Fireside Charla with SDSU President Adela de la Torre


 October 1, 2019

#010 - SDSU's Research is Making an Impact


Episode Summary:

Vice President of Research and Graduate Dean, Stephen Welter, and Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation, Stanley Maloy, join this Charla to talk about where SDSU has been on the research front and where we are going.

Approximate running time: 22:19
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“Graduate students are the ones who actually work on these projects together closely with professors, and think about, and do this study that solve problems in our community, in our nation and in the world.” - Maloy

“(research) brings our students in so that they can have this wonderful opportunity with the faculty and the community. And they begin to understand the importance of how research is critical and transforming lives” - Adela

“Funding comes from two federal agencies, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Both of those are some of the most competitive money that you can fight for, if you will, at the national level.” - Welter

About Dr. Adela de la Torre

Dr. Adela de la Torre joined San Diego State University in June 2018, as the first woman and Latina president. She brings 30 years of service and leadership roles within institutions of higher education and shares these experiences with open arms. She has two daughters who are both married, a grandson, a husband, and three dogs! Adela discusses the challenges she faced in college, her mentors, her heart-led leadership style, and her vision to help all types of students at SDSU feel confident in their goals.

About Stanley Maloy

The Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation and Professor of Biology at SDSU. Maloy obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from UC Irvine, did a postdoctoral fellowship in Genetics at the University of Utah, then moved to a faculty position at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where Maloy was a Professor in the Microbiology Department for 18 years.

About Stephen Welter

The Vice President of Research and Graduate Dean at SDSU. With a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Davis and his Ph.D. from U.C. Riverside, Welter said another reason he was attracted back to SDSU was because of its demonstrated research strength and internationally renowned faculty in a multitude of fields. 







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