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Two College of Sciences Projects Selected as Big Ideas Finalists

Two project proposals led by College of Sciences professors were recently selected as finalists for SDSU President Adela de la Torre’s Big Ideas initiative. These interdisciplinary teams aim to solve society’s toughest challenges.

Cathie Atkins Retiring After Nearly 50 Years at SDSU

Dr. Cathie Atkins, former Associate Dean for the College of Sciences, and professor of Psychology is retiring after an illustrious career of cultivating collaborations across San Diego State University.

Computer Science Students win Startup Pitch Competition

Chance encounters lead to victory and a potential business venture

College of Sciences & Community Colleges Receive $3.8 Million Grant to Support Transfer Students in STEM

Focused on research and mentorship, the project supports Latinx students as they graduate and begin their careers.

SDSU Leads Collaboration to Detect Oil Spills Sooner

Researchers and alumni with the firm InterOcean Systems aim to develop sensors that use ultraviolet light to pick up traces of oil on the ocean surface.

Thomas B. Day Awards for Excellence in Physics

President Day was a tremendously accomplished man, and in many ways, most well-known for his work as President of SDSU. Less known is that he was a widely published and successful physicist.

Binaries are for Computers

“The message that I’d like to deliver to other trans students is this: nothing is more important than who you are. Nothing…” —Brienne Hayes, First Transgender/Nonbinary Person to Graduate with Distinction from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Red Flag: Childhood Irritability Could Signal Future Problems

Psychologist Jillian Lee Wiggins received $5.4 million in NIH grants to study irritable youth to predict risk for mental health issues.

SDSU Astronomy Department Receives $14 Million Bequest

San Diego State University has received the largest donation to a single department in the university’s history, a $14 million gift to the Department of Astronomy.

Ancient Lake Contributed to Past San Andreas Fault Ruptures and Could Help Explain Fault’s “Earthquake Drought”

SDSU joint Ph.D. student Ryley Hill presented new work using geophysical modeling to quantify how the presence of a large lake overlying the fault could have affected rupture timing on the southern San Andreas in the past.



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SDSU’s College of Sciences is the region’s largest center for science education and research. Comprising eight departments and various specialties, our College offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as curricula for pre-professional students in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry. Our coursework is enhanced by research centers that provide our students with real-world experience and seminars given by notable leaders in the field. We also maintain off-campus sites at the Mt. Laguna Observatory, Coastal Waters Laboratory, and nearly 9,000 acres comprising four biological sciences research stations. Our faculty remain leaders in their disciplines through their research, enabling our students to benefit from both practical classroom instruction, as well as hands-on laboratory work with our professors.


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