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2018 Quest for the Best Winners with Eric Rivera, VP Student Affairs (Photo: Allen Rhodes)
April 25th, 2018

2018 Quest for the Best Winners Named (Staff)

For more than three decades, San Diego State University’s Quest for the Best Vice Presidential Student Service Awards have recognized outstanding student leaders who aide in promoting the university’s mission. The Quest for the Best Awards recognize student achievement in four key areas: academic excellence, student involvement, community service and leadership development.

Congratulations to College of Sciences' Holly Norman, Major: Microbiology with minors in chemistry and honors interdisciplinary studies. Norman’s campus involvement has allowed her to merge her love of community with her passion for the sciences, prominently serving with the Women in Science Society. For her work, Norman earned the Keck Scholars Award, which is funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation. In the future, she plans to pursue advanced degrees and further her dedication to the field of microbiology by conducting research in Africa on a rare disease called nodding syndrome.

And Farris Nabulsi, Major: Computer science. Besides his active involvement in Associated Students and Greek Life on campus, Nabulsi is connected to his faith, sharing his love for his religion in his work through the Islamic Center of San Diego, and as a member of the Muslim Student Association on campus. This Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Dean’s List honoree will be starting a career at Amazon in the field of software engineering after graduation.

  April 30th, 2018

John D. Schopp Memorial Lecture: Dr. Konstantin Batygin (Eric Sandquist)

Planet Nine From Outer Space! Dr. Konstantin Batygin of California Institute of Technology will explain his recent prediction of the presence of an as-yet unseen planet in the outermost reaches of our solar system, and will describe the ongoing search for this mysterious possible neighbor. Monday, April 30, at 7:00pm on the SDSU campus. All are welcome.

  April 24th, 2018

Making VR Learning a Reality (Michael Price)

"How awesome would it be to float in space and see how the sun's light illuminates the moon and creates the phases? Things like this are possible today thanks to virtual reality." Gur Windmiller, an astronomy instructor in the College of Extended Studies, said virtual reality learning is a perfect fit for teaching students about astronomy.

  April 18th, 2018

Dams and Levees Lead to Slow Underwater Landslides (Michael Price)

"We're definitely seeing a big change to the seafloor ecosystems, but more research will be needed to see what the consequences will be." Now, a recent study led by San Diego State University geologist Jillian Maloney has found that this sediment recession is happening below sea level as well, resulting in changes to the seafloor that could threaten seafloor ecosystems and oil pipelines.

  April 5th, 2018

Raising Researchers (Coleen L. Geraghty)

Fernanda Figueroa enrolled at San Diego State University determined to have "the whole college experience." Her resume proves the point--she is president of the Imperial Valley Associated Students, a campus ambassador and vice president of the psychology club. A scholarship helped her finance a summer 2017 study abroad experience in Milan.

  April 3rd, 2018

SDSU Welcomes High School Students for (STEM)2 Exploration Day (Staff)

San Diego State University's Pre-College Institute (PCI) hosted (STEM)2 Exploration Day, an on-campus, day-long event that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for ninth- and tenth-grade students.

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