Science and Math Showcase 2023

Saturday April 15, 2023
9:00am-3:00pm on the Cal State Long Beach campus

10:30am-12:00pm in Hall of Science (HSCI) for CNSM College Showcase

The Science and Math Showcase is a FREE event for Fall 2023 first-time, first-year and transfer students admitted to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) at Cal State Long Beach.

The Showcase is part of a larger campus-wide event called Day at The Beach and aims to give admitted students and their families an in-depth look at the academic experience within our college. Participants can meet with faculty and current students, and learn more about academic departments, degree programs, and class experiences.

Please RSVP with Day at The Beach to attend the campus-wide event. No additional RSVP is required to attend the Science and Math Showcase.

Event Schedule for Day at The Beach

The following is the schedule for the campus-wide Day at The Beach event.

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Welcome @ Walter Pyramid (tickets required)
  • 10:30am-12:00pm: College Showcases (see Science and Math Showcase Agenda below)
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm: Campus Resource Fair

View the detailed Day at The Beach event schedule.


Parking will be free for the day on Saturday, April 15 to accommodate guests attending Day at The Beach. You will not need to purchase a parking permit when you arrive at CSULB.

Please see Day at The Beach - Directions and Parking for additional information.

Science and Math Showcase Agenda

The following is the schedule for the CNSM college-specific showcase. All of the following events are in the Hall of Science (HSCI) building.

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Live Streaming of the Welcome Session
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Meet the CNSM Departments and Programs
  • 10:30am-12:00pm: Lab Tours (first come, first served)
  • 10:40am: Student Panel Offerings, Health Professions Presentation (session 1)
  • 11:10am: Student Panel Offerings, Health Professions Presentation (session 2)
  • 11:40am: Student Panel Offerings, Health Professions Presentation (session 3)


Learn more about:


The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) welcomes science and math students and their families to enjoy the live stream of the Welcome Session in the Hall of Science (HSCI) building. This is a great opportunity for those who were not able to get tickets for the in-person session at the Pyramid.


All of our CNSM Departments will be available to answer your questions and help you learn more about the programs they offer. You can expect to meet representatives from the following departments:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science & Policy
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Science Education

Representatives from the following programs will also be available:

  • CNSM Student Clubs & Organizations
  • CNSM Academic Advising
  • CSULB Research Programs
  • University Honors Program


Lab tours are first come, first served. Tours run every 15 minutes. Limited space is available.

You will have the opportunity to experience a gently-guided tour of the following labs.

Shark Lab

small leopard shark

Marine Lab

marine animal touch tank

Mammal Lab

animal skeletons

Plant/Insect Display

butterfly case

10:40am, 11:10am, 11:40am

Come hear what current and former students have to say about their experiences in studying science and math at CSULB. The panels run concurrently, but each are offered in 3 different sessions during the times listed above.

First-time, First-year Student Panel

Sonia Santos

This panel will feature CNSM students who began their journey at CSULB after high school and will focus on the first-year experience on campus. This student panel will be led by CNSM Academic Advisor, Sonia Santos.


Transfer Student Panel

Raisa Hernandez-Pacheco

A panel for students who were admitted as transfers from community colleges or 4-year institutions. The panel will focus on what transfer students can expect from our programs including research opportunities and ways to build relationships with faculty and students on campus. This panel discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Raisa Hernandez Pacheco from the Biological Sciences Department at CSULB.


Career and Alumni Panel

Barbara Taylor

Meet recent alumni from our programs and hear about how CNSM prepared them for what they are doing now. Panelists represent a variety of career fields including health professions, research, and education. This panel discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Barbara Taylor, CNSM Associate Dean for Research.

10:40am, 11:10am, 11:40am

Lena Njoku

Join us to learn more about how students interested in health professions can get support on campus as they prepare for careers in health professions such as Audiology, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Physician, Pharmacy, Veterinary, and much more. There are 3 sessions; the time for each session is listed above. The presentations will be led by Health Professions Advising Coordinator, Lena Njoku.

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

Learn more about the science and math that we do at Cal State Long Beach:

VIDEO: More Than A University

VIDEO: Explore Biology at CSU Long Beach

VIDEO: Marine Biology at CSU Long Beach

VIDEO: Explore Chemistry at CSU Long Beach

VIDEO: Geology at the Doorstep - CSU Long Beach

VIDEO: Explore Math at CSU Long Beach

VIDEO: Explore Physics at CSU Long Beach

VIDEO: CSULB Science Teaching Credential

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 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.

After the Event - Next Steps

We hope that we can show you that The Beach is the place to be!

If you are ready to commit to Cal State Long Beach, here are the next steps to take:

We look forward to seeing you on campus!