CSUSM NewsCenter (Research)

2018
August
08,
2018
Cal State San Marcos is one of six California State University campuses that earned National Science Foundation funding to support educational opportunities for math and science students pursuing a K-12 teaching credential. CSUSM will receive $842...
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April
13,
2018
Cal State San Marcos is going high-tech in an effort to bolster enforcement of its recently implemented smoke- and tobacco-free campus policy. The new endeavor will utilize a cellphone-friendly tracking app to scan QR codes placed on existing sign...
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2017
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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May
08,
2017
It’s all about developing student scholars. So says Dr. Jennifer Fabbi, Dean of the University Library, in discussing the 2nd annual Library Award for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity – a Cal State San Marcos honor recogni...
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April
24,
2017
Ana Hernandez knows the value of being bilingual in the teaching profession. At the end of March, she took 16 Cal State San Marcos School of Education students to the California Association for Bilingual Education conference in Anaheim. She has...
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April
13,
2017
Get ready for a tobacco-free environment. Cal State San Marcos, which already limits tobacco use to designated smoking areas, will become a completely smoke- and tobacco-free campus beginning in fall 2017. Electronic cigarettes will also be banned...
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January
24,
2017
Jesus Perez was on his way to an early-morning summer school math class last June when he received an email from the U.S. Department of Energy. Jesus, an applied physics major at Cal State San Marcos, knew the email’s content would detail whether ...
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2016
December
20,
2016
Sinem Siyahhan is used to receiving incredulous looks when she refers to the first-person shooter video game “Halo” as family friendly. But Siyahhan, an assistant professor of educational technology and learning sciences in Cal State San Marcos’ S...
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December
13,
2016
Want to quickly measure the level of air pollution inside a building? There’s an app for that. Or there will be soon, thanks to a grant-funded research project led by Dr. Ali Ahmadinia, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cal Stat...
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October
31,
2016
Eliza Bigham knows from experience the importance of culturally appropriate toys for children in different countries. While on a trip to Vietnam with one of her Cal State San Marcos Human Development classes a few years ago, Bigham saw tour vans p...
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October
27,
2016
Faculty members in Cal State San Marcos’ human development program are in agreement when it comes to their students: The students all want to make a difference in people’s lives. “These kids want to change the world, and they can have a major that...
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September
15,
2016
Edward Price recalls sitting in most of his classes while somebody lectured to him when he was a student. “We have a lot of evidence now that that’s not a very effective way for people to learn science, and physics in particular,” said Price, a pr...
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August
05,
2016
CSUSM study team receives national award for findings in 10-year study. ...
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June
13,
2016
Surfing might just be the closest thing a person can get to walking on water. Those who practice the sport—and rough estimates place the number at about 20 million worldwide—cite the adrenaline rush, the escape from the daily grind and the earthy sub...
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June
08,
2016
Yvonne Nalani Meulemans can thank the fruit flies of Hawai’i for leading her to Cal State San Marcos, where she leads a team of librarians preparing students to become skilled researchers. While working during her undergraduate days at the Univers...
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May
26,
2016
The CSUSM University Library is central to working with students to help them become not only critical consumers of information but also creators of information. Now, a new award aims to highlight extraordinary research projects by undergraduate stud...
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April
27,
2016
California State University Chancellor White met with Cal State San Marcos faculty, staff and students on Monday, April 25, as part of his yearlong “Innovations in the Classroom” 23-campus tour. It was White’s fourth visit to CSUSM during his more th...
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April
25,
2016
There has been a concerted national effort to broaden the participation of women and members of traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for decades. While strides have been ma...
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March
07,
2016
College students from the local area will soon have the opportunity to apply for research assistant positions in a wide variety of projects across the discipline of psychology in both animal and human models. This program was made possible by a $20,0...
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February
01,
2016
Cal State San Marcos Arts and Technology Professor Kristine Diekman has been honored with the Wang Family Excellence Award in the Visual and Performing Arts and Letters for her Video in the Community project that engages students in researching socia...
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2015
November
20,
2015
From improvements in the efficiency of wait times at call centers, to the performance of personal computers, to the flow of traffic on local highway, Dr. Amber Puha’s research could make a difference in the lives of everyday people. Puha, a profes...
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November
06,
2015
What started out as a California State University San Marcos-led initiative that brought educational seminars into local libraries has blossomed into a three-year, $852,201, federally-funded study to boost civic engagement in Latino communities. T...
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November
02,
2015
The contrast of blackened soil and burnt shrubs adjacent to young, brightly green plants was striking as biology students hiked the south hillsides of campus where 18-months ago the Cocos Fires raged dangerously close to CSUSM, resulting in the evacu...
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October
21,
2015
The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) announces the launch of Cultivando Liderazgo (Nurturing Leadership), a study that examines civic engagement, national service and volunteering behavior among...
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July
01,
2015
Each year more than 26 million people in the U.S. attempt to quit smoking, and yet only eight percent succeed. Psychology researchers at CSUSM are exploring the link between one of pain tolerance and a smoker's ability to successfully quit. Their...
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May
21,
2015
“You do a lot.” The simple remark from one of the panelists at her University of Oxford Ph.D. interview spoke volumes about Colleen Lopez’s tenacious spirit and the preparation and mentorship she received at CSUSM. The statement still echoes in...
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2014
December
15,
2014
Surfing as a sport has seen a rapid growth in popularity since the 1960s. On any given day along San Diego County’s 70 miles of coastline, thousands of surfers may be spotted in the ocean, riding waves or patiently waiting for their next ride. While ...
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December
09,
2014
In the December 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Assistant Professor Gerardo Dominguez, along with a team of world-renowned researchers from the University of California, San Diego; the U...
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October
17,
2014
Talk to most people about the most pressing problem facing the Middle East today and you’ll probably hear about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, ISIS in Syria and Iraq, or the nuclear ambitions of the Iranian government. CSUSM Associate Professor...
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August
27,
2014
Analyzing the genes and proteins involved in tissue repair, CSUSM's Dr. Julie Jameson and her team are exploring new biomedical research to improve wound healing treatments for type 2 diabetics and patients with compromised immune systems. Current...
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