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The new science building will hold in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester.

How the pandemic changed teaching science

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // March 26, 2021

Chico State professor and department chair of chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Chris Nichols, put it as bluntly as possible. He hates teaching over Zoom. Nichols joined the Chico State faculty in 1999...

A sign that reads “OMRON COLAB: This classroom & Laboratory made possible through the generous support of Omron Corporation. Dedicated February 10, 2020 California State University, Chico.”

Omron gifts $830,00 to upgrade Chico State’s Mechatronics Laboratory

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

Chico State’s administration and members from Omron Automation Americas gathered at Plumas Hall to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Omron CoLab on Feb. 10.  The CoLab is a brand new collaborative...

Newspaper clippings recounting the expedition findings. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

A museum without walls: An expeditionist’s tale of Antarctica

Melissa Joseph // October 23, 2019

A crowd of people entered the Gateway Science Museum Wednesday night as the annual "Museum Without Walls" series took place. This week’s lecture was called "Antarctica: A Scientific Odyssey". The...

Wild and Scenic Film Festival promotes nature and activism

Mitchell Kret // March 4, 2019

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival made a visit to Chico Feb. 28 to show 13 short films revolving around nature and activism. The festival was held in Ayres Hall, filled with diverse people from around...

One of the Chico State physics students wearing a pumpkin on his head during the annual pumpkin drop. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

School children cry out, demand mass pumpkin executions for science

Dan Christian // November 2, 2018

The piercing screams of children rang out across campus as gourds hit the floor for the Department of Physics and Society of Physics Students 31st Annual Pumpkin Drop. Visiting elementary students reveled...

President Gayle Hutchinson and faculty members of the College of Natural Sciences use their golden shovels to break ground for the new science building on Wednesday. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

New science building breaks ground

Olyvia Simpson // October 10, 2018

Dozens of members from Chico State and the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science building on Wednesday. President Gayle Hutchinson spoke to those who came to witness the...

Executive Director of the Gateway Science Museum Adrienne McGraw. Photo credit: Anne Chamberlain

Gateway Science Museum temporarily closing for instillation of new exhibits on climate change

Kelsi Sibert // May 14, 2018

The Gateway Science Museum is currently closed for exhibit installation from May 7 through May 25 and will open back up on May 26.Executive Director of the Gateway Science Museum Adrienne McGraw said the...

Assistant Statistics Professor Robin Donatello said some of the posters presented at the poster session could possibly turn into papers and be submitted to scientific journals. While other posters are a contribution to a bigger research idea.

Poster session gives Natural Sciences students and faculty opportunity to showcase research projects

Kelsi Sibert // April 30, 2018

College of Natural Sciences majors and professors participated in the 14th annual poster session to show off their research Monday. Assistant Statistics Professor Robin Donatello is this years poster...

Science advocates march through downtown Chico for the March for Science Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Local science advocates lead March for Science

Josiah Nicholl and Josh Cozine // April 14, 2018

Science advocates across Chico joined forces at the Trinity Commons lawn on Saturday for the March for Science event. The March for Science, which began at 10 a.m., is an event advocating for policy-makers...

Students in one team prepare to test their

Girls get chance to learn about science on campus

Alejandra Fraga and Natalie Hanson // February 4, 2018

Chico State hosted a STEM Girl Mayhem for middle school age girls Saturday. The event took place in three buildings on campus starting in Colusa Hall from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. It offered activities...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Association for science teachers offers students opportunities

Danielle Cortes // January 30, 2018

The National Science Teachers Association had its first meeting of the spring semester Monday.Mark Newton, Facility Advisor for the NSTA, led the meeting. Professors and students were welcome to join and...

The museum is now to visit the new exhibits. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

New exhibits open at the Gateway Science Museum

Luke Dennison // September 27, 2017

Two new exhibits at Gateway Museum, A Zoo in You and A Journey To Africa, have opened to the public.The exhibits are courtesy of the Paly Foundation and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibits...

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