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At Sacramento State, our faculty pursue external funding to support innovative research, develop new programs, and further strategic partnerships with industry and government. Dozens of federal, state and private organizations partner with faculty, students and research staff to advance the campus mission of scholarship, teaching and service.
I invite you to learn more about the innovative work underway at Sacramento State.  Please contact us with your feedback, and also your ideas on how we can combine efforts to advance the climate of inquiry and discovery on our vibrant campus by the American River.


David P. Earwicker, Assistant Vice President,

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EOP studentsThe University’s EOP students will benefit from the CSU grant for the DEGREES program.

Grant Strengthens Student Retention Campaign
A new $250,000 grant from the California State University Chancellor’s Office will assist Sacramento State’s Student Academic Success and Educational Equity Programs (SASEEP) in helping underrepresented students achieve their goal of earning a college degree. (July 18, 2013) ARTICLE>


NASA Grant Funds Robot-Building Mini-Camp
The NASA Summer of Innovation’s goal is to challenge middle-school students with unique NASA-related STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities and interest them in careers in those fields. NASA launched Summer of Innovation in 2010. This year’s grant recipients were chosen from more than 400 proposals made by nonprofit educational organizations, public and private schools, youth foundations and science centers.  Mechanical Engineering Professor José Granda is working with the Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America to identify 24 area Scouts, ages 12 to 16, to be on campus July 22-25 for a robot-building mini-camp. The boys also will earn the Boy Scouts’ Robotics merit badge. (July 17, 2013) ARTICLE>


Bio Lab Bolsters Sac State’s Standing as a STEM Leader
Bio Lab Bolsters Sac State’s Standing as a STEM Leader
Sacramento State has unveiled its cutting-edge molecular biology lab known as CIMERA, or Center for Interdisciplinary Molecular Biology Education, Research and Advancement. (February 20, 2013) ARTICLE>


Grant Will Combat Diabetes in Hmong Community
Sacramento State has received the first $200,713 of a $780,449 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to help members of the city’s Hmong community receive better treatment for advanced cases of diabetes. Professor Dian Baker is the project manager for this community-based participatory research project (January 3, 2013). ARTICLE>