STEM News Archive

Articles are listed by month in descending order.

May 2015

Kids Invent! Innovation Day, May 21
(fresnostatenews.com © 5/20/2015)
More than 200 Fresno Unified fifth grade students will compete and highlight their talents at Kids Invent! Innovation Day, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 21 in North Gym 118 at Fresno State.

Biology and Music Composition graduates awarded Fresno State's Highest Honors
(fresnostatenews.com © 5/16/2015)
Fresno State’s top academic honors were awarded to Yesenia Thompson (master’s in Biology) and Joseph M. Bohigian (bachelor’s in Music Composition) at Fresno State’s 104th Commencement today at the Save Mart Center.

President's water task force report to be released at Jordan College Event
(fresnostatenews.com © 5/08/2015)
The President’s Water Task Force will release its recommendations on Friday, May 8, on enhancing Fresno State’s position as a leader in water management policy and research.

April 2015

Jordan College students receive district agriculture science awards
(fresnostatenews.com © 4/17/2015)
Three Fresno State plant science students were honored by Assembly Member Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, as Agriculture Science Students of the Year on Thursday at the Center for Irrigation Technology on campus.

Jordan College students to showcase campus farm at California FFA Conference
(fresnostatenews.com © 4/16/2015)
Fresno State’s Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology will host more than 5,000 students and educators as part of the 87th California State Future Farmers of America (FFA) Leadership Conference from Saturday-Tuesday, April 18-21.

March 2015

Science comes to Highway City's reborn community center in northwest Fresno
(Fresno Bee © 3/10/2015)
Every child’s passion for learning has rescued perhaps the most forlorn neighborhood center in all of Fresno.

Solar 'suitcase' lets Valley students experiment with clean power
(Fresno Bee © 3/02/2015)
One hundred portable “solar suitcases” capable of converting the sun’s power to run a light or charge a mobile device will be made available to high school students across Central and Northern California to experiment with creative ways the kits can be used in developing countries.

February 2015

Fresno teems get jump start with coding bootcamp
(Fresno Bee © 2/27/2015)
Students from SOUL charter walk to Geekwise Academy two afternoons each week for special coding classes.

Engineering Success for Students and the Valley
(fresnostatenews.com © 2/17/2015)
Performing NASA research on deep space networks. Turning food waste into plastic. Employing “hexacopters” in agriculture and crop management.

President Castro and Ag Ambassadors Welcome World to Tulare Ag Expo
(fresnostatenews.com © 2/11/2015)
Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro and student Ag Ambassadors will help welcome guests from around the globe to the World Ag Expo in Tulare Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 10-12.

AIMS Center Breaks Ground at Fresno Pacific
(The Business Journal © 2/04/2015)
Fresno Pacific University broke ground on its new AIMS Center for Science and Math today. Once completed, the facility will be used as a think tank for educators working to incorporate research into lesson plans for Central Valley teachers. 

Jordan College Experts to speak at Tulare Ag Expo
(fresnostatenews.com © 2/4/2015)
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State will again play a leading role when the world’s largest agricultural exposition returns to Tulare on Feb. 10-12.

Zoldoske Honored as State's Irrigation Person of the Year
(fresnostatenews.com © 2/4/2015)
The California Irrigation Institute recognized Dr. David F. Zoldoske as its Person of the Year at its 53rd annual conference on Feb. 2-3 in Sacramento.

University to Host Commencement for State Ag Leaders
(fresnostatenews.com © 2/2/2015)
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State will host the California Agricultural Leadership Program commencement ceremony for the first time at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 in North Gym, Room 118.

October 2014

$1.4 million grant to support University STEM teacher prep
(fresnostatenews.com © 10/16/2014)
As the need for qualified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers continues to rise, a program in Fresno State’s College of Science and Mathematics has been encouraging students to become credentialed teachers for more than a decade.

August 2014

Pacific Ethanol Gets $3 Mil Grant for Sorghum 
(8/4/2014 © Domestic Fuel)
California-based Pacific Ethanol, Inc. received a $3 million grant from the California Energy Commission to develop sorghum as a feedstock for ethanol. This company news release says it will work with Chromatin, Inc., CSU Fresno’s Center for Irrigation Technology and the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Biology profs will present research at Ecological Society of America
(fresnostatenews.com © 08/01/2014)
Three Fresno State biology professors will present their research at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Aug.10-15 in Sacramento.

July 2014

Clovis Unified teacher named finalist in national competition
(Fresno Bee © 07/23/2014)
McGough also collaborates with teachers and parents to write curriculum, is an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Fresno, and serves as a committee member of the National Science Teacher Association Committee on Preschool Elementary Science Teaching.

Fresno State astronomy professor gets involved in major space project
(The Fresno Bee © 07/21/2014)
Fred Ringwald, a Fresno State astronomy professor who leases space there, is readying his telescope for the endeavor: an international undertaking aimed at detecting gravitational waves — small ripples in the universe's fabric that carry energy — and information about major astronomical events like the Big Bang.

Talk of enhanced ag water conservation is all wet
(The Packer © 07/11/2014)
That’s the question David Zoldoske, director of California State University, Fresno’s Center for Irrigation Technology, has posed. “Over 10 years, that’s 60 million acre-feet, and that’s kind of hard to hide.”

Fresno State observatory joins international research program
(Fresno Bee © 07/10/2014)
Fresno State's station at Sierra Remote Observatories was accepted into a research program that seeks to prove part of Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Fresno State summer camp teaches kids about STEM
(Fresno Bee © 07/04/2014)
But a summer camp through Fresno State is doing just that -- teaching them STEM skills in a way that's fun.

Jobs requiring math, technology skills hard to find, harder to fill in Fresno area
(Fresno Bee © 07/01/2014)
Susan Elrod, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno, said that educational institutions need to do a better job of helping students understand the importance of science, math and technology courses to their futures.

State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) built on collaborative partnerships
(Fresno Bee © 07/01/2014)
SWEEP requires a high level of technical expertise to review the applications. Irrigation experts from the Cal Poly Irrigation Training and Research Center, the Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State and the University of California’s Cooperative Extension are partnering with CDFA to provide application technical review and recommendations for funding.

California targets agritourism dollars
(The Grower © 07/01/2014)
About 60 producers of table grapes, apples, blueberries, pistachios and other crops and foods met with Ross and Visit California chief executive officer Caroline Beteta at California State University, Fresno.

June 2014

Fresno State to build agriculture research center
(Central Valley Business Times © 06/12/2014)
Fresno State University officials and donors break ground Friday on a 30,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research building where the university?s brightest minds will collaborate to solve the most pressing agricultural issues facing the region and the world.

Valley Ag leaders to honor From
(Exponent.com © 06/12/2014)
Although his passion for farming is apparent, it is the 35-plus years he spent as an educator, first at Parlier High School then at Fowler High School and Fresno State College (now California State University-Fresno) that has left the greatest mark on the Valley’s agricultural industry.

May 2014

2014 Water Technology Conference Event Focused on Future Supply of California Groundwater
(GoldRushcam.com © 05/16/2014)
The 2014 Water Technology Conference, sponsored by the International Center for Water Technology—a public-private partnership based at Fresno State University—focused on groundwater. The resource has come under additional pressure this year due to shortages of surface water caused by three consecutive dry years.

Water & Technology Conference Focuses on Drought Challenges, Solutions
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 05/09/2014)
About 300 community members, including farmers, elected officials and students, attended the event put on by Fresno State's International Center for Water and Technology (ICWT) and BlueTech Valley.

Fresno State gets $1.5M STEM grant, McCaffrey gift
(The Business Journal © 05/05/2014)
Some science and math courses will get an overhaul at Fresno State with help from a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Saturday News Briefs
(Central Valley Business Times © 05/03/2014)
STEM education in Fresno gets a $1.5 Million boost The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to Fresno State's College of Science and Mathematics to enhance the quality of teaching in introductory science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.

Making Physics Fun from Fresno State
(Your Central Valley © 05/01/2014)
VIDEO - Watch as this brave assistant lies on a bed of nails!

April 2014

Program aims to cut campus water use by 20 percent 
(4/22/2014 © The Collegian)
With drought plaguing California, Fresno State will attempt to reduce its water consumption this coming growing season by implementing a water conservation plan that aims to reduce 20 percent – 60-65 million gallons – of water consumption.

Nunna named Fresno State’s engineering dean 
(4/15/2014 ©Central Valley business Times)
Ram Nunna has been named dean of the Lyles College of Engineering at Fresno State, following a national search.

Fresno State uses new technology to reduce water use 
(4/14/2014 © KFSN ABC 30)
An aggressive water conservation plan at Fresno State is aiming to reduce the school's water usage by 20 percent in the next year.

Fresno State math professor Thomas Kipps leaves legacy of hard work
(Fresno Bee © 04/13/2014)
Retired Fresno State professor Thomas C. Kipps loved formulas, theorems, logarithms and non-linear differential equations. The Battle of the Bulge Army veteran also had a fondness for camellias, fine music and hard work.

Fresno State to host Future Farmers of America conference
(Fresno Bee © 04/11/2014)
Fresno State's Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies will host more than 5,000 agricultural students and educators from Saturday through Tuesday for the 86th California Future Farmers of America Leadership Conference.

New CSU program to push for more STEM graduates
(Central Valley Business Times © 04/11/2014)
[Fresno State] of Science and Math will host two VISTA members while the Fresno State Construction Management Program will take on one.

Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought
(Hawaii.edu © 04/11/2014)
Conserving green spaces, restoring native plant species and adding biodiversity-friendly habitats within urban landscapes could support more bird and plant species. “It is true that cities have already lost a substantial proportion of their region’s biodiversity,” said Madhusudan Katti, a faculty member in the Department of Biology at California State University, Fresno. “This can be a cup half-full or half-empty scenario. If we act now and rethink the design of our urban landscapes, cities can play a major role in conserving the remaining native plant and animal species and help bring back more of them.”

Engineering Students Learn About High Speed Rail
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 04/07/2014)
It's such a big project. I think it's important that the students here at Fresno State are able to interact with these professionals, Rodriguez says.

Groundwater Training at [Fresno State]
(Visalia Times-Delta © 04/07/2014)
The California Department of Water Resources has developed an integrated surface water and groundwater flow model for California's Central Valley called "C2VSim". DWR staff will be presenting a two-day training workshop on the model at CSU Fresno on May 8th and 9th. This training is intended for engineers and consultants familiar with using complex computer models. 

Fresno engineering contest features concrete canoes and more
(Fresno Bee © 04/04/2014)
Civil engineering students from as far as China and Canada will be at Fresno State for the International Mid-Pacific Conference through Saturday.

Aqua Cents selected for conservation funding
(The Business Journal © 04/02/2014)
Fresno-based Aqua Cents Water Management LLC has been selected for a $50,000 Metropolitan Water District Innovative Conservation Program grant to expand research of the technology. Aqua Cents is a patented technology that with special hand-driven machinery, delivers organic hydrogels directly below the root zone of turf.

March 2014

Ag opportunities for Fresno State
(Visalia Times-Delta © 03/26/2014)
At the end of my first 100 days as president, I announced the formation of the President's Commission on the Future of Agriculture and charged it with the task of identifying opportunities and strengthening industry partnerships to make Fresno State's agricultural programs and facilities among the best in the nation.

National Ag Week aims to teach students value of farms
(The Collegian © 03/25/2014)
As part of National Ag Week, the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology will be informing and entertaining students about agriculture with talks, snacks and the JCAST Olympics this week.

Five Valley ad women to receive Common Threads award
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/25/2014)
Five San Joaquin Valley women will be honored with the Common Threads Award at the 18th Annual Common Threads Luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at the University Courtyard Dining Hall at Fresno State.

Engineering Mid-Pacific Conference April 3-5
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/21/2014)
The Lyles College of Engineering will host the Mid-Pacific Conference April 3-5 at Fresno State.

Water clock ticking for California growers
(Western Farm Press © 03/13/2014)
Kip Green, a consultant to Britz Farming Co., echoed Millers advice to have water tested so as to avoid clogging emitters. He also recommended having wells tested and pointed out that the Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State University offers testing through its Pump Efficiency Program in collaboration with Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which offers improvement rebate money.

>Joseph I. Castro: New opportunities for Fresno State ag
(Clovis Independent © 03/07/2014)
At the end of my first 100 days as president, I announced the formation of the President's Commission on the Future of Agriculture and charged it with the task of identifying opportunities and strengthening industry partnerships to make Fresno State's agricultural programs and facilities among the best in the nation.

Minorities find opportunity in agriculture
(Capitalpress.com © 03/07/2014)
That changed when he went to California State University-Fresno, where he earned a degree in economics. Many of his classmates were also Hispanic, he said.

Agricultural students claim back-to-back state championships at discussions meet
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/06/14)
Fresno State senior Levy Randolph of Hemet earned the individual state championship in the California Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet on March 1 in Visalia. And Fresno State won the team championship for the second straight year.

California Water: High Technology, Storage Will Both Help, Farmers Say
(Sierra Sun Times © 03/05/2014)
In a 2011 report on agricultural water use efficiency, the Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University, Fresno, found that between 1994 and 2008, the amount of farmland irrigated by subsurface irrigation increased 18.6 percent and acreage irrigated by drip irrigation jumped 150 percent, while use of gravity flow and sprinkler irrigation each declined.

Dean of Agriculture Educates Representatives on Water Crisis
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/04/2014)
Dean Charles D. Boyer of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology was accompanied by other CSU leaders in Washington (D.C.) on Wednesday, February 26 to discuss the role of CSU’s Water Resources and Policy Initiatives.

Commentary: Fresno State explores new opportunities in agriculture
(Ag Alert © 03/04/2014)
At the end of my first 100 days as president of California State University, Fresno, I announced the formation of the President's Commission on the Future of Agriculture and charged it with the task of identifying opportunities and strengthening industry partnerships to make Fresno State's agricultural programs and facilities among the best in the nation.

High technology, storage will both help, farmers say
(Ag Alert © 03/04/2014)
In a 2011 report on agricultural water use efficiency, the Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University, Fresno, found that between 1994 and 2008, the amount of farmland irrigated by subsurface irrigation increased 18.6 percent and acreage irrigated by drip irrigation jumped 150 percent, while use of gravity flow and sprinkler irrigation each declined.

Almond irrigation: scheduling with tight water supplies
(Western Farm Press © 03/04/2014)
Other important actions under these conditions are to control weeds that compete for water, and to be sure your irrigation system is performing optimally. According to Jim Anschutz with Ag/H2O, a member of the Water, Energy and Technology Center at Fresno State University, it takes 1.8 acre-feet of water to compensate for a distribution uniformity (DU) of 75 percent.

February 2014

California startup's growers platform OnFarm gains global recognition
(Venture Capital post © 02/03/2014)
Fresno State alumnus Lance Donny is getting global attention for his agricultural startup, OnFarm. The firm helps growers make more informed and smart decisions by consulting data integrated on the startup's platform, according to The Collegian.

January 2014

Fresno ag company among finalists for IBM Global Entrepreneur award
(Fresno Bee © 01/23/2014)
OnFarm, a member of the Water, Energy & Technology Center at Fresno State, was founded by Lance Donny. The company provides analytics and insights that can help farmers make better decisions about their crops. OnFarm's intelligent dashboard provides tools and recommendations that help farmers save water, energy, labor and fertilizer.

Fresno’s WET-incubated companies raised $7M last year
(The Business Journal © 01/23/2014)
Only in the last few years, however, has the push to promote technology gained prominence, driven by the staff and services at CVBI’s Water and Energy Technology Center built on the campus of Fresno State in 2007 in partnership with the International Center for Water Technology.

Common Core Standards Bring Dramatic Changes to Elementary School Math
(EdSource © 01/20/2014)
Teaching elementary school math just got trickier, or at least deeper. The new Common Core State Standards require students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of math concepts, which means teachers will have to change how they teach those concepts too.

Forecasting water deliveries complicated by unknowns
(Western Farm Press © 01/16/2014)
One of the driest calendar years in California history dampened the mood at this years drought preparedness workshop at Fresno State University, where participants talked of what could be record low allocations of water through the Central Valley Water Project.

Biology professor, student earn top research honors
(FresnoStateNews.com © 01/10/2013)
Fresno State biology professor Dr. Mamta Rawat  is one of two researchers honored with the California State University Faculty Research Award and biology student Samariah Bautch was named a Howell-CSUPERB Scholar for 2014.

Astronaut to Speak at Chamber’s 53rd Annual Celebration
(Dalla Hiram Patch © 01/08/2014)
NASA in October 2004 to serve as Director of Space Transportation and Exploration at A.T.K.-Thiokol in Utah. Scott has logged more than 6,500 hours of flight time in more than 50 different aircraft. He also taught graduate level engineering courses for California State University at Fresno and Embry Riddle University. He was also an Associate Scientist for the Lockheed Georgia Company.

Local Leaders Selected for California Agricultural Leadership Program 
(1/1/2014 © Gridley Herald)
Seminars are delivered by four partner universities Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fresno State and UC Davis and other academic institutions. Fellows will participate in 55 seminar days, including a 10-day national travel seminar and a 15-day international travel seminar.

December 2013

University Construction Management among best in West
(FresnoStateNews.com © 12/03/2013)
Construction Management Journal ranked the Lyles College of Engineering’s Construction Management program third among schools in the far west region.

November 2013

In Fresno, Vilsack Calls For New Approach To Wildfire Fight
(KVPR © 11/22/2013)
He told a crowd of about 200 hundred people at Fresno State that passing a farm bill is essential to the San Joaquin Valley’s ag economy.

U.S. Ag Secretary calls on Fresno State students
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 11/20/2013)
The US Secretary of Agriculture came to the Valley to send a very personal message to students at Fresno State.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Visits Fresno State - Talks Farm Bill, New University Ag Commission
(Sierra Sun Times © 11/20/2013)
Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro and Jordan College Dean Charles Boyer welcomed the secretary, a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, to a crowd of about 400 including many from the local agriculture community such as Barry Bedwell and Bill Smittcamp.

Betts helps Fresno State race team
(The Business Journal © 11/20/2013)
Bulldog RacingFresno-based manufacturer Betts Company provided both technical expertise and an undisclosed financial contribution to Bulldog Racing, a nonprofit organization comprised of Fresno State engineering majors.

Ag Secretary Vilsack wants public input at Fresno farm bill meeting
(Hanford Sentinel © 11/19/2013)
The free meeting is 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Fresno State Satellite Student Union, 2485 E. San Ramon Avenue in Fresno.

Distribution uniformity an irrigation key
(Western Farm Press © 11/14/2013)
That was well demonstrated at Fresno State in an irrigation seminar that showcased the use of probes that go deep into the ground and can provide data over cell phones or laptops.

Nursing club earns recognition at state conference
(Sacramento Hornet © 11/06/2013)
Sac State had 54 members present at the convention, which was second to the Fresno State Chapter with 56 members present. Sac State also had the most delegates present in the House of Delegates with 14 members. Delegates are representatives from each chapter.

Pathways continue to advance
(Recorder online.com © 11/04/2013)
Also on hand was Nancy Akhavan with Fresno State who announced the South Valley Secondary Teacher Preparation program, a partnership between FSU and PUSD.

County bans mining, exportation of groundwater
(Turlock Journal © 11/02/2013)
Following the amount of concern put forth by local stakeholders, the county sought the services of the California Water Institute at Fresno State University to hold a series of targeted meetings with stakeholders to develop a base groundwater ordinance that would be supported by the greater water community.

October 2013

Encino farmers market is a top choice for fresh produce in the Valley
(Los Angeles Times © 10/25/2013)
At Fresno State, Todd Burkdoll helped test the variety, which is large, very hard and crunchy, like an apple, with a sweet, neutral flavor. It never made it to public release because of concerns about its slight smack of astringency and vestigial seeds, but he was allowed to grow it himself; a friend, Jay Scott of Dinuba, also has a planting, and sells the grapes at the Santa Monica Wednesday market.

Chemistry Week activities
(Fresno Bee © 10/17/2013)
Written by George B. Kauffman Professor, emeritus of chemistry, Fresno State

Students part of Nobel Prize history
(The Collegian © 10/16/2013)
Fresno State is the only California State University campus to have a program that gives students the opportunity to participate in the research that helped the physicists win the Nobel Prize.

Powering Down Water
(Ag Web © 10/16/2013)
Technology is key to managing and reducing the energy requirements of agricultural irrigation, says David Zoldoske, director for the Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University–Fresno, during a recent webinar sponsored by the Irrigation Association (IA)

Students part of Nobel Prize history
(FresnoStateNews.com © 10/13/2013)
Thousands of physicists from around the world, including some Fresno State faculty and students, worked for years at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to discover the Higgs boson, or the “God particle.”

Industry cluster pushes clean-energy education
(The Business Journal © 10/09/2013)
BioFiltro, a new company working out of Fresno State’s Water and Energy Technology (WET) Center, was the first to step up, bringing on Acosta a few weeks ago to research disadvantaged communities in need of its wastewater treatment system involving earthworms.

Students helped at plant sale
(Fresno Bee © 10/08/2013)
Thumbs up to Kyle Mendes, Brooke Seibert and all the other volunteers from Fresno State professor John Bushoven's "Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture" class and Calliope Correia's students for their help over three days in the Water-Wise Plant Sale & Fair on Sept. 28 by the Clovis Botanical Garden and California Native Plant Society.

Physics Department Celebrates Nobel Prize for Higgs Discovery
(FresnoStateNews.com © 10/08/2013)
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their work developing the theory known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass. U.S. scientists, including those working in the ATLAS Program at California State University, Fresno, played a role in advancing the theory and discovering the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs boson (or “God particle”).

Viticulture and Enology scholarships awarded
(Napa Valley Register.com © 10/04/2013)
The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) is awarding five grants to graduate students who are continuing viticulture and enology research at UC Davis and Fresno State University.

September 2013

Valley Farm exhibit to open with ribbon cutting at Fresno Chaffee Zoo
(FresnoStateNews.com © 9/25/2013)
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State partnered with Fresno Chaffee Zoo and other Central Valley organizations to create a new zoo exhibit, Valley Farm.

Portuguese cork industry is Vit/Enol Seminar Series topic, Sept. 25
(FresnoStateNews.com © 9/24/2013)
Fresno State student Doris Michue, chosen for the 2013 ACI Cork Award of Excellence, will speak at the Viticulture and Enology Seminar Series noon-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Enology Building, room 102.

Girls get math, science lessons on The Farm 
(San Jose Mercury News © 9/24/2013)
Tech Trek was started in 1998 by Marie Wolbach at Stanford University, and the university now hosts two sessions every summer.In California, there are Tech Trek camps at four University of California campuses, including San Diego, Santa Barbara, Irvine and Davis, as well as at Stanford, Whittier College, Sonoma State University and California State University, Fresno.

Poor Valley towns pay high price for bad water 
(Merced Sun-Star © 9/20/2013)
The Community Water Center, an advocacy group, joined California State University, Fresno, and the nonprofit Pacific Institute in Oakland to produce the study, which was released last month. It included water systems in Sacramento.

Valley Under Cloud of Drought
(The Collegian © 09/16/2013)
Fresno State’s Center for Irrigation Technology warns that the San Joaquin Valley may be approaching a severe long-term drought without increased rainfall this season and if it doesn’t change its water consumption habits.

Stanislaus County supervisors to vote on water export rules next month
(Modesto Bee © 09/09/2013)
Sarge Green, a staff scientist for the California Water Institute at Fresno State University, served as facilitator for the meetings with local groups. He said the ordinance is less restrictive than the rules in other counties, which require a permit for any proposal to convey groundwater.

Fresno State receives four new patents for drought-tolerant plants 
(Central Valley Business Times © 9/5/2013)
Fresno State says it has received four new patents for cultivated varieties of cactus plants that can be grown in areas of the Valley with high selenium levels and limited access to quality water.

Sponsors needed for new Fresno State magazine
(The Business Journal © 09/04/2013)
Fresno State's College of Science and Mathematics is seeking sponsors and contributors for a new magazine that highlights the success of its students, faculty and alumni.

Will The Next Big Pacific Tsunami Strike California's Coast Soon?
(KMPH Fox 26 Fresno © 09/04/2013)
"A subduction zone is where one of the Earth's tectonic plates slides beneath another," said John Wakabayashi, a geology professor at Fresno State.

August 2013

Alumnus Inducted to the International Space Hall of Fame
(FresnoStateNews.com © 08/16/2013)
Two institutions in the agriculture-rich Central Valley -- Fresno State, a land-grant institution, and the College of the Sequoias in Visalia -- could house private AROs. Nunes represents a chunk of the Central Valley, home to some of the nation's biggest citrus, vegetable and dairy operations.

Bills would spur private competition for ag research
(Visalia Times-Delta © 08/14/2013)
Two institutions in the agriculture-rich Central Valley -- Fresno State, a land-grant institution, and the College of the Sequoias in Visalia -- could house private AROs. Nunes represents a chunk of the Central Valley, home to some of the nation's biggest citrus, vegetable and dairy operations.

Ag Technology Takes Center Stage August 13 at Fresno City Hall
(FresnoStateNews.com © 08/12/2013)
Federally-provided research technology with commercial applications in the agriculture sector will be the focus of the Fresno Agriculture Technology Showcase, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Fresno City Hall (2600 Fresno St., Rm. 2097).

Alumnus Inducted to the International Space Hall of Fame
(FresnoStateNews.com © 08/16/2013)
Two institutions in the agriculture-rich Central Valley -- Fresno State, a land-grant institution, and the College of the Sequoias in Visalia -- could house private AROs. Nunes represents a chunk of the Central Valley, home to some of the nation's biggest citrus, vegetable and dairy operations.

Summit lacked experts>
(Fresno Bee © 08/10/2013)
The Aug. 3 Delta Water Summit at Fresno State offered an oversimplified solution to the complex problems behind California's water crisis. The presentation was about as fair and balanced as Fox News programming.

700 gather for Delta summit
(Madera Tribune © 08/10/2013)
What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas but the same is not true of the wide impact of the San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta. More than 700 people gathered for the Delta Water Summit held at California State University, Fresno, to hear about a proposal designed to increase water supply reliability for Central and Southern California and a water bond to help pay for the implementation.

Fresno Delta Water Summit highlights fish/farm debate
(The Business Journal © 08/10/2013)
Participants in the Delta Water Summit held Saturday at Fresno State made it clear that when it comes to fish and humans — and specifically farmers — fish are getting the bigger splash when it comes to water needs.

Ag at large: Local economy boosted by farms
(Hanford Sentinel © 08/09/2013)
The Delavalle family participates enthusiastically in the agricultural community, especially in support of the scholarship program for agricultural students at California State University, Fresno. A favorite cultural activity is its membership in Fresno’s Grand Opera Association.

Castro: Tablets for all Fresno State students
(Fresno Bee © 08/05/2013)
Fresno State President Joseph Castro wants to put a tablet computer in the hands of all the university's students, a move he says could save both students and the state dollars on costly hard-bound books.

Delta farmer finds Fresno a tough house
(Central Valley Business Times © 08/05/2013)
There was a "Delta Water Summit" held at [Fresno State] on Saturday, but no one from the Delta was on the three panels that discussed the woes of the state's water picture.

Water and Energy Issues of Key Importance to California Almond Growers
(PRNewswire © 08/05/2013)
A sold out crowd of almond growers participated in the Center for Irrigation Technology's AgWaterEnergy Center workshop on "Water Use Efficiency for Almonds" held at Fresno State on July 23, 2013.

Call for water policy reform at summit
(Merced Sun-Star © 08/05/2013)
The Endangered Species Act Protections briefly took center stage at the Delta Water Summit at California State University, Fresno. Westlands Water District manager Tom Birmingham said the law is being applied without regard to people's lives especially farmworkers.

Water Summit at Fresno State
(CBS47 © 08/04/2013)
Valley leaders gathered Saturday at Fresno State to discuss how to resolve the current shortage of water in California.

Valley water leaders call for policy reforms at Delta Water Summit
(Fresno Bee © 08/04/2013)
The Endangered Species Act Protections briefly took center stage at the Delta Water Summit at California State University, Fresno. Westlands manager Tom Birmingham said the law is being applied without regard to people's lives -- especially farmworkers.

Delta Water Summit set for Saturday
(The Business Journal © 08/02/2013)
The summit’s major partners include the California Latino Water Coalition, KMPH-TV in Fresno, Univision, the Fresno Bee and Fresno State.

Public forum on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta set
(Fresno Bee © 08/02/2013)
Water leaders, lawmakers and bureaucrats are primed to answer the public's questions Saturday at Fresno State about the plan to revive the troubled crossroads of California's water supply.

July 2013

Blog: Touring California farms expands knowledge of Midwestern ag students
(Orion Gazette © 07/31/2013)
After visiting these farms, the students also visited California State University – Fresno to see the Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center. While there, students explored innovations in water use efficiency. The Team recognized responsible water use is an important factor in agriculture throughout the world. Learning from leading researchers and entrepreneurs added value to the students' understanding of these issues.

State leaders to meet at Fresno State for Delta Water Summit
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 07/29/2013)
The summit is taking place this Saturday, August 3rd from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union at Fresno State. The event is free and open to the public.

Valley's demand for computer professionals strains local talent pool
(Fresno Bee © 07/28/2013)
That's why Decipher has gotten involved with 59 Days of Code, Bitwise Industries and Fresno State's computer science program efforts to nurture and inspire local technical creativity.

Robots clash at Lyles Center
(Fresno Bee © 07/26/2013)
Robot detail at the Kids Invent robotics workshop at the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State.

Specialty Crops School July 30-Aug. 1, Visalia
(Western Farm Press © 07/22/2013)
Mechel Paggi, agricultural economist and director of the Center for Agribusiness at [Fresno State] will deliver the framework for economics, risk, and opportunities in specialty crops.

People in the News
(Central Valley Business Times © 07/19/2013)
Ryan Jacobsen of Easton has been elected as the new president of the Ag One Foundation at Fresno State University.

Remember the heat wave in Fresno last August? 
(7/17/2013 © Fresno Bee)
Delta Water Summit Aug. 3 at Fresno State Water experts, lawmakers and government officials will field questions from the public in a Delta Water Summit, scheduled 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Fresno State's Satellite Student Union.

Fresno State almond irrigation seminar planned
(The Business Journal © 07/15/2013)
The almond orchards at Fresno State will be the location for a Water Use Efficiency Using Soil Moisture Sensors on Almonds seminar from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 at Center for Irrigation Technology Ag Water Energy Center, 5370 N. Chestnut Ave. in Fresno.

Kern River in third driest year since 1893 — and an arid winter looms
(The Bakersfield Californian © 07/11/2013)
A representative of the California Water Institute at California State University Fresno said he believes Bakersfield will have a dry, but not impossibly parched, year.

Yes, the Federal Government Hoards Raisins
(Bloomberg Businessweek © 07/11/2013)
“There is no Uncle Scrooge’s nickel bank of raisins,” says Dr. Mechel Paggi, director for the Center of Agricultural Business at Fresno State University. “No one storage unit full of raisins. The rules are not quite so draconian as that.” Darn. That would’ve been such a good episode of Storage Wars.

Reedley company introduces new produce labeling technology
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 07/10/2013)
The company is based in Reedley, and the two people behind it are Fresno State graduates.

Ag experts highlight Specialty Crop School curriculum
(Porterville Recorder © 07/09/2013)
Dr. Mechel Paggi, ag economist and Director of Center for Agribusiness at [Fresno State] will deliver the framework for economics, risk and opportunities in specialty crops. Caroline Stringer, a senior specialist in global technical and regulatory affairs for Almond Board of California will present an overview of the trade group’s success in cutting edge research and worldwide almond marketing programs.

Snell and Collins: Kids Can Learn, Get Fit in Summer
(Fresno Bee © 7/05/2013)
Unfortunately, when students put their brains on pause for summer, their education can actually rewind. Some students experience what is known as "summer learning loss," in which they fail to retain much of the academic material they learned during the school year.

Fresno State Awarded $158,000 Clean Energy Grant 
(Central Valley Business Times © 7/02/2013)
The Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State is getting $158,013 from the California Workforce Investment Board to bolster support of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Industry Cluster in the San Joaquin Valley.

Immigration Bill May Help Fund STEM Education
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 07/02/2013)
Lack of STEM education is apparent in a graduate Computer Science class at Fresno State, nearly all of the students were from foreign countries. The professor of the class said too few American students are choosing careers in the math and science fields. It is a national dilemma.

Fresno State-hosted summer school helps fill FUSD enrichment gap
(Fresno Bee © 07/01/2013)
The program was established in 2009 through a partnership between Fresno State, CTFF and Fresno Unified School District. It's set up more like camp than summer school, which in Fresno has conventionally targeted underperforming students who need to catch up.

June 2013

WET Center member Aquacue acquired for $14M
(The Business Journal © 06/28/2013)
Milwaukee-based Badger Meter Inc. has acquired Aquacue Inc. of Los Gatos, a member of the WET Center at Fresno State for $14 million

Fresno County faces bleak water future, official warns
(Capital Ag Press © 06/25/2013)
He credited many of the advances to the Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State University, whose primary goals are to reduce the amount of water used as well as the energy needed to move water.

Spending the Summer Inventing
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 06/25/2013)
The Kids Invent summer camp begins Monday at Fresno State. The first of three camps starts with a digital videos session.

Ag is left off team 
(Fresno Bee © 6/23/2013)
After reading the article (June 20) on the appointments to the Fresno State president's transition team, it was apparent that agriculture representatives from the university were noticeably absent.

Monty's Book Of Why: "Why Does The Earth Spin In The Direction It Does?"
(KMPH Fox 26 Fresno © 06/19/2013)
Because, says Frederick Ringwald, professor of physics at Fresno State University, it's a "neighborhood" thing that started a long, long time ago.

Dunklin takes over as CVBI interim CEO 
(The Business Journal © 06/14/2013)
Fresno City College entrepreneurship instructor Marianne Dunklin took over as the interim CEO for the Central Valley Business Incubator and the Claude Laval Water and Energy Technology (WET) Center on June 5.

Hong Kong Delegates Tour Fresno Companies
(The Business Journal © 06/13/2013)
That trip featured stops to the Water, Energy & Technology incubator at Fresno State and Fresno City Hall, followed by a reception of 18 local food-and-beverage companies at the Holiday Inn in downtown Fresno.

College Gets $200,000 for Sustainable Ag Education
(North Bay Business Journal © 06/10/2013)
Students enrolled in sustainable agriculture programs at the school will receive greater advising and curriculum enhancements that include increased course offerings and internship opportunities. In addition, the transition for graduates to four-year programs at schools such as University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz, Chico State University and [Fresno State].

Export Training Seminars planned in Valley
(Recorder On Line © 06/10/2013)
The California Centers for International Trade Development (CITD), a division of State Center Community College District (SCCCD), is partnering with the cities of Kerman, Livingston, Delano and Oakdale, their corresponding Chambers of Commerce, the San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center, the Fresno State International Center for Water Technology and the Fresno Food Expo to host a total of four one-day training seminars on exporting to foreign markets June 17-21.

Chinese Business Leaders Tour Fresno-Area Investment Candidates
(Fresno Bee © 06/08/2013)
The delegation starts their visit at 1 p.m. with a tour of the Water, Energy & Technology Center at California State University, Fresno, followed by a presentation from Fresno city officials at City Hall at 2:15 p.m.

Heat Record Maybe, but How Hot Will it Get?
(Fresno Bee © 6/7/2013)
The computers calculate forecasts for every five minutes over the next 15 days for thousands of points on the Earth's surface. The forecast also includes dozens of altitude levels in the atmosphere above the Earth. Sean Boyd, who teaches weather classes at Fresno State, said it takes three or four hours for computers just to crunch these numbers.

Chinese Trade Delegation to Visit Fresno 
(The Business Journa© 6/7/2013)
The US-China Business & Culture Association is organizing a visit by a delegation of 20 Chinese business leaders from the Shanghai region of China. Among the tour stops for the group include the Water, Energy & Technology (WET) incubator at Fresno State...

Agriculture Future of America Team to Visit WET Center June 11
(FresnoStateNews.com © 06/06/2013)
Nine college students from throughout the nation serving on the Student Advisory Team for Agriculture Future of America (AFA) and hosted by Bank of the West, will be in Fresno June 8-11 to tour farms and agri-business operations. 

Summer Camp: COMP-X Camp June 17-21
(FresnoStateNews.com © 06/06/2013)
The five day COMP-X CAMP at Fresno State begins June 17 at the Computer Science Computer Lab in McKee Fisk 201 and ends June 21 in the Keck Computational Science Center at Industrial Technology 104 for a demo and competition.

Fresno State Students to Mentor Aspiring Ag Leaders
(The Business Journal © 06/06/2013)
Fresno State agriculture students will have a hand in bringing up the next generation of ag professionals through a new program funded by four top lenders in the field.

Fresno State Study Warns of Climate Effects on San Joaquin River
(Fresno Bee © 06/05/2013)
Two Fresno State professors say climate change will make the San Joaquin River’s annual runoff show up earlier as much as six weeks earlier in the next century.

Fresno State Enlists Outside Agencies to Boost its Ag Efforts
(Central Valley Business Times © 06/05/2013)
Four of California’s top agricultural lenders are pitching in to support Fresno State in finding and training the next generation of students in agriculture. 

Farm Credit Leads Effort to Support Diversity in Agricultural Education
(FresnoStateNews.com © 06/04/2013)
Four of California’s top agricultural lenders have partnered to support Fresno State in the recruitment and training of the next generation of students in agriculture.

Fresno State Nursing Students Help Tornado Victims
(KSEE 24 © 06/04/2013)
After that devastating tornado some Fresno State nursing students decided to take action. They rallied with the local California Nursing Students' Association to try and help. But they're doing more than just raising funds some of them are actually traveling to the area.

May 2013

Fresno, Central School Districts Praised for Summer Education Efforts
(Fresno Bee © 05/31/2013)
California State University, Fresno, students are also on board -- about 1,100 students enrolled in the university's teacher training program have teamed up with schools to design and teach math, science, reading and art projects to youngsters in summer school.

Farmers Turn to Drip-Tape Irrigation to Save Water
(Los Angeles Times © 05/30/2013)
And some simply let land go fallow, one of the decisions in dealing with the complicated dynamics of limited resources, said Sarge Green, a program director for the California Water Institute research center at [Fresno State].

Air Pollution Culprit to be Examined
(Central Valley Business Times © 05/29/2013)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with the California Water Institute at California State University, Fresno, is holding the public workshop and interagency meeting to discuss the status of research on the management of reactive nitrogen in the San Joaquin Valley and other areas of California.

Local Student is one of Deans Graduate Medalists
(The Kingsburg Recorder © 05/29/2013)
Joy Hollingsworth knew as a teenager that agriculture was her future — But she couldn’t know that her academic work and dedication would earn her one of California State University, Fresno’s highest student honors.

Four Latino Students Earn Dean's Medals
(Vida en el Valle © 05/29/2013)
"Arturo is an American success story and a wonderful example of Fresno State's mission of serving the underserved," said Susan Elrod, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

U.S. EPA to Hold Public Interagency Meeting on Reactive Nitrogen Research in Fresno, CA
(EOA,GOV © 05/28/2013)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the California Water Institute at Cal State University Fresno, will hold a two-day public workshop and interagency meeting to discuss the status of research on the management of reactive nitrogen in the San Joaquin Valley and other areas of California. The workshop will be held on June 4th and 5th at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Fresno, Calif.

Sweet Corn Sales Set First Day Record
(FresnoStateNews.com © 05/24/2013)
About 34,000 ears of Fresno State corn – a first day record — were sold today at the Gibson Farm Market.

Sweet Corn Fans Flock to Fresno State's Gibson Farm Market
(Fresno Bee © 05/24/2013)
Fresh from the fields, the much-anticipated Fresno State corn arrived Friday at Gibson Farm Market. Bins of sweet-tasting corn were ready for buyer when the campus store opened at 7 a.m.

Scientists visit Fresno to Discuss San Joaquin Valley Water Woes 
(Fresno Bee © 5/23/2013)
The Valley's water issues were part of the prestigious Geological Society's first meeting here in decades, said Robert Merrill, an emeritus professor of geology at Fresno State.
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130 Children Compete in Science Fair
(Madera Tribune © 05/20/2013)
Entries were judged by Theresa Valle, a former parent at the school, and Andrea Gray, a biochemistry professor at California State University, Fresno.

Fresno State Chemistry Major Awarded the 2013 President’s Medal
At Fresno State's 102nd University Commencement on May 18, 2013, chemistry major and Fresno native Arturo Gasga was awarded the university's highest honor for an undergraduate, the President's Medal, for his outstanding record of research and service.

New STEM Concentration Area Approved for Liberal Studies Major
The project, which will be supported by the campus's Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative MSTI, was designed to develop and implement a 4-course Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Concentration for the Liberal Studies major.

The CHEM Club has received the American Chemical Society’s Outstanding Chapter Award
three years in a row, in part for its active outreach efforts to K-8 students

April 2013

Fresno State to host water-wise plant exchange May 4
(The Business Journal © 04/30/2013)
Water-Wise Plant Exchange Plant enthusiasts can learn about which varieties save the most water during a community exchange event at Fresno State on May 4.

Lyles College of Engineering hosts ‘Projects Day’ May 2
(fresnostatenews.com © 04/29/2013)
The Lyles College of Engineering’s Annual Projects Day noon-4 p.m. May 2 is an opportunity for teachers, counselors and K-12 students from the region to explore innovation and design in engineering and construction management at Fresno State.

Fresno State’s Starry Night
(The Collegian at Fresno State © 04/28/2013)
The San Joaquin Experimental Range, a 4,462-acre plot of land owned by Fresno State and administered by the agriculture department, is typically used as a grazing land for cattle and other livestock – hence its name – and where students and faculty conduct agriculture research. Six nights a semester, however, it serves a different purpose for the students of the Introductory Astronomy (Physical Science 21) class at Fresno State.

Student engineering team builds, paddles concrete canoe to victory
(Nevada Today © 04/24/2013)
The regional competition included teams from University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; California State University, Chico; California State University, Fresno; California State University, Sacramento; San Jose State University; Tongji University and the University of Nevada, Reno.

Karri Hammerstrom receives Common Threads award
(Kingsburg Recorder © 04/24/2013)
Common Threads celebrates the contributions Valley women have made both in agriculture and their communities. Organized by the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, the Ag One Foundation and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State, the award pays tribute to extraordinary women such as Hammerstrom.

Students earn medals at Science competition
(Los Banos Enterprise © 04/19/2013)
Pacheco and Los Banos high schools accompanied Los Banos Junior High to the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program, known as MESA, contest at California State University, Fresno. The winners were announced at the end of the day Saturday.

Agricultural student leader receives national honor
(fresnostatenews.com © 04/18/2013)
Fresno State student Monique Bienvenue won the 2013 McClure Outstanding Chancellor of the Year award at the National Agricultural Leadership Conference at Cornell University, April 7-9.

Water issues to be explored at Central Valley conference
(Central Valley Business Times © 04/12/2013)
Among the featured speakers...David Zoldoske, director of Fresno State's Center for Irrigation Technology and executive director for the Water Resources and Policy Initiatives for the California State University system. The event, the theme of which is "How Water Efficient Technologies Will Secure Future Food Supply," costs $149.

Fresno State launches new wine club at annual Vino Italiano! event
(fresnostatenews.com © 04/12/2013)
Fresno State’s viticulture and enology program presents its traditional Vino Italiano! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, giving the public an opportunity to sample student-made Italian varietals as a prelude to Vintage Days.

Forum on Climate Preparedness in the Valley Takes Place at Fresno State, April 15
(fresnostatenews.com © 04/12/2013)
A public forum featuring scientists and experts on water, energy and climate will be held on April 15 to discuss the latest climate science on impacts to the San Joaquin Valley, and how local officials and businesses can prepare for changes to water availability, drought and flooding, impacts to crops, and more frequent extreme heat days.

Fresno State eyeing semi-virtual engineering course
(The Business Journal © 4/12/2013)
Fresno State is one of 12 campuses looking to adopt a new engineering course started by San Jose State University that blends online and classroom components.

Education conference April 12-13 honors 14 local schools
(fresnostatenews.com © 04/11/2013)
Two internationally known experts will speak at the 29th annual Conference on Character and Civic Education, April 12 and 13 in Fresno. Awards will be presented during the event to14 local middle schools and two county teachers.

Shatter The Mysteries of Science With Fresno Stat Physics Outreach
(KSEE 24 News © 4/11/2013)
A toilet paper leaf blower. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. A bed of nails. And a Rocket car. If any of this sounds interesting or fun, then YOU need to reach out to the Fresno State Physics Outreach.

Panel at Fresno State will discuss preparing for climate change
(Fresno Bee © 04/11/2013)
A forum called “Climate preparedness in the Valley” is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 at Fresno State to discuss how water availability will change in the future and affect farms as well as cities.

California Pistachio Research Board awards $1.5m endowment
(fresnostatenews.com © 04/11/2013)
The California Pistachio Research Board pledged $1.5 million to establish an endowed faculty position with Fresno State’s Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

Fresno State to host climate change forum
(The Business Journal, 4/8/2013)
Businesses looking to prepare for floods, droughts and other weather effects may learn several tips at a scientific forum being held at Fresno State on April 15.

Women in agriculture honored with Common Threads Awards
(Western Farm Press © 04/08/2013)
These six Valley women, who have strong agricultural backgrounds and are active participants in their counties through philanthropic endeavors and community service, will be recognized at a special luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Fresno State’s University Courtyard Dining Hall.

March 2013

BlueTechValley Water Conference
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/29/2013)
Registration is open for the 2013 BlueTechValley Water Conference: “How Water Efficient Technologies Secure Future Food Supply” on May 1-2 in Clovis, which showcases innovation in the fields of water, energy and ag technology.

Campus celebrates National Public Health Week
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/28/2013)
Fresno State will observe National Public Health Week April 1-5 with a luncheon noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Viticulture and Enology Conference Room in the VERC Building (2360 E. Barstow Ave.).

HCOP’s Aspiring Health Leaders Conference is April 13
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/28/2013)
The Aspiring Health Leaders Conference 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 13 at Fresno State is expected to draw 140 students, health professionals and resident physicians.

Kremen School of Education recognized for Sanger teacher prep
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/28/2013)
The teacher prep partnership between the Fresno State Kremen School of Education and Human Development and Sanger Unified School District, which helped the Fresno County school district move from the bottom of California’s school index to the top, as well as decrease its teacher attrition, has been nationally recognized as a model for clinical preparation in teacher education.

University installs new technology to save water
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/25/2013)
Fresno State is installing locally sourced technology expected to save up to 50 percent of the water used for campus landscaping.

90 districts expected at Teacher Recruitment Fair, April 11
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/22/2013)
The Fresno State Teacher Recruitment Fair 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Apr. 11 at the Fresno Convention Center (848 M Street) will give  Fresno State students and alumni the opportunity to meet representatives from more than 90 California school districts.

Science that is out of this world
(The Collegian at Fresno State © 03/22/2013)
“The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible,” said Ray Bradbury, an American science-fiction writer. The world is full of mysteries and science is trying to piece the puzzle together one discovery at a time. Recently, developments have been made in several fields in science.

Kremen Alumni to honor four for contributions to Valley education
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/22/2013)
Four outstanding friends of education will be honored at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development Alumni Chapter’s annual Noted Alumni Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Fresno State University Dining Facility.

Dreaming of homegrown tomatoes?
(Fresno Examiner © 03/20/2013)
For gardeners in the Fresno area, there will be some fabulous opportunities to select from a wide array of tomato cultivars and support local agricultural education. Tomato and pepper plants will be for sale on Thursday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Fresno City College, in front of the library. Plan to park at a parking meter space. Vegetable plants will be for sale on Saturday, April 6 at the brand new farm market at Fresno State University. All types of plants for sale Saturday April 13 at the Fresno State horticultural greenhouses on Barstow east of Chestnut.

Discovery of 'God Particle' Has Valley Connection
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 03/20/2013)
The discovery has a valley connection -- Simon Gonzalez was with a group of Fresno State graduate students visiting Europe to help on the project.

College Students Participate in 8th Annual Western Regional Dairy Challenge
(Ag Web © 03/15/2013)
Fresno State Students were among the winning teams.

Foster Farms among West's first poultry producers to get 'humane' certification
(Bakersfield Californian © 3/12/2013)
Foster Farms announced the news of its certification Monday during the dedication of the Foster Farms Poultry Education and Research Facility at Fresno State.

Fresno State Unveils Poultry House
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 03/12/2013)
Foster Farms unveiled a state of the art poultry house at Fresno State Monday. The new building is sure to strengthen the school's prestigious agriculture program.

College of Science and Mathematics and APPL Labs partnership earns recognition
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/8/2013)
A partnership between the College of Science and Mathematics and APPL Labs in Clovis earned recognition from The Fresno Compact as an outstanding business-school partnership.

Math Lecture Series celebrates International Day of Women, March 8
(fresnostatenews.com © 03/7/2013)
The Fresno State Mathematics Spring Lecture Series will celebrate International Day of Women 3-4 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the University Business Center in the Peters Business Building, Room 192.

PG&E helps fund new university irrigation demo facility
(The Grower © 03/06/2013)
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has donated $450,000 to California State University, Fresno, to help kick off a state-of-the-art demonstration facility highlighting water and energy management technologies for agriculture.

Fresno State farm a home for irrigation innovation
(Western Farm Press © 03/06/2013)
With nearly 1,000 acres and various enterprises including, vineyards, fruit orchards, nut orchards, row crops, dairy and winery, the Fresno State Farm is a microcosm of the San Joaquin Valley.

Natural Science Club educates peers, community
(The Collegian at Fresno State © 03/05/2013)
Fresno State students mill past colorful booths lining “The Pit,” the outside seating area of the University Student Union, but often overlook a blue assemblance adorned with our solar system.