Photograph of the 2024 solar eclipse.
Photograph of the April 8th solar eclipse at the moment of totality. Image courtesy of Sara Thompson.

Solar Eclipse!

2024 brought a historic solar eclipse to North America. Here on campus, only a partial eclipse could be seen, but SJSU staff and faculty members still brought the experience to life by hosting a viewing party. The event was featured on NBC Bay Area.

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News Highlights

Author and Artist Celebration


Christopher Smallwood's book Optical Multidimensional Coherent Spectrosopy has been featured at SJSU's annual Author and Artist Celebration.

If You Can Dream It, You Can (Probably) 3D Print It


Tom Madura's new 3D printing class has been featured in Washington Square Magazine.

Solar Eclipse 2024


Aaron Romanowsky and SJSU faculty and staff brought the 2024 solar eclipse to life here on campus.

Alexi Musick Selected as a Grad Slam Finalist


Alexi Musick has been selected as finalist in the 2024 SJSU Grad Slam competition.

A New Twist on Spin Torque Oscillators


Shivam Kamboj and Hilary Hurst have discovered new features common to spin-torque-oscillator systems.

Hilary Hurst Wins Early Career Investigator Award


Assistant Professor Hilary Hurst has one a prestigious Early Career Investigator Award from the San José State University Research Foundation.