CSUB's Kern Rural Teacher Residency Wins Beautiful Bakersfield Award
Each year, the Great Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce recognizes individuals and organizations in our Kern County community at the Beautiful Bakersfield Awards gala dinner. This year’s ceremony was held on Saturday, June 4. More than 100 nominations were received in 16 categories. California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) received three nominations: Kern Rural Teacher Residency (Education); Office of Events (Public/Private Partnership); and Campus Gamers (Life as it Should Be – Civic/Non-Profit). The Kern Rural Teacher Residency won the 2016 Beautiful Bakersfield Award for Education.
CSUB's NSME Partners with Chevron for Summer Camps
California State University, Bakersfield’s (CSUB) School of Natural Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME) presents REVS-PUP -- Research Experience Vitalizing Science Pre-University Program -- four, one-week-long summer camps sessions in science and mathematics. Funded by Chevron, these sessions will run from June 20-30 in the Chevron Fab Lab at CSUB and target Kern County middle school students and their teachers.
CSUB’s Camp BLAST! Ignites STEM Curiosity for Young Learners
On June 13, 400 adventurous Kern County elementary and middle school students and 55 of their teachers launched into lessons in science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at California State University, Bakersfield’s (CSUB’s) Camp BLAST! The summer camp is a collaboration among CSUB and the Lamont Elementary School District, Semitropic Elementary School District, and Buttonwillow Union School District. The program was created to serve rural communities, their school districts, and students, and is designed to ignite students’ curiosity in STEM topics, train teachers in an engaging, interactive STEM curriculum, and broaden teachers’ experience in STEM topics.