College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is a leader in undergraduate and graduate student research. Housed in a complex that includes the recently completed, state-of-the-art Hall of Science, the Molecular and Life Sciences Center, the Microbiology Building, and Faculty Office 3, the college's six departments offer 22 degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
- Congratulations to the recipients of our Departmental Awards for 2016. For the Outstanding Thesis Award: Daniel Crear (Biology), Sophia Nguyen (Chemistry), Juan Carlos Apitz (Applied Statistics), and Sandra Milena Diez Pinzon (Applied Physics). For the Rhodes Award: Rachel Flores (Biology), Sam Nguyen (Biochemistry), Moises Santillan (Geology), Genesis Islas (Mathematics), Mikhael Toufic Semaan (Physics), and April Wang (Science Education).
- Congratulations to Dr. Kay Lee-Fruman, the winner of the Distinguished Faculty Advising award for 2016. Dr. Lee-Fruman is a cell biology and immunology professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.
- Congratulations to Dr. Chris Lowe, the winner of the Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement award for 2016. Dr. Lowe is an icthyology and fisheries ecology professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.
- Congratulations to Dr. Theodore Stankowich, the winner of the Early Academic Career Excellence award for 2016. Dr. Stankowich is an evolutionary behavior professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.
- Congratulations to Diane Graham, the Outstanding Staff Member for 2016. Diane is an Instructional Support Technician in the Department of Biological Sciences.
- Congratulations to Minh-Minh Ho, the Outstanding Graduate Research Student for 2016. Minh-Minh is in the Department of Biological Sciences.
- Congratulations to Brittany Renee Daws, the Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate of the College AND the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Student for 2016. Brittany will receive a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in Chemistry. She named Dr. Stephen Mezyk as Most Valuable Professor. Dr. Mezyk was also awarded the Impact Accomplishment of the Year in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity.
- With a new $3.045 million California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) grant, Drs. Lisa Klig and Elizabeth Eldon will help train students to enter the California workforce with long-term career opportunities as stem cell researchers. Read more about the CIRM grant at Inside CSULB.
- CSULB's team of graduate students from the Department of Geological Sciences earned second place in the Pacific Region Imperial Barrel Award competition. The team consisted of graduate students Ben Davidson, Jack Farrell, Maia Davis, Ryan Weller and Alex Sedlak and was advised by Dr. Tom Kelty. Read more about the Imperial Barrel award at Inside CSULB.
- Dr. Chris Lowe was awarded the 2016 Nell and John Wooden Ethics in Leadership Award by the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at CSULB. Read more about the Wooden Ethics award at Inside CSULB.
- View the YouTube trailer of L.A. Math, written by the Math Department's James Stein.
- Physic's Galen Pickett and his faculty colleagues were mentioned in Inside CSULB's March 15 issue for their efforts in making physics more fun and more diverse.
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