The California State University has developed a new platform to share system-wide science-based stories and developments, with a new blog called "Science and the CSU" which can be found at http://blogs.calstate.edu/science/.
Providing news, features, updates and insights, the blog covers science-related initiatives, activities, events, resources, research and discoveries from the 23 CSU campuses.
Inaugural entries to the blog focus on the upcoming 23rd annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, taking place January 7-8 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. More than 200 CSU students will present research posters at the event.
Readers are encouraged to contribute entries to the "Science and the CSU" blog, and to initiate and participate in discussion via a moderated comments section.
CSU students, faculty and graduates contribute significantly to research, education and workforce development in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). According to the CSU website, 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 also California's largest producer of K-12 science and mathematics teachers.
The CSU also maintains a blog called "CSU Voices and Views" which provides a forum to share stories about educational quality, access for students, the CSU's impact on California, and environmental sustainability.