COSMOS at UCSD
UCSD has been named the fourth campus in the UC system to host the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS), a residential academic experience for top high school students. COSMOS at UCSD is administered through the Jacobs School and will place a strong emphasis on technology and engineering, in addition to mathematics and science.
Beginning in the summer of 2005, approximately 80 students will be selected to participate in the program at UCSD, which will offer intensive classroom, laboratory and design experience in topics such as computer visualization, earthquake engineering, tissue engineering, and plant genetics. The Jacobs School, Cal-(IT)², SDSC, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UCSD’s Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences are developing curricula for the program.
California’s former First Lady Gayle Wilson, who chairs the COSMOS Statewide Advisory Board, said: “COSMOS encourages students’ pursuit of a four-year university education and nurtures their continued interest in math or science graduate work and careers.”
A generous contribution of $400,000 from the Toyota USA Foundation was awarded to support COSMOS at UCSD. The Legler Benbough Foundation and Cal-(IT)² have pledged additional funds. Visit www.ucop.edu/cosmos for more information on supporting or participating in COSMOS.