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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Welcome Dr. Curtis Bennett!

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is pleased to announce that Dr. Curtis Bennett started as the college's new Richard D. Green Dean on July 31, 2017. Dr. Bennett is a nationally recognized mathematician with a well-developed understanding of the full range of the responsibilities of a dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics within the CSU. Welcome, Dr. Bennett!

Dr. Curtis Bennett

CNSM Spotlights

  • CNSM students and faculty use what they learn to reveal the world about us. At every level of study, from Chemistry 100 through top notch research done in faculty laboratories and field sites our scholars and researchers are pursuing answers to their questions. This semester's Chemistry 100 students in Dr. Elaine Benal's class proved this when they carried out water testing on campus water fountains and found lead in the Macintosh Humanities water pipes. The campus has responded by providing alternate water sources until the affected plumbing can be replaced. Local news agencies reported on the findings of the students.
  • Our faculty are pursuing innovation through research and notable findings are published in the Fall 2017 Issue of Quest:
  • Dr. Claudia Ojeda-AristizabalDr. Claudia Ojeda-Aristizabal (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy) recently received a 3-year, $255,000 grant from the US Department of Energy for her research on strongly correlated materials in the two-dimensional limit.
  • Great white sharks are returning to So Cal. Their return signifies the rehabilitation of our beaches and now that they are back, we need to learn how to live with these amazing creatures. Dr. Chris Lowe, biology professor and director of the CSULB Shark Lab wants to educate everyone about shark behavior and let people know that sharks are not out to get us. Read more at L.A. Weekly. Dr. Chris Lowe with shark jaw

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Upcoming Events

Date Details
DEC 12 Last Day of Fall Classes.
DEC 13-
DEC 19
Final Exams.
DEC 22 Last Day of Fall Semester.

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