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Geology Major Ireland McCall Wins $10K Scholarship

We have a winner! Geology major and a minor in water Ireland McCall was awarded a $10,000 scholarship to support

Science Saturday

BEST to Host Science Saturday At Fresno State

Black Excellence in Science and Technology Club (BEST), in conjunction with the Center for Access to Science for All (CASA)

Fresno State chemistry and biochemistry professor Dr. Kalyani Maitra, is conducting research on algae.

Dr. Kalyani Maitra’s USDA Fellowship Enriches Student Opportunities

Chemistry and biochemistry assistant professor Dr. Kalyani Maitra, who recently participated in USDA’s E. Kika De La Garza (EKDLG) Science

Building Bridges to Professoriate Accepting Applications till March 31

Building Bridges to the Professoriate (BB2P) Program 2024-2025 Fresno State and UC Riverside announce the opening of applications for the

Mathematics Professor Howie Hua uses social media to promote his love for the subject.

Howie Hua: The Math Ambassador

With almost 85,000 followers on X and close to 80,000 on TikTok, mathematics instructor Howie Hua is one of the

AI Takes Center Stage in Feb-March Art Lecture Series

This article was first published in the College of Arts and Humanities Blog. Dive into the cutting-edge intersection of art and artificial

Psychology Professor Dr. Constance

Psychology Prof. Dr. Constance Jones Publishes an Essential Guide For New College Instructors

It’s a quick read, 12-chapter, 115-page book, a guide for adjunct and new instructors by psychology professor Dr. Constance Jones.  

The College of Science and Mathematics welcomes two new staff members: Morgan Britter, who joined the team at the dean's offices in December 2023, almost at the end of the semester, and Megan Valdez, who joined the Physics Department this month.

A Warm Welcome to Morgan and Megan, New CSM Staffers

The College of Science and Mathematics welcomes two new staff members: Morgan Britter, who joined the team at the dean’s

College of Science and Mathematics Associate Dean, Dr. Jason Bush

Dr. Jason Bush Settles In as CSM Associate Dean

Cancer researcher and former chair of the Biology Department, Dr. Jason Bush, has now served a full semester as Associate

Alums Give Fresno State Students, Faculty and Staff Googleplex Tour

Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch has never visited the Googleplex, Google’s 2 million square feet

Psychology professors Dr. Constance Jones and Andrea Wiemann consult their notes during the TA bootcamp

Psychology Profs Kick off Semester with TA Bootcamp

Psychology teaching associates gathered in the final winter break week to sharpen their skills before the Spring semester kickoff. “The

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We Have Streamlined Our Official Instagram and X-(Formerly Twitter) Accounts

Due to unavoidable circumstances, we have changed our Instagram and X-formerly Twitter presence. You can stay connected with us using

Mathematics professor Tamas Forgacs is part of Angels Flight West.

Math Professor Pilots ‘sleigh’ Delivering Gifts to a Special Family

This story was first published in Fresno State News. Santa Claus is flying to town in a red-nosed Piper Cherokee

Dean Dr. Christopher Meyer holiday message

Holiday Message From Dean Dr. Christopher Meyer

Dear CSM students, staff, and faculty, Receive my warmest holiday greetings. As we approach the end of another year, I

Dr. Martin Shapiro is a psychology professor at Fresno State who teaches courses in motivation and neuroscience. He is also the author of two psychology textbooks. Below, he offers some insights into making New Year’s resolutions that will stick.

Psychology prof offers 10 tips for making effective New Year’s resolutions

Note: This story was first published in the Fresno State News. Visit FSN for more updated news about Fresno State.

Sustainability Club members prepare a compost heap.

Club Champions Sustainable Practices through Composting Projects

Article by Robbie Cordova, Sustainability Club Vice Chair. Behind the Downing Planetarium Museum, the Fresno State Sustainability Club is turning

Alexis Holladay is moving to Division of Graduate Studies.

A Farewell Tribute for ARC’s Alexis Holladay

Aldair Pimentel, CASA Recruitment Coordinator, Contributed to this report In a surprise party at Science II Rotunda, the Academic Resource

Dr. Masaki Uchida lead a study that helps students understand Spin-State in inorganic chemistry.

Inorganic Chem Study Published In Prestigious Journal

An inorganic chemistry study under chemistry professor Dr. Masaki Uchida, 4 student, and 3 faculty co-authors was published in the

Dr. Jason Bush speaks with students during Donuts with The Dean event.

Professors offer Tips to Prepare and Study for Finals

It’s that time of the semester when students showcase what they learned, earn an A-grade, and ride into the winter

Marvin Cornejo is on path to becoming a doctor

From El Salvador to Fresno State: Chem Major’s Inspiring Story Featured in Fresno State Magazine

A serotonin molecule structure tattoo on his right wrist summarizes Marvin Cornejo’s attitude toward life — optimism and resilience. Serotonin

Dr. Mara Brady gives a mural tour to 4th graders

Earth and Environmental Sciences Dept Gives 4th Graders a Geological Tour

Fresno State’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences recently welcomed 48 fourth-grade students and six staff members from Golden Charter

Joel Slade, M.S., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Ecoimmunology Department of Biology

Biology Prof is Seeking Community Participants in Bird Research

Biology Professor Dr. Joel Slade has embarked on an innovative research project to understand human urbanization’s impact on local finch

Team Square Up Christy Nakad Nipun Amarasinghe Jose Lopez Catie Corchado won the Math Jeopardy contest

Department of Mathematics Day Attracts Campus-wide Audience

Whoever said math is boring has never attended Fresno State’s Department of Mathematics Day (DMD). The Nov 17 event was

Dancers at International Culture Night

International Culture Night Captivates Audience

Fresno State University’s Satellite Student Union came alive as a festive international spirit swept the campus during the International Culture

DMD Nov 17

FRIDAVAGANZA! Multiple Events Lined-Up for a Fun and Edifying Friday

Friday, Nov 17, 2023 is shaping up to be a busy day at Fresno State and with the College of

Varun Raj is the senator for the College of Science and Mathematics at Fresno State.

Senator Varun Raj Shares his Vision for CSM

Members of the Fresno State student government play a crucial role in representing student interests and creating a connection between

Dean’s Student Advisory Council Constituted

More than 20 College of Science and Mathematics students stepped forward to be part of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council

Dean’s Thank You Message to Donors and CSM

November 3, 2023 Thank you, CSM students, staff, faculty, and valued donors, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who

The College of Science and Mathematics Deans office

Dean Meyer’s Day of Giving Challenge and Updates

We’re off to a great start with our Day of Giving fundraising effort.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to Lilia

College of Science and Mathematics Dean Christopher Meyer joins the CASA team at the photo booth during the Open House event.

‘Haunted CASA’ Open House in Photos

His Royal Bulldogness, Victor E. Bulldog IV, dressed as Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, was among the distinguished guests who

Benjamin Awad and Keyara Piri display their presentation award certificates won and the SACNAS Conference.

CSM Students Awarded At SACNAS National Conference

Physics major Benjamin Awad and Keyara Piri, a biology major, won top awards for their presentations at the just-concluded 2023

Fresno State Students Jose Lopez, Isaac Ramos, Grace Burton and Angel Vargas spent Saturday morning tutoring and mentoring middle- through high school students in mathematics at New Vision Aviation at the Fresno Chandler Executive Airport.

Using Math to Serve the Community

Fresno State mathematics majors Jose Lopez, Isaac Ramos, Grace Burton, and Angel Vargas spent Saturday morning tutoring and mentoring middle-

Sarah Bozsum is a senior biology major

Academic Journey Essay: Exploring Careers Through Experience

By Sarah Bozsum Senior, biology major Photo: Sarah Bozsum poses in front of the newly unveiled bronze statue of Victor E.

Day of Giving promotion events

Day of Giving: Donate to the College of Science and Mathematics

Day of Giving: Empowering Student Success and Fueling the Valley’s Growth Fresno State’s Day of Giving, an annual online fundraising

Victor E. Bulldog III statue in front of the Resnick Student Union.

Victor E. Bulldog III Immortalized in Bronze

There’s a new bulldog at Fresno State. A bronze statue of Victor E. Bulldog III, the university’s retired live mascot,

Alicia Betancourt

How an Internship at Fresno’s Discovery Center Shaped My STEM Journey

By Alicia Betancourt Junior, biology major My pursuit of a STEM career and education wasn’t just about following a passion;

Victor E. Bulldog and Timeout meet

It’s Homecoming Week; Time To Show Our Bulldog Pride

Despite chilly weather, students showed up in large numbers at the Fresno State Memorial Gardens to kick off the weeklong

CASA Scholars Participate in an Empowering Pre-Health Conference at UC Davis

Over 120 Fresno State students, under the Center for Access to Science for All (CASA) banner, embarked on an inspiring

The Weekend in Brief and Photos

Several events took place over the weekend. Here’s a summary in brief and photos. Play the slider to see photos

EES Students share about the major

Feria de Educacion Attracts Hundreds to Fresno State

Fresno State’s held it’s 8th annual Feria de Educación on Saturday connecting Spanish-speaking parents, students, and community members with resources

CSM Dean's Student Advisory Council

Application Open for CSM Dean’s Student Advisory Council

Application to serve in the College of Science and Mathematics Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) is open. DSAC is an

Weekly Chemistry Seminar Series Presentations Stimulates Audience Minds

It was an Aaron and Aaron presentation.  Aaron Asparin and Aaron Chhun, senior biochemistry majors and Smittcamp Family Honors College

Abstract Submissions Open for the 45th Central Valley Symposium

The 45th Central Valley Symposium, offered through the division of research and graduate studies, is approaching, and it’s time to

John Gutierrez discusses Magnifying the truth

Biochemistry Major Talks Magnifying the Truth in Forensic Science

John Gutierrez, a senior biochemistry major at Fresno State, delivered a captivating presentation on Oct. 6 entitled “Magnifying the Truth:

Fresno State Physics Outreach team on CBS47 Show

Physics Outreach Program Featured on Fresno’s CBS 47 TV

The Fresno State Physics Outreach Program took center stage on Fresno’s local CBS47 show in a segment showcasing several captivating

Fresno State President Saul Jimenez Sandoval

Success in College: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Growth

As students get closer to graduation after four years at Fresno State, many can’t help but feel a sense of

Fresno State parking lots solar project

Good Parking News for Fresno State

In a welcome development for Fresno State students, staff, and faculty, campus officials have shared exciting news regarding parking improvements

Drs Ellen Woo, David Lent and Christopher Miller introduce the Brain health and Science Institute to CSM Advisory Board members.

News Briefs: Donuts with The Dean and Clubs Day, Advisory Board Members Visit College

At least 8 clubs affiliated with the college of science and mathematics set-up tables and engaged students in last weeks

Dr. Karine Gousset is the new chair of the biology department

Dr. Karine Gousset, New Biology Department Chair, Shares her Vision

Dr. Karine Gousset, the newly-appointed Chair of the Biology Department, has embraced the challenge and outlined her vision, encompassing three

Science I Renovation Set to Start, Labs, Classes and Programs Relocated

Parts of the Science I building are shuttering for renovation, to modernize the building. The move has affected several classes,

Physics Outreach Director Donald Williams demonstrates how to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen.

CSM News Briefs: Genetic Counseling Workshop; Physics Outreach at Herrera Elementary

Genetic Counselors Provide Students Insight to Join the Profession. Genetic counselors Aisha Furqan and Jason Carmichael held a workshop Wednesday,

Dr. Joseph Ross in his lab

$1 Million Gift Fuels Fresno State’s Genetics and Molecular Biology Research

Note to readers: This story was first published in Fresno State News. Read it here.  Students are gaining new opportunities

Students in cybersecurity class at Fresno State

Fall Soft Start Cybersecurity Class Kicks off. Spring Enrollment Already Open

Soft Start, a cybersecurity training program funded by a $2.4 million federal grant for Valley residents, kicked off at Fresno

Dr. Karine Gousset, biology department

CSM Elevates Six Associate Professors to the Rank of Professor

Recently promoted professors in the College of Science and Mathematics have demonstrated exceptional commitment to students, service to the university

Dr. Aric Mine promoted to associate professor

Three Faculty Promoted to Associate Professors

Three faculty members in the College of Science and Mathematics have gained tenure and promoted to the rank of associate

CSM Faculty honored at recognition ceremony.

College of Science and Mathematics Welcomes New Faculty Members, Grant’s Promotions

The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) is excited to welcome eight new faculty members. The Psychology Department, one of

Smittcamp Family Honors College

Almost Half of Fall 2023 Smittcamp Freshmen Join CSM as The Honors College Celebrates Silver Jubilee

Fall 2023 marks the silver jubilee for the Smittcamp Family Honors College (SFHC), one of Fresno State’s most prestigious scholarship

College of Science and Mathematic Dean Dr. Christopher Meyer

Welcome to Fall 2023: Message from Dean Meyer

Dear first-year, transfer, and returning Students, Warm greetings and welcome to Fresno State for the 2023 Fall Semester. To our

Family Partnership Conference Cover

Family Partnership Conference Attracts Over 300 Participants Aug 19

On August 19, 2023, Fresno State’s College of Science and Mathematics, hosted a successful Family Partnership Conference, attended by more

Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval

Fresno State Announces a New Five-year Strategic Plan

Written by Eddie Hughes | Fresno State News  Fresno State’s new strategic plan outlines the comprehensive goals and strategies that

President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval has appointed Brady Crook to be the next vice president of University Advancement,

Brady Crook Named Fresno State’s New Vice President for University Advancement

From Fresno State News After an extensive national search, University President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval has appointed Brady Crook to be the

Science II building

Black Excellence Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy held on campus

From Fresno State News Black and Indigenous sixth through ninth grade students from Madera Unified School District learned about science,

Fresno State Accepting Applications for Spring 2024

Fresno State News Report Fresno State’s spring undergraduate admissions period will be open from Aug. 1 through 31. This allows

Fresno State CSM Takes a Field Trip to Nutrilite Plant

Students and Alums from Fresno State and USC participated on a field trip at the nutrition supplement giant, Nutrilite plant

Heavy equipment working the grounds at Fresno State

Ongoing Construction Activities on Campus a Sign of Great Things to Come

Watch out. There’s magic unfolding all over the Fresno State campus.  Despite the sweltering heat, construction workers are busy in

College of Science and Mathematics (CSM)

Fresno State College of Science and Mathematics Is Leading the Way in STEM Education

The College of Science and Mathematics has seven departments: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics,

CSM Dean Dr. Christorpher Meyer, Biochemistry Major Aaron Asparin and Ramsey Jay Jr at Nitrilite plant. | Photo by Maurice Ndole

Fresno State CSM Students Embark on an Enlightening Trip to Nutrilite Plant

At sunrise on July 27, Fresno State College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) students will embark on an unforgettable biotechnology

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