2: Kevin Shi, Hongyi Zhang, Owen Torczon, Paul Nosbisch
  • Cluster 3: Madeleine Wong, Ping Hsieh, Zachary Wu, Shifali Kerudi
  • Cluster 4: Seher Randhawa, Patrick Tse, Kristen Wu
  • Cluster 5: Julie Duong, Jacalyn Li, Frederick Nitta, Sehun Park
  • Cluster 6: Nikolas Aquino, Hadley Klein, Matthew Alexander, Adisson Ralls
  • Cluster 7: Priyan Sathianathan, Oliver Wang, Jacob Tao
  • Cluster 8: Thaouyen Pham, Sanjeet Paluru, Alina Luk
  • Cluster 9: Jeremy Mui, Ramon Magana, Daniel Wehera
Gordon Fellows

2016 Gordon Engineering Leadership Center High School Fellows

2016 UCSD COSMOS Ethics Essay Contest Winners

UCSD COSMOS recently awarded cash prizes to high school participants who competed in the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology Essay Competition. 185 COSMOS students submitted essays that covered the ethical considerations with regards to their final science or engineering research projects. The top essays were determined by a panel of judges from the Center for Ethics. Awards were given to the following finalists:

  • First Place: Brian Nguyen (Cluster 6) "Nuclear Power: Energy of the Future"
  • Second Place: Zhixue (Mary) Wang (Cluster 2) "The Duty of an Engineer: Weighing Progress Against Safety”
  • Third Place: Shifali Kerudi (Cluster 3) "The Sustainability of the Animal Agribusiness Industry”
Ethics Essay Winners

2016 UCSD COSMOS Ethics Essay Contest Winners

2016 UCSD Dr. Joseph Watson Award COSMOS Winners

In honor of Dr. Joseph Watson’s dedication to the program, UCSD COSMOS awarded cash prizes to one student per cluster in recognition of their outstanding performance as a team player. Students were selected by their Faculty and Teacher Fellow for having displayed true leadership skills during duration of the COSMOS program.

  • Cluster 1: Jenny Han
  • Cluster 2: David Bryce Borders
  • Cluster 3 (tie): Alison Chou
  • Cluster 3 (tie): Sabrina Jin
  • Cluster 4: Kezia Suwandhaputra
  • Cluster 5: Taylor Iantosa
  • Cluster 6 Brian Nguyen
  • Cluster 7: Ryan Kearns
  • Cluster 8: Michael DaRodda
  • Cluster 9: Shreya Khandewale​
Ethics Essay Winners

2016 UCSD Dr. Joseph Watson Award COSMOS Winners