Aviation and Technology

Nima Abrishamkar

Dear Aviation and Technology Students,
Congratulations, Class of 2020!
We are very sorry that we could not have our usual Commencement, and department celebration, however, nothing will diminish your accomplishments and achievements. Graduating is not an easy task - let alone during a pandemic, but you proved to the whole world that nothing can stop you to reach your goals. I couldn’t be prouder of this year’s graduates. Please keep shining, and make us proud. Keep in touch, and share your success stories with us.
Warmest regards - Nima

Pat Backer

Congratulations from Pat Backer

Prof. Ahmed Banafa

Class 2020 I wish you all the luck you did it!

Fatemeh Davoudi

Congratulations on your well-deserved success. I wish you the best in your future endeavours. Go Spartans!

Students at TeslaMostafa Mortezaie

Graduates, do you remember 2019 Manufacturing Day? We visited Tesla Factory on October 3, 2019. The purpose of the trip was to learn about the state-of-the-art in the manufacturing of smart vehicles such as Tesla Model 3, S, and X. Your participation in this event was a confirmation of your interest in the advancement of technology.

Prescott Nov 18Prof Neal

Congratulation to Aviation and Technology students in the graduating class of 2020. As you move on and your pathways diverge from SJSU, here are a few things to think about: On this day in aviation history:

On May 27 th in:

  • 1931 - A full-scale wind tunnel goes into operation at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Laboratory at Langley Field, Virginia.
  • 1963 - 1st flight of The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
  • 1967 – The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
  • 1999 - 1st flight of The Bombardier CRJ700, regional airliner based on the Bombardier CRJ200

Enough of that!

One event that I always look forward to is our graduation event at Reid Hillview. That, unfortunately, didn’t happen this year, so your departure is sure to be a little anticlimactic. You shut off your computer after the last Zoom session... and you’re done. Try not to let that take away from all of your accomplishments. The last four (or more) years have been packed with experiences that you wouldn’t have had anywhere else. I will miss each and every one of you, so please try to stay in touch and let us know what new challenges come your way.

Dr. Obi

Dear Graduates: Congratulations on this your great achievement. You are Spartans, well trained and strong from San Jose State University. Therefore, we send you out as Spartans. Go, explore, discover, and conquer. Represent us well out there and remember your Alma Mata when you bring home the spoil.
Dr. Obi.

Prof. Ossie Rashel

Prof. Anthony Rossetti

Congratulations 2020 grads! We'll miss you, and it has been great working with you.

Prof. Karim Suleman

Your degree is not just a piece of paper. It is the wind underneath your wings that will help you reach higher up in your career and burst out of the horizon into a new world of opportunities. Congratulations.

Bob Swensen

Dear students, I wish you great success as you graduate and enter a new and challenging phase of your lives. Current conditions are difficult but they will pass, and your generation of energetic and innovative thinking will help shape our future. Go out and try things, perhaps succeed, perhaps fail at first attempts, but never give up! Each set-back is a lesson learned. It doesn't matter how often you stumble and fall, what matters is how many times you get up. Go forward and do great things!

Balaji Venkatraman

Dear students, Congratulations on your graduation from SJSU and successfully achieving another milestone in your life. The education you got at SJSU, both academic and life lessons, the friendships you made and the contributions you made to your peer group and the Spartan community enriches each of us.

Your achievements are especially significant given the current global health crisis and so as you turn your tassle, we tip our hats to you.

Balaji Venkatraman

Vincent PlaneVincent Wawrzynski

Go and build the future you want for yourselves.

David Wood

Wishing graduates of 2020 all the best. My Marine Corps drill instructor said "Adversity tempers steel!" You will be stronger for this experience of graduating college in the midst of a pandemic. Adapt and overcome life's challenges.

Ali M. Zargar

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020. We at SJSU wish you the best and look forward to learning about all of your future achievements.