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Fall BUILD Student Research Colloquia Begin in September

Fall 2016 BUILD Student Research ColloquiaRegular research colloquia inform BUILD Associates and Scholars on a variety of topics and give them opportunities to network with others. The first Research Colloquium is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. More are to be announced.

  • Sept. 30, 2016: Assessing the Illicit Use of Prescription Stimulants on Campus: A Pilot Study, featuring guest speaker Niloofar Bavarian, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Health Science, CSULB College of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit the Research Colloquia page.


CSULB BUILD YouTube Channel Launched

BUILD Health Research at CSULB - BUILD Summer Symposium 2015 videoThe CSULB BUILD YouTube Channel has been launched with personal messages and highlights from the first annual Summer Symposium held last year. Most videos are in English, but there are some in Spanish and one in Arabic, as well. More videos are currently under development. Visit our channel and subscribe to be notified of new uploads.



We're Hiring!

Two new positions have opened with the CSULB BUILD Team. Click on the links below to view the application information in PDF format.



New Research Workshops

upcoming workshopsEnhance your research career with new research techniques, such as confocal microscope and protein assay, in BUILD-sponsored workshops. New workshops are offered every month.

  • Immunoassay Workshop - October 3
  • Social Network Analysis - October 7
  • Dedoose - October 28


Research Mentor Interest Forms

The next round of Research Mentor Interest Forms are now available.


 Passing the TorchSept. 7, 2016: Summer Internships Expand Scholars’ Horizons

Part Thre: Passing the Torch: While away in summer internships, CSULB BUILD Scholars learned a few valuable lessons they could pass on to the next wave of Scholars. First, internships don’t happen by themselves. Students need to take steps to make them happen. “Best advice I can give anyone is to make sure you APPLY!” said Gina Vimbela, a Chemical Engineering major who interned at Brown University.



Summer Internships Expand Scholars’ Horizons, Part TwoSept. 2, 2016: Summer Internships Expand Scholars’ Horizons

Part Two: Preparing for Graduate School: Graduate school is very different than undergraduate school. A summer internship can give students a better understanding of what that next step will look like, especially because they’ll more than likely be working alongside graduate students. CSULB BUILD Scholars who took the opportunity to participate in internships around the country – and the world – discovered that the experience helped them better prepare for the next step in their academic career.



Summer Internships Expand Scholars’ HorizonsSept. 1, 2016: Summer Internships Expand Scholars’ Horizons

Part One: Lessons Learned: While one group of CSULB BUILD Scholars were participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Gateway to Excellence (SURGE) program here on campus, others were working in internships throughout the country and across the globe. Summer internships were as close as University of California Irvine (UCI) and University of California San Diego, and as far flung as University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Argentina, and New Zealand. While each Scholar had a unique experience, many learned a few universal lessons.



Capitalizing on Cultural CapitalAug. 31, 2016: Capitalizing on Cultural Capital

The knowledge, experience and heritage you bring to the table, in part, make up your cultural capital. In a recent workshop held for CSULB BUILD, Associates learned about how their cultural capital can help them become better researchers, bringing unique perspectives to health-related research.


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