City of San Jose Offers Commendation to SJSU TechEd Team

San Jose city officials presented a commendation to San Jose State University students and faculty members for their work with NASA Ames' technology education satellite program, following the successful launch of their latest satellite in January. At Council Chambers at City Hall in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. ( Josie Lepe/San Jose State University )

San Jose city officials presented a commendation to San Jose State University students and faculty members for their work with NASA Ames’ technology education satellite program, following the successful launch of their latest satellite in January. At Council Chambers at City Hall in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. ( Josie Lepe/San Jose State University )

City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Raul Peralez offered a commendation at their February 26 council meeting to San Jose State University Aerospace Engineering professors and students for their ongoing collaboration with NASA Ames Research Center on the Technology Education Satellite Program. In partnership with NASA, the most recent satellite was launched from the International Space Station in January.

“You may have caught it in the news and it sparked my interest,” said San Jose Councilmember Raul Peralez, an SJSU alumnus, during the presentation. “I want to show recognition for my alma mater.”

He and the mayor invited students and professors to the front of the council chambers to receive the commendation.

“We are like a family with eight generations,” said Aerospace Engineering Professor Periklis Papadopoulos. “Students graduate and go on to power the Aerospace industry.”

Read a story about the launch online.