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College of Science Student Townhall with Dean Lawson

Students are invited to a Town Hall with Dean Lawson for questions and answers about all things related to the College, including plans for the Fall 2021 semester. RSVP for this event today!

Associate Professor of Biology & Chemistry Awarded $400,000 Grant from Genentech Foundation

Dr. Aparna Sreenivasan, Associate Professor of Biology & Chemistry of CSUMB’s College of Science, together with partners at University of California, Santa Cruz’s Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells (IBSC) were awarded a $400,000 grant from Genentech Foundation. The grant is seeking to close the gaps among underrepresented minority and first-generation STEM students that are on pathways toward postgraduate studies and careers. This shared accomplishment between Dr. Sreenivasan and UCSC IBSC partners highlight a more than 25-year relationship that will continue to benefit students seeking postdoctoral fellowships and careers in STEM.

AES Lecturer Recognized by Bureau of Land Management

Dr. Robert Burton, AES lecturer, was recently recognized at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Public Land's Day for his work in Fort Ord National Monument (FONM). Rob teaches Projects in Natural Resource Management and during the past four spring semesters, he and students have worked closely with BLM biologists on management of the expansive grasslands.

ENSTU Alumna Contributes to Book Chapter

Kianni Ledezma, an alumna of the Environmental Studies program, recently was selected to contribute to a chapter for the book titled "Latin American Transnational Youth: Experiences of Nature and Place, Culture and Care Across the Americas" by Victoria Derr and Yolanda Corona. This chapter covers the experiences of five Latinx women, including Kianni, detailing the things that have shaped their identities as well as their connection to nature.

COS Assistant Professor of Biology and Chemistry Digs Deeper Into Autonomous Weeders

Dr. Elizabeth Mosqueda, a Bob and Sue Johnson Assistant Professor of Crop Management at CSUMB, was featured in Ag Net West highlighting her research evaluating the effectiveness of autonomous weeders in Salinas Valley.