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College of Science and Mathematics

Family Partnership Conference Live

Welcome to the Family Partnership Conference! Congratulations on becoming of the Fresno State family. We are delighted that you made the decision to attend Fresno State this year, and chose to major at the College of Science and Mathematics. This is the best possible place for our Central Valley students to begin successful and rewarding careers that will improve lives and communities. The transition into College can be challenging, and even our very best students need help and support to achieve their goals. Our students are most successful when they feel supported by friends, family, faculty and staff, but it can be hard to know how each of us can do this.

The Family Partnership Conference to begin on Saturday, August 15th from 1:00 and end at 3:00 pm. This virtual event is free, and we welcome all those that play important roles in our students' lives. We will share insights into the experiences and challenges that our students face, as well as resources and approaches that can help us to overcome them together. We also hope to learn from you about ways that we can better support and improve our students' college experience. There will be an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, current students, and successful graduates from the college, and connect with other families.

We are excited to offer English, Spanish, and ____ translators

The host of the Family Partnership Conference is Dr. Paul Price.


Dr. Paul Price | Faculty
Psychology Department


Introduction: Provost Welcome

(1:00 P.M. – 1:05 P.M.) 

Dr. Meyer

Christopher Meyer, Dean of the College
of Science and Mathematics
(1:05 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.)



Keynote Speaker: Raymond Rodriguez 
(1:15 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.)

Meet our keynote presenter Here

Student Panel

(1:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.)

Lab Tours

(1:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.)

Get Involved in CSM

If you are looking to get involved with the College of Science and Mathematics consider some of the many programs we have to offer.

California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP) Fresno State

The CSU-LSAMP program supports students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degrees. The program provides LSAMP scholars with a range of activities including career advising, peer mentoring, and the opportunity to participate in research with a Fresno State faculty member.  LSAMP supports individuals who have faced or face social, educational or economic barriers to careers in STEM.


Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is an exciting effort designed to encourage low-income individuals who are first-generation college students and / or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education to pursue doctoral study.

Ronald E. McNair

Research Training Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program (RISE)

The Fresno State RISE Program supports research training for students who are interested in developing professional careers as biomedical and behavioral research scientists. This federally funded training program is designed to ensure that talented and motivated minority or disadvantaged students can obtain the background and skills that they need to enter and succeed in doctoral education.


Bridges to Doctorate Program

The Bridges to Doctorate Program aims to enhance the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral natural sciences. To achieve this, the Bridge Program provides intensive research, coursework, and mentoring experiences.

Bridges To Doctorate

UCSF Fresno Academic Research Associates Program

Offered in association with the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, the Academic Research Associates (ARA) Program offers premedical undergraduate students a unique opportunity to observe clinical medicine and participate in biomedical research. The program takes place within the Emergency and Surgery Departments at Community Regional Medical Center, and participants may join the program on a volunteer basis, or receive college credit at Fresno State as an elective course.

Academic Research Associates

Fresno State ATLAS Program

The Fresno State ATLAS Program provides students with the opportunity for students to work on the ATLAS experiment of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.