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CNSM Showcase for Admitted Students 2021

April 12-16, 2021 (tentative date)

This event is for incoming Fall 2021 freshmen admitted to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) at Cal State Long Beach and their families to give an in-depth look at the academic experience within our college. Meet with faculty and students, and learn more about academic departments, degree programs, and class experiences.


Before the Event - Explore

Your college experience will be more than just going to class. Before coming to the event, we encourage you to explore the opportunities available at Cal State Long Beach, where you will be able to immerse yourself in faculty-mentored research, join other students in clubs and organizations, and much more.

Academic Departments and Programs

Here is a sample of the kind of science and math our departments do:

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VIDEO: Why are pandas black and white?

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VIDEO: Social or Stinky? How Animal Defenses Evolve

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VIDEO: Why Undergrad Students Join Shark Lab

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VIDEO: Marine Biology at CSU Long Beach

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VIDEO: CSULB Science Teaching Credential

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VIDEO: Geology at the Doorstep

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VIDEO: Astrophysics with Dr. Jaikumar

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VIDEO: Special Properties of Thin Films with Dr. Kwon

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VIDEO: Solar Cells made of Organic Molecules with Dr. Gredig

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VIDEO: Thin Films with Dr. Gu

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VIDEO: Mathematical Models with Dr. Pickett

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VIDEO: Strongly-Entangled Electrons with Dr. Peterson

Find out more about what each department has to offer:

Research Opportunities

Cal State Long Beach is unique in that it gives you access as early as your first year to student research experiences, volunteer opportunities, and student research symposiums so that you can be at the forefront of new science and math discoveries.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Students can network professionally, prepare for their careers, explore interests, and connect to the community through various student clubs and organizations. Ranging from pre-professional organizations like the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, to service organizations like Medlife, to social clubs, there is a wide array of involvement opportunities at Cal State Long Beach for science and math students.

BeachSync.com is the official home for websites of student clubs and organizations. You can see a list by going to "Organizations" and selecting a category; the Academic: Science & Mathematics and Career & Professional Development categories are particularly useful for science and math students.

Learning Communities

It can be helpful in some large classes to form smaller study groups with other students. These study groups can create lasting friendships and help you navigate your first year at Cal State Long Beach. Freshmen Scholars Learning Community is a great way to access peer mentors, additional transition support, and social activities. The learning communities are supported through the HSI-STEM office.