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Science Education

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

A conversation before a science project

Department Chair: Laura Henriques

Department Office: Faculty Office (FO) 5, Room 118
Telephone/FAX: (562) 985-4801/985-7164

Faculty: Alan Colburn, Susan Gomez-Zwiep, Laura Henriques, Thomas Kelty, Patrick F. Kenealy, James Kisiel, Catherine Martin-Dunlop, William Straits


Single Subject Science Credential: Tim Williamson

Graduate Advisor: Alan Colburn

Administrative Support Coordinator: Allison Delavan


The department maintains close ties with teachers, schools and informal science institutions in the greater Long Beach area. It undertakes projects aimed at pre-college through university students. The “Head Start on Science” project is developing a “sense of wonder” science component for 4-year old “Head Start” youngsters, their teachers and parents. The early childhood science education outreach has expanded with two CPEC grants for K-2 teachers. Other projects include: CSU/NASA Education Collaborative, Robert C. Noyce Scholarship Program, and Young Scientists' Camp. The department also sponsors a monthly research seminar series and the Association of Future Science Educators (AFSE) which is a student chapter of the National Science Teachers Association and California Science Teachers Association.