In the Spirit of Sally Ride: Margaret Leinen

8232Margaret Leinen, the warm and inspiring director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is the first “star” in The Constellation, a new interview series presented by Sally Ride Science@ UC San Diego featuring women enjoying successful and satisfying lives in science.

Leinen describes how her early interest in rocks led to a career in protecting the seas. Among the highlights – leading the UC delegation to the international climate talks in Paris. She and her colleagues spread the word that climate change is leaving the oceans “hot, sour and breathless.”

For more on Paris and new projects at Scripps, watch The Constellation: Margaret Leinen.

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Women in Biotech

8232Tina Nova is the kind of person that makes you want to get up and shout, “Hey World, look out!”

As she recalls her journey from a small town in California’s Central Valley to launching multi-million dollar companies in San Diego, she inspires some 300 high school girls gathered at the Salk Institute for a pep talk on pursuing careers in biotech.

And it’s not just her!

Janelle Ayres of Salk and three other smart and successful women follow with stories of their own paths to satisfying lives based on their love for science.

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Riding the Wave of Ingenuity

8232Surfing in the Olympics? Fernando Aguerre dreams big!

A lifelong love of surfing propelled him from law school in Argentina to co-founding the iconic surf brand Reef in California and then leading the international campaign to make surfing an Olympic sport. He followed his heart, which as attorney John Gartman explains, is the key to unlocking creativity and innovation. Watch Aguerre and Gartman inspire high school students to ride their own waves of ingenuity on The STEAM Channel.

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Drones on the USS Midway

8232“It’s not taking pilots out of planes. It’s putting propellers on smart phones.” So says Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3D Robotics describing “Solo,” the world’s first Smart Drone, to an audience of San Diego students aboard the flight deck of USS Midway. He and other UAV leaders from General Atomics and Northrop Grumman pumped up the crowd with tales of military and civilian derring-do for drones, including protecting wildlife from dreaded poachers in Africa.

This program was the second installment of the STEAM Leadership series, created to inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

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Innovation, Inspiration, and STEAM

8232“Science allows us to create solutions to human problems.” – Dr. Diego Miralles

Dr. Diego Miralles, Global Head of Innovation for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has always been enchanted by science. As someone who views success as having a positive impact on the world around you, he has spent much of his career turning scientific discoveries into tools for helping others. Listen in as he shares his personal and professional journey with a group of high school students in the first installment of The STEAM Leadership Series.

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