On a cool, partly cloudy March afternoon, two graduate students headed out beyond the break wall in one of California State University, Long Beach’s boats to fish out some 25 pounds of kelp from the Pacific Ocean. These are the first samples from Long Beach waters for “Kelp Watch 2014,” a scientific campaign designed to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach presented its 2014 Nell and John Wooden Ethics in Leadership Award to Mohamed El-Erian on Feb. 27. El-Erian is CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, a global investment management firm with around $2 trillion of assets under management.
Troy High School of Fullerton will defend its title against 37 other Southern California high schools during the 15th annual Math Day at The Beach competition on Saturday, March 15, at California State University, Long Beach. chools will field groups of six students who compete in team as well as individual events for prizes and trophies. More than 200 students as well as independent individuals are participating.
Long Beach State golfer Kevin Lee fired a 63 in the final round of the 18th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic to capture individual medalist honors and lead Long Beach State to fourth at Virginia Country Club. It was Lee’s first career tournament win as his score of 63 tied a course record and marked a career-low for the sophomore golfer.