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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.

Jeff Roberts: Laser Focused on Research

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.

SDSU Named to Consortium for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research

SDSU’s Homeland Security Graduate Program co-directors, Eric Frost and Lance Larson, will use additional funds provided by the award to deliver an education of the Homeland Security Enterprise with focused training on cyber and open-source intelligence to build up existing and future DHS needs and opportunities and solve real problems as a means to learning.

New Guidelines for Phage Preparation Can Accelerate Lifesaving Treatment

“Many of our patients have so little time, so speed is of the essence and this protocol would really make a difference, since one run can produce enough doses to treat a patient for months.”

‘Little Brain’ or Cerebellum — Not so Little After All

Neuroscientist Martin Sereno, director of the SDSU MRI Imaging Center, and his collaborators discovered the cerebellum is much larger than previously understood, enabling future advances in research.

Spiders, Doomed Flies, and Tougher Textiles — Just Add Water

A DoD grant will help SDSU’s Gregory Holland further explore spider silk and its possible application toward incredibly tough biomaterials.

Classroom Equity App Gets NSF Grant

A nearly $1 million grant for SDSU’s Daniel Reinholz will allow further exploration of a tool to reduce longstanding forms of implicit bias.

Researchers Aim to Reduce LGBTQ Youth Suicide with $3.6M Grant to Fund Novel Intervention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth and young adults, behind unintentional injury, with suicide attempts much higher among LGBTQ youth (23% to 45%) than their heterosexual and cisgender peers (5%).

Researchers Tracing How COVID-19 Spreads, Mutates in the Environment

A multidisciplinary team of experts in virology and computer modeling has quickly assembled at San Diego State University to learn more about how the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in the environment and how its trajectory can be better predicted.

Marine Microbiologist Receives Major NSF Career Development Award

The nearly $1 million grant will enable Nicholas Shikuma to further explore how bacteria cause metamorphosis in marine animals and corals.

A Will to Learn and Inspire

A Will to Learn and Inspire

Deva Reign assisted with humanitarian relief in Haiti for the U.S. Navy, built satellites at the Hughes plant in El Segundo and recorded his own rap albums — but only now is Deva finding his place in a field that has fascinated him since childhood.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

College of Sciences Alumni are Making a Difference

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Dean’s Office Virtual Front Desk

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College of Sciences staff are here for you.

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The First Image of a Black Hole

Presented by Dr. Michael Johnson, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian.

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2,054 Dean’s List Honorees

Congratulations on this achievement! I wish you continued success in your academic career.

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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.

QUICK FACTS: 2019-20 COLLEGE OF SCIENCES

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