College of Natural Sciences



Sixth graders from Paradise, CA receive math tutoring from Chico State professors. View the Action News Now clip below for the full story.   

Paradise students who were affected by the recent Camp Fire where on the Chico State campus for additional learning opportunities provided by the Center for Mathematics & Science Education. Read the Teachers plan daily get-aways for kids in mall classroom article published by Chico Enterprise-Record.

Student April Nuestro and Dr. Hyewon Pechkis have been awarded a $975 Women in Physics Group grant from the American Physical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. This grant is to support the recruitment and retention of women in physics at the undergraduate level, and will provide further funding for Dr. Pechkis's outreach efforts in this area.

Dr. Baseball, AKA Dr. David Kagan, was interviewed on KPCC for a segment on All Things Considered. He talked about the physics of baseball and how it affects the World Series.

Dr. Mark Newton's most recent publication, "Students' Emotive Reasoning Through Place-Based Environmental Socioscientific Issues" has been published in Research in Science Education. This study examined how undergraduate students experiencing place-based SSI instruction in the Great Yellowstone Area expressed emotive reasoning about people and nature impacted by socioscientific issues. 

Dr. Nelson has been invited to participate in the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Keck Center of The National Academies in Washington, DC. "This focus session presents an opportunity for astronomers and astrophysicists to provide critical contributions the Astro2020 decadal survey early in their career. Our goal is for the participants to come away from the event with a deeper understanding of the decadal survey and process, knowing that they have contributed to the current survey, and that they are now equipped to contribute to future decadal surveys in an effective manner."

CSU, Chico's Cener for Healthy Communities is the first in the nation to have a CalFresh Outreach contract with three higher Education systems, mimicking their work on 40 campuses and helping high need students meet their basic needs for improved health and academic success. Check out Anthony Hiseley's testimony on the impact CalFresh has had on his academic success. 

Dr. Cawa Tran from the Biological Sciences and Dr. Nicholas Nelson from Physics presented at the first ever EDX Chico on Monday, August 27. 

Alyson Wylie, Tehama County Program Manager for Center for Healthy Communities was published in Red Bluff's Daily News article titled "Why I love Red Bluff's farmers markets." The article was co-authored by Alyson and Kim Weir. 

Read the Simply Blood blog where Assistant Professor David Stachura and his lab were featured in this past summer.