Expansion and Growth: 1980 to 1999

1983

SJSU chapters of the Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) and MESA (Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Achievement) Engineering Program are established

1985-86

Model of New Engineering Building

College embarks on a $38 million renovation and expansion program called Project 88. Construction begins on new College of Engineering building, completed in 1988.

Manuped 1988, from College archives1986

Human Powered Vehicle competitions had been around since 1973. ASME takes over as the lead organization in 1983. SJSU takes first place in 1986 with a vehicle called 'Rude.'

1993

San Jose State celebrates diversity. The campus reaches cultural pluralism, with no ethnic majority. SJSU continues to be a multicultural model for other universities.

1993

Pi Tau Sigma, the National Honor Society of Mechanical Engineering, and General Electric (GE) sponsors a student vehicle design contest to protect an egg.

1993

Engineering Reports on the Earth and Environment 100W class added for engineering students. The current version of this course is recently (2020) lauded as “changing climate change education.”

1995

Donald E. Kirk appointed Dean.

1998

Sorority
Rowena Hollis, Civil Engineering '98 with Society of Women Engineers (SWE) trip to the East coast attending the SWE national convention. "We cannot thank enough the support of corporate sponsors to make this trip happen."