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Discovery Starts Here

The opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research side-by-side with world reknown faculty members is a hallmark of the SDSU educational experience. SDSU students and faculty are discovering new immune systems, new ways to regenerate the human heart and are uncovering the causes of community health issues such as fetal alcohol syndrome and childhood obesity.

Student research at SDSU culminates in the annual Student Research Symposium.

The SRS is an annual forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present their faculty-mentored research to an academic audience. More than 450 students across 80 majors participated in 2013.

In cutting-edge facilities like the privately funded Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center, SDSU faculty are developing novel treatments to combat heart disease while mentoring the student researchers who work under their supervision.  

San Diego State University researchers are awarded more than $115 million annually in research grants and contracts -- including awards from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation -- that provide opportunities for undergraduate research. 

Learn more about research and discovery at San Diego State University.

Path to Excellence

SDSU's new areas of research, known as Areas of Excellence

Mobilizing the expertise of its faculty, SDSU is building new areas of research distinction. Read more about SDSU Areas of Excellence

Back from the Arctic

Forest Rohwer and Steven Quistad in the ocean

Back from a National Geographic Pristine Seas Expedition in the Arctic, SDSU researchers talk about what they discovered. Read more about SDSU discoveries