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.
- An April 30 Press Telegram article reports on research from the CSULB Shark Lab. Christopher Mull, 2007, M.S. Biology and now a Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby British Columbia, is the lead author on a study reporting high concentrations of the contaminants DDT and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) in baby great white sharks. Biology Professor and Shark Lab director, Chris Lowe is a co-author on the report of a study that was conducted as part of a 10-year project in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Southern California Marine Institute.
- Chris Lowe, Biological Sciences professor and well-known shark researcher, is featured as a guest poster on the blog, Southern Fried Science with his public comment response to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's proposed CA Endangered Species Act protections proposed for the California Great White Shark. The post, which has also been linked to the CSULB Shark Lab Facebook page, has generated thoughtful commentary.
- The CSULB Society of Physics Students (SPS) is recognized as a 2012 Outstanding SPS Chapter. Congratulations to the student president Julia Meinen, all participating students, and the SPS advisor Associate Professor Thomas Gredig, Ph.D., for a lively SPS and for all its activities! Selection criteria include the chapter's involvement in SPS meetings and other professional meetings and programs, outreach efforts to the grades K-12 or the general public, participation in community service, social events, contributions to student recruitment and retention, and interactions with the department's alumni.
- This Week @ the Beach reports that science and athletics can mix! Biology major Delainey Aigner-Swesey is a junior outside hitter on the CSULB women's volleyball team and is one of two team members named to the Big West Conference's All-Academic Team for the fall season. It is the second year that Aigner-Swesey has earned this honor.
- This Week @ the Beach reports that CSULB Chemistry majors Joshua Feng (mentored by Roger Acey, Ph.D.), Jessica Kyees (mentored by Vasanthy Narayanaswami, Ph.D.), and Biology major Ashley Moran (mentored by Kelly Young, Ph.D.) were among 12 state wide recipients of the Howell-CSUPERB Science Research Scholarships at the 25th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium held January 3-5, 2013 at the Anaheim Marriot. Each recipient received $3,500 to conduct research with their mentors during this spring and summer.
- The January 2013 edition of Inside CSULB features Assistant Professor Ted Stankowich, a terrestrial vertebrate biologist in the Department of Biological Sciences whose research focuses on observing animal behavior, particularly mammals, in the field to find out how their coloring and other characteristics warn potential predators to back off.
What's New in the CNSM
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Safari to Success - June 25 & 26
Welcome entering science and math freshmen! Please see our Freshmen Checklist to find out the next steps to take before you arrive at CSULB.
|May 9, 2013
||Alumni Awards Banquet recognizing Distinguished Alumna Nancy D. Kimber, M.D. (1990) and Outstanding CNSM Graduate Tuyen Ngoc Tran. Hyatt Regency, 5:30 p.m.
|May 24, 2013
||CNSM 64th Annual Commencement – Central Quad @ 1:00 p.m.
HSCI Dedication Photo Essay
Some of the many photos capturing the Hall of Science Dedication and Open House on September 23, 2011 have been compiled into a photo essay. Some of the moments captured in the essay include the reception honoring donors who named a seat in the new state-of-the-art lecture halls, the official dedication commemorated by Dean Kingsford, Provost Para, CSULB President Alexander, CSU Chancellor Reed, and keynote speaker Alumnus Bob Decker, Ph.D. and a ribbon cutting ceremony. In addition, there are pictures of the donors who named rooms, the self-guided tours, the lunch reception for all, and the VIP lunch for invited guests.
Name a Seat in the Hall of Science!
The building is open, and the halls are filled with students! The only thing missing is YOU and YOUR NAME attached to this state-of-the-art facility. Help ensure that it remains state-of-the-art into the future by making your tax-deductible gift in monthly, quarterly or semi-annual payments over the course of one year.
Visit Naming A Seat for more details.
Meetings and Seminars
Department seminar series will resume in the Fall. Occasional summer seminars and presentations will be posted on the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Facebook page
Please send news & upcoming seminars and events to firstname.lastname@example.org.