Sean Walker, Ph.D., became associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) in January 2019, just about a year before the COVID-19 pandemic changed operations across the campus.
Where can students at the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics turn if they need help to ensure they are on track for graduation, a tutor to assist with an especially challenging course, answers to questions about internships or career preparation, or advice about joining a club to build community?
As mentors, faculty share their experiences and expertise to help students develop the confidence and skills necessary to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals. For three faculty members in the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM), mentorship is as strong a calling as teaching and conducting impactful research.
The McCarthy Hall modernization project is well underway at the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, with second-floor renovations designed to promote a teacher-scholar model and the common pursuit of scientific knowledge and discovery.
Dr. Hoese consistently inspires eager minds to pursue careers in environmental biology, fosters their scientific development both in and outside the lab and classroom, and mentors them throughout the development of their careers.
For infectious disease researcher María Soledad Ramírez, her ultimate goal is to contribute to the fight against drug resistance.
This year’s recipient of the Carol Barnes Excellence in Teaching Award is Danielle Zacherl, professor of biological science.
Along with supporting faculty research and doing investigations on their own, most biological science graduate students teach lower-division lab courses, which takes time away from their studies and research, but carries its own rewards.
CSUF alumna, Sierra Patterson, embarked on a study to help resolve an archaeological problem with geologic tools.