Photograph of Gina Quan and Annie Chase.

Transfer Knowledge

Assistant Professor Gina Quan, Lecturer Annie Chase, and colleagues have been awarded $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation to study the experiences of community college transfer students of color in STEM fields at four-year institutions, and to support them as advocates for institutional change.

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News Highlights

Fall 2023 Seminars


The Department's weekly seminar series started off with a bang, featuring a packed room and a full slate of faculty speakers.

Christopher Smallwood's book is now available


Prof. Christopher Smallwood and co-authors have published a new optical spectroscopy book.

Pranav Seetharaman wins the Bertha Kalm Scholarship


SJSU graduate student Pranav Seetharaman has been awarded this year's Bertha Kalm Scholarship.

Transfer Knowledge


Prof. Gina Quan and Annie Chase have been awarded $1.4M from the National Science Foundation to work with transfer students of color.

Brianne Gutmann and Danny Barringer featured in The Physics Teacher


Prof. Brianne Gutmann and Danny Barringer have a new article out in The Physics Teacher examining the intersection of ethics, physics, and society.

Jiahao Jiang wins NSF GRFP Award


SJSU alumnus Jiahao Jiang (BS 2020) has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program award.