College of Science & Engineering Alumni Newsletter

Spring 1999

In celebration of San Francisco State University’s 100th Birthday
The College of Science & Engineering proudly presents its
Back to Campus Reception featuring “The Many Faces of Science”

On Monday, March 22, about 100 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the College of Science & Engineering gathered in the lobby of the second floor of the Science Building to celebrate the College’s Open House. Dean James Kelley, Associate Dean for Development Mamdouh Abo-El-Ata and college staff and students welcomed guests and provided them with a brief overview of the three-part program of the event. At 6 p.m. guests were guided to a lecture room in the Hensill Hall to listen to an interesting presentation on “Exploring life in the hostile world of Deep Sea Vents, Hydrocarbon Seeps and Estuarine Mud” given by Dr. Alissa Arp, Director of the Romberg Tiburon Center and Professor of Biology. During the refreshment hour, alumni and friends enjoyed the delicious hors d’oeuvres and toured some of the Science laboratories, such as the new Sun Microsystems Java Lab, Wheeled Mobility Center, SEGA Multimedia Lab, Computer ommunications Lab. Guests also participated as judges in the Student Research Display Competition. The winner of this competition was Monica Harrison, a junior in Electrical Engineering. She received a $100 stipend on her project title “Radiated Field Coupling Through Shielded Enclosure.” The concluding program was a fascinating lecture about “The Quest for Planet Around Nearby Stars” given by Dr. Debra Fischer, Astrophysics Research Associate and CSE Alumna (MS ’90, Physics).

Founded in 1899, the University is celebrating its 100th year of service to San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond. We hope you and your family will come back to take advantage of the free concerts, lectures, exhibits and other programs that have been developed by faculty and students to welcome you back.  You can get specific information by calling our Centennial hotline number (415/338-SFSU) or by visiting the Centennial Web site:  Please come and see what’s happening at San Francisco State these days.

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Updated by Lannie Nguyen-Tang on August 3rd, 2000