Volume 9 | Fall 2021In this issue: The art and science of education23: Shoutouts to unsung heroes Feature: What river otters did for a campus community Voices: Sports back on campus
Each year, the CSU prepares and graduates thousands of STEM students to fill the state’s ever-growing demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and math. They, in turn, go on to power California’s economy. To further this and to increase Latinx success in STEM, the CSU recently announced it will establish a Global Hispanic Serving Institution Equity Innovation Hub at CSUN. Plus, 12 campuses received more than $35 million in grants to increase the number of Latinx students with STEM degrees. See Notables for details.
Meanwhile, Features highlight the remarkable STEM efforts on three campuses. Read how river otters connected art and science in one community. View how textbook lessons come alive through fieldwork and mentorship for environmental students assisting with a water-monitoring project. And marvel at how a female math professor who ignored naysayers and gender barriers came to be recognized as one of the nation’s best math educators.
Equally inspiring are the unsung heroes whom students identify in
23—everyone from custodians to coaches. And on the subject of sports, see in
In Case You Missed It some newly medaled CSU Olympians and hear in
Voices what sports leaders have to say about being back on campus.
It’s all reflective of the quality education and experience the CSU provides and why it’s 4 million alumni strong.
Brenda G. WongEditor
Part public art festival, treasure hunt and online auction, an event educated the Humboldt State community about river otters and raised funds to benefit students and otters.
Students helping to develop a real-time water-quality monitoring system of the San Diego River get hands-on experience and find out “what the textbooks are saying.”
A Sacramento State professor who as a girl was discouraged from pursuing math has been recognized as one of the nation’s best math educators. She makes sense of the math.
Professor is a Time magazine influential person; students, research get big dollars.
Activities include holiday concerts, a film festival, sporting events and performances.
Faculty write about the gig economy, Filipino musicians and information literacy.
Athletic directors and a coach tell of sports being back on campus after a long timeout.
Tokyo Olympics medalists with CSU ties; high rankings for campuses and more.
Students identify the people or departments they’ve been grateful for over the past 18 months.
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