lynn cominsky

hand holding microchip
August 26, 2015

Students at six Mendocino County high schools are learning how to make homemade Geiger counters and mud-powered batteries thanks to a group from Sonoma State University and a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The project, Learning By Making: STEM Success for...

CSU Chancellor Timothy White and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Lou Monville present SSU physics and astronomy professor Lynn Cominsky with the Wang Family Excellence Award
January 21, 2016

Sonoma State University physics and astronomy professor Lynn Cominsky has received the $20,000 Wang Family Excellence Award for her extraordinary commitment to student achievement and exemplary contributions in her fields.

"Receiving the Wang award is the biggest thrill of my career,"...

January 7, 2016

Sonoma State University physics and astronomy professor Lynn Cominsky has received awards from two professional societies for her work in bringing STEM education to K-12 and college classrooms.

Cominsky is being honored with the American Astronomical Society's Education Prize and the...

illustration of black holes colliding
February 11, 2016

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented...

illustration of black holes colliding
March 18, 2016

Sonoma State University physics and astronomy professor Lynn Cominsky reports on the recent observations of gravitational waves in the "What Physicists Do" lecture on March 21 at Sonoma State. Cominsky was part of the team that announced the discovery earlier this year.

The waves, ripples...

May 16, 2016

Sonoma State University has received a $200,000 award from NASA to design, build and launch its second tiny satellite, this time to perform global monitoring of vegetation from space.

SSU students are working with students from Santa Clara University to build the satellite, a 4-inch cube...

teachers exploring drones in a classroom
July 26, 2016

We keep hearing that automated aerial delivery is just around the corner, but who will build and operate these machines? A group of educators recently began to answer that question after completing a four-day workshop at Sonoma State University to teach their students how to build and fly drones...

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