Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: 300 San Diego Unified High School Girls Take Part in Women in Biotech Conference with Nobel Peace Prize Winner

MEDIA ADVISORY
March 22, 2017
300 San Diego Unified High School Girls Take Part in Women in Biotech Conference with Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Nobel Peace Prize Winner among conference presenters at STEAM Leadership Series

WHAT: Students from SIX San Diego Unified High Schools will participate in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Leadership Series focused on career opportunities within STEAM fields. The Series will connect business leaders to San Diego Unified students in an effort to bridge the science, education and high-tech business communities and encourage Career Pathways that empower young women to dream big and pursue careers that will change the world.

The STEAM Leadership Series is a program of Intellectual Capital Chapple and Kids Eco Club in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) with support from The San Diego Foundation, SDG&E, USS Midway Museum, Illumina, the Moxie Foundation, Farrell Family Foundation, and others.

WHERE: Salk Institute for Biological Studies Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
10010 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 92037

WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2017

DETAILS:
9:15 - 9:20: Introductions:
Welcome by SDUSD / Meaning of Linked Learning in Smart City San Diego
Steve Chapple, Exec. Dir, STEAM
Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor UCSD
9:20 - 9:40: Elizabeth Blackburn, President of Salk Research Institute, Nobel Prize Winner – "Women in Science, Health, and Biotech"
9:40- 9:50: Q&A Career PANEL

**PLEASE CONFIRM MEDIA COVERAGE PRIOR TO EVENT DATE**

Media Contact: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343 Imcneil@Sandi.net<mailto:Imcneil@Sandi.net>

[cid:image001.jpg@01D2A312.5F900AE0]Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, President of Salk Research Institute, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for discovering the molecular nature of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that serve as protective caps essential for preserving genetic information, and for co-discovering telomerase, an enzyme that maintains telomere ends. Blackburn's tenure as Salk's president began on January 1, 2016.

Dr. Becky Pettit, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion at UCSD will briefly welcome us and introduce Dr. Blackburn
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CAREER PANEL
Asako Navarro serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Research Coordinator in Genetics.<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/9> She is currently involved in a number of research projects using genetic techniques to assess populations of local endangered species such as the Stephens' kangaroo rat,<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7021> Pacific pocket mouse,<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7027> and Peninsular bighorn sheep.<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7001> Her responsibilities also include performing genetic sexing, paternity, and species identification. [cid:image003.png@01D2A312.5F900AE0] Additionally, she helps with the maintenance and expansion of the Frozen Zoo®<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7254> tissue and DNA collection.




[cid:image004.jpg@01D2A312.5F900AE0]Dr. Megan Owen serves San Diego Zoo Global as Associate Director of Applied Animal Ecology<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/4>. In this role, she oversees the division's large carnivore research programs, including giant panda<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7016>, polar bear<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7080> and Andean bear<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/6997> programs, establishing key links with other divisions and departments across San Diego Zoo Global, government agencies, and partner NGOs working to conserve large carnivores (primarily bears) around the world. Megan's work spans across a range of conservation applications, from conservation breeding, to developing post-release monitoring strategies, to mitigating the impacts of industrial activities in critical wildlife habitats. Megan also leads our polar bear conservation research program, focusing on building strong links between field-based and zoo-based conservation research efforts.

Pantea Khodami Manager, Market Development at Illumina, MIT
[cid:image005.jpg@01D2A312.5F900AE0]Pantea has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in management from Sloan School of Business. She started at Illumina ~ 7 years ago and has had both managerial and technical roles at the company. She has been a product manager, a senior application scientist and now a market manager. One of her career highlights is launching the HiSeq X Ten instrument, the system that broke the 'sound barrier' of human genomics by enabling the $1,000 genome. In her spare time, she mentors high school students applying to top universities and helps MIT with the interview process of the applicants. She has also been part of the board for MIT chapter of San Diego as the VP of Programs. She deeply believes in giving back and empowering more women to achieve their highest potential.

[cid:image006.jpg@01D2A312.5F900AE0]Ida khodami Sr Manager, Engineering at Illumina, University of Waterloo
Ida has a master's degree in Electrical and Computer engineering and after graduate school, was recruited to work at Illumina as a senior engineer. Before joining Illumina Ida worked on design and development of a biomedical device for vain detection. She holds a patent in her name for this invention and through this experience Ida found her love for engineering devices which can help human health. Ida has been with Illumina for 8 years and has led different teams from Instrumentation Design/Development to Operations (Outsourcing/Cost saving) to Consumables Software Management. She currently works in the bioinformatics department as the core team lead for a very exciting project related to Internet of Things (One part of the project that she can share is to make Illumina sequencers Smarter.) Ida loves traveling, wine tasting, cooking and yoga.

[cid:image007.jpg@01D2A312.5F900AE0]Dr. Corina Antal from the Evans Gene Expression Lab
Corina Antal, a Salk research associate in Ronald Evans'<http://www.salk.edu/scientist/ronald-evans/> lab, has garnered attention for her leading work on proteins that suppress tumor growth. The 29-year-old landed a spot on Forbes' 2016 "30 under 30" list that is comprised of "bright entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents" in 20 sectors. Antal was also named a Damon Runyon Fellow in November 2015 by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for her efforts to increase the efficacy of pancreatic cancer therapies.

Dr. Elena Blanco-Suarez from the Allen Molecular Neurobiology Lab.
[cid:image008.jpg@01D2A312.5F900AE0]Research Associate, Post-doctoral researcher<https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/10095/>
• In vivo studies in CRISPR KO.
• RNA extraction, RT-PCR, transfection in primary cell and cell line cultures.
• Dissection, immunopanning, primary cell cultures, cell line cultures.
• SDS-PAGE and Western-blot.
• Cloning. 
• Immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging.
• Data analysis, scientific writing.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 300 San Diego Unified High School Girls Take Part in Women in Biotech Conference with Nobel Peace Prize Winner

MEDIA ADVISORY
March 22, 2017
300 San Diego Unified High School Girls Take Part in Women in Biotech Conference with Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Nobel Peace Prize Winner among conference presenters at STEAM Leadership Series

WHAT: Students from SIX San Diego Unified High Schools will participate in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Leadership Series focused on career opportunities within STEAM fields. The Series will connect business leaders to San Diego Unified students in an effort to bridge the science, education and high-tech business communities and encourage Career Pathways that empower young women to dream big and pursue careers that will change the world.

The STEAM Leadership Series is a program of Intellectual Capital Chapple and Kids Eco Club in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) with support from The San Diego Foundation, SDG&E, USS Midway Museum, Illumina, the Moxie Foundation, Farrell Family Foundation, and others.

WHERE: Salk Institute for Biological Studies Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
10010 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 92037


DETAILS:
9:15 - 9:20: Introductions:
Welcome by SDUSD / Meaning of Linked Learning in Smart City San Diego
Steve Chapple, Exec. Dir, STEAM
Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor UCSD
9:20 - 9:40: Elizabeth Blackburn, President of Salk Research Institute, Nobel Prize Winner – "Women in Science, Health, and Biotech"
9:40- 9:50: Q&A Career PANEL

**PLEASE CONFIRM MEDIA COVERAGE PRIOR TO EVENT DATE**

Media Contact: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343 Imcneil@Sandi.net<mailto:Imcneil@Sandi.net>

[cid:image001.jpg@01D2A311.38CB1310]Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, President of Salk Research Institute, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for discovering the molecular nature of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that serve as protective caps essential for preserving genetic information, and for co-discovering telomerase, an enzyme that maintains telomere ends. Blackburn's tenure as Salk's president began on January 1, 2016.

Dr. Becky Pettit, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion at UCSD will briefly welcome us and introduce Dr. Blackburn
[cid:image002.jpg@01D2A311.38CB1310]



CAREER PANEL
Asako Navarro serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Research Coordinator in Genetics.<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/9> She is currently involved in a number of research projects using genetic techniques to assess populations of local endangered species such as the Stephens' kangaroo rat,<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7021> Pacific pocket mouse,<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7027> and Peninsular bighorn sheep.<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7001> Her responsibilities also include performing genetic sexing, paternity, and species identification. [cid:image004.png@01D2A311.38CB1310] Additionally, she helps with the maintenance and expansion of the Frozen Zoo®<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7254> tissue and DNA collection.




[cid:image005.jpg@01D2A311.38CB1310]
Dr. Megan Owen serves San Diego Zoo Global as Associate Director of Applied Animal Ecology<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/4>. In this role, she oversees the division's large carnivore research programs, including giant panda<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7016>, polar bear<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/7080> and Andean bear<http://institute.sandiegozoo.org/node/6997> programs, establishing key links with other divisions and departments across San Diego Zoo Global, government agencies, and partner NGOs working to conserve large carnivores (primarily bears) around the world. Megan's work spans across a range of conservation applications, from conservation breeding, to developing post-release monitoring strategies, to mitigating the impacts of industrial activities in critical wildlife habitats. Megan also leads our polar bear conservation research program, focusing on building strong links between field-based and zoo-based conservation research efforts.

[cid:image006.jpg@01D2A311.38CB1310]Pantea Khodami Manager, Market Development at Illumina, MIT
Pantea has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in management from Sloan School of Business. She started at Illumina ~ 7 years ago and has had both managerial and technical roles at the company. She has been a product manager, a senior application scientist and now a market manager. One of her career highlights is launching the HiSeq X Ten instrument, the system that broke the 'sound barrier' of human genomics by enabling the $1,000 genome. In her spare time, she mentors high school students applying to top universities and helps MIT with the interview process of the applicants. She has also been part of the board for MIT chapter of San Diego as the VP of Programs. She deeply believes in giving back and empowering more women to achieve their highest potential.

[cid:image007.jpg@01D2A311.38CB1310]Ida khodami Sr Manager, Engineering at Illumina, University of Waterloo
Ida has a master's degree in Electrical and Computer engineering and after graduate school, was recruited to work at Illumina as a senior engineer. Before joining Illumina Ida worked on design and development of a biomedical device for vain detection. She holds a patent in her name for this invention and through this experience Ida found her love for engineering devices which can help human health. Ida has been with Illumina for 8 years and has led different teams from Instrumentation Design/Development to Operations (Outsourcing/Cost saving) to Consumables Software Management. She currently works in the bioinformatics department as the core team lead for a very exciting project related to Internet of Things (One part of the project that she can share is to make Illumina sequencers Smarter.) Ida loves traveling, wine tasting, cooking and yoga.

[cid:image008.jpg@01D2A311.38CB1310]Dr. Corina Antal from the Evans Gene Expression Lab
Corina Antal, a Salk research associate in Ronald Evans'<http://www.salk.edu/scientist/ronald-evans/> lab, has garnered attention for her leading work on proteins that suppress tumor growth. The 29-year-old landed a spot on Forbes' 2016 "30 under 30" list that is comprised of "bright entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents" in 20 sectors. Antal was also named a Damon Runyon Fellow in November 2015 by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for her efforts to increase the efficacy of pancreatic cancer therapies.

Dr. Elena Blanco-Suarez from the Allen Molecular Neurobiology Lab.
[cid:image009.jpg@01D2A311.38CB1310]Research Associate, Post-doctoral researcher<https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/10095/>
• In vivo studies in CRISPR KO.
• RNA extraction, RT-PCR, transfection in primary cell and cell line cultures.
• Dissection, immunopanning, primary cell cultures, cell line cultures.
• SDS-PAGE and Western-blot.
• Cloning. 
• Immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging.
• Data analysis, scientific writing.

*NEW LOCATION**MEDIA ADVISORY: California Education Leaders to President Trump: We Will Protect Immigrant Students from Discrimination and Attack

Good Morning,
Please see the below location change. The press conference will still be held at our central office, however it has been moved indoors due to the rain.

MEDIA ADVISORY
March 21, 2017
California Education Leaders to President Trump:
We Will Protect Immigrant Students from Discrimination and Attack
Local School Districts Support Challenge to Arbitrary 'Sanctuary Jurisdictions' Executive Order


WHAT: Representatives from the San Diego Unified School District, Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego Community College District, and Southwestern Community College will hold a press conference to announce their signing of an amicus brief on behalf of schools and educators supporting Santa Clara County's challenge to President Trump's executive order targeting sanctuary jurisdictions. The school districts will also assert their commitment to protect their student's civil rights, regardless of immigration status.

As President Trump threatens to retaliate against certain jurisdictions who refuse to coordinate with federal law enforcement to identify, surveil, detain and deport undocumented immigrants, education leaders across California have come together to send a strong message: Leave our students and their families alone.

SPEAKERS: Richard Barrera, President, San Diego Unified School Board of Trustees
Roberto Alcantar, Southwestern Community College Trustee
Paula Hall, Board Vice President for Sweetwater Union High School District


WHEN: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Eugene Brucker Education Center 4100 Normal St., 92103 (ANNEX 9 – "Testing Room", to the right of the sandicoast cafe)


Media Contact: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343 Imcneil@Sandi.net<mailto:Imcneil@Sandi.net>


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: California Education Leaders to President Trump: We Will Protect Immigrant Students from Discrimination and Attack

MEDIA ADVISORY
March 21, 2017
California Education Leaders to President Trump:
We Will Protect Immigrant Students from Discrimination and Attack
Local School Districts Support Challenge to Arbitrary 'Sanctuary Jurisdictions' Executive Order


WHAT: Representatives from the San Diego Unified School District, Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego Community College District, and Southwestern Community College will hold a press conference to announce their signing of an amicus brief on behalf of schools and educators supporting Santa Clara County's challenge to President Trump's executive order targeting sanctuary jurisdictions. The school districts will also assert their commitment to protect their student's civil rights, regardless of immigration status.

As President Trump threatens to retaliate against certain jurisdictions who refuse to coordinate with federal law enforcement to identify, surveil, detain and deport undocumented immigrants, education leaders across California have come together to send a strong message: Leave our students and their families alone.

SPEAKERS: Richard Barrera, President, San Diego Unified School Board of Trustees
Sylvia Torres-Guillen, Director of Education Equity for ACLU of California

WHEN: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Eugene Brucker Education Center 4100 Normal St., 92103 (In front of main entrance to the building.)


Media Contact: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343 Imcneil@Sandi.net<mailto:Imcneil@Sandi.net>


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MEDIA ADVISORY: Student Athletes from Schools Throughout San Diego Unified Will Be Taking Part in Special Olympics

MEDIA ADVISORY
March 21, 2017

Pershing Middle School Hosts 1st Annual Special Olympics
Teams and athletes from schools throughout San Diego Unified will be taking part in a day of competition in more than 10 Olympic events

WHAT: San Diego Unified would like to invite the media to cover Pershing Middle School's 1st annual Special Olympics Games on March 23, 2017. Teams and athletes from schools throughout the district will be taking part in a fun day of comradery and competition. For weeks leading up to the competition students have spent time training in their specific events in order to qualify for specific divisions and distances.

The Special Olympics is the leading voice in raising awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. San Diego Unified is proud to showcase the skills and dignity of our student athletes through sport. The games are meant to bring together communities to see and take part in the transformative power of sports. We believe in a world where there are millions of different abilities not disabilities, and through events like this we're able to spread this message.

WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2017

WHERE: Pershing Middle School, 8204 San Carlos Drive, 92119

DETAILS: School Arrivals: 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies: 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Competition: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch & Awards: 12:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Events:
50m and 100m Run
Shotput, Softball, or Tennis Ball Throw
Running or Standing Long Jump
Wheelchair and Gate Trainer Events: 25m Race, 25m Slalom, Tennis Ball Throw


**PLEASE CONFIRM MEDIA COVERAGE PRIOR TO EVENT DATE**
Media Contact: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343 Imcneil@Sandi.net<mailto:Imcneil@Sandi.net>



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Friday, March 17, 2017

Upcoming Meetings of the Board Advisory Committees

Please refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the board advisory committees:

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/node/528

·         CAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2016-meetings-schedule       

·         DAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         DELAC: General Membership and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information  

·         ICOC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/icoc-meeting

Thank you.

 

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551-Direct

( (619) 725-5550-Office

7 (619) 297-5624-Fax

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Thousands of San Diego Unified Students become Part of History by Participating in Sri-Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run

MEDIA ADVISORY
March 17, 2017
Thousands of San Diego Unified Students become Part of History by Participating in Sri-Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run
The Peace Run, founded in 1987, symbolizes humanity's universal aspiration for a more peaceful world.
Now in its third decade, the Peace Run is the largest and longest grassroots effort for peace.

WHAT: Students from 12 San Diego Unified Schools in grades K-12 will participate in an International Peace Run starting Monday, March 20. The Peace Run will conclude at Hoover High School on Wednesday, March 23 with a grand finale reception. Superintendent Cindy Marten will be in attendance along with students from the various participating schools. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a relay in which an international team of runners takes turns carrying an Olympic-style flaming torch to promote peace and harmony throughout the world.

DETAILS: San Diego Unified's Peace Run will kick-off at Freese Elementary School on Monday, March 20, at 8:00 a.m. and will end with a Grand Finale at Hoover High School on Thursday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m.

An estimated 30,000 children, in over 1,000 cities and towns, are expected to participate when the Peace Run visits schools and youth organizations along its North American route.
For more information on the Peace Run, please visit www.PeaceRun.org<http://www.peacerun.org/>

First Leg of Run
WHEN: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
WHERE: Freese Elementary School, 8140 Greenlawn Dr. 92114

Grand Finale Reception:
WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hoover High School, 4474 El Cajon Blvd. 92115

**PLEASE CONFIRM MEDIA COVERAGE PRIOR TO EVENT DATE**
Media Contact: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343 Imcneil@Sandi.net<mailto:Imcneil@Sandi.net>

See below for entire Peace Run Route and schedule:

Monday, March 20th

Freese Elementary (K-5) 8:15 – 9:15 am
295 students
8140 Greenlawn Dr. 92114

Audubon Elementary & Middle (K-8) 9:30 – 10:30 am
459 students
8111 San Vicente St. 92114

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) (6-12) 12:45 – 1:45 pm
1,400 students
2425 Dusk Ave. 92139

Tuesday, March 21st

Lincoln High School 7:50 – 8:50 am
1,516 students
4777 Imperial Ave. 92113

Porter Elementary (2-5) 10:00 – 10:45 am
1,064 students
455 S. 47th St. 92113

Knox Middle School (6-8) 11:30 – 12:30 pm
630 students
1098 S. 49th St. 92113

Wednesday, March 22nd

Sequoia Elementary (K-5) 8:00 – 9:00 am
200 students
4690 Limerick Ave. 92117

Cadman Elementary (K-5) 10:00 – 11:00 am
200 students
4370 Kamloop Ave. 92117

Creative, Performing, and Media Arts (CPMA) (6-8) 1:45 – 2:45 pm
1,032 students
5050 Conrad Ave. 92117

Thursday, March 23rd

Euclid Elementary (K-5) 9:15 – 10:15 am
536 students
4166 Euclid Ave. 92105

Wilson Middle School (6-8) 10:55 – 11:40 am
2-300 students
3838 Orange Ave. 92105

Hoover High School 1:00 – 2:00 pm
2,100 students
4474 El Cajon Blvd. 92115

Grand Finale at Hoover High School
Reception 4:30 pm




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