A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
October 13, 2005 Volume 36 / Number 2


From Wasteland to Oasis
Learning what doesn’t work has been a central part of one of the longest-running research collaborations with private industry and the University. Lal Singh, College of Agriculture, has been involved since 1987 in a research project with Pacific Coast Producers (PCP) to learn how to dispose of the 3 million gallons of wastewater produced daily by processing fruit.

Big Chico Creek

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Project
This semester marks the beginning of the third phase of a long-term plan for studying the archaeology of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) through the integration of research and classroom objectives.

Martha Nussbaum

Cutting-Edge Research in Constructing Theraputic Agents for Cancer Treatment
David Ball, Department of Chemistry, received his PhD from UC Santa Barbara and joined the Chico faculty in 1974. Every summer for almost 25 years, Ball left Chico for universities that had the analytical instruments he needed to carry on his research in synthetic organic chemistry.

Martha Nussbaum

Solar Energy lab Heats Up Class
Mechanical engineering students are getting hands-on experience with solar electric power technology, thanks to a new portable photovoltaic (PV) power system lab.




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