News & Events

College of Science students awarded Ernest F. Holling Undergraduate Scholarship

April 30, 2018—This year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded CSUMB School of Natural Science students-- Lauren Castonan and Marisa Thompson—Ernest F. Holling Undergraduate Scholarships. Castonan and Thompson were two of 150 undergraduates to be awarded the prestigious scholarship. Students will travel to Maryland where they will meet with peers and NOAA scientists to study our changing environment.

Connecting Earth observation to high-throughput biodiversity data

Dr. John Olson recently co-authored a peer reviewed article in Nature, Ecology and Evolution on using satellite Earth observations to interpolate point observations of biodiversity across landscapes. The paper, published on June 22nd, 2017, points out that high-throughput techniques like environmental DNA, acoustic sensors, or automated trail cameras can detect an incredible number of species at one time.

Into A Canyon Deep: A Novel By James Lindholm

Peer-reviewed articles and textbooks appear to be only the surface of James Lindholm’s writing practices. As the James W. Rote Distinguished Professor of Marine Science and Policy, and Director of the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology here at CSUMB, he has inspired many students, and helped them reach their goals in the Marine Science field. Now, he’s written an adventure novel!

CSUMB Receives Grant to Enhance Bio Curriculum; Will Incorporate Big Data

California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has received a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that will help modernize how biology is taught at CSUMB. The $300,000 grant will help fund equipment and course development needed to allow for a fully functioning facility for genome-level work and prepare students for careers in contemporary bioscience professions.

CSUMB Offers Summer Technology Camps for Middle and High School Youth

SEASIDE, Calif., June 1, 2017 – CSUMB’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development will host two uniquely tailored technology camps this summer for middle and high school youth from July 10 through July 21, 2017. Both camps provide an opportunity for students to experience a university environment while learning a wide range of technology-based skills and abilities from university professors.

CSUMB Faculty Member and Students Discover How Ocean Acidification Affects California Rockfish

SEASIDE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 – A new study examining how ocean acidification may negatively affect some juvenile rockfish, a key marine prey base to the California ecosystem, was published by researchers from Moss Landing Marine Labs of San Jose State University, California State University Monterey Bay and University of California Santa Cruz.

CSUMB Receives two-year $1.28M Grant to Improve College-Level Math Readiness

SEASIDE, Ca., Nov. 18, 2016 -- California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is one of four CSU campuses to be awarded a two-year, $1.28 million grant from the California Mathematics Readiness Challenge Initiative (CMRCI).

CSUMB students, local researchers to benefit from NOAA Grant

SEASIDE, Ca., Sept. 23, 2016 -- CSUMB is one of six universities across the nation who will benefit from a new five-year, $15.5-million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems.

Kerry Nickols participated in the Antarctic Biology Training Program

Dr. Kerry Nickols, from the School of Natural Sciences, was selected to participate in an NSF-funded program over the summer, the Antarctic Biology Training Program.

CSUMB remembers Robert Chapman

Robert Chapman, the spouse of Patricia Chapman, passed away at home recently. He was 91 years old. Patricia and Robert Chapman were the lead donors for the Chapman Science Academic Center, a 68,000-square-foot facility that is the home of the College of Science. The Chapmans, Salinas residents and community leaders donated $2.5 million toward construction costs for the state of the art facility.