College of Science and Engineering

student in science classThe College of Science and Engineering's talented and hard-working faculty and staff are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. At SF State we are proud to serve the State of California and the Bay Area community by training and preparing our diverse student population for productive and rewarding careers in STEM and health-related fields.

The college strives to build a strong workforce by working together with the Unified School Districts of San Francisco and South San Francisco, local community colleges, universities and partnerships with industry leaders. We believe that together we can provide the best training ground for our students, who are working hard to improve the health and well-being of all of our communities. Our students are actively engaged in our classrooms and in our research groups: Students are involved in a range of training opportunities, including investigating strategies to build earthquake resistant skyscrapers to addressing local health disparities. Our faculty and lecturers are implementing innovative teaching strategies that engage students in the classroom to solve real-world problems. We have many successful student training programs that are increasing the diversity of people entering the workforce, top-notch Ph.D., medical school and K-12 teacher certificate programs. Our faculty have an excellent track record of being awarded numerous federal, state and local grants that support a wide range of research programs.

Their mission is to ensure that we provide our students with an excellent learning experience and an inclusive environment to prepare our next generation of scientists, innovators, health care providers and experts that will move our region forward in a positive and conscientious direction that is inclusive and represents the rich diversity of our community.

The College of Science & Engineering is home to more than 400 faculty and staff members, including 182 tenured and tenure-track faculty and more than 6,000 students in departments ranging from biology and chemistry to computer science and engineering.

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Dean, College of Science and Engineeering,  Dr. Carmen Domingo

Carmen Domingo was appointed interim dean of  the College of Science and Engineering in August 2017.  Dr. Domingo has been a faculty member at SF State since 1997.  A full time professor in the biology department, her research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanism that drives morphogenetic processes. Her career and research also focus on efforts to increase the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

Domingo holds a bachelor's degree from UC Irvine in biological sciences with a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley.