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NSM Hosts Science & Math Symposium March 15-18

"Realizing Reality: Shattering Expectations” is the theme of the March 15-18 Science and Math Symposium, featuring student research presentations from across disciplines, faculty lectures, a career networking event and talks from stem cell scientists.

All events in the Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion are open to the public and most are free.

Alumni panelists for the "Slice of Advice" science and math networking event from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Titan Student Union's Tuffree Room, are:

  • Maria Browning ’11 (B.S. biological science-molecular biology/biotechnology), development scientist at Beckman Coulter

  • Christina Daniels '15 (M.S. chemistry), assistant air quality chemist at South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Ben Lewis ’10 (B.S. geology), project geologist at Thomas Harder & Co.
  • Christopher Nguyen ’15 (M.A. mathematics), user acquisition analyst at MobilityWare
  • Cinthia Padilla ’13 (B.S. physics), survivability engineer at Northrop Grumman

Neha Ansari ‘15 (B.S. biochemistry), R&D laboratory technician at Becton, Dickinson, and Co., will serve as moderator.

Tickets for the keynote address Thursday, March 17, with Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage from the Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" show, are available for $50 each at the Titan Student Union's Information and Services counter.

A Bridges to Stem Cell Research Symposium will be held from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 18. Featured speakers are: Qi-Long Ying of USC, who will present "A Chemical-Genetic Approach to Understanding Stem Cell Self-Renewal," and Matthew Inlay of UCI on the topic "The Embryonic Origins of Hematopoietic Stem Cells." CSUF stem cell student researchers will present their work from noon-1 p.m.

Presented by the Natural Sciences and Mathematics' Inter-Club Council student organization, the weeklong symposium is an opportunity for students to showcase their research, as well as learn about CSUF faculty-student research opportunities.

"This event helps to create more awareness of all the resources and research opportunities available to students — and what we can accomplish together," said Jeremy Wilson, a mathematics major and NSM-ICC president.

For more information, contact Colleen McDonough, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or 657-278-4158. Parking details are available online.

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