About Us

The North County San Diego Professional and Interdisciplinary Research Enrichment (*NSPIRE) program is a partnership between Scripps Research, CSU San Marcos, Palomar, and MiraCosta that operates with financial support of the North County Higher Education Alliance (NCHEA3). The goals of *NSPIRE are to provide a platform for exchange of ideas pertaining to scientific research and career development opportunities in the field. The *NSPIRE Symposium will be a unique venue for students and faculty from all campuses to discuss research ideas and foster new professional relationships.

*NSPIRE Fellows will gain valuable experience presenting their work to a diverse audience, help to inspire the next generation of scientists, establish a valuable professional network with students and faculty at NCHEA partner institutions, and gain national/international exposure through the distribution of professionally edited videos of these presentations.

*NSPIRE Undergraduates from CSUSM, Mira Costa, and Palomar will be introduced to cutting-edge research from The Scripps Research Institute, be able to learn about the graduate school experience from a peer, and be informed about research opportunities at Scripps Research.