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Listen, learn, and reset your compass to build an anti-racist future

Jun 4, 2020

This week revealed the deep failure of our nation to acknowledge how racism shapes our world, our nation, our institutions, and our relationships. SF State’s mission includes an “unwavering commitment to social justice,” and the EOS Center’s mission includes commitments to environmental justice and educational equity. We will not be silent.

SF State faculty members rise to the shelter-in-place challenge with remote instruction

May 5, 2020

With COVID-19 moving classes off campus, instructors find creative ways to give students a top-notch education.

Hundreds of San Francisco State University faculty members are now teaching students remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the story and find out how one EOS Center professor and her students continue their studies and research.


Marin scientists leading efforts into coronavirus research

Mar 31, 2020

Mike Vasey, associate director of science engagement at the San Francisco Estuary and Ocean Science Center in Tiburon, shares "shelter in place" impacts on the center's research programs and graduate students.

Read the Marin IJ article here.

SF State experts weigh in on possible responses to surging seas

Mar 10, 2020

As ‘King Tides’ make a big splash in the Bay Area, the threat of sea level rise continues to swell. 

University suspends face-to-face classes to prepare for remote instruction and services

Mar 10, 2020

SF State President issues an announcement regarding COVID-19 and steps to further limit the potential for its spread within our community. Find details at

All SF State events cancelled, classes in session - new guidance from SF Department of Public Health

Mar 9, 2020

New guidance from SFDPH; classes in session and all events cancelled

The spring 2020 Rosenberg Institute Public Forum with Dr. Kiki Jenkins scheduled for Wednesday March 11, 2020, has been cancelled to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus through social contact among people at large public gatherings.

2020 California Sea Grant State Fellows Announced

Mar 2, 2020

California Sea Grant has selected 28 recipients for its prestigious State Fellowship, making this year’s cohort the largest yet. This opportunity provides fellows with unparalleled and hands-on training at the interface of science, communication, policy, and management at either a municipal, state, or federal host agency in California for one year. This year’s fellows are distributed among 21 different agencies throughout the state.

Congratulations EOS Center graduate students Cheryl, Dulce, Byron, and Kelly! 

the sea star Leptasterias pusilla on a rock

Leptasterias by Sarah Cohen

Feb 12, 2020

Leptasterias pusilla sea stars can be hard to spot. Read about their plight in the Bay Area in Bay Nature. Photo: Sarah Cohen

The Smallest Stars Have Gone Out

Feb 12, 2020

More than 20 species of sea star suffered in a disease outbreak that started in 2013. But in the Bay Area, one small star hasn't returned.

Once there were thousands, a galaxy of tiny stars strewn over the rocky beaches of West Marin and the San Mateo coast. But within only a few years, Leptasterias pusilla, or the six-rayed sea star, vanished from Bay Area coastal beaches.