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Nicolas Pham and Renata Kootz
CNAS students Renata Kootz and Nicholas Pham Named Goldwater Scholars
Renata Kootz (Physics) and Nicholas Pham (Chemical Engineering/Physics) have won one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarships in the country, . The Barry Goldwater Scholarship program, focused on natural sciences, engineering and mathematics, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional…


Fatemeh Barati
Physics grad student Fatemeh Barati won the Ken Hass Outstanding Student Paper Award at a recent national conference
Fatemeh Barati, a PhD student in physics, won the Ken Hass Outstanding Student Paper award recognizing the best student paper that addresses the subject of industrial applications of physics at the American Physical Society meeting in March. Inspired by this year's theme of "Big Data and Physics: Bits to Knowledge," Barati's…


students at table during Plant Pathology Outreach event (c) UCR
Plant Pathology Grad Students Receive Key Grant to Fund High School Outreach Event
Plant Pathology graduate students Gabriel Ortiz, Claudia Castro, Derreck Carter-House, Antara Chakravarty and Nichole Ginnan have been awarded a grant from the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Foundation through the Mathre Education Endowment. The Mathre Endowment for Education funds education and outreach related…


Food Evolution
Food Evolution Screening on March 16th
There will be a free public screening on Food Evolution, a science-based investigation into the controversy of GMOs. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion which includes film's producer and director, Academy Award Nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy. Other Panelists: Allison Van Eenennaam, CE Specialist, Animal…


Are we alone?
UCR Department of Earth Sciences Presents: Are We Alone?
The search for alien life defines a new era of space exploration. Learn how scientists hope to find life beyond Earth, and explore what that means for humanity.   Alien Worlds: UCR's Cosmic Frontier Jan 16, Tuesday 6:00PM Speaker: Stephen Kane, Associate Professor ofPlanetary Astrophysics and Associate Director,Alternative…


Welcome New CNAS Faculty
Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences for 2017
  Also see pictures from the 2017 New Faculty Reception.   Garret Anderson  Garret Anderson is an assistant professor of neuroscience in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, followed by postdoctoral research at Stanford University in molecular…


Frances Sladek (c) UCR
CNAS Names New Divisional Dean of Life Sciences
Frances Sladek will succeed Peter Atkinson on July 1, 2017 Frances Sladek, professor of cell biology and toxicologist, has been named the Divisional Dean for Life Sciences in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS). She will succeed Peter Atkinson, professor of entomology, who has served in this position since…


2016-2017 CNAS Scholarship Recipients (c) UCR
2016 – 2017 CNAS Scholarship Recipients Announced
2016 – 2017 CNAS Scholarship Recipients Announced The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Executive Committee announced the recipients of the 2016 – 2017 CNAS scholarships. Among the recipients were two CNAS Science Ambassadors, Amanda Tedesco and Abigail Burr (pictured here) and UCR's recent Goldwater Scholar, Shannon…


SHINES poster for 2016 workshop (c) UCR
SHINES to Host Workshop on Spintronics and Thermal Transport
With support from the Vice Chancellor for Research, UCR's Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) on Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES) will hold a workshop at UCR’s Palm Desert Center on January 12-13, 2017. The workshop will focus on the most recent development at the frontiers of spintronics and thermal…


Joselyn Soto (c) UCR
Soto Awarded SACNAS Student Presentation Award
Undergraduate student Joselyn Soto was awarded a SACNAS Student Presentation Award for her presentation, “Morphological and Functional Consequences of Hippocampal Demyelination and Remyelination-Induced Recovery,” at 2016 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Oct. 13-15. In a message to…


Welcome New CNAS Faculty
Welcome to new CNAS faculty 2016
  Please view short biographies and portraits of our new faculty members and the new dean. Welcome!     Hoori Ajami Hoori Ajami, assistant professor of groundwater hydrology in the Department of Environmental Sciences, earned her Ph.D. in hydrology at University of Arizona. Her research interests are in the areas of…


Umar Mohideen (c) UCR
Mohideen Named Divisional Dean of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Dear Colleagues, i am pleased to announce that Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy Umar Mohideen has agreed to serve as Divisional Dean of Physical Sciences and Mathematics for the college, effective July 1, 2016. He will replace Professor of Chemistry Cindy Larive, who has been chosen to serve the…