Construction of the Jordan Research Center is planned to begin as early as the end of this year. This 30,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art research facility will enable researchers from three colleges (Jordan College of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, and the Lyles College of Engineering) to work side-by-side and create a new atmosphere of interconnectivity. It is privately funded by a generous gift to the University and the Jordan College from the Jordan family.
For more information about the Jordan Research Center, click here.
Dr. Matthew Sharps, Professor of Psychology (Cognitive Science) has recently conducted a study of the psychology of the December 21st doomsday prophecies, elucidating the cognitive principles which lead to beliefs in such predictions. This article has been selected as the cover story for the January 2013 issue of the Skeptical Inquirer to be released to subscribers and bookstores in the next few days (Dec. 10, 2012). This is a national magazine with international distribution and is held in very high regard by scientists and students of science worldwide. This is quite an honor both to be published and to be selected for the cover.
Congratulations Dr. Sharps!!!
The College of Science and Mathematics is delighted to share information on the CSU's new STEM service-learning website. Fresno State courses and instructors are strongly represented. Steve Blumenshine's Aquatic Ecology and Chris Pluhar's Mine Reclamation courses are both featured.
The Chemistry department also has a community service-learning project with the Discovery Center. Please take a moment to check out these websites as the faculty members involved have spent a lot of time and effort to incorporate innovative, research proven techniques in their courses.