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148.5 Million in funding in fiscal 2019


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We are one of top public research universities in the nation. Research at SDSU engages our students in education and provides discoveries, interventions and solutions that better the world. Our researchers are educators, scholars, humanitarians, scientists, engineers, health providers, creatives and students.


Understanding Urban Wildfire

Wildfires in the western U.S. are becoming more severe, and developing a deeper understanding of their impact is critical. Engineering professor Alicia Kinoshita studies how fire alters urban landscapes, contributes to erosion and flooding, and affects water quality.

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Research Spotlight

TraciAnn Hoglind, a researcher in the SDSU Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience, demonstrates the EEG cap worn by study participants.

Similar Brain Glitch Found in Slips of Signing, Speaking

The discovery of a common neural mechanism in speech and sign errors – one that occurs in just 40 milliseconds – could improve recovery in deaf signers after a stroke.

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Surf and Turf: Green New Deal Should Be a ‘Teal New Deal’

Incorporating the oceans into climate policy is essential, scientists say in a new paper.


 newscenter logoTuesday, May 12, 2020 Follow SDSU Follow SDSU on Twitter Follow SDSU on Facebook SDSU RSS Feed  Return to home Research  Exploratory research by SDSU viral ecologist Forest Rohwer's team and collaborators will look at how COVID-19 is spreading and mutating in the community.

Researchers Tracing How COVID-19 Spreads, Mutates in the Environment

Exploratory research will leverage SDSU's expertise in environmental virology to identify public areas where the virus may congregate and linger.

Research at a glance 2019

312 principal investigators

23 Doctoral Programs

786 awards

Fostering the Next Generation of Researchers

Students are advancing critical public health research in the lab of environmental scientist Dr. Eunha Hoh, analyzing dangerous water contaminants, studying endangered species and examining the toxic affects of cigarette smoke.

"I want our students to be highly motivated for the basic improvement of society," Hoh says.

Stories from Hoh's Lab