Well, I moved from Argentina five years ago, so I have been teaching for almost five years. I teach microbiology, mainly different courses of microbiology. Mainly I’m teaching about how we can combat and how we can use microbes in different forms, and also how important they are in public health. I really am very passionate in what I do in my research lab. Because as part of teaching classes, I have a research lab, and I try to share that passion that I have for these little, tiny microbes to my students in my classes, and tell them the importance of these microbes, how we can study them and how amazing they are and how they surprise us every single day. So what I’m trying to give to the students is those tools that they need if they want to later go to the school of medicine or pursue a career that is related with the health sciences, the importance of these microbes and the impact that they are having now in our lives, mainly related with all of these problems that we are facing today about antimicrobial resistance. My idea is always to try to generate a friendly environment where the students can learn and join the topic that we are discussing that day.
Geology alumna Christine Irwin has an untamable curiosity for science.
At a young age, she became fascinated with geology. But as a teenager, she buried her interest, that is, until a community college instructor reignited her passion to study the Earth, its geologic history, and of course, rocks. This was followed by Cal State Fullerton geological sciences faculty members who further motivated and fueled her desire to become a scientist.
A study by a team of Cal State Fullerton student mathematicians revealed that the rate of spread of COVID-19 is significantly slower in the more prosperous counties across the United States, while the coronavirus spreads much faster in counties with lower average income.