Giving to SDSU Physics

The Dept. of Physics appreciate the continuing support of it’s alumni. We also appreciate the local San Diego high-tech companies who provide both monetary and in-kind donations in recognition of the service that we provide to the region through our well-trained graduates.

Financial Donations of all sizes can be made securely on the university’s give-online website. For further info, contact the Department of Physics Chair, or the College of Science Director of Development Stacy Carota via email at
scarota@mail.sdsu.edu  or by regular mail

Stacy Carota
Director of Development, College of Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Tel. 619-594-2324

Funding Opportunities
  • MHP Fund:  The Medical Health Physics Graduate program trains the next generation of Medical Physicists in Southern California.
  • Industrial Affiliate Program for Optics:  Our optics program has a costly set of laser laboratories to train our Masters and Undergraduate students.
  • Doc Morris Public Lecture Series is a yearly public lecture which is both FREE, and aimed at the wider San Diego Community. Since 2005 this event had attracted interest from our local high-schools, community colleges, and other universities, as well as on-campus. The cost of this event can be significant, involving the speaker’s transport, accommodation and meals along with associated marketing costs. A reception is held before-hand as a thankyou to all of that years donors to the Department.
  • The John B. Ferguson Memorial Fund:  This fund provides grants to upper division Physics majors to pay for their textbooks. The John B. Ferguson Fund will provide a lasting memory of John while helping our students.
  • General Physics Fund:  Not very glamorous, but this provides for Coffee and Cookies at our weekly Research Colloquia, and our end-of-semester and xmas parties which are thankyou’s to the many Graduate Teaching Assistants, Lecturers and our Staff.