College of Science and Engineering (CoSE)

CoSE is committed to offering students an academic experience of "thinking, learning, and doing." The best way to provide this experience is by involving students in research and the solution of real-world problems. Thus, teaching and research are mutually supportive and one cannot excel without the other. Faculty and students conduct research together in topics spanning a broad range of theoretical and applied topics on projects supported by a variety of funding sources, including foundations, companies, state and local governments, and a broad range of federal funding agencies.

CoSE serves a student population that reflects the diversity of the region and includes many international students. The College supports a number of programs designed to encourage and support all students to pursue careers in science and engineering. The College is committed to supporting and retaining a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, both domestic and international.

CoSE Dean Carmen Domingo

Contribute to the Dean's Fund Today

Help the College of Science & Engineering reach new heights today! By contributing to the Dean’s fund you will invest in a discretionary fund supporting various student and faculty priorities across the college.

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Construction Begins on SF State's New Science & Engineering Innovation Center

Read about the new Science & Engineering Innovation Center which will be home to the School of Engineering and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry beginning in 2024.

College of Science & Engineering Impact Stories

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SF State mathematics professor awarded a 2019 Simons Fellowship

SF State Professor Federico Ardila has been selected to receive a 2019 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics. He is one of 39 mathematicians nationwide to receive the fellowship and is the only awardee from a non-Ph.D. granting institution.

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2019 Kenneth S. Fong Translational Research Award-Winner

Three faculty members received the Kenneth S. Fong award for research to develop an exoskeletal device for the rehabilitation of stroke victims.

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Donor Profile: Jan Randall – Nurturing Gender Equity in the Sciences

Dr. Randall revived the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program at SF State. WISE provides opportunities for women in STEM fields to learn from and support one another through presentations, workshops, among much more.

College of Science and Engineering Funding Initiatives

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Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending University.

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SF State’s Planetarium is a key learning resource for the University's campus and community schools. 

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Estuary & Ocean Science Center (EOS)

The Center supports the study of San Francisco Bay and develops solutions to the environmental problems confronting coastal communities.

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Student Enrichment Opportunities Office

SEO promotes diversity in the field of science and offers paid fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students.

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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

SF State WISE provides opportunities for women in STEM fields to learn from and support one another through presentations, workshops, and the establishment of mentoring communities.

For more information about donating to the College of Science and Engineering, contact:

Holly Fincke ( She/Her/Hers )
Senior Director of Development
College of Science and Engineering
(415) 338-7118