News from the College of Sciences
2023 Thomas B. Day Award for Excellence in Physics
Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!
Fighting the Good Fight for Women
Psychology alumna leads second career as author and activist
Branching Out: How Math Can Help Better Understand Diseases
SDSU applied mathematician receives NSF grant to understand the processes that create structure of breast tissue, lungs, kidneys.
Distantly Related Tanagers Independently Evolve Similar Beaks
SDSU alumna Amelia-Juliette Demery (‘18) took a deep dive into 12 million years of bird evolution.
SDSU Biodiversity Museum Open House Celebrates 125 Years of Collecting
Hundreds of thousands of specimens contribute to research and teaching missions of the university
Decoding the Brain: AWJ Winner Uncovers Phenomena Behind Reading
How is your brain processing the words you are reading right now? That’s the focus of neurocognitive scientist Phillip Holcomb’s nearly five decades of research
Self-Driving Cars: The Next Computing Revolution But Far From Perfect
Autonomous vehicles rely on sophisticated technology to make decisions without direct human input. But is this technology safe? SDSU computer scientists weigh in
Physics Graduate Student Receives Teaching Award
As an undergraduate physics student, Bird said she was really quiet, felt completely alone and tended to fall through the cracks. But her experience at SDSU has been different.
Moving Toward More Selective Cancer Drugs
Chemical biologist Jeffrey Gustafson (‘05) received a CSU-wide award for his renowned work leveraging the shape of chemicals to find less harmful cancer drugs
Fighting for a Fentanyl-Free Future
A Homeland Security student is doing his best so fentanyl won’t still be a problem when his soon-to-be-born daughter takes her first drug prevention classes.
Tracing the 12,000 Year Pedigree of Beer
SDSU biologists are analyzing genetics of beer’s key ingredient to enhance production and flavor
Mauna Loa Eruption: Q&A with SDSU Geologist
Did the world’s largest active volcano show warning signs before it began to erupt? Vic Camp sheds light on the science surrounding Hawai’i’s Mauna Loa.
Remembering Chemist and Beloved Teacher, Diane Smith
The College of Sciences sends our sincerest condolences to members of our community processing this sad news.
A New Dream for Himself and Others
Alumnus Marco Salazar credits two SDSU programs for his success as a medical doctor and scientist
Impressions of Indonesia
Evolutionary biology student Scott Monahan had a trip of a lifetime during a research experience for undergraduates in Indonesia
Geology Internships Galore
Undergraduate geophysics major Vanessa Herrera sought out seismic data in Santa Fe and Southern California
SDSU Students Intern at National Labs
Computational Science PhD students conducted research at Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Casting a Wider Net for Marine Scientists
An SDSU donor passes on her love of the ocean