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.
- CNSM has received $2.3 Million for the first CSULB endowed dean position and a graduate fellowship. The college is thrilled to have this partnership with a donor to fulfill our mission for student success. We echo President Conoley's words: "We are incredibly grateful for such a transformational gift" that supports the college's teaching, research and scholarly work and service to the community.
- CSULB had a large representation at the 2016 ABRCMS Meeting (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students; Nov. 9-12 in Tampa, FL). CSULB Biochemistry major Lukas Fuentas (a Beckman Scholar) received a best poster presentation award in Biochemistry. Lukas is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Paul Weers's lab. His poster reported his project "Ionic Interactions of the C-terminal Domain of Apolipoprotein AI are Responsible for Oligomerization". Congratulations to Lukas and his mentor, Dr. Weers!
- The Women in STEM Career Panel on Tuesday, 10/11/2016, drew dozens of female CSULB students to hear professionals share their experiences and advice in their successful STEM careers. The panel, organized by STEMx: Sisters in Motion and the CSULB President's Commission on the Status of Women, is the first in a hoped-for series. To stay up to date on future STEMx: Sisters in Motion events, fill out an information form at BeachSync. Men and women are both welcome.
- 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!
- 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!
- Oh, 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.
- That 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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||First Day of Spring Semester. First Day of Classes.
||2nd Annual BUILD Research Symposium, "Inspiring Student Research for Better Health Tomorrow." Keynote Speaker: Tony Iton, MD, JD, MPH (The California Endowment). 8:30am–3:00pm. USU Ballrooms.
||CNSM Faculty Research Summit. 12:30-5:30pm. Anatol Center.
||CNSM Scholarship Applications due at 4:00pm in the CSI Office.
||CNSM Fellows Colloquium: Learning Science by Doing Science. Presenters: Drs. Alan Colburn and Laura Henriques (Science Education). 6:30-8:30pm. Chartroom.
||Nobel Laureate Lecture. Presenter: Dr. William E. Moerner, Stanford University. Co-winner of 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy." 11:00am. USU Ballroom.
||Cesar Chavez Day (Campus Closed).
||Last Day of Spring Classes.
||CNSM Commencement. 1:00pm. Central Quadrangle.
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