Moon and Mars team meeting in the Computational Guidance and Control Lab in Building-A (left to right: Sandoval, Juarez, Callan, Lu, Borders, and Davami)

Aerospace Engineering Students Working to Support Human Missions to the Moon and Mars

Aerospace Engineering professor and Chair, Dr. Ping Lu, leads a project that will develop the method and algorithms for integrated optimal entry, descent, and landing (EDL) guidance for human Mars missions with pin-point precision.

By Melinda Sevilla | Thursday, December 16, 2021

Cover of SDSU's 2020-2021 Research Highlight Magazine

2020-2021 San Diego State University Research Highlights Magazine

Engineering professors' work on renewable batteries and solar lighting showcased in the University's Research Highlights Magazine, starting on page 20. 

By SDSU | Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wind Tunnel blowing out candles on a birthday cake

SDSU Low-Speed Wind Tunnel (LSWT) turns 60 years old

Sixty years ago, the LSWT was formally certified. Since then the LSWT has been a unique and major facility of the SDSU Aerospace Engineering program, where generations of AE students gained hands-on experience in experimental aerodynamics and exciting research projects were carried out. 

By Melinda Sevilla | Monday, December 13, 2021

Mechanical Engineering senior Joseph Dawisha

Student selected as participant in the Toyota Dream Endowment

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering senior Joseph Dawisha! Dawisha was selected as a participant in the Toyota Dream Endowment, a program for students of diverse backgrounds interested in a career in the automotive industry and motorsports.

By Mechanical Engineering Department | Friday, December 10, 2021

Sally Casanova scholarship recipient Alma Rocha collected water samples from the contaminated Tijuana River.

Sally Casanova Scholars Program Gives Aspiring Ph.D. Students ‘Added Boost’

Seven SDSU students were chosen for the CSU pre-doctoral award, allowing them to pursue opportunities to expand research and realize their dreams.

By Michael Klitzing | Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Hassan Davani, Ph.D., leads a joint study looks to see what IB needs to do to prevent future flooding

SDSU Researcher Works to Keep Imperial Beach Above Water

SDSU Water Resources Engineer Hassan Davani speaks with NBC 7 San Diego on what Imperial Beach needs to do to prevent future flooding.

By NBC7 San Diego | Friday, December 3, 2021

Aerospace Engineering professor Dr. Jun Chen and Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Elisa Torresani

Two Junior Faculty Members Earn Prestigious NSF ERI Awards

Two SDSU Engineering junior faculty members have earned NSF Early Research Initiation awards to advance their careers as researchers and innovators.

By Melinda Sevilla | Wednesday, December 1, 2021

2021-2022 ARCS Scholarship recipients with SDSU President, Adela de la Torre

Two Engineering Graduate Students Earn ARCS Scholarships

Congratulations to College Engineering graduate Students Maricruz Carrillo and Adrian Rivera, who are part of the 2021-2022 SDSU ARCS Scholars cohort.

By Sarah White | Sunday, November 28, 2021

MESA Shadow Day Zoom meeting

2021 MESA STEM Shadow Day

Students from local colleges and high schools with a Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) program shadowed engineering and science professionals virtually through Zoom or Microsoft Teams on November 18, 2021.

By Eric Pamintuan | Thursday, November 18, 2021

Solar Power Pannel and batteries

These Batteries Can't Power a Car—but They Can Light Up a City

College of Engineering professors Dr. Chris Mi and Dr. Kevin Wood are featured in this WIRED Magazine article highlighting innovative ways to reuse spent electric vehicle batteries.

By WIRED Magazine | Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Sung-Yong (Sean) Park, in his Engineering lab, holding a petri dish containing his liquid prism

Channeling Sunlight to Create Indoor Lighting Energy Sources

Mechanical engineering professor Sung-Yong (Sean) Park studies the intersection of the light and the behavior of fluids through small channels for energy systems, which enable technologies such as solar energy. The scope of his current research centers on creating sustainable energy sources, such as solar indoor lighting.

By Melinda Sevilla | Monday, November 1, 2021

Fall 2021 New Engineering Faculty: Qi Wang, Gloria Faraone, and Ignacio Sepúlveda

Fall 2021 New Faculty Members

The College of Engineering is proud to welcome for Fall 2021:  Aerospace Engineering professor Dr. Qi Wang and Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering professors Dr. Gloria Faraone and Dr. Ignacio Sepúlveda.

By Emily Burgess | Monday, November 1, 2021

Woman looking at a smartphone

Big Ideas Finalists Named

Six faculty-led research groups are recognized for advancing research projects that address major societal concerns, including homelessness, climate change, social justice and more.

By SDSU News Team | Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Three SDSU Engineering students reading papers and talking

Students Save Local Manufacturers Millions Through High-Impact Assessments

Future engineers are better prepared to enter the workforce after participating in SDSU’s Industrial Assessment Center.

By Kellie Woodhouse and Christopher Leap | Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Junfei Xie, Reza Akhavian, and Sung-Yong (Sean) Park

3 SDSU Engineering Faculty Earn NSF CAREER Awards

Three San Diego State University College of Engineering junior faculty members have been awarded CAREER Awards for their research on computational drones, human-robot interactions and indoor solar lighting energy.

By Melinda Sevilla | Monday, October 25, 2021

Peggy Johnson at Adela de la Torre's President Lecture

President's Lecture Series with Peggy Johnson

Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson (BSEE '85) joined President Adela de la Torre on campus for the President's Lecture Series.

By Office of the President | Monday, October 11, 2021

Team ARES presenting their Moon to Mars project

SDSU Engineering Students Rise to National Finalists In NASA Moon to Mars Competition

Mechanical and electrical engineering students collaborated in their Senior Design project landing them a prestigious spot in NASA’s competitive Moons to Mars Ice and Prospecting Challenge.

By Melinda Sevilla | Monday, October 11, 2021

The Imperial Beach Pier at sunset

Researchers Take on Imperial Beach Flooding

The research team received a $500,000 grant and support from the City Council to combat the chronic flooding in the South Bay City of Imperial Beach.

By Delaney Weidner | Thursday, October 7, 2021

Student researcher working in a lab

Summer Research Gives Students Confidence to ‘Make a Difference’

Interim Director of Graduate Research Dr. Natalie Mladenov (CCEE) and Mechanical Engineering student researcher Rodolfo Callado are interviewed highlighting the importance of undergraduate research.

By Kellie Woodhouse | Thursday, September 23, 2021

Nicole Hurtado-Savin

Engineering Her Future

Nicole Hurtado-Savin, the recipient of a CSU endowed scholarship, wants to help younger women break the gender and cultural stereotypes she has already started to overcome.

By Jeff Ristine | Thursday, September 23, 2021

Civil Engineering Students visit Aztec Stadium construction site

SDSU Civil Engineering Students Visit Future Snapdragon Stadium

Professor Bruce Urquhart’s Surveying for Civil Engineers class, along with professors Dr. Thais Alves and Brandon Farmer, went on a field trip to the new Snapdragon stadium construction site.

By Bruce Urquhart | Saturday, September 18, 2021

Dr. Thais Alves

Dr. Thais Alves received 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award

Dr. Alves, director of the Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program, recently given a 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award from the university.

By Melinda Sevilla | Friday, September 17, 2021

Aerospace engineers Xiaofeng Liu and Jose Moreto working in a lab

Mentorship in Action: State-of-the-Art Water Tunnel Brings ‘Phenomenal’ Possibilities

Aerospace engineers Xiaofeng Liu and Jose Moreto built an instrument which allows the university to perform cutting-edge research on turbulence flow.

By Kellie Woodhouse and Chris Leap | Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Student Fulbright Program Accepts Two SDSU Applicants

Recent graduates will teach English to children in Brazil and pursue a study/research project in Trinidad and Tobago.

By Jeff Ristine | Monday, August 2, 2021

Anna Katya Batovsky Stahlak and David Pierce Walker-Howell

Anna Katya Batovsky Stahlak and David Pierce Walker-Howell Recognized as Outstanding Students

The College of Engineering is pleased to recognize Anna Katya Batovsky Stahlak and David Pierce Walker-Howell as the 2020 and 2021 Outstanding Students.

By Kate Carinder | Monday, June 14, 2021

SDSU's Hepner Hall surrounded by palm trees

ConTech Conversations: SDSU professor says robots 'not close' to replacing human workers

ConTech Conversations interviews Civil Engineering professor, Dr. Reza Akhavian, regarding how different robotics applications can benefit construction tasks.

By Construction Dive | Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Student Design Competition Event Information

SDSU Engineering Professor Co-Organized the International Student Design Competition at 2021 CPS-IoT Week

Dr. Junfei Xie from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dr. Yan Wan from University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) co-organized the student design competition on networked computing on the edge at 2021 CPS-IoT week.

By Dr. Junfei Xie | Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Tassel and SDSU Degree

SDSU to Award Seven Honorary Degrees

SDSU will award seven honorary degrees this year, recognizing individuals who have served the university, the San Diego community and the nation. Engineering Alumni, Massi Joseph E. Kiani and Stephen P. Doyle, will both be receiving a Doctor of Science honorary degree.

By SDSU News Team | Friday, May 21, 2021

Three SDSU undergrad researchers

Accomplished Engineering Undergrad Researchers Prepare for Continued Success in Ph.D. Programs after SDSU

Two graduates of SDSU’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program and one graduate of SDSU’s Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program have accepted offers to continue conducting scientific research as doctoral students at universities across the nation.

By Michelle Altemus & Thelma Chavez | Friday, May 21, 2021

Civil engineering professor Reza Akhavian will work on improving worker safety in construction zones.

Improving the Nexus of Mind, Machine and Motor in Construction Robotics

Dr. Reza Akhavian, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering received a prestigious NSF CAREER award to improve coordination between construction workers and robots.

By Padma Nagappan | Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Amanda Thomas (’96, left) and Jamilla Thomas (right)

Two Students, One Mentor, 25 Years Apart

As a Black woman in engineering at San Diego State University, graduating senior Jamilla Thomas is following a career path blazed by her own mother, Amanda Thomas (’96), who earned a degree from SDSU 25 years earlier.

By Padma Nagappan | Monday, May 3, 2021

UC San Diego researcher looking through microscope

Apple’s Big Expansion in San Diego will be a Boon for the Region’s Universities

Apple’s decision Monday to add nearly 4,000 jobs in greater San Diego through 2026 is likely to be a boon for the county’s universities, which produce the kind of software and hardware engineers the famed company needs.

By Gary Robbins, The San Diego Union Tribune | Monday, April 26, 2021

Bergelectric logo

Bergelectric Makes Gift to SDSU Engineering AGC Chair Campaign

The SDSU College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Bergelectric Corporation has made a $100,000 gift to support the AGC Chair in Construction Management in the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program. The AGC Chair is being established to attract and retain high level faculty to lead the program.

By Kate Carinder | Monday, April 19, 2021

SDSU student working on NASA Moon to Mars challenge

SDSU Senior Design Project Team Selected as Finalist in NASA Moon to Mars Prospecting Challenge

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announced that SDSU was among nine teams from universities across the nation named as finalists for the 2021 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts — Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge.

By SDSU Department of Mechanical Engineering | Wednesday, April 14, 2021

SDSU student on grass lawn in front of library

Several SDSU Programs Named Among Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Programs in business, engineering, public health and education are among those ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

By SDSU News Team | Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Dean Olevsky

Dean Eugene Olevsky, College of Engineering, Highlighted in San Diego Business Journal

Dean Olevsky was recently featured in the San Diego Business Journal for his insights and aspirations for the SDSU College of Engineering.

By San Diego Business Journal | Monday, March 29, 2021

Four San Diego State University research teams will focus on transborder research and development, leveraging SDSU Imperial Valley’s presence in Calexico and Brawley, two hours east of San Diego.

Big Ideas for Transborder Solutions

Four ideas aim to address rural infrastructure, Imperial County health and environmental issues, transboundary water, and advancing 3D printing.

By Padma Nagappan | Wednesday, March 24, 2021

An artist’s conception of an urban air mobility environment

Designing a Rideshare for the Sky

SDSU Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department Chair and Professor, Dr. Chris Mi, will work with UC San Diego on a NASA funded project to bring futuristic electric air taxis closer to reality.

By Padma Nagappan | Thursday, March 18, 2021

Closeup photo of cancer cells

Insights on Metastatic Cancer and How Cells Migrate

SDSU and UC San Diego bioengineers pinpoint a key factor that allows cancer cells to spread. The finding could help discover a way to make them stay put.

By Padma Nagappan | Thursday, March 11, 2021

Drone hovering in air in front of sunset

Drones that Can Calculate, Communicate and Solve Complex Problems

Dr. Junfei Xie, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to develop a flying cloud computing system in the air.

By Padma Nagappan | Monday, March 8, 2021

STEM Talk Day Information and Motorola Solutions logo

STEM Talk with Motorola's Women of the West

The SDSU Femineer and Women in Engineering Programs hosted the second STEM Talk of the semester on Friday, March 5, 2021 featuring a panel of Motorola Solutions Women of the West.

By Bianca Avina | Friday, March 5, 2021

STEM Talk Day Information and Northrop Grumman logo

STEM Talk with Northrop Grumman

The SDSU Femineer® and Women in Engineering Programs had the privilege of hosting the first STEM Talk with Industry of the Spring 2021 semester, on Friday, February 26th, with a panel of female engineers from Northrop Grumman.

By Bianca Avina | Friday, February 26, 2021

Photo of Brandon Wells

Brandon Wells Selected for Patti Grace Smith Fellowship

The Patti Grace Smith Fellowship, a non-profit program helping bring long-overdue diversity to the US aerospace industry, has announced its inaugural class of Fellows. Brandon Wells, SDSU Mechanical Engineering freshman, is one of 43 Black undergraduate students, to earn the 2021 Patti Grace Smith Fellowship. Each Patti Grace Smith Fellows earn a challenging internship at one of the nation’s leading aerospace firms, a living wage, two hand-picked personal mentors, and a cash grant of approximately $2,000 to go towards professional or school expenses.

By The Patti Grace Fellowship | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

San Diego State University graduate and NASA employee Anachristina Morino, far left, is pictured with SDSU classmates and faculty

An SDSU Grad Helped Make NASA’s Mars Landing Possible

The San Diego Union Tribune has posted an op-ed by Dr. Ping Lu, Department Chair, SDSU Aerospace Engineering Department, on SDSU Aerospace Engineering alumna and Jet Propulsion Laboratory System Engineer, Anachristina Morino, was with the NASA team that successfully landed the Perseverance rover on Mars.

By Dr. Ping Lu | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Photo of Amaury Reed

Amaury Reed Awarded Virgin Air Galactic Scholarship

Amaury Reed, SDSU Aerospace Engineering senior, is one of six students who have been awarded a scholarship in the Galactic Unite Black Leaders in Aerospace Scholarship and Training (BLAST) program. BLAST is a scholarship, mentoring and fellowship program for college Sophomore through to Senior year Black scholars pursuing STEM education with a focus on aerospace in the U.S.

By Virgin Galactic | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

DN Tanks Logo

DN Tanks Makes $52,000 Gift to Endow Scholarship

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that DN Tanks has made a $52,000 gift to endow the DN Tanks Endowed Scholarship for students in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. Applicants must be sophomore, junior or senior level students and must be a member of SDSU’s National Society of Black Engineers or be involved with the SDSU Black Resource Center. Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be enrolled full-time.

By Kate Carinder | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

 Dr. George Mansfield and Jamilla Thomas working together on a Zoom meeting

Making the World a Better Place

Emeritus Professor Dr. George Mansfield and SDSU's National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) President, Jamilla Thomas, worked together to provide virtual tutoring, for several students during the pandemic and social unrest in San Diego.

By Kate Carinder | Monday, February 15, 2021

Paul Stuverud with his bike in front of Hepner Hall

Paul Stuverud Makes $50,000 Gift for Scholarship

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that alumnus Paul Stuverud, ’71 BSEE and ’76 MSEE, has made an additional $50,000 gift to the endowed scholarship fund “Paul Stuverud MESA Endowed Scholarship” he created in 2019.

By Kate Carinder | Friday, February 12, 2021

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