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Chemists Receive Prestigious Grants For Innovative Research On Improving Drug Development

Two professors are the most recent recipients of NSF CAREER awards at SDSU for their work on mechanisms underlying cancer and COVID-19 treatments.

Are You New Here? Tracing the Origin of Viruses

With support from a grant, SDSU’s Viral Information Institute is exploring theories on whether some viruses pop up spontaneously.

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.

Computer Science Students win Startup Pitch Competition

Chance encounters lead to victory and a potential business venture

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.

New Cyber Tech Academy Launches January 2022

New Cyber Tech Academy Launches January 2022

These 14-week professional certificates are focused on the most critical topics in cybersecurity, bringing together prominent current and former government, military, and industry practitioners to develop a workforce that can defeat the threats posed by nation-states and advanced cyber criminals.



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Advance your career with a degree in science

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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The first two weeks of the spring semester, January 19 through Friday Feb. 4, will be held virtually with limited exceptions. Our normal in-person course schedule will resume as planned on Monday, Feb 7. As announced last month by the California State University system, all eligible students, faculty and staff will be required to have a COVID-19 booster on file by Tuesday, Jan. 18 to be considered fully vaccinated. More information can be found on the university’s COVID-19 site.

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