STEM-Focused Grants and Projects

Under the leadership of the faculty and the Office of the Dean, NSME has sought to boost the schools's programs in science, mathematics, and engineering by securing federal funding, engaging in unique partnerships, and making use of available resources.  These entrepreneurial efforts have paid off, generating millions of dollars and helping the school offer innovative and creative programs.

FabLab at CSUB

Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA). CBA assembled millions of dollars in machines for research in digital fabrication, ultimately aiming at developing programmable molecular assemblers that will be able to make almost anything. Fab labs fall between these extremes, comprising roughly fifty thousand dollars in equipment and materials that can be used today to do what will be possible with tomorrow's personal fabricators. The FabLab at CSUB is funded by generous donations from Chevron allowing students, faculty, and community members access to equipment and resources necessary to explore the entire engineering design process and to collaborate globally.

California Energy Research Center (CERC)

The California Energy Research Center engages faculty, students, and local industry in interdisciplinary collaboration in order to address issues associated with energy production and generation. CERC leverages the university's academic resources and the expertise of Kern County energy industries to address technical, economic, and public policy issues associated with energy production and generation in Kern County and California. Visit the CERC website to learn more!