Paul Zimmer Wins 2017 Outstanding Thesis Award
Zimmer, M.S. 2017 Geology analyzed cross-sections derived from Sierra Nevada bedrock
valleys. His results challenge conventional understandings of how glacial erosion modifies the shape of mountain ranges.
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
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.
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.
Welcome to the College of Science at San José State University!
This is a place where all kinds of students of science, including research professionals,
teachers at all levels, and university undergraduates and graduates come together
to discover and innovate.