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jeremy qualls making vanilla ice cream with liquid nitrogen
April 3, 2018

One hundred students from Piner High School located in Santa Rosa visited Sonoma State University on March 27, as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) initiative between Piner and the SSU School of Science and Technology. The initiative provides a pathway into SSU for...

planetary nebula
October 6, 2015

The Sonoma State University Physics and Astronomy department invites all to attend this week's public viewing night entitled Planetary Nebulae: Nature's Watercolors. The program is 8:00-10:00 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the SSU observatory.

The event will begin with a short presentation in which...

student examines geological features
November 16, 2016

Geologists study the Earth around us, and there is no better way to learn than by actually looking at rocks in the field. It is for this reason Sonoma State University geology students embark regularly on excursions to remote areas, and a group of 17 students just returned from the Southern...

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...

makers surrounding a table
February 18, 2016

Talented young entrepreneurs and Makers bring creative projects to life and ideas to reality at the North Bay Make-A-Thon on March 5-6 at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, presented by Sonoma State University and North Bay iHub. Hackers, makers, artists, engineers, designers, developers, students...

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...

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