Student Research Day 2022

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

Dr Alberto Rascon with a student photo

Share Your Spartan Heart Day of Giving

Help support College of Science student programs and projects during this year's Day of Giving!

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Fall 2022 Commencement for the College of Science

Please join us on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 9:30AM for the Fall 2022 commencement. For more details, please click the link to the commencement website.

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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.

WIRC researchers

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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NBC News covers 2022 Sciencepalooza Fair

Hundreds of young scientists met outdoors at San Jose State University for the Sciencepalooza Fair.

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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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Dr. Wilkinson’s research contributes to the Nobel Prize

Dr. Katherine Wilkinson and her students contribute to a research article cited by the Nobel Prize Committee.

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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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17th Annual College of Science Student Research Day

The 17th Annual College of Science Student Research Day was on May 6, 2022 10AM-1PM with 100 research posters presented by students.

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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

International Space Station

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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College of Science Seminar

Dr. Michael Graham presented our last seminar of the semester. Please check back in the Spring 2023 semester for the next seminar.

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Dr. Smallwood uses diamonds in research

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