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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

  • Lane Olsen-Cooper was named CSULB's employee of the month by her peers. Lane is the administrative support coordinator and assistant to the dean in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. As recognition for her achievement, the Friendship Walk near the University Student Union has been renamed Lane Olsen-Cooper Walk for the month of September. Congratulations Lane! Lane Olsen-Cooper and CSULB President Conoley
  • International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)Dr. Stan Finney of the Department of Geological Sciences has been elected Secretary General of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) at 35th International Geologic Congress in Cape Town, South Africa in August 2016. The 121-nation IUGS is one of the largest non-governmental scientific organizations in the world. Congratulations Dr. Finney! Dr. Stan Finney
  • 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.

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Upcoming Events

Date Details
SEP 2 CNSM STEM Student Success Seminar Program. How stereotypes shape intellectual identity and performance. Dr. Kris Slowinski. 9:30-11am. HSCI-156.
OCT 27 CNSM STEM Student Success Seminar Program. Teaching a lay theory before college narrows achievement gaps at scale. Dr. Beth Eldon. 9:30-11am. HSCI-224.
NOV 2 Fellows Colloquium: L.A. Math. Presenter: Dr. James Stein. 6:30pm. Chartroom.
NOV 10 CNSM STEM Student Success Seminar Program. Breaking the cycle of mistrust: Wise interventions to provide critical feedback across the racial divide. Dr. Saba Reda. 9:30-11am. HSCI-156.
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 8 CNSM STEM Student Success Seminar Program. Helping Parents to Motivate Adolescents in Mathematics and Science: An Experimental Test of a Utility-Value Intervention. Dr. Matthew Jackson. 9:30-11am. HSCI-156.
DEC 9 Last Day of Fall Classes.
DEC 12 -
DEC 17
Final Exams.
DEC 15 CNSM STEM Student Success Seminar Program. CSULB Growth Mindset On-line Tutorial. Charity Bowles. 9:30-11am. HSCI-156.
DEC 22 Last Day of Fall Semester.

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