The Orion

Female turnout low in math and science majors

Infographic by: Monica Fitch

Madison Holmes

May 7, 2014

Women at Chico State are widely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.Few female students have graduated with degrees in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering in the past four years, according to a study by Jeffrey Bell, chair of the biologica...

Engineers inspire next generation of students

Chico State engineering students fly a miniature helicopter with children participating in Imagineer Day. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Prin Mayowa

April 27, 2014

What do creating LED lights, conducting simulations of water disbursement and making ice cream have in common?The projects can all be accomplished by grade-school children.On Saturday morning, children ages 5-12 woke up early to be engineers for a day on Imagineer Day, an event put on by Chico State’s Society of Women Enginee...

University provides food for students in need

The Hungry Wildcat pantry is stocked with food for those in need.Photo credit: Thomas Martinez

Dominique Diaz

January 27, 2014

The Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry is available for students who don't have secure access to food. The program was in the works for two years before it officially began operating at the start of the fall 2013 semester. Chico State is the first school in the California State University system to create a program that of...

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