STEM Scholars Public Lecture Series

The Center for STEM Excellence sponsors a four-speaker lecture series annually focusing on research and scholarly pursuits at Sacramento State. Scholars discuss current topics from volcanoes to video games and share their  research with the community. Talks are free and are designed for a general audience. 
Contact:  Sharon Puricelli, STEM Program Coordinator
(916) 278-2789
Partners: College of Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Health and Human Services, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,  and College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at Sacramento State

Center for Mathematics and Science Education (MASE)

partners experienced and pre-service K-12 teachers, university and community college faculty, and industrial scientists and engineers to improve the quality of science teaching and learning in local schools.
Contact:  Rich Hedman, Interim Director
(916) 278-5487
Partners: UC Davis SASP program, Regional K-12 School Districts,  Community College faculty and Industry scientists and engineers. 

CSUS Los Rios Science Transfer Project (STP)

improves the transfer rate and preparedness of Los Rios students from underrepresented groups who are interested in careers in biomedical research by offering academic support and advising.
Contact:  Anna Pasqua
(916) 278-5997
Partners:  Los Rios Community College District

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)

is a national program designed to encourage young girls to pursue education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Each fall Sacramento State hosts a regional EYH conference for hundreds of 6th - 8th grade girls who enjoy a day of fun and entertaining hands-on STEM related activities. The event is open to the public and has a small registration fee.
Contact: Sharon Puricelli, Coordinator
(916) 278-2789
Partners: Women of AT&T, College of Continuing Education

Science Olympiad

The regional Science Olympiad held at Sacramento State each spring, is an annual science competition for 600 of the area's brightest middle and high school students. Student team compete in a series science-related events that encourage learning in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, problem solving, and technology. Winning teams go on to compete at the state and national levels. 
Contact:  James Hill
Partners: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

California Environmental Legacy Project (CELP)

is a multi-institutional collaborative effort among scientists, educators, and media professionals aimed at increasing science literacy and connecting state, regional, and local levels of understanding about environmental change.
Contact:  Dr. Jim Baxter, CELP Director
(916) 278-4047 or e-mail
Partners:  Humboldt State University, UC Davis, San Diego National History Museum,  California State Parks, National Park Service & USGS


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

facilitates interdisciplinary basic and applied research, training and education of undergraduate and graduate students, and community-based educational programs in the fields of cell and molecular biology and biochemistry.
Contact: Dr. Tom Savage, Director
916-278-3918 or e-mail: