Partnering with the State Water Resources Control Board’s Water Ambient Monitoring Program, the California Primary Algae Laboratory is the only lab in the State of California to collect and catalog fresh water algae samples.
The Bridges to the Stem Cell Research Program is funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Based at CSUSM and held in partnership with MiraCosta and Miramar colleges, CIRM places 10 students each year in full 12-month internships with host laboratories throughout the region.
Frontiers in Science is a speaker series that explores the new discoveries at the interface of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and engineering. The one-hour seminars are free and open to the public.
In partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Studies, The STEM Center at CSUSM provides academic support for students enrolled in College of Science and Mathematics courses. Offering individual and group study spaces, peer tutors, workshops and academic and career information, the STEM Center is a key component of a recent CSUSM initiative to increase the number of students receiving degrees in STEM fields.
The Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Lab studies and evaluates the effects of human activities, including land use and land cover change, atmospheric pollution and climate change on the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. TERL research provides data that can help reduce the negative impact of human activities, and offers research and training opportunities for students.
Summer Scholars Program actively engages undergraduates in STEM research. Working closely with faculty mentors, students gain hands-on experience in highly interdisciplinary projects and learn to apply new instrumental techniques and analytical methods. The Summer Scholars Program is supported by a generous gift from ViaSat, Inc.
The W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Molecular Structure is the first comprehensive X-ray crystallographic facility at a predominately undergraduate institution. X-ray crystallography is a precise means of imaging the structure of a molecule, such as protein or DNA. CMoIS is a core facility for the CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology.