CSUSM NewsCenter (CSM)

2019
June
12,
2019
Erick Ochoa was one of almost 20 Cal State San Marcos science and math students who accepted a challenge from a Vista-based business incubator in the spring of 2018.  The challenge was this: Come to our laboratory over the summer and try to devise...
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May
31,
2019
Becoming a provost was never part of Graham Oberem’s plan. He never expected to be an administrator of any type at Cal State San Marcos. But when Oberem steps down as CSUSM’s provost at the end of June, it will mark the end of a 6½-year tenure, mo...
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May
24,
2019
No wind, sun or beating rain could stop them. The class of 2019 showed up in large numbers with family, friends and supporters at this year's commencement ceremonies. This year's graduating class is the largest in California State University San Marc...
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May
22,
2019
Youwen Ouyang and Marisol Clark-Ibáñez first connected in a meaningful way almost a decade ago at a summer “boot camp” for Cal State San Marcos faculty.   Clark-Ibáñez was a coach for the program designed to introduce e-learning to faculty members...
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May
14,
2019
Malika Berens doesn’t know exactly how long she cared for her younger sisters after the three siblings were abandoned by their birth mother while growing up in Kazakhstan. She thinks it was three months. Her middle sister, Madina, estimates that i...
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May
02,
2019
Ashley Jacobs and Marissa Beltran each bring a unique perspective to the CodeQueens Club, a 12-week after-school program coordinated by Cal State San Marcos that introduces high school students to computer coding. Today, Ashley and Marissa work as...
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May
01,
2019
Nearly 3,800 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On April 29, six standouts from the Class of 2019 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or s...
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May
01,
2019
Kyle Lunneberg’s life changed forever on April 17, 2017. On that fateful day, his lifelong friend Alex Lazo committed suicide. Lunneberg’s personal and academic life as a student at Cal State San Marcos took an understandable dark turn. But wit...
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April
24,
2019
Rosa Romero’s message is simple: “Whatever opportunities are given to you, take them.” Indeed, Rosa, one of nearly 3,800 Cal State San Marcos students graduating in May, has made the most of every opportunity that has come her way – from services ...
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April
23,
2019
The University Police Department was honored earlier this semester by the Special Olympics at its annual Kickoff Brunch with an award as the “Most Valuable Rookie Agency.” CSUSM Police Chief Scott Ybarrondo was the keynote speaker at the event. UP...
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March
22,
2019
Cal State San Marcos student Omar Apolinar, who this fall will enroll in a Ph.D. program en route to a career in organic chemistry, has been published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Angewandte Chemie for a study that has the potential to imp...
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February
26,
2019
Nadia Delgadillo Miranda made a promise to herself when she enrolled at Cal State San Marcos: She would seek out every possible opportunity to prepare herself for a career in science. As part of that vow, Nadia attended meetings for the Office for...
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February
21,
2019
Dr. Xiaocong (Simon) Fan came to Cal State San Marcos in December after nearly two decades at Pennsylvania State University to help build a new software engineering program. His impact is already being felt. Fan is a driving force in developing cu...
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February
19,
2019
It’s a Monday afternoon in October at Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences, which means it’s time for a little STEM.  Sixteen students from sixth through eighth grades line up outside a classroom door 15 minutes before the lesson is to begin at t...
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January
24,
2019
Lauren Tafla’s introduction to Gerardo Dominguez’s physics lab at Cal State San Marcos began with a simple knock on the door. Lauren had only recently started taking physics courses and was touring some of the labs when her professor, Stephen Tsui...
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January
21,
2019
It certainly wasn’t an ideal schedule for a student taking a full class load during his first semester at a university.  Every Wednesday, for about five months starting last January, Jeffrey Foertsch would arise at 4 a.m. and take a bus from his O...
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2018
December
04,
2018
As the end of the year approaches, many are already looking ahead to 2019. But before putting the finishing touches on your list of New Year’s resolutions, let’s take a look back at some of the most-talked-about stories of 2018. The University ...
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November
24,
2018
Dr. Yongjie Zheng is a computer science and software engineering expert. Now he’s on the ground floor of Cal State San Marcos’ new software engineering program, a program that will offer its first courses next fall and will graduate its first class o...
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November
14,
2018
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the University community will come together for CSUSM Giving Day to support the causes closest to their heart and double their philanthropic impact with a dollar-for-dollar match. CSUSM Giving Day is held in conjunction with t...
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November
09,
2018
It wasn’t long ago that Anthony Rincon spent his days filling in the gaps between kicking the ball around the soccer pitch. As a high school student at El Camino in Oceanside, Rincon’s time and thoughts focused on soccer. School was something to d...
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November
01,
2018
Four Cal State San Marcos student veterans have received 2018-2019 San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Military Veteran Student of the Year Academic Scholarships. The recipients are: David Falconer, who served in the Marines as a comp...
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October
25,
2018
Salvador was docked in Newport, Ore., midway through a two-week summer internship at sea doing geological research through the STEMSEAS program when he checked his email and noticed a message on a topic very near to his heart.  Marisol Clark-Ibane...
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October
01,
2018
Karina Gonzalez Herrera is returning to Cal State San Marcos this month. She will catch up with old friends from the College Assistance Migrant Program who helped her make a smooth transition to college. She will reunite with professors who guided he...
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September
21,
2018
Diego Sustaita was familiar with the behavior of shrikes. Watching from a distance, he could see the bird dive after its prey and then return with the prey in its mouth, soon to be impaled. It was what happens in between that time, from the poi...
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September
12,
2018
If Lorena Aguirre goes on to become a famous astrophysicist, perhaps she can look back in gratitude to her father and his fascination with “Star Trek.”   Growing up in Escondido, Lorena and her dad, Manuel, would watch old episodes of “Star Trek: ...
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September
07,
2018
Jesus Perez wasn’t always heavily involved in the physics community at Cal State San Marcos. But joining the Society of Physics Students changed that. After joining SPS, Jesus started attending conferences and participating in physics events on ca...
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September
05,
2018
Marissa Beltran was concerned that she might not have the necessary coding experience to thrive in Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) Extension program. It didn’t take long for her to realize she had nothing to worry about. “As l...
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August
31,
2018
Robert Iafe, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, had his proposal for the Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions selected by the board of directors of the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation. CSUSM is one of just ...
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August
28,
2018
Kambiz Hamadani, a Cal State San Marcos assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is among 26 faculty members being recognized by the California State University system with Faculty Innovation and Leadership Awards for their commitment to st...
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August
23,
2018
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicks off Monday with more than a dozen new faculty, several new programs and 17,000 students. President Karen Haynes, the senior president in the California State University system, opened the 2018-19 aca...
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