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Read the Fall Edition of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Newsletter, Periodic News!
We are excited to share with you the latest edition of the Department newsletter!  Find out all the latest happenings in the department.  




January 22:  First day of classes

January 22-February 6:  All classes will be meeting for online instruction the first two weeks of spring 2022

February 7:  Classes scheduled on campus will begin meeting in person

February 21: President's Day - CAMPUS CLOSED

March 28-April 3: Spring Recess - NO CLASSES; CAMPUS OPEN EXCEPT on Thursday, March 31, Cesar Chavez Day

March 31: Cesar Chavez Day - CAMPUS CLOSED

April 4:  Classes resume

May 13:  Last Day of Classes

May 14-20:  Semester Examinations

May 23-26:  Commencement Exercises

May 27:  Semester Ends; Grades Due

Alumni Spotlight

Damaris Chavez
Damaris Chavez

My name is Damaris Chavez. I graduated from CSUF with a BS Chemistry degree in 2019. Since graduating, I started working as an Air Quality Inspector at South Coast Air Quality Management District. My position consists of visiting various types of facilities and making sure they are in compliance with air quality regulations. Having spent 3 years conducting research in the Hudson labOpens in new window and learning an extensive amount of atmospheric chemistry, I knew I wanted to work for a company that aspires to help make a difference in the environment and South Coast AQMD does that. Our mission is to clean the air for the health and safety of the public even if it means regulating emissions one facility at a time. I hope to one day work in the laboratory within South Coast AQMD, but am grateful to kick start my career as an inspector.  I would not be where I am today without the guidance of the professors at CSUF.

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Aida DadashzadehAida Dadashzadeh

My name is Aida Dadashzadeh!  I graduated with a Biochemstry B.S. in December of 2018. Currently, I am in my third year of dental school at USC. During my time at CSUF, I was an active member of the Pre-dental society, I was in the honors program, and conducted research in Dr. Allyson Fry-Petit’s labOpens in new window . I miss studying late at night in the TSU, visiting Dr. FP in her office and talking about life, and the support all my professors gave me. Ask questions, come prepared, and treat every failure as a learning opportunity.