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2019

CSUDH Students Deep Dive into Research

Tackling a spectrum of investigative topics, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) students in the university's federally funded scholarship programs McNair Scholars, Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE), Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) and Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR) explore, experiment, publish, and present their research in a variety of disciplines. Their rigorous investigations are part of an education preparing them for advanced degrees. Eight graduating seniors in these programs talk about their research and personal growth along with their plans for the future.


2018

Student Research Day Showcases Scholarship and Mentorship

Now in its 13th year, Student Research Day (SRD) has become an institution at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), and a widely-anticipated showcase of the analytical and creative vigor demonstrated each year by the university’s budding researchers.


2017

Research Scholars Achieve First Place at SACNAS Conferencee

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) research scholars Chad Thomas and Adrianna Perez took first place for their poster presentations at the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference from Oct. 19 to 21 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference is considered one of the largest annual gatherings of minority scientists in the country.


2016

Research Students Gain Insights and Experience at National Science Conference

Nine undergraduate science students from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) gained valuable experience participating at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held Nov. 9-12 in Tampa, Florida

CSU Dominguez Hills Scholars Attend, Present at SACNAS Conference

Two students from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) presented posters detailing their research during the annual Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference from Oct. 13 to 15 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The conference is considered one of the largest annual gatherings of minority scientists in the country.


2014

UCLA Outreach and Diversity Day

The event was created as a recruiting mechanism to invite prospective students from diversity-sponsored programs to visit the UCLA campus and learn more about graduate life in our department. Students from regional California State University campuses including Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, were invited to attend. The prospective students are current members of organizations that promote research diversity in the sciences, such as Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS), Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE), and Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE).

CSUDH STEM Scholars Attend 2014 SACNAS Meeting

Seven students from California State University, Dominguez Hills presented posters detailing their research during the annual Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science(SACNAS) National Conference in October at the Los Angeles Convention Center

After CSUDH: Class of 2014 Commences Next Journey

Commencement is defined as a beginning or start and for many Toros, their graduation from California State University, Dominguez Hills is just that.

Student Highlights: 2014 Spring and Summer

Recognizing recent honors bestowed on students at the end of the 2013-14 academic year and internship and/or research programs in which they are participating over the summer.

Class of 2014: A Snapshot of Featured Graduate

California State University, Dominguez Hills' graduating class of 2014 is remarkable. From future business leaders, scientific researches, artists and academics, the close to 3,000 degree candidates join the Toro family network to succeed and lead their communities. These are just some of the students who will become the next generation of experts and leaders.

Research Students Attend American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Conference

California State University, Dominguez Hills was well-represented at the 32nd Annual Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry (SCURCCB), hosted by Concordia University in Irvine, on April 12.


2013

University STEM Scholars Garner Interdisciplinary Experience at National Conference

Thirteen years ago, a lone student from California State University, Dominguez Hills attended the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Sciences (SACNAS) National Conference at the urging of biology professor, Laura Robles, now acting vice president of Research and Funded Projects and emeritus professor of biology. This year, 24 research students from the university participated.

Ninth Annual Student Research Day: A Rewarding Experience in Record Numbers

As many a student can attest, sometimes life gets in the way of school, thwarting goals and altering paths. This was certainly the case for Cesar Deleon. He faced circumstances that could have jeopardized his education altogether, but instead he met those challenges head on, and with the help of the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (USTAR) program the senior chemistry major at California State University, Dominguez Hills is preparing for graduate school, where he plans to specialize in organic chemistry with the goal of developing new medicine.

Ruben Medina: Dancing His Way Through a Degree in Physics

Once a dance major, naysayers nearly crushed his dream. But Ruben Medina, now a senior majoring in physics at California State University, Dominguez Hills, leapt from the clutches of confusion and self-doubt to have it all.In evidence, the Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) and Minority Access to Research Careers-Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC-USTAR) student has participated in opposite ends of the spectrum at the university Student Research Day. He went from winning first place in physics in the 2011 competition with his presentation Improving KAON Identification with CLAS; to this year demonstrating ballet barre technique, along with several other CSU Dominguez Hills dance students, in front of a large crowd in the Loker Student Union Ballroom.


2012

Three-year Grant Awarded to Sociology Professor for HIV/AIDS Related Study

Matt Mutchler, associate professor of sociology and director of the Urban Community Research Center(UCRC) at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been awarded a nearly $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to conduct a three-year groundbreaking study exploring how young gay and bi-sexual black men talk about sexual health with their friends.

Research Students Gain Insights and Experience at National Science Conference

Seven undergraduate and graduate science students from California State University, Dominguez Hills gained valuable experience participating along with 1,700 undergraduate students, and 400 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists from more than 350 colleges and universities nationwide at the 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held at the San Jose Convention Center in November.

Minority Students in Sciences Experience Their Future at National Conference

Eleven research students of the Minority Biomedical Research Support Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS RISE) and Minority Access to Research Careers-Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC-USTAR) programs were given the opportunity to attend the largest gathering of minority scientists in the country and hear first-hand about current research in a variety of fields at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Sciences (SACNAS) 2012 National Conference in Seattle, Washington, in October.

Ludivina Vasquez: A Better State of Mind

Ludivina Vasquez, 20, finished strong at California State University, Dominguez Hills, graduating on May 18 with a Bachelor of Art in psychology from the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences.Vasquez started out as an average student, but reached her stride toward the end of her sophomore year. That's when she discovered research or when chair and professor of psychology Mark Carrier discovered her. Because she was actively participating and excelling in his critical thinking course (PSY 110), Carrier asked her to participate in the George Marsh Applied Cognition Laboratory, which he directs along with fellow psychology professor Larry Rosen and conduct her own independent research project exploring risky on- and off-line behaviors in adolescent populations. She examined literature on the topic, created the questionnaire used, collected data, and analyzed it.

Outstanding Students Recognized for Leadership and Service

Some students accomplish so much during college, others endure so much to even get there, and still others manage to do both. For their outstanding leadership and extraordinary services to California State University, Dominguez Hills and surrounding communities, students nominated by their peers and members of the faculty were honored at the Second Annual President's Student Leadership and Service Awards held in the Loker Student Union ballroom on April 25.


2011

Students Attend National Biomedical Research Conference

An outstanding group of student researchers in the sciences at California State University, Dominguez Hills had the opportunity to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in St. Louis, which was held Nov. 9 through 12. Many of the students presented posters based on their research with faculty mentors, and were able to receive feedback from fellow students, faculty, and administrators at institutions from around the world.


2010

Science Students Represent CSU Dominguez Hills at ABRCMS National Conference

Students from several science cohorts at California State University, Dominguez Hills attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), which was held in Charlotte, N.C. last month. Four students presented their research at ABRCMS, with Kristie Gordon taking home a certificate of achievement for her presentation on Sex-drugs and HIV: How Substances Became Associated with Sex among African American and Latino Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. A senior majoring in sociology, Gordon was mentored by Dr. Matt Mutchler, associate professor of sociology, interim director, Urban Community Research Center at CSU Dominguez Hills, and director of community-based research at AIDS Project Los Angeles.

MBRS RISE Cohort Attends National Conference for Minorities in the Sciences

Eleven students from the Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program at California State University, Dominguez Hills, attended the annual conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) in Kansas City, Mo., in October. The conference, designed to provide resources for students who are pursing advanced degrees in the sciences, featured career advancement workshops, scientific symposia, exhibitors, student presentations and noted scientists. This year's theme was Stretching the Imagination to Support Leadership and Sustainability.