CSUSM Announces Fall 2010 Frontiers in Science Schedule


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

As fall semester at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) kicks off so does another series of seminars exploring the frontiers of science. These seminars are intended to introduce audiences from all disciplines and academic levels to the beauty and fun of scholarly pursuits in the natural and physical science disciplines.

All seminars will be held in Science Hall 2, room 242, from noon to 1 p.m. and will include light refreshments.

These events are free and open to the public.  For more information contact Dr. Michael J. Burin at 760-750-8575.

The fall 2010 Frontiers in Science schedule is as follows:

 Sept 9:  2nd Annual CSUSM Undergraduate Summer Research Mini-Symposium

Sept 30:  Physics and Art: Was Mona Lisa dating Da Vinci? And Other Questions  - Dr. Jorge A. Lopez, Department of Physics, U. Texas El Paso.
Oct 14: Lies, Damn Lies, and Science-Dr. Sherry Seethaler, Author and Asst Director of Science Communication, Physical Science Division, UCSD

Nov 4: The Kepler Mission to Find Earth-like Planets-Dr. William Welsh, Department of Astronomy, SDSU

Dec 2: Real-Time Surface Imaging in Radiation Therapy-Dr. Laura Cervino, Department of Radiation Oncology, Moores Cancer Center, UCSD

Directions and Parking
CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit www.csusm.edu/guide. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.