College of Science & Engineering Alumni Newsletter
Mitra Youssefi (B.S., Biology, 1987) is coordinating a surplus supplies donations process. Whenever good equipment or lab supplies are being disposed of at Genentech, members of the club let Mitra know, and she picks them up and brings them to the Biology Department stockroom. She has dropped off tubes, a pH meter, disposable (Tyvek) lab coats, Finn pipettes, clamps for tubing, gloves, glass Pasteur pipettes, syringe needles, tissue culture flasks, cell culture inserts, Eppendorf repeater tips, glass microfiber filters, Nunc bioassay dishes, and chamber slides. Thank you, Mitra!
Mitra also met with a
representative from Genentech’s human resources department to discuss intern
recruiting. She is working with Grace Gillies and Jim Cheng at State to
put the necessary infrastructure in place so that SFSU students are given
as much of an opportunity as students from other Bay Area universities.
This includes giving students resume-building guidance, club members contacting
managers about SF State students who would be excellent to hire as temps,
and alumni attending on-campus job fairs.
A Sierran Getaway
Jim Steele, Director of the Sierra Nevada Field Campus and a graduate of SFSU, invites all science and engineering alumni to a getaway in the Sierra for a week of fun with your family and members of your company’s alumni club. Enjoy boating, wildflower hikes, astronomy talks, bird banding, and mammal trapping. If your company doesn’t have a club yet, this could be your kick-off event!
Located just north of
Truckee, the field campus provides meals, flush toilets, and hot showers.
Contact Jim soon—space fills up quickly! He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call the College office and leave him a message, 415.338.1571. For more
information on the Sierra Nevada Field Campus, point your browser to thecity.sfsu.edu/snfc.
A group of alumni met with Rene Marxheimer, professor emeritus of engineering, at PG&E April 9. The group included Frank Kwok, Mike Sanchez, Gene Schlegel, Jarnail Thiara and Tim Cormier. They discussed the matching gift donation plan at PG&E. Professor Marxheimer presented his idea for an alumni office in the College of Science and Engineering, a place where alumni can come to meet with current students and have club meetings. The group talked about the feasibility of furnishing an office, and Marxheimer agreed to present the idea to the University administration.
Frank Kwok (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1969), the chair of the club, worked with Jim Cheng, Director of Cooperative Education at SFSU, to post summer intern jobs. PG&E was looking for a student engineer to work in the Fleet Engineering area and was happy with the number of responses they received.
The club has plans to
host a resume-building workshop in coordination with the Engineering Society
at San Francisco State this fall.
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