College of Science & Engineering Alumni Newsletter
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:
http://www.sfsu.edu/~100years. Please come and see what’s happening
at San Francisco State these days.
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