College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Introduction: Dean's Segment

The extraordinary opportunities for Sac State's NSM students include an Undergraduate Research Program, a Professional Science Master's in Stem Cell Research and the opportunity to earn a certificate in Electro-Optics. Today's students will help fulfill the promise of scientific breakthroughs such as the Human Genome Project.

Introduction: Dean's SegmentPlay Clip

Physical Therapy sessionDean Jill Trainer joins The Magazine to discuss NSM's various departments, centers and connections to the community. Alumna Mary Blake, the 2013 President's Award winner, talks about her research on leukemia treatments and her experiences as a Sac State peer-assistance leader.

CIMERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Molecular Biology: Education, Research and Advancement)

Play ClipChild in speech therapyTom Savage, a Chemistry professor and director of Sacramento State's CIMERA lab, discusses the burgeoning fields of cell and molecular biology and biochemistry, as well as the research now under way in the laboratory.

Professional Science Master's Program in Stem Cell ResearchPlay Clip

Camerata CapistranoProfessor Tom Peavy and graduate student Eugene Koo tell The Magazine all about the 20-month program of advanced coursework and how paid internships prepare graduates for success.

NSM in the Community: MASE and STEM

Play ClipChild in speech therapyThe Magazine welcomes Rich Hedman, director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (MASE); and Ron Coleman, a Biological Sciences professor. Hedman discusses Sac State's partnership with experienced and pre-service K-12 teachers while Coleman, a onetime STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lecturer, describes the goals of the popular STEM lecture series.

NSM Research and Outreach

Play ClipChild in speech therapyStudent Kwamel McCullough shares his experiences in the Sacramento State-Los Rios Science Transfer Project (STP), designed to improve the transfer rate and preparedness of Los Rios students from underrepresented groups who are interested in biomedical research careers. STP offers academic support and advising. Another student, Manmet Singh, talks about the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program.

Department of Geology: The Rock AuctionPlay Clip

One Book EventThe annual Rock Auction is organized by members of Sac State's Geology Club. They who solicit donations from rock collectors, then auction off rocks, gems and stones to raise money for student research and field trips.

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