CSUSM NewsCenter (CSM)

2018
February
09,
2018
A gifted artist who grew up in Valley Center, James Oakley’s dreams of becoming an illustrator went by the wayside because industry dynamics were lacking in appeal. So he enrolled at Cal State San Marcos to explore other alternative careers. It tu...
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February
08,
2018
San Marcos, CA – Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes announced Thursday that Carlsbad-based global communications company Viasat, together with several employees, has invested $1.5 million to become the founding partner of the University’s en...
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February
08,
2018
Cal State San Marcos’ burgeoning engineering program took another major step forward on Thursday. President Karen Haynes announced during her annual Report to the Community address that Carlsbad-based global communications company Viasat, together...
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January
12,
2018
Damien Brantley’s foster mother always told him he should attend college. Despite her encouragement and his desire to pursue higher education, there was still the matter of preparing for the rigors of college as a first-generation student. As D...
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2017
December
21,
2017
As the end of the year quickly approaches, many are already looking ahead to 2018. But before putting the finishing touches on your list of New Year’s resolutions, let’s take a look back at some of the many successes at CSUSM in 2017, and some of ...
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December
07,
2017
Born and raised in the highlands of Kenya, Dr. David Bwambok was mesmerized by the healing powers in traditional medicinal plants often employed to treat villagers in place of modern pharmaceuticals. He set out to find out why, earning a Ph.D. fro...
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December
04,
2017
It’s all about teamwork. That’s the message in the partnership between the Computer Science & Information Systems Department at Cal State San Marcos and Hunter Industries. ...
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September
29,
2017
Francisco Fernandez arrived in the United States in 2011 with dreams of pursuing an education so he could help his family in Mexico. Francisco took English classes, obtained his GED and enrolled in community college while working at a car wash to ...
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September
18,
2017
In February 2001, Eric O’Neill helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history, Robert Philip Hanssen. O’Neill will speak at Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday, Sept. 26, retelling a thrilling story of espionage while weaving in what i...
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September
11,
2017
Talk about leveling the playing field. Cal State San Marcos, determined to boost academic success and job readiness of computer science majors from low-income families, has secured a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation...
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August
28,
2017
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicked off Monday with nearly three dozen new faculty, several new programs and the highest enrollment in campus history. President Karen Haynes, the most senior president in the CSU system, opened the 201...
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August
11,
2017
One of the attributes that attracted Ed Price to Cal State San Marcos was the opportunity to be on the ground floor in developing new programs. “Having been involved in the development, for instance, of our applied physics degree, it’s tremendousl...
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July
31,
2017
Julie Jameson knows the importance of Cal State San Marcos’ STEM Summer Scholars Program for students. Jameson, an associate professor of biology at CSUSM, and fellow biology professor Betsy Read direct the program, which provides students an oppo...
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July
26,
2017
San Marcos, CA – Students in Cal State San Marcos’ Summer Scholars Program will present their work during the Summer Scholars Showcase from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Aug. 9 in the campus’ University Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and op...
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July
19,
2017
“Cal State San Marcos is providing a center for learning and discovery in North San Diego County while strongly serving the region.” -- Dr. Casey Mueller Dr. Casey Mueller has been intrigued with animals since she was a little girl growing up o...
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June
28,
2017
“I enjoy hearing from former students telling me that they are working at a top tech company and are using the same principles they learned in my class.” -- Dr. Ali Ahmadinia   He’s only been teaching at Cal State San Marcos for a little more ...
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May
23,
2017
“I enjoy instructing and molding the minds of our future generation because the students in the classroom today will be the researchers in the labs solving critical problems tomorrow.” – Dr. Robert Iafe Dr. Robert Iafe has the best of both worl...
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May
16,
2017
More than 3,300 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On May 1, six standouts from the Class of 2017 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or s...
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April
21,
2017
Nearly a decade as a refugee after fleeing a brutal civil war? Check. U.S. Marine combat engineer in Iraq and Afghanistan? Check. Promising biochemist who has been accepted into among the most prestigious research institutions in the world? Check. ...
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April
20,
2017
Angelica Rocha has had a lifelong passion for science. As a young girl, while many of her peers were reading Teen Magazine, Rocha was immersed in the science section of periodicals such as Newsweek. “Imagine my excitement when I grew up to lear...
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March
14,
2017
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but a move to hydroseed a hillside ravaged by the 2,000-acre Cocos fire at the edge of Cal State San Marcos is changing the natural landscape and may lead to more fires in the future. That’s the conclusion f...
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March
14,
2017
Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, an acclaimed molecular biologist, executive and diversity advocate, presents “From the Mexican Revolution to Biological Revolutions: My Life in Science” on Thursday, March 30 at Cal State San Marcos. The event is part of ...
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March
13,
2017
Youwen Ouyang is grateful for the Cal State San Marcos student mentors she has assisting with a grant that aims to help high school girls learn more about STEM career paths. “They’re so dedicated,” said Ouyang, CSUSM’s computer science department ...
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February
23,
2017
San Marcos, CA – Alice Silverberg, a professor of mathematics and computer science at UC Irvine, will be the featured speaker at California State University San Marcos’ Reid Lecture Series event on Thursday, March 9. Silverberg’s lecture, titled “...
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February
21,
2017
STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village returns with the third annual installment on Sunday, March 5. The biannual family-friendly event is hosted by Cal State San Marcos’ College of Science and Mathematics in partnership with Wavelength Brewery and ...
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February
21,
2017
Take a tour of the multi-wavelength universe as renowned astrophysicist Dr. Summer Ash highlights exciting new findings during her presentation “The Invisible Universe: Seeing What Our Eyes Can’t,” hosted by Cal State San Marcos’ Department of Physic...
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February
20,
2017
There is something for everyone at the annual Super STEM Saturday event on March 11 at Cal State San Marcos. Held in partnership by The Classical Academies and CSUSM, Super STEM Saturday draws more than 8,000 science enthusiasts each year. The pop...
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February
08,
2017
San Marcos, CA – Build and launch a rocket, play Frisbee with a robot, or become a DNA detective. These are just a few of the nearly 100 hands-on, interactive activities and demonstrations that will engage thousands of attendees on Saturday, March 11...
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January
30,
2017
The need for more engineers in San Diego County is palpable. An analysis by the Educational Advisory Board showed that local employment postings for software engineering-related positions jumped more than 72 percent between July 2013 and June 2015...
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January
30,
2017
An engineering feasibility study conducted on behalf of Cal State San Marcos in 2015 confirmed what the University has believed – it’s a much-needed program in the region. While there are other engineering programs in Southern California, the stud...
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