The Precollege Division serves students 9-12th grade. Earn pre-college credit that can be applied during your application to university or community colleges. Meet, collaborate with, and potentially design your own research project with the support of leading marine scientists.
The Community College Division serves students that are currently attending community college in San Diego. Earn transferable research units . We are partnering with Southwestern College to create a STEM Pathways Program.
Increase interest in marine science careers through authentic, place-based research experiences
Connect Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) graduate students, professors, research affiliates, and alumni to mentorship and community engagement opportunities with research scholar students
Inspire and support the next generation of diverse ocean stewards and advocates for their community by engaging in science communication
Increase diversity and representation in STEM fields by providing access to ECO Pre-College Programs through scholarships to support high school and community college students from low income, first-generation and foster youth backgrounds in San Diego Region
Tier 1 courses offer students a foundation in ocean sciences, specifically marine biology and related disciplines. Students will explore the diversity of life and how biological, chemical and physical processes drive ecosystem dynamics in a marine environment.
Tier 2 courses offer students a multidisciplinary practical research experience in collaboration with Scripps Institution of Oceanography graduate students and other active marine science researchers in various industries.
Tier 3 courses offer students that have participated in one or more Tier 2 courses the opportunity to practice critical literacy skills specifically needed in scientific writing and publish studies in our Marine Science Research Scholars Journal.
Supporters and Advisors
County of San Diego
Professor at Southwestern College