2018 Engineering news archive


Wireless power transfer system

New System Delivers Power Wirelessly to Multiple Devices

Novel repeater units and a clever layout of ferrite plates helps this new wireless power transfer system simultaneously deliver power to 10 devices. This new design was developed by Dr. Chris Mi, Professor & Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. and his colleagues.

By Michelle Hampson, IEEE | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Group of MESA students standing on stairs

2018 MESA STEM Shadow Day

191 students from local colleges and high schools with a MESA program were matched to STEM professionals at 21 difference companies for the annual MESA STEM Shadow Day, held on November 15, 2018, making it the largest STEM Shadow Day in its 30 plus-year span.

By Jessica Acuario | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Picture of Brazilian forest area

Brazil Program Spawns NSF Grants for Environmental Research

The Brazil Program has supported Environmental Engineering, Assistant Professor, Dr. Matthew Verbyla's successful efforts to secure a 3-year, $300K NSF Grant for SDSU student and faculty research in Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais. 

By Coleen L. Geraghty | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christy and Tiffany Dykstra

Sisters Reunite on SDSU Campus

When Christy and Tiffany Dykstra each applied for SDSU faculty positions, the result was a family reunion.

By Lainie Fraser | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Atkins employees and SDSU students holding check Atkins Foundation Awards $5,000 to San Diego MESA Alliance for Student Leadership

The Atkins Foundation awarded $5,000 to the San Diego MESA Alliance to sponsor the 2019 MESA Student Leadership Conference. The one-day conference will be held at SDSU in March 2019 for 100 MESA pre-college, community college and university students.

By Natasha Forbes-Celise | Thursday, November 8, 2018

NASA shuttle going into space

NASA Awards Three Fellowships to Support SDSU Student Research

Three SDSU students have received multi-year fellowships from NASA to support their graduate research and education.  Adrian Rivera and Sergio Sandoval are studying Aerospace Engineering.

By Coleen L. Geraghty | Monday, November 5, 2018

Student sitting at desk being interviewed

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Provides Mock Interviews to SDSU Students

Thirty students from the SDSU were selected to participate in mock interviews with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems engineers and managers on October 22, 2018.  The mock interviews were hosted by SDSU's MESA program and Career Services.

By Eric Pamintuan | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Peggy and Eric Johnson with their two kids

"Where Are They Now?" Donor Story - Peggy Johnson, BSEE '85 and Eric Johnson, MSEE '86

Peggy Johnson, BSEE 1985 and Eric Johnson, MSEE 1986, grateful for their SDSU experience, established a fellowship and scholarship in the College of Engineering named in professor fred harris' honor.

By Kate Carinder | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Group of SDSU student and Solar Turbines employees standing in front of building

7th Annual Solar Turbines Training Academy

Ten students from the SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science (MESA) program, attended the 7th Annual Solar Turbines Training Academy on October 12, 2018.  

By Eric Pamintuan | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Three graduating students in SDSU regalia

SDSU Students Graduating at Record High Rates Across All Colleges

U.S. News & World Report ranks SDSU No. 1 in graduation rate performance.  Four year graduation rates for STEM majors in the freshman class of 2014 rose markedly - by 8.3 percentage points for students in the College of Engineering.

By Coleen L. Geraghty | Monday, October 15, 2018

 Students holding up bags made at Girls Tech Camp

Summer 2018 Girls Tech Camp

The SDSU College of Engineering Femineer® Program, in partnership with the SDSU buildIT Lab, hosted three two-day camps this summer where 40 middle school and high girls gained experience programming their own Adafruit Playground circuit boards.

By Megan Lacy | Summer 2018

Two students working on a rocket

The History of SDSU Research: 2000-Present

As SDSU entered the new millennium, it continued to reach for the stars.

By SDSU News Team | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Students stand in front of team built race buggy

SDSU Aztec Baja SAE

The SDSU Aztec Baja SAE team is on a round trip journey of 7,500 miles, with the off-road buggy they built to compete in all three 2018 Baja SAE Competitions.

By Max Drew | Thursday, May 24, 2018

Two Boeing representatives with graduating students

Boeing Supports Troops to Engineers Program

Boeing presented the SDSU College of Engineering Troops to Engineers Program with a generous $70,000 check at the College of Engineering Senior Reception on May 11, 2018.

By Brittany Field | Friday, May 11, 2018

Jennifer Boman Mechanical Engineering student

Jennifer Boman Class of 2018 Standout

Jennifer Boman worked as a quality-engineering intern at Accriva Diagnostics, a San Diego medical device company.  After graduation, she will return to Accriva as an Engineering in research and development.

By Jeff Ristine Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dan Jennings Mechanical Engineering student

Dan Jennings Class of 2018 Standout

After graduation, Dan Jennings will become a Mechanical Engineer at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific in Point Loma, a research facility for the U.S. Department of Defense.

By Jeff Ristine Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Students building a house with timber

2018 ASCE Pacific Southwest Conference

The SDSU Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering sent a record number of 125 students to the 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pacific Southwest Conference in Arizona.  The SDSU ASCE students reached the podium eight times.

By Jayla Lee | Monday, May 7, 2018

Five students holding awards

SDSU MARC Scholars Off to Graduate School

Five of the graduating SDSU Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) scholars will be heading to Ph.D. Programs in fall 2018.  Daniel Delgado (Engineering), will attend the University of South Florida, as part of the Civil and Environmental Ph.D. Program.

By Alejandra Morlett | Friday, May 4, 2018

Carbon-based neural probe

CSNE Members at SDSU and University of Washington Publish in Nature Scientific Reports

Paper from the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) members at SDSU and University of Washington presents new, carbon-based neural probe capable of simultaneous electrical stimulation/recording of neural activity and detection of neurotransmitters.

By CSNE Members | Thursday, May 3, 2018

Three graduating students wearing commencement regalia

Top 10 Degrees of 2018

SDSU announces the 10 most popular degrees for the Class of 2018.  The Department of Mechanical Engineering ranked No. 6.

By SDSU News Team | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Students in regalia stand in front of Aztec Proud sign

MESA Graduation & Scholarship Reception

The 34th MESA Graduation & Scholarship Reception was held on April 27, 2018.  Scholarship donors included Mr. Charles W. Hirst, Kyocera, MESA Alumni, Northrop Grumman, Rick Engineering Co., and UTC Aerospace Systems.

By Eric Pamintuan | Friday, April 27, 2018

Professors sitting at round conference table

Warfare Centers Tap Universities for Research Collaboration

Naval Surface Warfare Center Headquarters Chief Technology Officer and Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) Program Director, Kirk Jenne, briefed students, faculty and staff at SDSU on the NEEC program and educational partnerships with the Navy.

By Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (dvids) Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Boat on San Diego River

Stewards of the San Diego River

SDSU researchers are teaming up to protect the health of the river and mitigate flooding.

By Michael Price Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Students standing on stairs of EIS Complex

Industry Joins Forces with MESA to Train Future STEM Professionals

40 students from SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program attended Industry lead Training Academies to build on their soft and technical skills, at Northrop Grumman, SSC Pacific (SPAWAR) and Solar Turbines.

By Natasha Celise Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Satellite in space with sky and clouds in background

Material Engineering in the Final Frontier

SDSU Engineer, Dr. Randall German, Professor Emeritus, SDSU Mechanical Engineering Department, is sending experiments to the International Space Station to improve fabrication techniques in space.

By Michael Price Thursday, March 20, 2018

 Female middle school students working on a project

Spring 2018 Girls' Day Out:  Middle School Edition

SDSU's College of Engineering Femineerâ„¢ Program and Project Lead the Way SDSU, hosted their annual Girls' Day Out: Middle School Edition sponsored by Qualcomm.

By Megan Lacy | Saturday, March 10, 2018

Students sitting in front of NASA JPL banner


SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) alumna, Anachristina Morino, provided a tour of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to fifteen SDSU MESA students on February 9, 2018.

By Eric Pamintuan | Friday, February 09, 2018

EIS Complex with Collaborate Sign out front

Morse Code and an MRI

SDSU's dazzling new EIS Complex.

By SDSU Alumni | Wednesday, February 07, 2018

New EIS Complex

New EIS Complex Highlights Collaboration

The new, cooperatively focused Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex kicks off a new era of scientific and engineering collaboration at SDSU.

By Michael Price Thursday, January 11, 2018

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