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General and Administration

RIPTIDES Coordinator

Adam Paganini, M.S.


RIPTIDES Principal Investigator

Jonathon Stillman, Ph.D.

SF State Admission and Applications

Graduate Program Coordinator

Ellen Hines, Ph.D.



Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:00

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:00
Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 05:00
SF State Campus, Hensill Hall RM 245

The 15th Annual International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is the biggest festival of its kind in North America, featuring dozens of ocean-themed films by independent filmmakers from around our Blue Planet. For all info on SFIOFF click here: 

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:45
SF Aquarium of the Bay
California Academy of Science Thursday Night "NightLife"!
A new adventure unfolds every Thursday night from 6–10 pm. Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails as you set out with friends on a journey to the stars and the depths of the sea. Explore a unique theme each week and after-hours access to all Academy exhibits.
Member Tickets: $12*
Non-Member Tickets: $15*
Ages 21+, ID required for entry.
*Please note: select events are subject to premier pricing ($17 for members, $20 for non-members).
Click here for more info on NightLife at CAL Academy:


Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:00
California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118


RIPTIDES Marine Science Class heads into the field!

Here the students are shown evaluating plant community establishment on the windward and leeward areas outside of seasonal pools at the Sears Point restoration project on San Pablo Bay. They, along with one of MSCI 709's intructors Dr. Kathy Boyer, have been talking about restoration features...

Chancellor White's Urgent Message to DACA Students and Employees

Important Information About Your DACA Application

RTC welcomes first cohort of RIPTIDES students

This fall the new RIPTIDES program welcomed its first cohort of graduate students at the officical orientation day at RTC on August 18th, 2017.  The first cohort (...