SDSU Magazine

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Spring 2024 Web Edition

The Pivotal Moments Behind the Success of Five SDSU Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship initiatives at SDSU have launched hundreds of one-of-a-kind ideas — think health-care apps to blister-proof socks — and with the establishment of Techstars San Diego powered by SDSU in late 2023, there is even more to come from SDSU students and alumni.

Featured Stories

Picture of an observatory

Tucked among the towering pines east of San Diego is SDSU’s Mount Laguna Observatory. It’s a learning lab for budding astronomers — and bonus, in the summer it opens to the public with a Saturday night visitor program.

Two girls holding up signs

Since 2019, SDSU has ramped up its sustainability efforts by constructing LEED-certified buildings, growing its educational output, introducing campus-wide composting and much more. See for yourself below.

Crowd of people cheering

Every place has its own blend of unmistakable sounds, and SDSU is no different. We’ve selected five that are bound to bring you back to campus.

Collage of four restaurants featured

What was your go-to spot to grab a bite or catch a show when you went to SDSU? See if yours made the list and razz the writer if it didn’t.

Imperial Valley Campus Plaque

Sixty-five years ago, SDSU took over an elementary school in Calexico, California, and turned it into a destination for upper division students. Today, it offers four-year degrees and is expanding its footprint in STEM, providing an essential workforce pipeline for the area.

Sean Lewis smiling

Ahead of the 2024 Aztec FAST Showcase presented by Aztec Link, SDSU football fans had the chance to ask coach Lewis the tough questions. The coach responded here.

Cover of the Spring 2024 Magazine

I first visited the Mount Laguna Observatory, which is featured on the cover of our special web edition, last summer. I’d grown up camping and hiking in its shadow but never knew it existed. Now the secret is out on this SDSU gem, and I hope you have the chance to experience it for yourself. In the meantime, enjoy the photo story and all the other pieces in our spring SDSU Magazine story collection.  

Happy reading,
Rebecca Nordquist
Editor in chief, SDSU Magazine