Student Research Day 2022

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

Melissa Cefkin

CoE: Interdisciplinary Speaker Series

The College of Engineering will be hosting an interdisciplinary talk in March 1. College of Science faculty, staff, and students are welcome!

Elizabeth Skovran's lab

Taking Bio-Recycling to the Next Level

Dr. Elizabeth Skovran and her team's research could lead to an eco-friendly way of recycling the rare earths in old electronic waste.  

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Dr. Wood talks on new research in Greenland's ice shelves

Dr. Mike Wood's new study showing the remaining ice shelves in Greenland are on the verge of collapse.

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The ISB Opens its Doors

The Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) is now open, with more labs and classrooms to foster collaboration, research and learning. Click the link to learn more about the incedible work done by faculty and students in the ISB.

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KTVU-TV consults Dr. Larabee about spiders falling from the sky

Dr. Fred Larabee explains the web-like substance carrying baby spiders found in the air throughout the Bay Area.

Cassandra Paul

Dr. Paul's work featured in Physics Magazine

A study by Dr. Cassandra Paul and collaborator David Webb shows that changes in course structure can help eliminate grade equity gaps.

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Dr. Kahn on discovering the Octopus Garden

Dr. Amanda Kahn discusses the discovery of the Octopus Garden and the research that followed.  

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Nearly $7 Million Dollars in Funding Awarded to SJSU Researchers

SJSU researchers recently received nearly $7 million in federal funding for STEM education and science research.

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University and College of Science Awardees

The College of Science gave awards to outstanding staff, faculty and alumni in 2023.

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KRON-TV Interviews Dr. Clements about wildfires in Greece

Dr. Craig Clements discusses the wildfire situation and his collaboration with fire experts in Greece.

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Nearly $1 Million Awarded to SJSU Faculty

Dr. Craig Clements, Dr. Plamen Koev, Dr. Hilary Hurst and Dr. Ningkun Wang were all awarded grants for health, safety and STEM research initiatives.

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Dr. 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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2023 Faculty Awards Winners

Dr. Aaron Romanowsky and Dr. Cassandra Paul receive President’s Scholar and Outstanding Professor, respectively.

Minghui Diao

The Key is in the Clouds

Dr. Minghui Diao explains the importance in researching clouds and aerosols in order to predict the effects of climate change.

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The Heart of the Matter

Dr. Alexander Payumo shares his motives for his research in the mammalian heart and the impact of his lab's research.

Jonathan Miller

Fox Weather consults Dr. Miller about "California Gold Rush 2.0"

Dr. Jonathan Milller explains why gold prospectors flock to California after historic rain storms. 

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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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Spring 2023 Commencement

Congratulations to the graduating class of Spring 2023! If you'd like to watch the live stream recording, please click on the link above.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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