June 6th, 2018
The seeds of San Diego State University's current research success can be traced back to the school's earliest days. Since its incarnation as a teacher-training institution known as the San Diego Normal School, the university has grown into a top public research university. Today, SDSU is an economic driver of San Diego, as well as a primary source for the region's workforce.
This is the first in a series detailing SDSU’s history in the field of research covering the following periods:[1897 - Research a priority from the start], [1943 – Research foundation created], [1950s – More stringent requirements for faculty], [1950s – More stringent requirements for faculty], [1959 – Master’s degrees offered], [1960 – Legislation temporarily thwarts ambitions], [1963 – JFK receives honorary doctorate], [1967 – First Ph.D.], and [1968 – Mount Laguna Observatory Opens].