Science is a very dynamic field, with new discoveries constantly changing what we know. That’s why it’s important to have students learn not just in the classroom, but to apply what they’re learning in the lab or field, hopefully making discoveries of their own.
Because science relies on the gathering and analysis of data, there are extra costs associated with a science degree that don’t apply to other majors. And State funds do not cover some of the high-end equipment needed to maintain the high standards we’ve built into our curriculum. Field studies, cutting edge technology, opportunities to present research at conferences – all of these are vital parts of the student experience.
Student research, scholarships, conferences – these are some of the areas that are not covered by tuition and the State budget. We ask that you consider making a gift to the School of Natural Sciences to help us provide a superior education. You can direct your gift to a particular area, or you can allow us to add it to the SEP general fund, allowing us to use it where and when it is most needed.
Wherever you choose to direct your gift, it will enhance the education of today’s CSUMB science students, increasing the quality of their experience and the value of every CSUMB degree! Thank you for your contribution!