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We are one of top public research universities in the nation. Research, scholarship and creative activities at SDSU engages students in hands-on education and furthers discoveries, interventions and solutions that improve communities and change the world.

 

Highlights

A Magazine of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities at SDSU

Food deserts in underserved communities? A coastline threatened by climate change? The future of transportation? SDSU researchers are providing solutions that today's most pressing problems.

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After identifying water molecules on the moon, NASA is sending a rover to the lunar surface to gather more information. (NASA)

Mission to the Moon

After identifying water molecules on the moon, NASA is sending a rover to the lunar surface to gather more information — with the help of an SDSU engineering student!

Researcher works with seaweed.

Evolving the Blue Economy

SDSU biologists are leading a nationwide team to revolutionize kelp farming.

 

2022 Funding $164.5 million

23 doctoral programs

1,740 undergrads involved in research

760 awards annually

Prison Arts Collective: A Forum for Expression and Connection

A former participant continues to participate in a CSU-run prison arts program long after being released from prison, facilitating a space that reminds “people inside that they are not forgotten.”

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High-Impact Experiences

Involvement in entrepreneurship, student research, creative arts and student clubs transforms the college experience and helps students identify their passions. At SDSU, we encourage students to get a real taste of what it's like to be scholars in action.

Discover Undergraduate Research

 

Videos

 

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SDSU Imperial Valley on the Rise

With an infusion of funding to support STEM programs, bolster nursing education and expand health disparities research, SDSU Imperial Valley (SDSU IV) is on the precipice of a major expansion that will allow the border-adjacent campus to better serve the surrounding community during a time of unprecedented growth. 

Envision the Future

 

 

 

 

 

Research Highlights

A Division of Research and Innovation Podcast

Audio stories from the 2022 edition of Highlights: A Magazine of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities at SDSU.