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Research Symposia and Seminars

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Symposia

CNSM Student Research Symposium

Each fall semester, typically the 2nd Friday of the school year in September, the College along with the Jensen Student Access to Science and Mathematics Center provide an opportunity for its students to showcase their collaborative research with CSULB faculty. All CNSM students are encouraged to participate in the Symposium. The entire CSULB campus community and friends of CSULB are invited to celebrate these students' research accomplishments.

CNSM Faculty Research Symposium

The 4th Annual CNSM Faculty Research Symposium will be held on Friday March 2, 2012 in the University Student Ballroom from 12:30-5:30pm. All CNSM Faculty are invited to attend. This annual symposium is a forum research dissemination and exchange that fosters collegial interaction and encourage collaboration between the disciplines within the College.

Previous Symposia

The following are programs from past CNSM Faculty Research Symposia. All programs are pdfs.

CNSM Fellows Colloquium

The CNSM Fellows are individuals and companies working together in support of excellence in math and science at CSULB. As Fellows, they ensure that outstanding teaching and research programs are available to educate the next generation of scientists and mathematicians, as well as a science literate citizenry.

University-wide Symposia

CSULB Annual Student Research Competition

On Friday, February 22, 2013, California State University, Long Beach will hold its 25th Annual Student Research Competition. The purpose is to showcase excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSULB undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by CSULB. This is a student academic conference featuring oral presentations to an audience of fellow students and a jury of distinguished faculty. Students with the best presentations in each category will win cash prizes ($100 for first place winners, generously funded by the President's office), certificates, and an impressive entry for their resumes.

CSU System-wide Symposia

CSU Research Conference

The 27th Annual Student Research Competition will be held at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, May 10-11, 2013. This system-wide competition will showcase excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Student participants will make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California. Cash awards will be provided to the outstanding presenter and the runner-up in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions of each category.

CSUPERB Research Symposium

Typically held annually during the first weekend in January, the CSU Biotechnology symposium program allows students to present their research and network with biotech professionals working in academia, government and industry.

COAST and WRPI

Council Ocean Affairs Science and Technology (COAST) and Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) faculty-student research poster reception is typically held in January at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach following the Board of Trustees meeting. Each of the 23 CSU campuses present to discuss exciting new results from their research. Topics include climate change, invasive species, sustainable seafood, wildlife, water quality, restoration and conservation efforts and basic biological, ecological and physiological investigation.

CSU Desert Studies Center Symposium

Held annually at California State University's Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx in the Mojave National Preserve between Barstow and Baker, California. The symposium features current research in archaeology, history, paleontology, geology, ecology, biological sciences, and environmental issues in or related to the California deserts and surrounding provinces. Abstracts of the proceedings and a field trip guide will be published.

Regional and National Symposia

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

CUR holds a biennial National Conference in even years that brings together faculty, administrators, policy makers, funding agencies and other stakeholders with an interest in promoting undergraduate research. For the past couple of years CUR has held the 'Posters on the Hill' where up to 75 student poster are presented to the members of Congress, congressional staff members, federal government officials and others in attendance on Capitol Hill in the Rayburn House Office Building.

Southern California Academy of Sciences (SCAS)

A professional organization for scientists that publishes a Bulletin on Southern California Science and holds an annual meeting for paper presentations and symposia.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

ABRCMS is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Division of Minority Opportunities in Research Program (MORE) and managed by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and is the largest, professional conference for biomedical and behavioral students, including mathematics. During the four-day conference, over 1,400 students participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics.

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCUUR)

SCUUR holds a one-day conference each November in the greater Los Angeles area to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the best research, scholarship, and creative work of undergraduates in the region, and thus to encourage excellence in undergraduate achievement.

Department Seminar Series

Nobel Laureate Lecture Series

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Student Council has been the proud sponsor of the Annual Nobel Laureate Lecture Series since 1976.

2013 35th Nobel Laureate Lecture

John C. Mather was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with George F. Smoot "for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation." April 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the USU Ballroom.

Previous Lectures

Lecture year Laureate Name Lecture Title Year Nobel Category Discovery
1976 Donald A. Glaser, PhD "Automated Experiments in Evolution and Cell Biology: From Bacteria to Hamster 1960 Physics "For the invention of the bubble chamber."
1977 Francis H.C. Crick, PhD "Structure of Chromatin" 1962 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material."
1978 Arthur Kornberg, PhD "DNA Replication" 1959 Physiology or Medicine "For their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid."
1979 Richard P. Feynman, PhD "The Theory of Strong Interactions" 1965 Physics "For their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles."
1980 Rosalyn Yalow, PhD "Radioisotopes in the Service of Man" 1977 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain" and the other half to Rosalyn Yalow "for the development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones."
1981 Melvin Calvin, PhD "Bio-Conversion of Solar Energy" 1961 Chemistry "For his research on the carbon dioxide assimilation in plants."
1982 Roger Guillemin, PhD "Hormones in the Brain: Hormones of the Brain" 1977 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain."
1983 Gerald M. Edelman, PhD "Recent Excitement in Brain Science" 1972 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies."
1984 Paul Berg, PhD "The Recombinant DNA Revolution" 1980 Chemistry "For his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA."
1985 Francis H.C. Crick, PhD "The Function of R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep" 1962 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material."
1986 Ilya Prigogine, PhD "The Rediscovery of Time" 1977 Chemistry "For his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures."
1987 William Lipscomb, PhD "Some Aesthetic Aspects of Science" 1976 Chemistry "For his studies on the structure of boranes illuminating problems of chemical bonding."
1988 Baruch S. Blumberg, PhD "The Life of a Virus" 1976 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases."
1989 Donald J. Cram, PhD "Physiological and Organic Chemistry - The Mistress and the Mate" 1987 Chemistry "For their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity."
1990 Linus C. Pauling, PhD "Vitamins for the better health" 1954 Chemistry "For his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances."
1991 James D. Watson, PhD "A life in Science" 1962 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material."
1992 Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, PhD "Truth and Beauty" 1983 Physics "For his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars."
Sp 1993 Arthur L. Schawlow, PhD "Lasers in Science and Life" 1981 Physics "For their contribution to the development of laser spectroscopy."
Fa 1993 Rudolph A. Marcus, PhD "Close to Reality" 1992 Chemistry "For his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems."
1995 Kary B. Mullis, PhD "Polymerase Chain Reaction" 1993 Chemistry "For contributions to the developments of methods within DNA-based chemistry" and "for his invention of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method."
1996 George A. Olah, PhD "Oil & Gas in Our Future: Challenges and Opportunities" 1994 Chemistry "For his contribution to carbocation chemistry."
1997 Edward B. Lewis, PhD "The Role of Master Control Genes in the Development of Higher Organisms" 1995 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development."
1998 Thomas R. Cech, PhD "RNA Catalysts and the Origins of Life" 1989 Chemistry "For their discovery of catalytic properties of RNA."
1999 Paul Boyer, PhD "Some thought about a Nobel Prize" 1997 Chemistry "For their elucidation of the enzymatic mechanism underlying the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)."
2000 Douglas D. Osheroff, PhD "So, What Does Happen at Absolute Zero" 1996 Physics "For their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3."
2002 Walter Kohn, PhD "Electronic Structure of Matter: Wave Function and Density Functionals" 1998 Chemistry "For his development of the density-functional theory."
2003 Edmond H. Fischer, PhD "How Proteins Speak With One Another in Cell Signaling" 1992 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism."
2005 Alan J. Heeger, PhD "Gene Sensors: Detection of Specified Targeted Sequences on DNA" 2000 Chemistry "For the discovery and development of conductive polymers."
2006 Roger Guillemin, PhD "The New Endocrinology of the Neutron" 1977 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain."
2007 Douglas Osheroff, PhD "How Advances In Sciences Are Made" 1996 Physics "For their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3."
2008 F. Sherwood Rowland, PhD "Stratopheric Ozone Depletion" 1995 Chemistry "For their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone."
2010 Eric Wieschaus, PhD "Embryo Development: Does Knowning the Science Help with the Social and Ethical Issues?" 1995 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development."
2011 Mario Capecchi, PhD "Making of a Scientist - An Unlikely Journey" 2007 Physiology or Medicine "For their discoveries of pinciples for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells."
2012 Martin Chalfie, PhD 2008 Chemistry "For the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP."