California State University, Long Beach biology faculty member Theodore Stankowich knows the answer to a question even evolutionary genius Charles Darwin couldnt solveWhy do zebras have stripes? A research team that included Stankowich, examined the stripe mystery systematically in an article that appeared April 1 in the online journal Nature Communications.
Cal State Long Beach faculty members Adriana Verdiť and Rashida Crutchfield will be the featured speakers at the universitys Spring 2014 Womens Research Colloquium on Wednesday, April 9, beginning at 5 p.m. in The Pointe of the Walter Pyramid. This years theme is Beginning the Future. The colloquium is an opportunity to learn about research done by women and/or research related to womens issues and concerns.
Hundreds of middle school students from the Los Angeles metro area will descend on the California State University, Long Beach campus to compete in Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Day. MESA Days are an annual showcase of students math and science know-how. Through MESA and MESA Day competitions, students can explore future careers in science, engineering and other technical fields.
The Long Beach State distance program produced top performances at the Stanford Invitational over the weekend as three 49er athletes established university records in their respective events, including two who broke records that have stood for more than 30 years.