Bienvenida: September 21, 2019
Bienvenida is an annual Latino STEM student and family welcome event held at CSULB. The event provides CSULB with the opportunity to engage STEM CSULB parents, students, and family members in bilingual culturally relevant education activities. The goal is to better inform audience members and create the social support necessary for STEM academic success. STEM professionals from the CSULB campus and the industry join us every year to share their journeys with you! The event is free of charge and held every September!
Bienvenida (welcome event) for STEM students and families is hosted annually in September to coincide with National Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week. It is a half day bilingual (Spanish/English) event organized to include 3 major themes: (1) student success, (2) campus culture, and (3) preparing for life after college.
To provide Latino STEM students and their families with bilingual information intended to foster an environment that is conducive to student success in STEM fields. The event is open to all students and families.
Program Objectives & Benefits
Students and their families will gain an understanding of:
- STEM fields,
- The role and challenges of a college STEM student,
- The resources and services available to students, and
- Increase their comfort level with CSULB.
Program Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Location: USU Ballrooms
Please RSVP by using the registration form below
Guest Speaker: Carlos G. Gutiérrez
Carlos G. Gutiérrez is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at California State University, Los Angeles. He was born in Mexico, raised in Los Angeles and educated in its public schools. He pursued interests in graphic arts, literature, and film animation before completing the BS in chemistry at UCLA (1971). He studied under R. Bryan Miller at UC Davis for the PhD in natural products synthesis (1975). He was appointed to the Cal State LA faculty in 1976, and was promoted to professor in 1984.
He has administered research training programs over four decades, including the Cal State LA MARC Program from 1978-2018, and the MBRS/RISE Program from 1992-2017. In 2000, he became the founding director of the Cal State LA Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Programs, an umbrella organization of efforts that share the goal of preparing minority undergraduates and masters students for success in science PhD programs. Since inception of MORE, 165 alumni have earned the PhD, and 167 are in strong PhD programs nationwide. In its most recent ranking, the National Science Foundation lists Cal State LA as the top baccalaureate institution of origin of Hispanic science PhD recipients among all 2500 BS/MS colleges and universities in the continental US. The Office of the President of the University of California lists Cal State LA as the number one baccalaureate origin of underrepresented students that earned science PhDs at the 10 campuses of the University of California among alumni of the 23 campuses of the California State University.
Gutiérrez is a synthetic organic chemist. He and his students have developed methodologies for: selective reduction of unsymmetrical organic sulfides; the synthesis of highly substituted crown ethers; and for efficient syntheses of enterobactin, the E. coli siderophore, and its derivatives to study the details of bacterial iron acquisition, transport, and utilization. Other work has focused on selective acylation of polyamines having several similar or identical amine functionalities, as a strategy for the synthesis of molecules to seek out anatomical targets for delivery of probes for diagnosis, or of drugs for therapy.
Gutierrez’ research and research training efforts have been supported by $100 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the Research Corporation and the Dreyfus Foundation.
He was the founding chair of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA), and oversaw the establishment of the ACS Scholars Program. Since 1995, ACS has supported the academic and career development of over 3,000 talented minority undergrads pursuing degrees in the chemical sciences by awarding some $900,000 in scholarships yearly. Student outcomes detail the success of the program: 92% complete the BS in the molecular sciences. Over half pursued post-baccalaureate education: 200 have earned the PhD; and many more are on track to do so.
Gutiérrez received a 1996 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from former President William J. Clinton; the 2004 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Lifetime Mentor Award; and the 2011 SACNAS Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor Award. He was named a 2005 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is a Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology, a 2002 Fellow of the AAAS, and a 2013 Fellow of the American Chemical Society. He received a special Academy Award in 1973 for “Antimatter”, a science educational film he and roommate Lewis Hall made as UCLA undergraduates.
“Aprendi sobre los recursos de STEM y sobre todo como ayudar a mi hija con su carrera.”
“Helped me feel more comfortable with the resources that the university offers and with STEM.”
“Sentirme mas comoda, con los recursos que ofrece la universidad y STEM.”
“Having a better understanding on how university works anc how to help support my son more. Thank you.”
“Tener conosimiento como funciona la universidad y como apoyar mas a mi hijo. Gracias.”