We're your new officers for the 2018-19 academic year! We aim to be an encouraging and inviting support system for those of you on the path of pursuing science, and in return we want YOU to help us continually become better leaders in STEM. Our overall goal is to provide a community that motivates others on this wonderful journey!
We look forward to engaging with the scientific community here on campus, and we hope you can join us!
- CSULB SAACS Board <3
Today we are kicking off our Coffee and Donut Hour, a time where faculty and students can come enjoy refreshments and take a break from their hard work! Hope to see you there!
Our members had an early start this morning and joined the city of Compton in helping restore a local church. We joined the non-profit organization, The Compton Initiative, and had a blast volunteering at their event! As a result of such organizations, the community has developed a voice, with the help of community leaders, to continue to encourage the development of the Compton community. Keep up the support or find out more about their program in the link below!
We kicked off this semesters events with one of our most popular tours, the Yakult Factory tour in Fountain Valley. This educational event was full of excitement with an inside look to the production of the popular probiotic drink.
Interestingly enough, the Yakult drink contains the Lactobacillus casei Shirota, which is the only product in the world to contain that specific strain!
A huge thank you to the Yakult community for hosting this event once again!
This year's Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference will be held at UCLA's Young Hall and Molecular Science's Building on Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Follow the link to learn more: chemistry.ucla.edu/events/acs-southern-california-undergraduate-research-conference
Our members took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Yakult Factory in Fountain Valley to see how this beneficial drink was made and invented!
From learning how Dr. Minoru Shirota discovered the beneficial probiotic (which he named Lactobacillus casei Shirota) found in Yakult to sampling some product to taking a walk through the factory, our first tour of the term was one to be remembered.
What: Kayaking at Jellyfish Cove, to relax and have some fun before school starts!
Cost is $10 per hour per person, but if there are more than 20 people attending, then cost will be $12 for two hours per person.
Where: 5411 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803
When: August 19th, 3-5pm
Who: Everyone is invited! Please RSVP using the link below so we can accommodate.
SAACS will be touring the Yakult Factory on August 12 from 10-11:30 am to see how the tasty drink is made and to learn more about probiotics!
If you are interested in attending please RSVP using the link: docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ub1z58us_oPcUhyDwIpCjt-vFzCKP45FMF0Rffy4FgM/viewform?edit_requested=true
The Science Safari is an annual SAACS club event in which members of the club conduct experiments that show how awesome science can be!
At this year's Science Safari, our club members informed incoming freshmen about events and opportunities that SAACS provides to its members. As a club, SAACS holds demonstrations and workshops for students of all grade levels, takes its members on field trips and tours, and holds biweekly meetings with guest speakers. By joining SAACS, members gain hands-on and networking opportunities in the chemical sciences to reach their educational and career goals.
The club scrapbook was showcased as well, giving freshmen an inside look to events the club has done as well as a preview for what is to yet to come.
UC Irvine will be hosting an undergraduate research symposium on Friday July 15th in the Chemistry Department of UCI.
They have planned a day of exciting chemistry, including a session of posters from the undergraduate attendees, high-impact seminars from UC Irvine faculty members and a networking lunch. They have added information sessions outlining how to apply for NSF graduate fellowships and graduate school. More information, a full schedule, and registration information can be found at the following site:
Students interested in participating can register online using the above link by June 24th. If you have any questions, you can contact Liz Jarvo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tenley Dunn at email@example.com.