Programs

Professional Masters Programs
Training and Certificate Programs
Resources for K-12 Students/Teachers
Undergraduate Research Support Opportunities
Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation
Other Centers, Collections, and Opportunities

 

Professional Masters Programs

Tonja Green, Director
Duncan Hall 452
Phone: (408) 924-4853
Email: tonja.green@sjsu.edu

The Master of Medical Product Development Management (MPDM) is a Master of Science (MS) degree program that prepares its graduates for career change, advancement or entry into the challenging and rewarding field of clinical research and clinical development in the biomedical industry.

Dr. Leila Khatib, Co-Director
Duncan Hall 553
Phone: (408) 924-4828
Email: Khatib.leila@sjsu.edu

Prof. Sabine Rech, Co-Director
Duncan Hall 644
Phone: (408) 924-4832
Email: sabine.rech@sjsu.edu

The MBT program integrates advanced, hands-on training in laboratory-based biotechnologies from the Department of Biological Sciences with MBA-level business courses in management/marketing from the College of Business.

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Training and Certificate Programs

Susan Gayrard, Director
Duncan Hall 251
Phone: (408) 924-4898
Email: cls-group@sjsu.edu

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program at San José State University is a 12-month training program that prepares students to take the California State Licensing exam for Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

Prof. Melody Moh, Coordinator
MacQuarrie Hall 411
Phone: (408) 924-5088
E-mail: melody.moh@sjsu.edu

The Computer Science Department offers a 9-unit advanced (graduate) certificate program to students to advance knowledge of cyber security. The program aligns with nationally defined knowledge areas and prepares students to become a professional in cyber security and information assurance.

Prof. Melody Moh, Coordinator
MacQuarrie Hall 411
Phone: (408) 924-5088
E-mail: melody.moh@sjsu.edu

 The certificate program aligns with the nationally defined knowledge areas in cyber security and information assurance, and prepares students with well-grounded fundamentals to become a professional in these areas.

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Resources for K-12 Students/Teachers

Teacher Professional Development Resources

Prof. Ellen Metzger, Director
SJSU Duncan Hall 222
Phone: (408) 924-5048
Email: ellen.metzger@sjsu.edu

Builds on 25 years of experience and the expertise of a unique interdisciplinary team of scientists and educators to support teachers in implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards while making connections to the closely aligned Common Core State Standards.  Services include 1) professional development (in-person and online) that blends earth, life and environmental science concepts with ready-to-use classroom activities and 2) an E-STEM Web Portal  (www.baesi.org) that features a searchable database of teacher-vetted resources including model lessons, illustrative NGSS-linked learning sequences, and self-paced  online courses.

Prof. Eugene Cordero, Director
Duncan Hall 618
Phone: (408) 924-5188
E-mail: eugene.cordero@sjsu.edu

Helps young people take action on climate through engaging videos and practical school-based curriculum. Related educational materials are used to support teachers in the classroom and promote hands-on learning experiences for students.  The media and educational resources use storytelling and community action to help make solutions-based science interesting and relevant for students from all backgrounds. 

Dr. Virginia Lehmkuhl-Dakhwe, Director
Duncan Hall 8
Phone: (408) 924-4809
Email: virginia.lehmkuhldakhwe@sjsu.edu

The Jay Pinson STEM Education program is a collaborative effort dedicated to increasing the capacity of teachers to deliver effective instruction in STEM and mentoring youth to enter and excel in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career pipeline; and promoting the public’s understanding of issues related to STEM education and research.

SJSU MacQuarrie Hall 308
Phone: (408) 924-5112
Email: joanne.becker@sjsu.edu

Intensive, year-round workshops and institutes in mathematics for teachers and administrators.  Includes leadership and coaching institutes, assessment collaboratives, lesson study groups, math network meetings, and other professional development opportunities. 

Diane K. Davis, Director
Science Building 304
Phone: (408) 924-4884
Email: diane.davis@sjsu.edu

The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at San José State University provides resources and support for K-12 teachers in the greater San José area. 

 
Student Outreach Programs

Dr. Virginia Lehmkuhl-Dakhwe, Director
Duncan Hall 8
Phone: (408) 924-4809
Email: virginia.lehmkuhldakhwe@sjsu.edu

The Jay Pinson STEM Education program is a collaborative effort dedicated to increasing the capacity of teachers to deliver effective instruction in STEM and mentoring youth to enter and excel in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career pipeline; and promoting the public’s understanding of issues related to STEM education and research.

Susan Arias, Director
Duncan Hall 241
Phone: (408) 924-5034 
Email: susan.arias@sjsu.edu

Established in 1970, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program is one of the country's oldest and most successful programs to assist educationally disadvantaged and first-generation students attain degrees in math, engineering and science from four-year institutions. For more information about California MESA, visit: http://www.ucop.edu/mesa/

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Undergraduate Research Support Opportunities

 

Specific Opportunities

Dr. Slobodan Simić, Director
MacQuarrie Hall 318A
Phone: (408) 924-7485
Email: CAMCOS@math.sjsu.edu

CAMCOS is a student research program in the Department of Mathematics at San José State University (SJSU). Our goal is to give SJSU students the experience of working on real-world problems in the applied mathematical sciences.

Prof. Cleber Ouverney, Director
Duncan Hall 439
Phone: (408) 924-4806
Email: cleber.ouverney@sjsu.edu

National Institute of Health's Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC U-STAR) awards provide support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. The program also supports efforts to strengthen the science course curricula, pedagogical skills of faculty and biomedical research training at institutions with significant enrollments of students from underrepresented groups.

Prof. Karen Singmaster, Director
Duncan Hall 518
Phone: (408) 924-5000
Email: karen.singmaster@sjsu.edu

The RISE Program is a federally funded developmental program that seeks to increase the number of students historically underrepresented in the biomedical sciences that complete Ph.D. degrees in these fields and continue to research careers by providing the RISE Trainees with funded research opportunities with SJSU faculty.  

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Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation

SJSU MacQuarrie Hall 308
Phone: (408) 924-5100
Email: info@math.sjsu.edu

Prof. Ellen Metzger, Director 
Duncan Hall 319
Phone: (408) 924-5027 
Email: ellen.metzger@sjsu.edu

The Science Education Program at San José State University prepares and enhances K-12 teachers to become leaders in the science classroom.

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Other Centers, Collections, and Opportunities

Prof. Benjamin Carter, Director
Teri Barry and Lars T. Rosengreen, Co-Curators
Duncan Hall 354
Phone: (408) 924-4834
Email: terry.barry@sjsu.edu , lars.rosengreen@sjsu.edu

The Sharsmith Herbarium database consists of the information on the labels of the 15,000 sheets in the Sharsmith Herbarium.

Stan Vaughn, Director
Phone: 408-924-4808
Email: stan.vaughn@sjsu.edu

Skilled professors and staff leading students/participants in enriched observation, study and appreciation of micro and macro ecosystems. Destination: Death Valley!

Dr. Jeff Honda, Director
Duncan Hall 254
Phone: (408) 924-4900
Email: jeffrey.honda@sjsu.edu

 

  • The W. M. Keck Facility for Chemical Research

Dr. Joseph J. Pesek, Director
Duncan Hall 5
Phone: (408) 924-4950
Email: joseph.pesek@sjsu.edu

Funds were used to renovate labs, offices and conference space in order to enhance both the research and teaching programs in the Department of Chemistry. The research activities of five faculty groups significantly involve the W. M. Keck Facility, and several more make use of its instrumentation, including advanced upper division laboratory classes. In addition, several companies have arranged to use some of the instrumentation in the W. M. Keck Facility and this has fostered scientific cooperation between these companies and SJSU faculty.

 

Dr. Karen Singmaster, Coordinator
Duncan Hall 214
Phone: (408) 924-5017
Email: karen.singmaster@sjsu.edu

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a federally funded program that has as its goals:  (1) to improve retention and progression of historically underrepresented minority (URM) students in science, technology and engineering majors (STEM); (2) to increase the number of URM-STEM baccalaureate degrees awarded; (3) to enhance graduate school preparedness of upper division students and improve aggregate student progression to STEM graduate programs; and (4) to broaden participation of LSAMP students in graduate study through “Bridges to the Doctorate” supplemental activities at the Alliance’s graduate institutional sites. Some of the activities funded by LSAMP are Academic Excellence Workshops, summer preparation courses and student research.

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