Thrive Event Series

Don't Just Survive... Thrive!

Special Event

An Evening with Bill Nye, the Science Guy - discounted tickets available!

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 8:00pm at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Bill Nye

Bill Nye the Science Guy is coming to CSULB!

Catch everyone’s favorite science advocate at the Carpenter Center on April 1. Bill Nye shares his enthusiasm for science in this fun and informative evening that explores climate change and how our actions and decisions can make a difference for current and future generations. Joining Bill Nye will be moderator Dr. Chris Lowe, a professor in marine biology and director of CSULB’s Shark Lab!

Bring your love of science, and your questions—an audience Q&A follows the event!

Save $20 on individual tickets by using promo code CNSM at checkout. This offer is good on up to two tickets. Limited quantities available.

Tickets are available online at Carpenter's Performing Art Center - An Evening with Bill Nye.

The Carpenter Center is located on the north-east corner of the CSULB campus, next to the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and parking lot G12.

Attending a college or university will lead to a career in which you can succeed and love what you do. But school is so much more than sitting in class and listening to lectures! The Thrive Event Series offers opportunities to College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) students for skill building in academic, professional, and personal development. Here you will find free events and workshops from a variety of CNSM and campus services.

For questions about the Thrive Event Series, please contact Sonia Santos (

Spring 2023 Schedule

All events will be hosted via Zoom, except where noted.

We sometimes post the recordings of many of these workshops, but we encourage attending the event in real-time because it will give you the opportunity to ask questions to the presenters and shape your own experience.

Will they find out I don't belong here?

Wednesday, April 5. 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Location: Career Development Center, Brotman Hall, room 250.

  • Do you find yourself having doubts about your skills and talents?  
  • Do you think you are not good enough or smart enough to be at CSULB or your future job/career?
  • Do you have a fear of being exposed as a fraud?

This workshop will focus on helping you overcome Imposter Syndrome that you might be experiencing at CSULB, career and/or jobs. Imposter Syndrome is a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts their skills, talents, or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud.

Register for 4/5 Event

Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations, please contact the CNSM Academic Advising Center at 48 hours prior to the event. Please indicate in email subject, Accommodation for Thrive Series. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Education Institution.

Featured Recordings

Did you miss a workshop? No worries, we have you covered!

Here are some of the recordings we think you'll enjoy. And even more recordings are available under "View Additional Recordings."

Success Strategies: Get Ready for Active Learning

Are you struggling to retain information when studying? This workshop is designed to help students understand the difference between active and passive learning. We will look at how the brain retains information when learning, tips to boost retention when studying, how to get active with learning styles, and how to apply what you learned in a study session to practice and improve recall.

Originally recorded on February 14, 2023.

Conversations with CNSM Faculty

Thrive this semester! College classes – especially during this time of on campus and remote learning – can be a crazy transition. This workshop will feature a CNSM faculty panel to answer all your questions about academic resources, learning in the classroom and remotely, study tips and more. Bring your questions and get advice from faculty about how to perform your best in the classroom environment.

Originally recorded on September 14, 2022.