Success Stories at SF State

Grad student Alicia Garza addresses crowd at AT&T Park

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San Francisco State University awards 8,800 degrees at 116th Commencement.



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Tanner Charts

Professor of Biology Kimberly Tanner and a team of researchers found that analyzing classroom noise may help teachers improve teaching methods.



Award-winning graphic novelist Nick Sousanis

Award-winning graphic novelist Nick Sousanis says graphic storytelling as a tool for education can make complex ideas more accessible and broaden conversations.


Student Success

A group of people of varying ages work out at a park in San Francisco.

Learn how SF State kinesiology students not only help improve public health but gain valuable experience training others as they prepare for careers in physical medicine or training.


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Three students with name tags  converse at a networking event

A$1.3 million gift from the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation will prepare students to be job- and career-ready while training them to be leaders in the business community.




"The Wolf 1061 system is important because it is so close [to Earth], and that gives other opportunities to do follow-up studies to see if it does indeed have life."

— Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Kane on his research into exoplanets



Campus News

SF State Gators fall to UC San Diego in the CCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

The No. 22 San Francisco State men's basketball team saw its storybook season come to an end on Friday in a 71-50 loss to No. 13 California Baptist in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.



Illustration of a businesswoman walking from SF State to downtown San Francisco

The idea that sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics go hand in hand with a business’s profit-making goals is a shared tenet at the College of Business.



Photo of Melissa Hagan seated at her desk with a bookshelf in the background

Low socioeconomic status is connected to poor health and a new study led by an SF State State psychologist sheds light on what can be done to protect young people from negative outcomes.


Student Success

Graduate mathematics student Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez has been awarded an NSF fellowship for his work on combinatorics.

Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez is the first in his family to go to college and he hopes to bring more minorities into mathematics field



Globular Cluster Messier 107 (left) and Exoplanet Wolf 1061 (right)

One of the world’s leading “planet hunters,” SF State Astrophysicist Stephen Kane focuses on finding “habitable zones,” where water could exist in a liquid state on a planet’s surface.



Two seabirds birds fly over waters outside the San Francisco Bay.

A study by SF State researchers may prove life-saving for foraging seabirds along the Central California coastline in the event of an oil spill.


We, I, you and me, we owe everything to black women Thank any and every God you want for the resilience, determination, audacity, persistence, dedication, power, presence, willpower and the lifting up of all of us all the time because we just do so. Founder of @blklivesmatter and SF States graduate student speaker @chasinggarza recites a powerful ode to black women during the 2017 Commencement ceremony.  #SFSU #SFSU2017 #gatorgreat #blacklivesmatter #ninasimone #blackhistory #activism #harriettubman #undergroundrailroed