Going Underground to Understand the Universe

James Hill at Super K

By Laurie McLaughlin A half-mile underground, an enormous steel tank is filled with 50,000 tons of water surrounded by light-detecting devices. It serves partly as a giant target for cosmic particles—like protons, electrons, and neutrons—raining down on Earth from the sky. One type of … [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...]

Professor Ganezer Goes to Washington

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Discovery. That, in large part, is what drives the human race forward. It’s also what drives California State University, Dominguez Hills physics professor and cutting-edge researcher Kenneth Ganezer. Ganezer is also driven by the need to engage more students in science along with their … [Read more...]

John Tracy: Alumnus Shares Path to Executive Career in Aerospace

Tracy spoke to students on the history of aviation in the South Bay, Boeing's landmark contributions to aviation and aerospace, and their potential for careers in the industy.

John Tracy (Class of ’76, B.S., physics), vice president and chief technology officer at Boeing, returned to California State University, Dominguez Hills to speak to students from his alma mater and the California Academy of Mathematics and Science on Nov. 21 in the Loker Student Union. The Gardena … [Read more...]

Rosemary Diaz: Alumna Encourages Female Scientists to Reach for the Stars

Optical engineer Rosemary Diaz looks back at women as a minority in the sciences and the mentorships that shaped her career as an optical engineer at JPL.

Although the female student population is the majority at California State University, Dominguez Hills—at approximately 70 percent—when Rosemary Diaz (Class of ’00, B.S., physics) was an undergraduate, she was the only female physics major at the university. When she entered graduate school at UCLA, … [Read more...]

Graduate Student Presents at International Medical Physics Conference

Lecturer and graduate student Peter Halcrow looks forward to combining his passion for research with a career in medicine.

Peter Halcrow, a graduate student in the biology department, presented his research on “Non-Contact (Air-Coupled) Ultrasound Applied to Cortical Bone Phantoms” at a special symposium on ultrasound technology during the annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), … [Read more...]

Contemporary Concerns and Technology Examined at Student Research Day

Student Research Day highlighted the work of students like Harneet Grewal, who delivered his findings on “Photoproduction of the Cascade Hyperons at Jefferson Laboratory.”

By Ryan Traylor and Joanie Harmon The 6th Annual Student Research Day (SRD) at California State University, Dominguez Hills showcased the work of undergraduate and graduate students. On Feb. 24, more than 100 students shared their oral and poster presentations on a range of topics that … [Read more...]

Kenneth Brown: Physics Lecturer Named to El Camino College Board of Trustees

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His full-time job might be as an engineer and project analyst at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL), but Kenneth Brown has a real passion for education. So when opportunities to make a difference in student learning come along he’s happy to take on the extra work. Earlier this month, the … [Read more...]

Science Students Represent CSU Dominguez Hills at ABRCMS National Conference

Students from a number of minority science cohorts represented CSU Dominguez Hills at ABRCMS

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 … [Read more...]

John Tracy: Senior Vice President Gives Boeing Technology its Wings

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The 50th anniversary of California State University, Dominguez Hills also coincides with the centennial of the 1910 Air Meet, the first aviation exhibition to take place on the West Coast. Among the attendees of that historic event was William Boeing, who went on to create his own aviation company … [Read more...]