Join Us to Contribute to Earth 2.0

Earth2.0 is a vision of our world with all of us working together. We believe many hands can make even the biggest problems solvable. We see this happening now and a mission is to foster and innovate to help every citizen. The approach is through design of citizen centric mechanisms to address global challenges.

Joining Earth 2.0 offers an opportunity for students and beyond to engage in the design of such mechanisms. Join moonshots and loonshots and build a better world!

Our projects are offered every quarter and during summer, and are conducted through studies involving reading, design, development, evaluation and discussion by a small group of (1-4) under supervision of a faculty member.

Project Objectives:

  1. Develop increased experience and proficiency in research, presentation, documentation, and curation in a group setting
  2. Direct written, spoken, or digital compositions to multiple audiences
  3. An integral part is detailed problem formulation, analysis, synthesis and presentation of results using a problem based approach

UC San Diego student opportunities

UC San Diego Students can currently engage with Earth 2.0 through a number of multi-disciplinary project/courses co-taught across the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Division of Social Sciences, and by engaging with the Design Lab, and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute.


  • An Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) request is typically required for enrollment. It is the student’s responsibility to find a faculty sponsor to approve this request. A section ID will be added to Tritonlink for enrollment. Students may use up to 8 units for Upper Division Elective credit
  • Please use this general description to add to your EASy request

PrerequisitesInterest in Earth 2.0 and experience in the selected domain.

Proposed Plan: Engage with the Earth 2.0 initiative to develop increased experience and proficiency in research, presentation, documentation, and curation in a group setting, including direct written, spoken, or digital compositions to multiple audiences. An integral part of the project is detailed problem formulation, analysis, synthesis and presentation of results using a problem based approach.

  • Interested students can also receive credits by participating in Co-Curricular Record (CCR) activities, which highlights student involvement and achievements in opportunities beyond the classroom. For more information see here or contact us.


Please see the details below that include the course number and a link to the registration or more information. If you are interested in engaging in one of our courses, please contact the responsible faculty/instructor.

  • Undergraduate Students: Each of these courses can be taken by undergraduate students for 2-4 units.
  • Graduate students: Please reach out to to the instructors to arrange graduate students credits

Opportunities if you are not at UC San Diego

If you are not a student at UCSD, we still want you to join us and work on our collaborative projects. We can discuss a variety of ways to get credits for your work on Earth 2.0 projects, including the following:

Letters of Recommendation

LinkedIn Endorsements

Community Service Hours

Please reach out to the faculty below depending on the domain you are most interested in.

Project domain Faculty
Computer Science and Engineering Nadir Weibel, Henrik Christensen
Electrical Engineering Ramesh Rao
Human Centered Design Nadir Weibel, Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, Camille Nebeker
Family Medicine and Public Health Camille Nebeker
Cognitive Science Nadir Weibel
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Ramesh Rao, Henrik Christensen, Ben Smarr
Medicine Eliah Aronoff-Spencer

Collaboration opportunities

If you are interested in collaborations beyond joining one of the Earth 2.0 projects, please fill out the form here and we will be in touch with you

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