Archive for August, 2018

Four Faculty members honored for Teaching, Service and Professional Achievement… and one of them was Kimberly Tanner

Photo courtesy of SFSU

This award here recognizes faculty excellence and contributions to San Francisco State University (SFSU). This award, has been awarded annually since 2007. It seeks to recognize faculty who go above and beyond in teaching, service and professional achievement.  The Excellence in Teaching Award was awarded to Kimberly Tanner. A tremendous feat for one of our very own. She has been here at SFSU since 2004, and helped found the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory. She has been very invested in what goes on in classrooms, for she helps shed light on how students learn science, and develops methods to help science be taught better. Kimberly strives to make classrooms more “equitable, fair, and inclusive of students from different backgrounds and perspectives,” This is tied to Kimberly being a first-generation college student.


To look at the other recipients click here



We here at SEPAL want to spread this amazing news, and congratulate our Director.

Keep Doing this Work !

SFSU Alum and SEPAL Alum begins the journey of Medical School

It is always great to hear when other Students/Instructors move onto bigger and better things. This is the case for Chris Canlas. Chris not only was an SFSU Alum, but he once graced the position of SEPAL Resource Center Assistant. Now he embarks on a new path, and that is medical school. He recently started his first week at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey. It is one big change for him; both in terms of the environment and being a student once again. However, he is ready!

Image of Chris from his White Coat Ceremony

Chris was very appreciative of his SEPAL family, and relationships he established while working here at SEPAL. The continuous support he received helped him get to where he stands today.


We here at SEPAL want to congratulate Chris on his accomplishment !  Keep doing this work!