Discover UCR Day 2022 with CNAS Science Ambassadors

Discover UCR 2022

On October 22, campus hosted its fall open house—Discover UCR—for first-year and transfer students interested in applying to and attending UC Riverside. During Discover UCR, students and families connected with student success resources and campus organizations. They also had the opportunity to meet with professors, advisors, and current students from various UCR colleges. The CNAS...
By Andrew Nguyen, CNAS Science Ambassador |
Transfer Students - Nour Homsi and Selim Zoorob

Graduating CNAS Students on Finding Success as Transfer Students

As a new transfer student walking onto the UCR campus, things may seem overwhelming. You might ask yourself why you are at UCR and what resources are available on campus that will guide you to the path of success as you navigate the rest of your undergraduate career here.
By Frances Wong |
CNAS Transition Peer Mentors Team

Spotlight: Meet the CNAS Transition Peer Mentors Team

The CNAS Transition Advising Program provides specialized academic advising and programming to UCR students who are considering or are in the process of switching majors. In this edition of the CNAS Blog, the CNAS Transition Peer Mentors and the CNAS Transition Advisor share their experience and offer guidance to help CNAS transition students navigate through...
By Kathryn Aquino |
2022 CNAS Staff Advisory Committee

Staff Spotlight: CNAS Staff Advisory Committee

The CNAS Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) was formed during the COVID-19 campus closure and provided the opportunity for the committee to voice staff concerns and comments, share insight and feedback, and make suggestions and proposals to CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich. In this edition of the CNAS Blog, you’ll get to know each member of the...
Sophia Parks

Student Spotlight: Sophia Parks

Name: Sophia Parks Hometown: Murrieta, CA Undergraduate school, major and graduation year: University of California, Riverside, BS in Neuroscience, 2017 Graduate school, program, and graduation year: University of California, Riverside, Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology/Nematology, expected 2021 Websites: dillmanlab.org and propel.stanford.edu/scholar How did you become interested in your field of study? I have been interested in...
Mark Hanin with Scotty

Student Spotlight: Mark Hanin

Name: Mark Hanin Major: Biology Graduation Year: 2021 Describe the research you participated in as an undergraduate. I conducted a comparative research project on how the living standards in both South Africa and Nigeria can help explain the differences in their public health policies, where I looked at and compared both nations’ infant mortality rates...
Alejandro Cortez

Scientist in the Classroom: Alejandro (Alex) Cortez

Name: Alejandro (Alex) Cortez Undergraduate Education: University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology minor (2002) Graduate Education: University of California, Riverside, Master of Science in Evolution, Ecology. and Organismal Biology (2009) Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico and Riverside, CA Alejandro shared about his career journey, passion for outreach, and experiences with undergraduate students...
By Elizabeth Hann and Alejandro Cortez |
Chemistry

Women Making History: Dr. Wenwan Zhong

CNAS celebrates Women's History Month with women making history in the sciences. Over the month of March, learn more about women scientists in the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside who are making history today. Name: Wenwan Zhong Title: Professor of Chemistry Website Please share with us a brief description of your...
Jake Cecala

SCICOMM@UCR Student Spotlight: Jake Cecala

The bees that cheated the system — and what we can learn from them When I share with people that there are over 1,600 species of bees in California and over 20,000 worldwide (that is more than the number of mammal, bird, and reptile species combined), I am often met with shock. I usually go...
By Jake Cecala, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Entomology |
Chia-en Chang Lab

Women Making History: Dr. Chia-en Chang

CNAS celebrates Women's History Month with women making history in the sciences. Over the month of March, learn more about women scientists in the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside who are making history today. Name: Chia-en Chang Title: Professor of Chemistry Website Please share with us a brief description of your...
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