Student Research Day 2022

Welcome to the College of Science at SJSU where we create knowledge and expand opportunity!

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Spring 2023 Commencement for the College of Science

Commencement is May 25, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. at the SJSU Provident Credit Union Event Center. Congratulations to the graduating class of Spring 2023!

Gina Quan and Annie Chase

Dr. Gina Quan Receives an NSF Grant totaling $1.4 Million

Dr. Gina Quan and Lecturer Annie Chase, are collaborating on an NSF-funded project to support transfer students of color in Physics.

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Nobel Prize Winner Ardem Patapoutian at Grilione Seminar

Dr. Patapoutian, Professor of Neuroscience at Scripps Research and presents “How Do You Feel?” lecture at Grilione Seminar.  

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NBC consults Dr. Bridger how climate change impacts the recent storms

Dr. Alison Bridger gives comments to NBC Bay Area about how climate change may impact the recent winter storms in California. 

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Welcoming our new Director of Development, Manju Ramachandran!

Our new Director of Development Manju Ramachandran is inspired to be “in service to others.” Learn more about Manju by click on the link above.

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Wilkinson’s Lab Join Nobel Prize Winner on Groundbreaking Research

Four SJSU students contribute in an innovating article co-authored by Dr. Katherine Wilkinson and Nobel Prize Winner, Ardem Patapoutian.

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SJSU Students in MBT Win Big at 2022 SVIC

Three teams of Master of Biotechnology students each won awards at this year's Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge.

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Undergrad Student Marianna Velasco awarded Best Poster at ABRCMS

Marianna Velasco receives the Best Poster award in Microbiology from the ABRCMS 2022.

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SJSU WIRC researchers conduct unprecedented Canyon Fire Experiment

Dr. Clements and Dr. Kochanski lead a ground-breaking canyon wildfire study. Also, Dr. Valero leads the creation of technology that support the study.

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Cal Academy welcomes Dr. Shaffer as a new Academy Fellow

Dr. Scott Shaffer receives Cal Academy's Fellow rank for his notable contributions to science.

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SF Gate News Consults Dr. Clements about rain and the wildfire season

Dr. Craig Clements speaks with SF Gate News about how rain impacts the current wildfire season. 

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The New Yorker consults Dr. Stasiewicz about decisions people face during wildfires

Dr. Amanda Stasiewicz discusses with The New Yorker about what people can do as wildfires approach their home.

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Dr. Campisi's research article featured in the Washington Post

Dr. Marion Campisi's research article about a new method for identifying gerrymanders featured on the Washington Post's website

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Nicholas Taddeo Jr. Creating More Inclusive Opportunities

Nicholas Taddeo Jr.,'69 designates SJSU as a beneficiary to creating more inclusive opportunities in the software development field.

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Dr. Visintainer Awarded Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

Dr. Tammie Visintainer is one of the three SJSU faculty who received the NSF CAREER awards for their research and teaching.

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A Q&A Interview with Astrophysicist Thomas Madura

Dr. Thomas Madura answers questions about NASA's JWST images and what he hopes to achieve with them.

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Barbara Bekins, Paul Byrd and the Gift of Teaching

Hydrologist Barbara Bekins, ’88 MS Math, designates the Paul F. Byrd Scholarship Endowment in the College of Science as a beneficiary to honor her inspiring Math professor.

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Biology Faculty: Uplifting Latino/a Students

Jessica Castillo-Vardaro, assistant professor of Biology, does exciting research on the American pika and transformative work with graduate and undergraduate students.

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Spartan Spotlight: Dr. Paul Awarded CSU CREATE Award

Dr. Cassandra Paul and her team receive the CSU CREATE Award designed to fast track toward Graduation Initiative 2025.

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Rare Giant Corpse Flower Blooming at SJSU

Lars Rosengreen, SJSU Greenhouse Manager, discusses with CBS KPIX News about the rare blooming of the giant corpse flower which reached it's peak on July 27.

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Dr. Heller gives closing remarks at SJSU “Beyond Duty” exhibition

Dr. Philip Heller, president of the Jewish Faculty and Staff Association, organizes support for the exhibition honoring Holocaust heroes and cohosts the consular officers of seven nations.

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Dr. McDonald gives University Scholar Series Talk

Dr. Birgitte McDonald describes her research on the impacts of disturbance on marine mammals.

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KCBS consults Dr. Carter on Agave Plants

Dr. Benjamin Carter speaks with KCBS about how Agave Americana plant behaviour relates to the drought.

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NBC news consults Dr Cordero about climate education program

Dr. Eugene Cordero explains how his educational program, Green Ninja, teaches students about climate and environmental topics.

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Dr. Radlauer honored with the Early Career Investigator Award

Dr. Madalyn Radlauer was presented with the Early Career Investigator Award for her research in eco-friendly chemical reactions.

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Meteorology Graduate Student Kate Forrest wins SJSU Grad Slam

Kate Forrest passionately presents her thesis on wildfire tornadoes at SJSU’s 2022 Grad Slam and wins first place.

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CBS News consults Dr. Diao about new wildfire study

Dr. Minghui Diao speaks with CBS News and expresses concern about the health effects from future wildfires.

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New Interdisciplinary Science Building

The ISB will change science teaching and research at SJSU.

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SJSU faculty receive award for exceptional achievement

Dr. Scott Shaffer and LeAnne Teruya receive awards for their noteworthy accomplishment in scholarship and teaching.

2022 NSF Winners

Early career faculty win NSF awards

Dr. Hilary Hurst, Dr. Kassahun Betre and Dr. Madalyn Radlauer have won National Science Foundation awards to support faculty and student research.

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Dr. Kate Wilkin and Dr. Amanda Stasiewicz with the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center are working together address wildfires.

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University and College of Science Awardees

The College of Science gave awards to outstanding staff, faculty and alumni in 2022.


Information for newly admitted students

A short introduction to the College of Science by Dean Michael Kaufman, a Student and Alumni Panel, and department webinars are linked here.

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The Science of Advising

Director of Academic Advising Jamie Alea keeps her eyes to the future and helps students achieve their dreams

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SJSU Students Use Bioinformatics to Help NASA

Six SJSU students help NASA better understand how living organisms react to life on the International Space Station.

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Dr. Smallwood uses diamonds in research

Dr. Chris Smallwood and undergrad Tommy Wen Chin study diamonds to understand quantum physics.

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