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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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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.

CNSM Spotlights

  • Amethyst RadcliffeOh, what you can do with a CSULB physics degree! The American Physical Society News Page features CSULB Physics alumna, Amethyst Radcliffe (2014), for her development of thin metal films that help keep airplane windows ice-free and transparent in all conditions. Radcliffe, a materials engineer at PPG Aerospace, graduated in 2014 bachelor's degree in physics.
  • Obi Wan, his coyote robot of Dr. Ted StankowichThat certain aroma of stinky skunk could help deter coyotes from backyard pets. At least, that's the one premise of Biological Sciences Assistant Professor and skunk research expert Ted Stankowich. He was recently featured on the local ABC7 news with Obi Wan, his coyote robot, that he has developed to research how skunks react to predators.
  • 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).
  • Dr. Kay Lee-FrumanCongratulations 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.
  • Dr. Chris LoweCongratulations 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.
  • Dr. Theodore StankowichCongratulations 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.
  • Diane GrahamCongratulations to Diane Graham, the Outstanding Staff Member for 2016. Diane is an Instructional Support Technician in the Department of Biological Sciences.
  • Minh-Minh HoCongratulations 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. Brittany Daws and Dr. Stephen Mezyk
  • 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.

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Upcoming Events

Date Details
AUG 22 First Day of Classes.
AUG 26 Observatory Open House, hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 8:00pm-9:00pm on HSCI roof.
SEP 5 Labor Day (campus closed)
SEP 9 Student Research Symposium. 10am-1pm, USU Ballrooms A & B.
NOV 2 Fellows Colloquium: L.A. Math. Presenter: Dr. James Stein. 6:30pm. Chartroom.
NOV 11 Veterans Day (campus closed)
NOV 21 -
NOV 23
Fall Break (no classes, campus open)
NOV 24 -
NOV 27
Thanksgiving Holiday (campus closed)
DEC 9 Last Day of Fall Classes.
DEC 12 -
DEC 17
Final Exams.
DEC 22 Last Day of Fall Semester.

Please send news & upcoming seminars and events to cnsm@csulb.edu.