Gabby Smith had just read a news app text message on the horrific migrant-smuggling tragedy in Imperial County: an SUV crammed with 25 people had smashed into a tractor-trailer near the international border, resulting in numerous fatalities.
Chemists Douglas Grotjahn and Jing Gu will develop catalysts and use microbial fermentation to convert CO2 into chemicals. Microbial biologist Marina Kalyuzhnaya will work on leveraging microbes to consume methane and convert into cell building blocks to produce proteins.
In biology, students manipulate the skull and different bones to get 360º views of human bones in Sandra Garver’s anatomy class, but they’re not in the lab — this is taking place via remote learning. “In five years we’ll look back and wonder how we ever taught without these immersive learning tools.”
Health researchers at SDSU’s South Bay Latino Research Center will join a nationwide study that aims to determine what causes COVID-19 risk and disease severity in diverse communities. The large study of 50,000 people aims to determine what causes disease severity and long-term impacts.
An endowment to support graduate research in chemistry honors the legacy of SDSU President Brage Golding. Former Mayor Susan Golding hopes her father’s endowment will continue to grow, providing needed assistance for graduate students hoping to solve the world’s greatest challenges.
“It is extremely exciting to see our 17 years of program knowledge instructing homeland security, national security, emergency management, law enforcement, and military professionals inside the SDSU Main Campus Graduate Program in Homeland Security program…”