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 and Events

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News Highlights

ISB's Upper Floors are Open for Business

2/23/2024

The upper-floor classrooms of the brand-new Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) have become available for teaching. 

Funding for the Access Network

1/26/2024

Profs. Gina Quan and Brianne Gutman have received $57k in funding from the National Science Foundation for the Access Network.

APS-AAPT Election

1/18/2024

Prof. Brianne Gutmann has been elected as an American Physical Society (APS) - American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Member-at-Large.

Eduardo Ibarra Garcia Padilla Chairing a March Meeting Session

1/16/2024

Dr. Eduardo Ibarra Garcia Padilla has been invited to chair a prestigious session at the 2024 APS March Meeting.

Silly Talks

12/6/2023

Prof. Christopher Smallwood and the Department's own Oasis cover band brought down the house in a thrilling conclusion to the semester seminar series. There were also many talks about cats.

oSTEM Conference Report

11/12/2023

Prof. Brianne Gutmann and SJSU students Jacob Garner and Pranav Seetharaman attended the 2023 oSTEM (Out in STEM) conference in Anaheim, CA.