Grant to Allow Four-Year Bachelor’s and Bilingual Teaching Credential Program
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Grant to Allow Four-Year Bachelor’s and Bilingual Teaching Credential Program

Sonoma State University has received a $200,000 grant allowing students to earn a Bachelor’s degree and bilingual teaching credential in just four years total, saving students at least one year and an estimated $20,000. “These new teachers are currently doing their student teaching locally for their teaching credential, but what is often challenging for bilingual … Continue reading

Sonoma State University Receives $330,000 Grant from Sonoma County Water Agency
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Sonoma State University Receives $330,000 Grant from Sonoma County Water Agency

Sonoma State University has received a $330,000 grant from the Sonoma County Water Agency for academic and sustainability programs in the University’s WATERS collaborative. “Our goal is to train a ready workforce for the Sonoma County Water Agency and other local organizations, and to give students active experience in the field,” says Claudia Luke, director … Continue reading

New Maker Program and Makerspace Coming to SSU Thanks to $580,000 NSF Grant
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New Maker Program and Makerspace Coming to SSU Thanks to $580,000 NSF Grant

Sonoma State University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation of more than half a million dollars to create a signature Maker program with a Makerspace on campus for students, faculty and staff to use free of charge. “We are merging science with art, adding that extra ‘A’ to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, … Continue reading

SSU Professor Receives Grant to Study DOTA2, Online Gaming and Indigenous Masculinities in Peru
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SSU Professor Receives Grant to Study DOTA2, Online Gaming and Indigenous Masculinities in Peru

Millions of young people around the world participate in massive multiplayer online (MMO) games, and for some countries, the effects are felt beyond the computer. Sonoma State University Human Development Professor Ben Smith is studying those effects thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation focusing on gaming and indigenous masculinities in Peru. “Digital … Continue reading

SSU Molecular Biologist Headed to Antarctica to Study Effects of Climate Change
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SSU Molecular Biologist Headed to Antarctica to Study Effects of Climate Change

Sonoma State University Biology Professor Sean Place is headed to Antarctica after receiving a $618,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how climate change might affect species living in extreme cold environments. The molecular biologist is specifically studying how temperature affects fish that have evolved in sub-zero waters over millions of years. Antarctic fish, he … Continue reading

SSU EMBA Students Travel to South Africa and Botswana for International Consulting Tour
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SSU EMBA Students Travel to South Africa and Botswana for International Consulting Tour

Students from Sonoma State University’s Executive Master of Business Administration program will be in South Africa and Botswana from this month for the program’s international consulting and experiential learning component. The meetings will provide strategic counsel on challenges faced by business and civic leaders in Johannesburg, Gaborone, Pilanesberg and Cape Town. International study tours distinguish … Continue reading

Grants and Sponsored Programs Report, July-August 2016
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Grants and Sponsored Programs Report, July-August 2016

Sonoma State University received $770,000 in new grant funding in the month of July and $2.2 million in new grant funding in the month of August. Congratulations to the following principal investigators and project directors who have received new, additional or extended support for their sponsored awards in July and August of 2016. JULY 2016 … Continue reading