From the Editors
Thank you for reading this latest issue of Washington Square: The Magazine. This is our third magazine — and second print version — since we reimagined Washington Square in 2021. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience to share amazing stories of Spartan success in the classroom, lab, community and industry, out on the field, and everywhere in between.
We hope when you put down this Spring 2023 issue, you will be in awe of the wide range and depth of research SJSU is conducting in climate change and how the world’s changes affect each of us. We know we couldn’t capture all the great research throughout the campus in these 32 pages, but this small glimpse is meant to show how current and former Spartans are changing the world and providing hope for a better tomorrow.
Our undergraduate students are getting a chance to make a real impact in research — not just “cleaning beakers,” as people like to say. As early as their first year on campus, students can bring their unique skills and experiences to the lab or outside field research and gather data, propose new methods of study and build momentum that can turn into a desire to pursue graduate studies or jump into their careers.
These opportunities are a true strength of this university, and when interwoven with our commitment to social justice, they make our students the diverse, equitable and inclusive leaders of tomorrow. With President Cynthia Teniente-Matson now leading us, the future of the Spartan community looks very bright.
— Tiffany Harbrecht and Kenneth Mashinchi
Co-editors of Washington Square: The Magazine
P.S.: A special thanks to our colleagues in University Advancement; Lisa Millora; Michael Crawford; and all of our faculty, staff, students and alumni who helped make this issue possible.
Top photo: Robert C. Bain.
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