Fall 2018 Newsletter

                                                                           Student Spotlights

Science and Math Tuffy

Biological Science

Read about Biological Science Department Highlights here...

Department Highlights

Mathematics

Read about Mathematics Department Highlights here...

Department Highlights

Student Success

Read more about our Student Success Team here...

Student Success

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Read about Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Highlights here...

Department Highlights

Physics

Read  about Physics Department Highlights here...

Department Highlights

LSAMP

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Alexandro Luna, a GRAM (graduate readiness and access in mathematics, scholar, and LSAMP (Luis Stokes Alliance in Minority Participation) participant presented his research results from a summer international research program in Uzbekistan (International Research Experience for Students in Uzbekistan) at the Fall Western Sectional Meeting of American Mathematical Society on October 27, 2018 in CSU San Francisco. One of organizers, Professor Michael Bishop (CSU Fresno), stands next to Alex. The GRAM program provided for the travel expenses.

Geological Sciences

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Department Highlights

Project RAISE

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Project RAISE

cSUF SACNAS

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The new CSUF SACNAS Club is working hard to promote Diversity in STEM on the CSUF campus through activities and events such as our newsletter, tables at campus events, and our Instagram account. More than 100 students attended the club’s SACNAS Conference Practice symposium on October 5th in the Titan Student Union, where they provided feedback to SACNAS club members who were presenting posters at the 2018 National Diversity in STEM conference in San Antonio.

The club welcomes new members from all STEM fields! Join us for our next general meeting on November 5 at 6:30 pm! For more information, Follow @sacnascsuf on Instagram and Sign-up for our newsletter through our webpage: bit.ly/sacnascsuf.

Welcome NSM's New Staff

Chanda Ishisaka

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Name:
Chanda Ishisaka (pronounced “Shawn-duh”)

 

Educational Background:
M.Ed. Student Development Administration at Seattle University
B.A., Criminology, Law, and Society at University of California Irvine
 
Current Position:
Career Specialist for CNSM

 

 
Department:
Career Center
 
Previous Work Experience:
Academic Advising in the CSU system, community college, and private university. Also experienced in commuter, transfer student services, and financial literacy. Worked on one of the first awarded Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) grants in the country for Asian American Pacific Islander campuses called the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander - Serving Institutions Program (AANAPISI).
 
One thing you’d like others to know:
On the weekends I’m at the beach practicing with my dragonboat team. Dragonboat is a sprinting paddling sport made up of a team of 20 people on a boat. If you’re interested in trying dragonboat, let me know.
 
Favorite Film:
Grease
 
Favorite Quote:
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."        -Audre Lorde
 
 

Giasmine Pesantes

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Name:
Giasmine Pesantes

 

Educational Background:
B.A. in Sociology – University of California, Riverside

 

Current Position:
Department Coordinator, ASC-II

 

Department:
Physics  
                   
Previous Work Experience:
ASA II in ISDS Department – Mihaylo College of Business & Economics

 

One think you’d like others to know:  
I love to travel, camp, and do yoga.

 

Favorite Film:
The Pursuit of Happyness

 

Favorite Quote:
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
-Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 

CRISTINA LEE

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Name:
Cristina Lee

 

Educational Background:
B.F.A., Art Illustration at California State University, Fullerton
 
Current Position:
Department Coordinator, ASC-II
 
Department:
Chemistry and Biochemistry
 
Previous Work Experience:
International Admissions and Outreach CSUF.
 
One thing you’d like others to know:
I love cats! All the cats!
 
Favorite Book:
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
 
Favorite Quote:
Too blessed to be stressed.” -Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mORGAN SMith

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Name:
Morgan Smith

 

Educational Background:
B.A. in Communications, Emphasis in Entertainment and Tourism, California State University, Fullerton

 

Current Position:
Administrative Support Assistant

 

Department:
Mathematics

 

Previous Work Experience:
Orange Coast College Administrative Assistant, and Event and Wedding Planner in Orange County and Beverly Hills

 

One thing you’d like others to know:
I graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2016 and I am thrilled to join the Department of Mathematics. Go Titans!

 

Favorite Film:
Beaches 

 

Favorite Quote:
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”          -H. Jackson Brown Jr.
 

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