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Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Todd Braje and students engage in field research on the Channel Islands.
Island Extinctions in the Pleistocene? Don’t Blame Us
Ecologist Xiaofeng Xu and colleagues found that seasonal fluctuations in temperature lead to a corresponding fluctuation in microbial populations in the soil, and increased carbon emissions.
Soil Microbes and Carbon Emissions: The Weather Factor
Pyschologist Jillian Lee Wiggins works with young children and youth to study irritability and predict risks for mental health issues later in life.
Red Flag: Childhood Irritability Could Signal Future Problems
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
Acorns were a significant staple of the diet for Southern California tribal nations but are far less common now. SDSU ecologists are working with tribal partners to preserve culturally significant plants and ecosystems.
Resilient Restoration: Helping Southern California’s Tribal Nations Adapt to Climate Change
SDSU community health workers set up mobile testing sites in some of the hardest hit areas of San Diego County through Communities Fighting COVID! Photo: Eric Zentmyer
An SDSU Institute that Serves Behind the Scenes
The School of Public Health celebrates 40 years this week. Its alumni represent 75% of the public health workforce in San Diego County.
School of Public Health: 40 Years of Serving the Community
SDSU ecologists Megan Jennings, Rebecca Lewison and colleagues lead a climate adaptation project that has been lauded as a model for the southwestern U.S.
SDSU Ecologists Lead Climate Adaptation Project Lauded as a Model
Student Research Symposium
Annual Symposium Celebrates Student Research
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
An artist’s conception of an urban air mobility environment. SDSU and UCSD engineers will help bring futuristic electric air taxis closer to reality. Credits: NASA / Lillian Gipson
Designing a Rideshare for the Sky
Five San Diego State University research teams are proposing tangible pathways to foster social justice in professional, educational, historical and social contexts, empowering communities to eliminate social and economic disparities.
Big Ideas for Social Justice