College Awards and Semester Highlights
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
On Friday, May 23, thousands of faculty, staff, students and their families, packed San José State University’s Event Center to celebrate the engineering class of 2014 – 772 graduates (360 undergrad, 412 graduate students) – who have completed their bachelor’s and master’s programs and were eligible to participate.
Charles W. Davidson Awarded Honorary Doctorate
A long-time supporter of the College that bears his name, "Chuck" gave a rousing speech, encouraging students to work hard and be ethical, following the awarding of his degree at the 2014 Annual Honors Convocation. Attending classes at SJSU by day and working at night in the rail yards, he merged his business skills and belief in the productivity of work. He founded 5 companies, built subsidized housing units when it wasn't popular and lives his life by the rule that one's responsibility is to others. Click here to read the SJSU Today story.
Student Wins CSU Student Research Competition
Senior William Slocumb won first place at the 28th Annual CSU Student Research Competition in the Engineering and Computer Science category May 2-3. His research focused on the development of low-cost prosthetics from sustainable materials. Click here to read more.
Thalia Anagnos Receives NSF Grant
Thalia Anagnos (2008 Salzburg Fellow) received $616,394 through the National Science Foundation S-STEM program to support engineering students over the next five years in the Engineering Leadership Pathway Scholars (ELPS) Program. The ELPS program supports students with funding, mentors, and programming to develop future engineering leaders for the 21st century workforce. This is the second S-STEM grant Dr. Anagnos has received, resulting in close to $1.2 million of engineering scholarship funding over about 9 years.