Congratulations to the 11 STEM-NET Faculty Fellows

Monica Alarcon


Top Row from left to right: Dr. Laura Newcomb, Dr. Monica So, Dr. Omayra Ortega , Dr. Olaseni Sode, D r. Joseph Kalman

Bottom Row from left to right: Dr. Subodh Bhandari, Dr. Jessica De Silva, Dr. Zhaoshuo Jiang, Dr. Benjamin Lutz, Dr. Matthew Leineweber, Dr. Kamila Larripa


The CSU Chancellor's Office STEM-NET program and the STEM-NET Steering Committee is excited to announce 11 CSU faculty will receive support for their academic research projects in the 2022-23 academic year.  The STEM-NET Faculty Fellows program provides faculty with support to develop and submit targeted STEM-based grant proposals. In addition, the program allows for the faculty fellows to pursue activity that brings academic work to audiences within and outside the CSU system for research collaboration opportunities. Faculty will be compensated for three (3) semester units (AWTU) for each semester, spring and fall, and a summer stipend of $5,000. The faculty fellows awards help fund activity that supports the submission of large external grants aligned with STEM-NET's mission and help further the vision.

2022-23 STEM-NET Faculty Fellows


Dr. Jessica De Silva, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Stanislaus State

Dr. Benjamin Lutz, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, C al Poly, San Luis Obispo

Dr. Olaseni Sode, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Cal State LA

Dr. Laura Newcomb, Professor, Biology, California State university, San Bernardino

Dr. Monica So, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry , California State University, Chico

Dr. Kamila Larripa, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Humboldt State University

D r. Joseph Kalman, Assistant Professor, Mechanical/ Aerospace, Cal State Long Beach

Dr. Zhaoshuo Jiang, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, San Francisco State

Dr. Subodh Bhandari, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona

Dr. Matthew Leineweber, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, San Jose State

Dr. Omayra Ortega , Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Sonoma State


For more information about our Faculty Fellows, please visit our funding opportunities webpage within our STEM-NET website.​