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College of Natural Sciences’ students, Jacob Baker and Karina Ramirez, display Coyote Pride while on a research expedition to the Antarctica.
February 29, 2024

CSUSB’s College of Natural Sciences’ Department of Geological Sciences recently enabled a research expedition for a faculty member and two students to travel to Antarctica to study the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Students, faculty, administrators and staff attended a reception on Feb. 26 at the Santos Manuel Student Union North to recognize the Experiential Computing and Engaged Learning Scholarships Program’s first scholarship recipients.
February 28, 2024

The Experiential Computing and Engaged Learning Scholarships (ExCELS) Program recognized its first scholarship recipients at a reception on Feb. 26. ExCELS aims to create inclusive and sustainable computational sciences workforce pathways to careers in the Inland Empire.

Physicist, educator and former astronaut, Kathryn C. Thornton
March 5, 2024

Physicist, educator and former astronaut, Kathryn C. Thornton, will be the guest speaker at the Gerald M. Scherba Lecture on March 14 at 2 p.m. This in-person and virtual event is free and open to the public.

A computer science and engineering class at CSUSB. The university’s School of Computer Science and Engineering has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the Experiential Computing and Engaged Learning Scholarships (ExCELS) Program.
February 19, 2024

The $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will provide $10,000 per year to support 30 students in affording their academic dreams in the field. The funding is set to last for 5 years and will ultimately impact the lives of 150 students.

Nicole Bournias-Vardiabasis
February 20, 2024

Nicole Bournias-Vardiabasis, professor of biology, is the recipient of the 2024 Andreoli Faculty Service Award for her contributions to biotechnology education and research in the California State University system.

The CSUSB Nursing Street Medicine team assisting community members in the Coachella Valley.
February 13, 2024

The program provides free healthcare services to homeless, unsheltered and vulnerable people in the Coachella Valley, as well as engages CSUSB Palm Desert Campus nursing students at all degree levels in clinical healthcare activities.

The College of Natural Sciences
February 12, 2024

CSUSB is part of a collaborative effort to advance data science education and create new pathways. A $1.275 grant from the California Learning Lab funds the partnership between CSUSB and seven higher education institutions.

Photo of a mortarboard and rolled up paper and books illustrating education.
February 8, 2024

The Symposium on Teaching and Learning (SoTL): RECONNECT will take place in-person on Feb. 23-24 on the CSUSB campus, with virtual sessions scheduled for March 1. The in-person gathering will be the first since 2019.

Through the CiRIS program, CSUSB has provided an opportunity for faculty to spearhead projects and research that have the potential to profoundly impact both the scientific community and the Inland Empire region.
February 6, 2024

Several faculty members and a graduate student from the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Natural Sciences are among the initial awardees of funding from CSUSB’s new Catalytic Investment on Research and Innovation Seed (CiRIS) program. Their research has the potential to profoundly impact both the scientific community and the Inland Empire region.