Research and Recognition

  • March 1, 2011

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education awards

The university’s MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) program received 2010-11 funding from the California MESA Statewide Office. Now in its 40th year, MESA partners with all segments of California higher education as well as K-12 institutions to help underserved students excel in math and science and graduate with math-based degrees. Saeid Motavalli, professor and chair of the engineering department, coordinates the programs for CSUEB.

Mary D’Alleva and the Office of Service Learning received funding to support Service Learning Transforming Educational Models in STEM, or (STEM)2, a program from the Center for Community Engagement in the CSU Chancellor’s Office. (STEM)2 promotes student success in STEM disciplines through service learning and community engagement; it is funded by grants from the federal Learn and Serve America program.

CLASS program support

The Pashto and Dari Language Program, which provides instruction in the two dominant languages of Afghanistan, received a grant from the Strategic Language Institute in the CSU Chancellor's Office. Meiling Wu (associate professor, modern languages and literatures) will coordinate. Read more about the new language offerings.

With a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History Program, through the Alameda County Office of Education, Professor Dee Andrews (history) will prepare teacher development materials for “Teaching American History: Words that Made America III.” The national initiative helps raise student achievement by working with teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of American history through innovative and cohesive professional development models.

Centers and Institutes

The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies, led by director Stephen Shmanske (economics) received funding from the Charles G. Koch Foundation. The Center offers lectures, seminars and courses focusing on the principles of free enterprise and a strong economy. Read more about their 2010-11 speaker series.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, East Bay’s Concord Campus has received continuing support from the Bernard Osher Foundation for its events, workshops and activities for mature learners in the East Bay.

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