Students Learn Steps to Become Doctors at Tour for Diversity in Medicine Stop on Campus

Tour for Diversity doctors and medical students lead a session.

Approximately 140 students from universities throughout the Southern California region, as well as local high school students— mostly from ethnic and racial minorities that tend to be underrepresented in the medical profession—came to California State University, Dominguez Hills earlier this month … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Biologist Terry McGlynn Leads Study in Costa Rica On Bullet Ant Foraging Habits


Terry McGlynn, associate professor of biology, was in Costa Rica in January at the Organization for Tropical Studies' La Selva Biological Station as a visiting professor for its Introduction to Tropical Ecology, a four-week course in field for graduate students. During the month students, who came … [Read more...]

Benefits of New Equipment a No Brainer for Department of Psychology

One of the result graphics projects onto a generic image of the brain demonstrating in reds and blues the oxygenation levels of the test subject.

By Wyahee Tucrkile The Department of Psychology is getting a clearer picture of how the mind reacts to different tasks and stimuli thanks to a new piece of equipment called the functional near-infrared spectroscopy, also known as the fNIR. The department showcased its new acquisition during … [Read more...]

University’s STEM Scholars Garner Interdisciplinary Experience at National Conference

MBRS scholar Donna James.

Thirteen years ago, a lone student from California State University, Dominguez Hills attended the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science’s (SACNAS) National Conference at the urging of biology professor, Laura Robles, now acting vice president of Research and Funded … [Read more...]

Fieldwork Enriches Education For Biology Major Erica Parra


Whether contending with torrential rains, viscous mud or venomous snakes, all under the din of screeching monkeys and the clatter of exotically feathered fliers, things in a densely vegetated rainforest can seem larger than life. But it was a wee creature that captured Erica Parra’s … [Read more...]

$249K National Science Foundation Grant to Send Students to Australia to Study Climate Change


California State University, Dominguez Hills associate professor of biology Terry McGlynn has been awarded a three-year $249,922 National Science Foundation (NSF) International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) grant to establish the Fire, Carbon, and Climate Change in Australia … [Read more...]

CSUDH Students, Faculty Aid in Release of Endangered Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly

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This spring, as part of a multi-organizational  collaboration with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to bring back the Palos Verdes blue butterfly from the brink of extinction, California State University, Dominguez Hills earth science students and faculty participated in the release of … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Appoints Dean of College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

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California State University, Dominguez Hills announces the appointment of Dr. Rodrick Hay as dean of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences (CNBS), effective July 1. Hay came to CSU Dominguez Hills in 1996 as a member of CNBS’s Department of Earth Science faculty, first as an assistant … [Read more...]

Matt Mutchler Earns Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award


For his continuous and meaningful collaboration with students, large body of original research, scholarly publications, and grants acquisition, Matt Mutchler, associate professor of sociology and director of the Urban Community Research Center (UCRC) at California State University, Dominguez Hills, … [Read more...]

Ruben Medina: Dancing his Way Through a Degree in Physics

Ruben Medina is among a group of students to demonstrate ballet barre technique at Student Research Day at CSU Dominguez Hills in February.

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 … [Read more...]