The College of Natural Sciences requests your help in ensuring our students are prepared as we transition to e-learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep all our students and faculty safe, we went virtual for the spring semester and will continue for the summer semester of 2020. As we strive to maintain the highest level of excellence, we seek your assistance in delivering the “Science at SDSU” experience to our students, wherever they may be.
Who are you?
We are the leadership, faculty, and students of the College of Natural Sciences. Science lives and grows within our spaces and hearts every day. We care about our Jackrabbits and we know you do, too!
The College of Natural Sciences was launched July 1, 2018. As part of a realignment, the College of Natural Sciences combined the strengths of the STEM majors with the growing leaders of research within four departments: Department of Biology and Microbiology, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences, and Department of Physics. Together, each department enhances the student experience, engages the problem-solvers and innovators across disciplines, and empowers them to meet the challenges of the world. Through research and teachings, the College of Natural Sciences is a collection of interdisciplinary pathways where students will explore their passions, build on fundamental knowledge, and develop the skill set to impact communities all across the world.
Each department offers a wide variety of experiences, support, and research opportunities. Whether it's in the classroom, a lab, in the field, or abroad, students will further enhance their knowledge to impact the challenges of tomorrow.
The College of Natural Sciences began with a desire to collaborate as we tackle scientific challenges of the future. Now, it appears the challenges of today have become too large to ignore. As we transitioned to e-Learning over a month and a half ago, we began to encounter several unanticipated costs. We seek your support now to ensure our students do not have to bear that burden. With this project, we aim to shield students from additional expenses stemming from the pandemic.
Where will the money go?
Students are our priority, and we will allocate every dollar raised to enhance their e-learning experience. No matter the size, your donation will go towards expanding their knowledge and passion for science and assisting them in purchasing materials for experiments, digital software, and several other essential equipment for them to fulfill their course commitments from home.
In the month ahead, you will hear from college and department leadership, faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students as they share their stories. Each department and their respective students have different needs and have been impacted in a wide variety of ways. You will hear firsthand the various waves of impact this pandemic has had every day during the month of May, on our social media pages. This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of our students during these unprecedented times; the world needs what today’s Jackrabbits will become.
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Help us succeed!
Impacted by the virus yourself? Don’t have the option to financially contribute at this time? You can still help us succeed. We want to remind our students of how big their Jackrabbit family is here at SDSU. As Dean Wolf-Hall mentioned in her video, we would love for you to leave an encouraging comment for our students on the Natural Science's Facebook page AND share this project with anyone you think would support us, on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in in a socially-distanced chat over the fence, or on your blog. In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea. The more people know about it, the bigger the network of support may grow for our students when they need it more than ever before.