San Francisco State's College of Science and Engineering encourages students to think beyond traditional barriers. We are committed to creating and maintaining connections with our students, professional scientists and engineers, and to the scientific community of the Bay Area. We believe the best education of our students comes through involvement in research and the solution of real-world problems. To carry out that objective, we recruit and retain outstanding scientists and engineers to our faculty, and offer them and their students the most advanced facilities and equipment possible. Our state-of-the-art facilities and research centers include: the Conservation Genetics Laboratory, the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, an electron microscope facility, computational chemistry and visualization laboratory, a DNA analysis facility, a Thin Film Laboratory, a molecular biology core facility, the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center, and an Alpha 3000 internet server dubbed theCity.