Talk, Q&A, and Coffee Hour

Join us for our guest talk with Carol Peden, Keck School of Medicine at USC! Coffee will be served, free and open to public.




New class! Public Health for Social Justice

Need one more unit to complete your GE requirement? Or a service learning experience to round out your resume/CV?
Public Health for Social Justice is a simple, yet compelling course that introduces freshmen and sophomores to concepts in public health, biomedical research, and social justice. Students will learn about health disparities, gain exposure to research, and engage as health activists in their own communities. PHSJ will partner with the CSUN Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing for its service learning component. *Taught by CSUN Alumni Alina Adamian (M.S. Biology) & Hansook Oh (M.A. Mass Communications)* For more info, please email or . Or call 818-677-4866.





BUILD PODER Scientist of the Week: Jessica Yamauchi

November 14, 2017

Jessica Yamauchi headshot

When BUILD PODER Scholar Jessica Yamauchi was growing up in Santa Clarita, California, she loved to be outdoors. She enjoyed hiking, fishing and camping, but nothing made her happier than when she learned about and observed animals in the wild. She said her interest in animals inspired a scientific curiosity that fueled her through high school, community college, and lead her to California State University, Northridge. Read more

BUILD PODER Scientist of the Week: Paulo Sitagata

November 8, 2017

Paulo Sitagata


Cruising across campus on his pennyboard, BUILD PODER Scholar and kinesiology major Paulo Sitagata is always on the move. From class, to BUILD PODER student meetings, to his research position at the CSUN Center of Achievement Through Adapted Physical Activity, Sitagata is known by his friends and community as a positive individual who always progresses toward his goals.

Few would guess that the smiling and energetic co-president of the BUILD PODER student body club has traversed a long, difficult road to get to where he is today. Born in Orlando, Florida, Sitagata moved back and forth between his hometown and North Carolina before his family packed their belongings on a Greyhound bus chartered for California. It took five long days to travel over 2,000 miles across nine states, to the opposite side of the country. Read more

Twenty BUILD PODER Students Attend 2017 SACNAS Conference, Largest Meeting for Diversity in STEM in the United States

October 25, 2017

CSUN BUILD PODER students pose in group photo at SACNAS 2017

Twenty California State University, Northridge BUILD PODER students traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah last week for the 2017 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference. SACNAS is the largest multicultural and multidisciplinary diversity organization in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in the United States. Its annual conference draws thousands of undergraduate and graduate students, graduate school recruiters, STEM leaders and professionals, and companies and organizations from all over the nation for three days of networking, workshops, and inspiring speakers. Read more


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