In Brief: Education

La Jolla student kudos

La Jolla Resident Claire O’Neill was named to the dean’s list at Northeastern University for the fall semester of 2007.

Philip Marks received the honor of being named to the dean’s list at Vanderbilt University.

La Jolla High School graduate Kenneth Satterlee was recently inducted into a prestigious law organization, the “Legal Eagles,” at American University.

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City partners with UCSD to cultivate clean-technology


The regional momentum for supporting sustainability and clean/green technology received a boost from a new partnership of the City’s Cleantech Initiative and UCSD’s William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement. The City is collaborating with the nationally recognized Center to accelerate the commercialization of environmentally friendly technologies from academia to the private sector.

This spring, the von Liebig Center and the city of San Diego will jointly solicit applications from researchers across academic institutions throughout the region.

In collaboration with its strategic partner, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the City will provide $140,000 in seed funding for the commercialization of at least two pilot projects for a full-year term.

In partnership with CONNECT, the awardees will have access to CONNECT’s Springboard program.

For more information about the application process or to learn about becoming a partner in this new endeavor, contact Dr. Rosibel Ochoa, acting executive Director of UCSD’s von Liebig Center, at (858) 822-6775 or

or Jacques Chirazi, City of San Diego Cleantech Program Manager, at (619) 236-6326 or