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San Diego Youth Symphony, Qualcomm Honored For STEAM Education

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The hot new movement in education is combining science, technology, engineering, art and math — also known as STEAM education.

Two San Diego organizations — San Diego Youth Symphony and Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab — were honored Wednesday for their work on STEAM programs in San Diego schools.

UCSD tech center renamed to honor Qualcomm

UCSD tech center renamed to honor Qualcomm


qualcommLA JOLLA, Calif. — The local division of a multidisciplinary high technology research center will be renamed next month in honor of Qualcomm’s financial support, according to UC San Diego.

The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at UC San Diego will be known as the “Qualcomm Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, the UC San Diego Division of Calit2,” or Qualcomm Institute for short.

The San Diego maker of cell phone technology has provided $26 million to the institute over a dozen years.

“This recognition is much deserved given the important roles that Qualcomm and the Qualcomm Foundation have played in helping us to build and cement the institute’s reputation as a world leader in technologies that benefit society,” UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla said. “The new name is a fitting tribute to Qualcomm as Calit2’s largest industry supporter and one of the main employers of our alumni.”


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Qualcomm’s Paul Jacobs joins effort to keep Kings in Sacto

Qualcomm’s Paul Jacobs joins effort to keep Kings in Sacto


Paul-JacobsSAN DIEGO — Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs is joining an investor group that hopes to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball franchise from moving to Seattle, according to multiple media reports.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has been recruiting a group of high-powered investors to try and block a group of Seattle investors from buying the Kings. Billionaire investor Ron Burkle, 24 Hour Fitness founder mark Mastrov and software executive Vivek Ranadive have already committed to the effort.

Ranadive announced Monday night that Paul Jacobs and his two brothers, Jeff and Hall, have joined to effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Johnson also tweeted out the news, according to FOX 40, calling Jacobs “another visionary who strongly believes in this market.”

The Jacobs family members have not publicly commented on the reports.

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