Evan Low, ’03 Political Science, was the youngest openly gay mayor of an American city.
Author: Julia Halprin Jackson
How do we use sensory information to move, balance, and position ourselves? Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Katherine Wilkinson developed a neurophysiology lab at SJSU to explore how and why the human body interacts with the world around us.
How do neurons transmit messages throughout the body? How are memories formed? Miri VanHoven’s neurogenetics lab at San Jose State explores big questions.
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.
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.
In January 2019, San Jose State’s A.S. House moved across campus to make room for the Interdisciplinary Science Building.
SJSU graduate students research stem cells through the SCILL program.
Professor Emerita Ruth Yaffe was the first woman faculty member hired in the chemistry department.
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.
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.
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.