QUICK FACTS: 2017-18 COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
COLLEGE OF SCIENCES GRADUATES
EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH FUNDING
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
SHANGHAI ACADEMIC RANKING OF WORLD UNIVERSITIES
- The Department of Psychology is ranked within the top 150 worldwide (Top 59 in the US).
- The Ecology program is ranked in the top 300 worldwide (top 80 in the US).
- Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Human Biological Sciences programs are all ranked in the top 500 or above.
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The Event Horizon Telescope, a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration, captured this image of the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy M87 and its shadow. (Image: © EHT...
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.
Researchers say viral transmission risk is low, even when candies are handled by infected persons, but hand washing and disinfecting collected treats reduces risk even further.
“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…”
The dean of the College of Sciences gained early exposure to research opportunities and wants to ensure SDSU students do too. His priority is to ensure the high-caliber faculty recruited by the college have the resources to take their research to the next level.
Former astronaut and Director of the Johnson Space Center, Ellen Ochoa, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at SDSU. “I could not have imagined this career when I was a student at San Diego State…” Ochoa credits one of her former physics professors, Jeffrey Davis, with helping steer her into her interest…
College of Sciences psychology professor Jean Twenge and Florida State University colleague Thomas Joiner compared levels of mental distress experienced by U.S. adults during the pandemic to pre-pandemic distress levels.
The group name is "Safety in Motion" The problem that they wanted is to solve is how can we reduce traffic in Los Angeles? The Olympics in Los Angeles will be hosted in 2028, and there's already so much traffic in LA. I joined a team that didn't...
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