From breaking ground on San Jose State’s Interdisciplinary Science Building to the grand opening of the Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center to the launch of Transformation 2030, SJSU’s strategic plan, 2019 was a year of growth at One Washington Square. The following 13 stories feature exciting interdisciplinary research, award-winning new facilities, important university rankings, campus initiatives, innovative projects and alumni giving.
San Jose State alumnus Kevin Swanson and his wife Sandy Swanson committed to give $1 million to Spartan football.
After a year of hard work, collaboration and many late nights subsisting on Costco pizzas, a group of SJSU students, faculty and alumni gathered with guests from NASA Ames Research Center to watch the deployment of a technology education satellite (TechEdSat) from the International Space Station (ISS) on March 5.
SJSU hosted a grand opening ceremony for the new Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center (SRAC), a facility that provides new modern recreation facilities and services for students and the entire university community.
Forbes named SJSU to its 2019 list of America’s Best Value Colleges. The university moved up from #55 on the list in 2018 to #40. SJSU was listed as #13 in California.
San Jose State University Celebrates Historic Groundbreaking on Interdisciplinary Science Building, April 2019
SJSU celebrated the historic groundbreaking for its new Interdisciplinary Science Building.
The SJSU Cares Program and the SJSU Student Hunger Committee hosted a Spartan Food Pantry Opening Celebration.
SJSU introduced Transformation 2030, its new strategic plan.
SJSU honored more than 6,800 graduates during spring 2019 commencement with seven ceremonies.
On Fire, Washington Square spring/summer 2019
The only team of its kind in the United States, SJSU Associate Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science Craig Clements’ Fire Weather Research Laboratory studies and decodes wildfire behavior to improve fire management and prevention.
Where Research Leads, Washington Square spring/summer 2019
From engineers to medical doctors, four alumni reflect on how their SJSU experiences have helped them make an impact.
Danielle Ishak: Robots for Seniors, Washington Square spring/summer 2019
Danielle Ishak, ’16 MS Human Factors and Ergonomics, is helping develop products to support the elderly.
SJSU Ranks #6 Among West’s Top Public Universities and #5 Overall for the Region in Social Mobility in U.S. News and World Report College Lists, September 2019
U.S. News and World Report ranked SJSU #6 among the West’s top public universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The publication added a ranking for social mobility that compares how well universities and colleges do in graduating Pell grant-eligible students. SJSU ranked #3 among public universities in the West, and #5 overall for the region.
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Beautiful moment at #SJS19 Connie L. Lurie College of Education commencement! Message to National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock Motorcycle Driver Jianna Salinas, ’19 Child and Adolescent Development, from her boyfriend, U.S. Air Force Lt. Eldrich Evaristo, ’19 Business, who is stationed at Yokota Air Base in Japan.
It was an eventful year at San Jose State, full of student, faculty and alumni accomplishments. How would you describe your #SJSU2019YearInReview?