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National Science Foundation award helps UCR train tomorrow’s STEM teachers
  A $1.5 million National Science Foundation award will help transform more than 50 UC Riverside students into the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math teachers. The Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship is building a pipeline to move talented undergraduate STEM students through UCR’s teaching…


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Several students receive prestigious NSF fellowships and honorable mentions
  Nine University of California, Riverside, students received National Science Foundation, or NSF, Graduate Research Fellowships this year. The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology,…


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Professors Yehua Li and Mark Alber recognized for their accomplishments
Professor of Statistics Yehua Li has been selected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. The honor acknowledged his contributions to the field in research methodology, statistical practices, theory and applications of functional data analysis, dimension reduction and semiparametric statistics, and for his contributions…


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Physicist Barry Barish elected foreign member of the Royal Society
  Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science.   Barish was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves,” along with…


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UCR Summer Sessions science courses offered in 2019
For your convenience, we have assembled all science course offerings for CNAS students for the Summer 2019. Please view the table below. Please refer to the UCR Summer Sessions web page for the most up to date information and to enroll:        UCR Summer Sessions website (dates, deadlines, enrollment, fees, forms, FAQs, and…


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Dean Kathryn Uhrich Highlighted in Magazine
The University of North Dakota Alumni Review wrote a cover story on Dean Uhrich for their spring 2019 issue. Read the magazine (


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Fulbright sends UCR soil scientist to dam disaster site
  UCR soil scientist Samantha Ying has won a Fulbright Award to understand the environmental effects of the 2015 Fundão dam disaster, widely considered the worst in Brazilian history. The dam break killed 19 people and sent more than 14.5 billion gallons of toxic metals rushing toward the Atlantic Ocean. With soil rich in iron…


Portrait of Dr. Holly Bik, Nematology, (c) UCR
Pioneering worm research wins award
  UCR nematology professor Holly Bik is pioneering the use of microscopic worms as indicators of pollution and environmental change in marine environments. For this effort, Bik has won California Sea Grant’s 2019 Special Focus Award, one of only four such awards handed out in the entire state. The award provides her lab with $70…


Portrait of Dr. Amir Haghverdi (c) UCR
Irrigation specialist receives USDA New Investigator Award
  Amir Haghverdi, an assistant cooperative extension specialist of irrigation and water management in the environmental sciences department, has been awarded a nearly $500,000 Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement New Investigator grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of…


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Assistant professor Hoori Ajami holds NIFA Conference
Assistant professor Hoori Ajami held a National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Multistate Research Project conference last week focused on Soil, Water, and Environmental Physics Across Scales.  "This year's annual meeting was exceptional as we had many participants compared to previous years discussing latest…


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UC Riverside opens largest research facility on campus with MRB
  UC Riverside is celebrating the completion of the $150 million Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, which will provide an innovative and collaborative approach to conducting research. Campus leaders held a dedication ceremony Friday for the five-story, 179,000-square-foot building that now stands as the largest and…


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Announcing our CNAS Student Science Slam Winners
CONGRATULATIONS to our CNAS Student Science Slam 2018 Winners: (1) Jessica Tingle: "Body size and shape matter for Sidewinding Snakes" (2) Alexandria Costantino: "Putting Dark Matter in the Spotlight" (3) Madison Hernandez: "Systematics save Stenopodainae (Hemiptera Reduviidae): How a glimpse of pyslogenetic relationships…