Professor Emerita Ruth Yaffe was the first woman faculty member hired in the chemistry department.
Author: Julia Halprin Jackson
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.
Susan Verducci has explored innovative ways that educators can incorporate the arts to teach compassion, empathy and constructive dialogue.
Chemistry Lecturer Melody Esfandiari, ’08 Chemistry, says “I put a lot of time and energy into my classes, and when I am connecting with students, that is the highest reward I can get.”
Kinesiology Professor Shirley Reekie first hopped aboard her father’s sailboat at age two, inspiring a career in athletics and sport history.
Theatre Arts Professor Buddy Butler believes his productions can engage young audiences in complex issues and inspire thoughtful dialogue.
Photographer Dan Fenstermacher, ’16 MFA Photography, traveled to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to capture the stories of survivors.
Wayne Merry, ’59 Conservation, was one of the first rock climbers to summit El Capitan.
Gymnast Shanice Howard was named the 2011 Arthur Ashe Jr. Female Sports Scholar of the Year and went on to become a physical therapist.
Spartan swimmer Lisa Covey Peters, ’07 Physics, leads an exciting career as a systems engineer at Lockheed Martin.
Agnieszka Winkler launched and led one of Silicon Valley’s most successful independent advertising agencies in an era when she was often “the only woman in the room.”
San Jose State inducted eight legendary Spartan athletes into the SJSU Sports Hall of Fame.
Urban planners and developers learn how to build healthier communities.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist shared coach Bud Winter’s sprinting techniques with athletes worldwide.
It took courage, commitment and focus on a bigger picture to take a stand for civil rights and to demand equal treatment.
Noel understood that challenging the racial, economic and political status quo under the glow of an international spotlight came with great risk.
EOP at San Jose State originated alongside the Olympic Project for Human Rights and the growing Chicano movement.
Through all of the changes she has witnessed over the past 50 years, Noel’s core belief in the power of education remains intact.
Speech pathologist Pamela Wiley, ’72 Communication Studies, created the Spectrum Shield training program to pair law enforcement with young men with autism.
Physics and Astronomy Professor Peter Beyersdorf’s research helped detect gravitational waves for the first time in 2015.