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California State University Launches New Blog – Science and the CSU

Blog provides a systemwide focus on science, technology,
engineering and mathematics

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Sean Kearns or Mike Uhlenkamp (562) 951-4800

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(January 3, 2011) – The California State University will have a new avenue to share the exciting stories and science-based developments across the 23-campus system through the recently launched Science and the CSU blog.

Providing news, features, updates and insights, Science and the CSU will cover the university's systemwide science-related initiatives and also spotlight various activities, events, resources, research and discoveries at the CSU.

In laboratories, at field sites and through programs at the CSU, students, faculty and collaborating scientists advance California’s capacity to address key issues in health, the environment, energy, telecommunications and climate.

CSU graduates also contribute significantly to research, education and workforce development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM):

  • From 1997 to 2006, roughly 6,000 individuals with bachelor's degrees from the CSU earned research-based doctorates.
  • In 2009, the CSU conferred more than 14,000 bachelor’s degrees and more than 4,000 master’s degrees in science disciplines.
  • The CSU is California’s largest producer of K-12 science and mathematics teachers.

The initial entries to the blog highlight the upcoming 23rd annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium taking place on Jan. 7 and 8 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. More than 200 CSU students will present research posters at the event.

Similar to the CSU Voices and Views blog, Science and the CSU encourages readers to contribute blog entries, while also initiating discussion via a moderated comments section.  To find out how to contribute, please click here.

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About the California State University

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 433,000 students year round and 44,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. A recent economic report found that the CSU supports more than 150,000 jobs statewide, annually. The engine driving job creation is more than $17 billion in economic activity that directly results from CSU-related spending that generates $5.43 for every dollar the state invests. The mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California.

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