Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University

Like Father, Like Son

Pabel Mijangos, ’20 Finance, learned how his father Octavio Mijangos’ journey to the U.S. informed his own path to an education while writing a paper for his Global Dimensions of Business course.

On Fire

The only team of its kind in the United States, Craig Clements’ Fire Weather Research Laboratory studies and decodes wildfire behavior to improve fire management and prevention.

Making a MARC

For 30 years, the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR) program, has provided financial support and mentorship for undergraduates who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to do research and prepare them for doctoral training.

Girls Can’t Be Engineers

Professor Stacy Gleixner thinks it’s society’s responsibility to fix this pipeline issue: “And that comes from both directions: girls dreaming that they can do this and parents and teachers supporting them. And CEOs making a climate that promotes diverse attitudes and visions.”