Frontiers in Science Series Resumes Feb. 17


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Frontiers in Science, a popular science exploration series at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), announces its spring schedule and invites the community to discover cutting-edge advancements in biology and physics.

The six-session series, which kicks off on Feb. 17, features interdisciplinary science seminars from leading scientists in academia and private research. These seminars aim to introduce audiences from all disciplines to the intrigue and fun of scholarly pursuits in the natural and physical science disciplines. This semester's series will include a special talk by award-winning science fiction author and scientist Dr. David Brin on Thursday, April 7.

"The goal of Frontiers in Science is to expose and recognize the research that's been conducted in our community," said Dr. Michael J. Burin, professor of physics at CSUSM. "Our campus is the intellectual center of North County and it's exciting to see this science series grow not only in content, but also in community impact and involvement."

Held in Science Hall 2, room 242, from noon to 1:00 p.m., the Frontiers in Science seminars are free, open to the public, and include light refreshments. For more information, contact Dr. Michael J. Burin at (760) 750-8575.

Upcoming Frontiers in Science Seminars

Feb. 17:
Single Molecule Biophysics: When Less is More
Olga Dudko, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
University of California San Diego

March 3:
Malaria Drug Discovery: Combating Drug-Resistant Parasites
Case McNamara, Ph.D.
Genomics Institute, Novartis Research Foundation

March 17:
Magnetized Plasma Loops: Discovering the Fundamental Physics of Solar Surface Structures 
Eve Stenson, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology

April 7:
The Science and Science Fiction of Life in the Universe
David Brin, Ph.D.
Science Fiction Author of the award-winning series Uplift Saga and Uplift Trilogy
(** NOTE: Special Location - Markstein Hall, Room 125 **)

April 14:
An Isotope Chemist's Approach to Understanding Climates; Present & Past, Earth & Mars
Mark Thiemens, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry & Dean of Physical Sciences
University of California San Diego

May 5:
Summer CSUSM-CTBP Research Internship Program Preview 
Christopher Smith, Ph.D., CTBP/ University of California San Diego
Michael Burin, Ph.D., CSUSM

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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. Eighty-five 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 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.