How do geologists measure seismicity and communicate earthquake risk to the communities that could one day be affected?
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.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Mohamed Badawy founded SJSU’s Center of Power Electronic Converters.
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.
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.
San Jose State embarks on an ambitious new plan to push the boundaries of science and innovation.
Director of SJSU’s Aspire and McNair Scholars Programs Maria Elena Cruz shares her experience pursuing a PhD and offers guidance on how to start a research career.
SJSU graduate students research stem cells through the SCILL program.
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.
Cultural anthropologist Jan English-Lueck is a leading expert on one of the most unique habitats and tribes in the world—Silicon Valley and the people who live and work here.
Associate Professor of Physics Ehsan Khatami explores superconductivity.
Physics and Astronomy Professor Peter Beyersdorf’s research helped detect gravitational waves for the first time in 2015.
Rycenga’s research on abolitionist educator Prudence Crandall (1803–1890) has provided an early example of how education can be a catalyst for social change.
One vest can impact an entire community. The hands-free design helps people access potable water and while accomplishing simultaneous tasks.
By breaking down the fundamental elements that make up bacteria, scientists can map out potential links to common health problems.
Ouverney’s year in the Amazon gave him a unique perspective as a microbiologist and a cultural ambassador
Peter Beyersdorf remains curious about the way the world works—a curiosity he cultivates with students.
“I’ve been here for almost 12 years and I’ve yet to meet someone who is not committed to the wellbeing of our students, our colleagues and our university.”
As a young child, Professor Carlos Alberto Sanchez learned to cross geographic and cultural boundaries. As a professor, he says that it is his “responsibility to make sure that philosophy belongs to everyone.” Perhaps learning has no borders.