CSUSM NewsCenter (science)

2019
October
03,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Cal State San Marcos as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for its master’s program in cybersecurity, thus placing CSUSM among an el...
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September
25,
2019
| 10:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
The California State University Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the renaming of Cal State San Marcos’ Foundation Classroom Building as the Viasat Engineering Pavilion. The name change recognizes the $1.5 million gift from Viasat and several ...
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September
19,
2019
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The first time Jeff Jaureguy attended college, he was aimless and half-hearted. The second time he attended college, he did so mostly to take advantage of a chance to go on an exotic vacation (more on that later).  For Jeff, the third time truly w...
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September
16,
2019
| 07:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dr. Reza Kamali-Sarvestani is laying the foundation for a groundbreaking electrical engineering degree at Cal State San Marcos. The program’s founding faculty member came to CSUSM in August from Utah Valley University, where he served as an associ...
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August
05,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Living more than 3,000 miles from her family in Colombia isn’t easy for Cal State San Marcos student Silvia Sherman. Though Silvia is grateful for a strong support system of friends in North County, it’s still challenging being a single mom attend...
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June
20,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Rehabilitating fire-scarred hillsides by hydroseeding the terrain may cause more harm than good to the microbial composition of the soil, according to research by Cal State San Marcos students taking part in a groundbreaking new course funded through...
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June
12,
2019
| 06:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 05:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
22,
2019
| 08:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 01:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 05:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 07:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
17,
2019
| 10:26 AM America/Los_Angeles
When you walk around campus this spring, you can see a noticeable pop of color thanks in no small part to the Southern California super bloom. An unusually rainy winter and spring season has led to the local phenomenon that has resulted in nearly ...
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March
22,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
November
24,
2018
| 07:20 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
09,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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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October
01,
2018
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 07:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
05,
2018
| 11:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
02,
2018
| 04:53 PM America/Los_Angeles
Students in Cal State San Marcos’ Summer Scholars Program will present their work during the Summer Scholars Poster Showcase from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the campus’ University Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the p...
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June
25,
2018
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
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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June
21,
2018
| 06:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos is among 57 colleges and universities selected for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Initiative, which provides $1 million in grant support over five years for each institution. HHMI announced Wed...
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