Student Research Day has Record Turn-out
The College of Science Research Day was held on May 5, 2017 and was a tremendous success
with a record 75 poster presented by students.
Galactic Space Oddity Discovered
An international team of researchers led by Aaron Romanowsky of San José State University
has used the Subaru Telescope to identify a faint dwarf galaxy disrupting around a
nearby giant spiral galaxy. The observations provide a valuable glimpse of a process that is fleeting but important in shaping
Mima Mounds mystery solved!
California Central Valley’s Mima Mounds mystery solved! Dr. Manny Gabet of our Geology
Department discovered that over 500-700 years, many generations of pocket gophers
push the soil upward forming a living place above water level when it rains.
Director Dr. Virginia Lehmkuhl-Dakhwe has expanded the STEM Education Program by reaching
out to Silicon Valley in partnership to enhance the knowledge of STEM among K-12 teachers
and students. http://www.sjsu.edu/stem/
Chasing Blazes, Saving Lives
As firefighters struggle to contain the Rim Fire near Yosemite, Dr. Craig Clements
and his students are there collecting data that could one day save lives.
SJSU Receives $250,000 from Keck Foundation
The W.M. Keck Foundation made a $250,000 gift to SJSU to develop laboratory exercises
more similar to what students will find in the workplace while introducing new technology
into the curriculum. Professor Joseph Pesek will serve as the principal investigator.
Intel Provides $75,000 for SJSU STEM Programs
The SJSU Stem Education Program has been awarded $622,316 in scholarship funds by
the National Science Foundation (NSF) benefiting students pursuing degrees in the
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Spartans Honored at CSU Student Research Competition
SJSU Moss Landing Marine Labs graduate student Brian Maurer won first place at the
27th annual CSU Student Research Competition at Cal Poly in Pomona.
New High Performance Computing Facility Operational
The new facility, funded by a >$900,000 grant from NSF to Sen Chiao, Ehsan Khatami,
Brooke Lustig, Aaron Romanowsky, and Kamran Turkoglu dramatically expands the compuational
capacity for research at SJSU.
Tapas Talks held on April 13, 2017
On Tuesday April 13, the College of Science held its first “Tapas Talks”. Between
50 and 100 students, faculty, and other guests gathered to hear a series of 5-minute
“bite-sized” research presentations by 25 College of Science faculty.