Alumnus Pat Person created the character “Mista Pat” as a way to reach underrepresented school children to learn about science and other ESTEAM subjects in an entertaining yet instructive way.
Guillermo Escalante (kinesiology) was a guest on a program focusing on professional bodybuilding, and Yunfei Hou, Amir Ghasemkhani (computer science and engineering), Hani Aldirawi (mathematics), Miranda McIntyre (psychology) and Montgomery Van Wart (public administration) collaborated on research about STEM students’ perceptions of online classes.
Jason F. Reimer (psychology) co-wrote a paper on a tool measuring how people concentrate, Jess Block Nerren (communication studies), Becky Sumbera and Shannon Sparks (education), J. Chad Sweeney (English) will participate in the public reading of a new book on Feb. 2, and Stuart Sumida (biology) reached a milestone as a film consultant.
The book, which includes several CSUSB contributors, explores the scholarly research related to autism inclusion, disability inclusion, disability studies, communication, critical scholarship, education, education reform and educational leadership.
U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke at the sixth and final White House Initiative Latino Regional Economic Summit at CSUSB, attended by more than 300 local officials, educators, business leaders and community members.
Enrique Murillo Jr. (education) was quoted in an article about Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) defined what constitutes extremism.
The summit, which will be attended by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, is the sixth in a series of in-person events across the country designed to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing equity and economic empowerment and to connect local Latino community members directly with federal leaders and resources.
Meredith Conroy (political science), José Muñoz (sociology), Enrique Murillo Jr. (education) and Aleksandra Ksiezak (2022-23 W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence) were mentioned in recent news articles.
The grant will promote artificial intelligence education for non-computer science majors and teach them how to apply AI concepts and methods to identify and analyze social problems and how to fix them.