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Science Speaker Series Reaches New Frontiers

By Eric Breier

Frontiers in Science (FIS), a scientist speaker series, kicks off its fall series on Sept. 29 with a session featuring three Cal State San Marcos undergrads who did summer research with faculty in physics, biology and chemistry.

FIS seminars explore the interface between biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.

“The seminar series started in 2006 and was the only ongoing science seminar series on campus at the time,” said Edward Price, a CSUSM professor of physics. “It remains the premier science seminar at CSUSM.”

FIS attracts an audience of faculty and students from across the sciences and mathematics, brings leading researchers to campus to discuss their results and features industry scientists describing their applied work.

The one-hour seminars are free and open to the public. The seminars are held in Science Hall 2, Room 242 from noon-1 p.m. Visit for more information.

Sept. 29CSUSM Student All Stars: The ViaSat Summer Scholars Program.

Oct. 20: Student Understanding of Quantum Mechanics. Dr. Gina Passante, assistant professor, department of physics, CSU Fullerton.

Nov. 10Translational Medicine: Neuroscience Research at a Biotech Startup. Dr. Diana Price, senior director, neurosciences at Neuropore Therapies, Inc.

Dec. 1Protein Synthesis. Dr. Simpson Joseph, professor, department of chemistry & biochemistry, UCSD.