Each fall semester, typically the 2nd Friday of the school year in September, the College along with the Jensen Student Access to Science and Mathematics Center provide an opportunity for its students to showcase their collaborative research with CSULB faculty. All CNSM students are encouraged to participate in the Symposium. The entire CSULB campus community and friends of CSULB are invited to celebrate these students' research accomplishments.
The 4th Annual CNSM Faculty Research Symposium will be held on Friday March 2, 2012 in the University Student Ballroom from 12:30-5:30pm. All CNSM Faculty are invited to attend. This annual symposium is a forum research dissemination and exchange that fosters collegial interaction and encourage collaboration between the disciplines within the College.
The following are programs from past CNSM Faculty Research Symposia. All programs are pdfs.
The CNSM Fellows are individuals and companies working together in support of excellence in math and science at CSULB. As Fellows, they ensure that outstanding teaching and research programs are available to educate the next generation of scientists and mathematicians, as well as a science literate citizenry.
On Friday, February 22, 2013, California State University, Long Beach will hold its 25th Annual Student Research Competition. The purpose is to showcase excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSULB undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by CSULB. This is a student academic conference featuring oral presentations to an audience of fellow students and a jury of distinguished faculty. Students with the best presentations in each category will win cash prizes ($100 for first place winners, generously funded by the President's office), certificates, and an impressive entry for their resumes.
The 27th Annual Student Research Competition will be held at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, May 10-11, 2013. This system-wide competition will showcase excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Student participants will make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California. Cash awards will be provided to the outstanding presenter and the runner-up in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions of each category.
Typically held annually during the first weekend in January, the CSU Biotechnology symposium program allows students to present their research and network with biotech professionals working in academia, government and industry.
Council Ocean Affairs Science and Technology (COAST) and Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) faculty-student research poster reception is typically held in January at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach following the Board of Trustees meeting. Each of the 23 CSU campuses present to discuss exciting new results from their research. Topics include climate change, invasive species, sustainable seafood, wildlife, water quality, restoration and conservation efforts and basic biological, ecological and physiological investigation.
Held annually at California State University's Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx in the Mojave National Preserve between Barstow and Baker, California. The symposium features current research in archaeology, history, paleontology, geology, ecology, biological sciences, and environmental issues in or related to the California deserts and surrounding provinces. Abstracts of the proceedings and a field trip guide will be published.
CUR holds a biennial National Conference in even years that brings together faculty, administrators, policy makers, funding agencies and other stakeholders with an interest in promoting undergraduate research. For the past couple of years CUR has held the 'Posters on the Hill' where up to 75 student poster are presented to the members of Congress, congressional staff members, federal government officials and others in attendance on Capitol Hill in the Rayburn House Office Building.
A professional organization for scientists that publishes a Bulletin on Southern California Science and holds an annual meeting for paper presentations and symposia.
ABRCMS is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Division of Minority Opportunities in Research Program (MORE) and managed by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and is the largest, professional conference for biomedical and behavioral students, including mathematics. During the four-day conference, over 1,400 students participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics.
SCUUR holds a one-day conference each November in the greater Los Angeles area to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the best research, scholarship, and creative work of undergraduates in the region, and thus to encourage excellence in undergraduate achievement.
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Student Council has been the proud sponsor of the Annual Nobel Laureate Lecture Series since 1976.
John C. Mather was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with George F. Smoot "for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation." April 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the USU Ballroom.
|Lecture year||Laureate Name||Lecture Title||Year||Nobel Category||Discovery|
|1976||Donald A. Glaser, PhD||"Automated Experiments in Evolution and Cell Biology: From Bacteria to Hamster||1960||Physics||"For the invention of the bubble chamber."|
|1977||Francis H.C. Crick, PhD||"Structure of Chromatin"||1962||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material."|
|1978||Arthur Kornberg, PhD||"DNA Replication"||1959||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid."|
|1979||Richard P. Feynman, PhD||"The Theory of Strong Interactions"||1965||Physics||"For their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles."|
|1980||Rosalyn Yalow, PhD||"Radioisotopes in the Service of Man"||1977||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain" and the other half to Rosalyn Yalow "for the development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones."|
|1981||Melvin Calvin, PhD||"Bio-Conversion of Solar Energy"||1961||Chemistry||"For his research on the carbon dioxide assimilation in plants."|
|1982||Roger Guillemin, PhD||"Hormones in the Brain: Hormones of the Brain"||1977||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain."|
|1983||Gerald M. Edelman, PhD||"Recent Excitement in Brain Science"||1972||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies."|
|1984||Paul Berg, PhD||"The Recombinant DNA Revolution"||1980||Chemistry||"For his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA."|
|1985||Francis H.C. Crick, PhD||"The Function of R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep"||1962||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material."|
|1986||Ilya Prigogine, PhD||"The Rediscovery of Time"||1977||Chemistry||"For his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures."|
|1987||William Lipscomb, PhD||"Some Aesthetic Aspects of Science"||1976||Chemistry||"For his studies on the structure of boranes illuminating problems of chemical bonding."|
|1988||Baruch S. Blumberg, PhD||"The Life of a Virus"||1976||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases."|
|1989||Donald J. Cram, PhD||"Physiological and Organic Chemistry - The Mistress and the Mate"||1987||Chemistry||"For their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity."|
|1990||Linus C. Pauling, PhD||"Vitamins for the better health"||1954||Chemistry||"For his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances."|
|1991||James D. Watson, PhD||"A life in Science"||1962||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material."|
|1992||Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, PhD||"Truth and Beauty"||1983||Physics||"For his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars."|
|Sp 1993||Arthur L. Schawlow, PhD||"Lasers in Science and Life"||1981||Physics||"For their contribution to the development of laser spectroscopy."|
|Fa 1993||Rudolph A. Marcus, PhD||"Close to Reality"||1992||Chemistry||"For his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems."|
|1995||Kary B. Mullis, PhD||"Polymerase Chain Reaction"||1993||Chemistry||"For contributions to the developments of methods within DNA-based chemistry" and "for his invention of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method."|
|1996||George A. Olah, PhD||"Oil & Gas in Our Future: Challenges and Opportunities"||1994||Chemistry||"For his contribution to carbocation chemistry."|
|1997||Edward B. Lewis, PhD||"The Role of Master Control Genes in the Development of Higher Organisms"||1995||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development."|
|1998||Thomas R. Cech, PhD||"RNA Catalysts and the Origins of Life"||1989||Chemistry||"For their discovery of catalytic properties of RNA."|
|1999||Paul Boyer, PhD||"Some thought about a Nobel Prize"||1997||Chemistry||"For their elucidation of the enzymatic mechanism underlying the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)."|
|2000||Douglas D. Osheroff, PhD||"So, What Does Happen at Absolute Zero"||1996||Physics||"For their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3."|
|2002||Walter Kohn, PhD||"Electronic Structure of Matter: Wave Function and Density Functionals"||1998||Chemistry||"For his development of the density-functional theory."|
|2003||Edmond H. Fischer, PhD||"How Proteins Speak With One Another in Cell Signaling"||1992||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism."|
|2005||Alan J. Heeger, PhD||"Gene Sensors: Detection of Specified Targeted Sequences on DNA"||2000||Chemistry||"For the discovery and development of conductive polymers."|
|2006||Roger Guillemin, PhD||"The New Endocrinology of the Neutron"||1977||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain."|
|2007||Douglas Osheroff, PhD||"How Advances In Sciences Are Made"||1996||Physics||"For their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3."|
|2008||F. Sherwood Rowland, PhD||"Stratopheric Ozone Depletion"||1995||Chemistry||"For their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone."|
|2010||Eric Wieschaus, PhD||"Embryo Development: Does Knowning the Science Help with the Social and Ethical Issues?"||1995||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development."|
|2011||Mario Capecchi, PhD||"Making of a Scientist - An Unlikely Journey"||2007||Physiology or Medicine||"For their discoveries of pinciples for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells."|
|2012||Martin Chalfie, PhD||2008||Chemistry||"For the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP."|