In 1941, my grandparents left for America, my grandfather from Molfetta and my grandmother from Palermo. Upon arriving, they, like millions of others, waited at Ellis Island, yearning to be American.
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.
How do geologists measure seismicity and communicate earthquake risk to the communities that could one day be affected?
Evan Low, ’03 Political Science, was the youngest openly gay mayor of an American city.
How do neurons transmit messages throughout the body? How are memories formed? Miri VanHoven’s neurogenetics lab at San Jose State explores big questions.
From engineers to medical doctors, four alumni reflect on how their SJSU experiences have helped them make an impact. Illustrations by Jon Chester.
The culmination of alumna Cathy Busalacchi’s 30-year vision for healthy student spaces.
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.
Danielle Ishak, ’16 MS Human Factors and Ergonomics, is helping develop products to support the elderly.
Kaphar received a 2018 MacArthur genius grant in recognition of his commitment to social justice through art.
Alumnus Marc Slattery researches how the chemistry of underwater organisms might inform drug development.
Letters, emails, blog comments and social posts. Here’s what Spartans have to say.
The heart of every good story is “the big why.”
Publications from alumni and faculty authors.
SJSU alumni stay connected by sharing their latest news.
Honoring Spartans who have passed away.
San Jose State professors, alumni and educators explore what it takes to prepare a teacher to adopt a STEM-focused approach to teaching and how credential programs can set educators up for success.
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.”
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.
San Jose State inducted eight legendary Spartan athletes into the SJSU Sports Hall of Fame.
Sandra De Leon, ’13 MA Counselor Education, guides SJSU students as they pursue career pathways in Silicon Valley and beyond.