CSUSM NewsCenter (science)

2018
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
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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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
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
02,
2018
San Marcos, CA – 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 ...
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June
25,
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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June
21,
2018
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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May
16,
2018
When Katherine Kantardjieff graduated from USC in 1979, she was one of only three women to receive a bachelor’s of science in chemistry, and there were no female faculty members in the department. In the decades since, women have become much more ...
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May
15,
2018
The epiphany came when Mariana Arevalo was imparting a bit of parental advice to her oldest son as he was readying to enter high school. Education, she said, was of paramount importance. College, she emphasized, was the key to a better future. “Af...
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May
03,
2018
It was more than just sending a balloon up into the air. This balloon was filled with 5 kilos of helium and carried a payload of sensors and an ionization chamber measuring cosmic radiation, acceleration, wind speed, air pressure, temperature, and mo...
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April
24,
2018
Mission Hills High School junior Mitra Zarinebaf is like a lot of her friends. When it comes to using the latest technological gadgets, she was a pro. When it comes to understanding the technology behind those gadgets, not so much. Until now. Than...
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April
23,
2018
High school girls from North County San Diego will present computer games they have designed as part of the CodeQueens Club, a 16-week afterschool program coordinated by Cal State San Marcos. Student mentors from CSUSM’s Computer Science Departmen...
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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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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
11,
2017
Francisco Fernandez knows the importance of higher education.   As he enters the final stretch of a seven-year journey toward his bachelor’s degree, Francisco is determined to help others from his hometown of Zapopan, Mexico, follow a similar path...
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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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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
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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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
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
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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2016
November
07,
2016
Denise Garcia can remember a time when she had to work to get faculty to participate in an open house for the North San Diego County Bridges to the Future Program. But, as a recent open house showed, those days are long in the past. Nearly two ...
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September
09,
2016
Despite his best efforts, Justin Perron still hasn’t quite fully immersed himself in the Southern California lifestyle after growing up in Canada and spending his college years in the Northeast. He’s got the surfboard. He just hasn’t had an opport...
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August
04,
2016
Julie Jameson sees firsthand the benefits students receive from participating in Cal State San Marcos’ STEM Summer Scholars Program. Jameson, an assistant professor of biology at CSUSM, and fellow biology professor Betsy Read direct the program, w...
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2015
March
25,
2015
The statistics are sobering. Every year one in three adults ages 65 and older experiences a fall. As a result many suffer fractures, injuries and, in some cases, even death. Falls are a leading cause of hospitalizations among the elderly. Hyun Gu ...
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