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Center for Excellence in Knowledge Management & Computational Science
Center for Mathematics and Science Education
Center for Urban Environmental Research
Older Adult Center
Urban Community Research Center

Center for Excellence in Knowledge Management and Computational Science

Dr. Mohsen Beheshti, Director
Office: NSM A-132
Telephone: (310) 243-3398
E-mail: mbeheshti@csudh.edu

The Center for Excellence in Knowledge Management and Computational Science (CECS) is established to bring several disciplines Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics together in the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS). The Center is used to integrate knowledge and expertise in all the listed disciplines in the College shared facilities. The center is to support programs such as bio-terrorism, network security, bioinformatics and other related areas. The center will have the capacity to build infrastructure and new masters programs. The center will involve a diverse group of NBS faculty and students in the projects. The Faculty and students will come from different disciplines within California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and community colleges in partnership with the University.

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Center for Mathematics and Science Education

Dr. Matt Jones, Director
Office: NSM A-115B
Telephone: (310) 243-2203
E-mail: mjones@csudh.edu

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) seeks to improve instruction in mathematics and science by supporting activities related to pedagogy, research, content acquisition, leadership, and curriculum development.

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Center for Urban Environmental Research

Dr. Rod Hay, Director
Office: LIB C-502
Telephone: (310) 243-2547
E-mail: rhay@csudh.edu

The Center for Urban Environmental Research (CUER) main purpose is to coordinate, support, and expand urban environmental activities at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). The CUER is a sponsor for CSUDH’s interdisciplinary Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science which prepares students for environmental positions in government, consulting, research, and advanced studies. Through extramural funding the CUER continues to update facilities and acquire instrumentation used for environmental research and education including the campus greenhouse and native species demonstration gardens. The Center provides outreach to students and members of the local community encouraging them to participate in environmentally based scientific inquiry.

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Older Adult Center

Coordinators: Aide Herrera and Elsa Vasquez

The Older Adult Center (OAC) serves as a support system for older students on campus, but provides a warm and friendly atmosphere for people of all ages. Services include a fee waiver program for students over age 60. The OAC also provides many other academic and social opportunities for students, faculty and staff including internships for Graduate program majors and others. Those interested may drop by, sign in at the center, and are welcome to join informal discussion groups.

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Urban Community Research Center

Dr. Matt Mutchler, Interim Director
Office: LIB G-503
Telephone: (310) 243-3274
E-mail: mmutchler@csudh.edu

Urban Community Research Center (UCRC) is a multidisciplinary applied research center focused on the needs, problems and solutions that arise in urban areas with a special focus on the South Bay Region of the Los Angeles Basin.  Goals of the center include conducting high quality research on urban change and social problems; providing social scientific expertise from CSUDH faculty to community-based organizations, governments, and other entities in the South Bay Region and beyond; and creating opportunities for students to receive training through involvement in applied research projects.

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