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LAs Candace Young and Dwayne Sanders

Learning Assistants

The CSU Learning Assistant (LA) program is currently in biology, chemistry, engineering , computer science  mathematics, and physics.  LAs are undergraduates who facilitate learning in STEM classes.

Applications for Fall 2021 are open now. (LAs Candace Young and Dwayne Sanders work through an inquiry lesson on circuits.) Apply here!

The Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Studies offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Physics, as well as courses in physical science and a foundational program for further study in engineering. Our students have a chemistry (NOBCChE) and physics (Society of Physics Students) clubs. We've implemented innovations in teaching and assessment, and we maintain active research programs. Check out some of our photos, and meet our faculty and staff.

 Physics students Travante Thompson and Donielle Miller  Christopher Mallares
Prof. Edmundo Garcia and physics students Isaiah Morgan and Ryan Stempek pose in the ALICE cavern at CERN in Switzerland.  They were at CERN in the summer conducting research on high-energy particle physics. Christopher Mallares presents his research on computational chemistry.  He works with Dr. Mardis to understand the structures of molecules that can be used in solar cells.

Mentoring and Careers

Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Studies students seeking mentoring on choosing courses, joining a research group, and careers should contact the departmental office (x2180) to be connected to a faculty member who can assist.  The department is also very active in pre-service and in-service teacher education.  For more information on careers see click on Students and Alumni."

Scholarship and stipend programs

Stipend programs are available for motivated students seeking to further their careers in science. 

For instance, the Center for STEM Education and Research (CSER) provides support for undergraduates who want to work in a research lab. Click here for more information on CSER

Applying to be a Learning Assistant is an excellent way to deepen your content knowledge and communication skills while exploring teaching.  Click here for more Learning Assistants Program.

Contact Information:

Dr. Mel Sabella, Interim Department Chair 

309 Williams Science Building 

Voice: (773) 995-2180

Fax: (773) 995-3809

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