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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

  • 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
  • Lukas FuentesLukas Fuentes was named 2017 Outstanding Graduate for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Lukas received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Under the leadership of Dr. Paul Weers, he studied a protein that plays a critical role in heart disease. He also spent time as a Jensen SAS Center Peer Mentor and Tutor. Lukas was recently honored for his poster presentation at the annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Read more about the CSULB Outstanding Graduates
  • The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is proud to recognize several students for excellence with the Commencement Awards for 2017. Congratulations to all who received these honors and awards!
  • CNSM Alumni, now medical doctors These CNSM Alumni are now all Medical Doctors! All were former Jensen SAS Center Peer Mentors and Tutors who were heavily involved with the Health Professions Advising Office. These alumni also started CSULB Minority-Focused Alliance of Pre-Health Students (MAPS). Everyone graduated in 2011. Read more about these alumni.

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Upcoming Events

Fall 2017 Workshops and Events for CNSM Students

Date Details
OCT 11 Flysch: Whisper of the Stones. Special screening of Dr. Finney's documentary. 5:00-6:30pm in PH1-141.
OCT 12 BioSciences Industry Panel and Mixer. 3:00-5:00pm. USU Ballrooms. RSVP encouraged.
OCT 27 CNSM Faculty Research Summit. 1:00pm. Anatol Center.
NOV 2 CNSM Fellows Colloquium. Black Gold in California: The Story of the California Petroleum Industry. Dr. Robert D. Francis. 6:30-8:00pm
NOV 10 Veterans Day (campus closed)
NOV 17 Last Day to Drop Classes with "W". See: Drop & Withdrawal Procedure and Timeline
NOV 20
-NOV 22
Fall Break (no classes, campus open)
NOV 23
-NOV 26
Thanksgiving Holiday (campus closed)
DEC 12 Last Day of Fall Classes.
DEC 13-
DEC 19
Final Exams.
DEC 22 Last Day of Fall Semester.

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