The METRANS Transportation Center, a joint partnership of Cal State Long Beach and USC, recently received a $3.7 million grant from the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations to establish a Center of Excellence in urban freight research. The center will research ways to streamline the transportation, handling and storage of goods in city centers while working to reduce the impact on traffic congestion, air quality and urban livability.
For science organizations like the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s official stem cell research agency, it’s important that prospective voters and funders understand its work, which is why it organized an informal “elevator pitch” contest at a spring conference for its grant-funded researchers. The contest brought in 57 entrants and eight winners, including a Cal State Long Beach alumna.
Coming off a very successful Western Regional showing at which it captured 37 medals, including three individual and three gold medals—by far the most of any team at the competition—Cal State Long Beach’s archery team now sets its sights on the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships, May 17-19, at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.
Reaching out to the community and encouraging students to think about physics in daily life or even as a possible career is one reason why the California State University, Long Beach Society of Physics Students was recently named a 2012 Outstanding Chapter of the organization’s Zone 18, which includes California, Nevada, Hawaii and the Philippines as well as universities in Singapore and China.
Cal State Long Beach's Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) will host the 2013 CITT Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, May 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the university's Carpenter Performing Arts Center. This year’s Town Hall is titled “Efficiency and Competitiveness: Securing Cargo and Jobs,” and the purpose of the meeting is to define what makes a port competitive.