College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Latest News

How does photosynthesis work so efficiently?

How do living systems establish themselves and work so well? This is a question UC Riverside physicists Nathaniel M. Gabor and Jed Kistner-Morris, as well as scholarly writing expert Benjamin W. Stewart explore in an article they published in this month’s issue of Physics Today, a magazine of the American Institute of Physics. The trio zero in on...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Chemistry prof gains national recognition for outstanding mentorship

Jingsong Zhang receives American Chemical Society award

By Jules Bernstein |

Postdoc wins prestigious fellowship

Sebouh Paul will pursue nuclear physics research related to the Electron-Ion Collider

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New high-tech greenhouse facility opens to researchers

At the top floor of UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 building, geneticist Julia Bailey-Serres is testing how to grow rice to withstand drought and flooding conditions in countries like India. In the laboratory next to her, researcher Bao-Lam Huynh is growing new varieties of cowpea plants that will be sent to Africa. Their work takes advantage...

By Imran Ghori |

A manual for engineering spin dynamics in nanomagnets

Manual can help debug and design nanomagnet devices

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

14 Highlanders receive 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or NSF GRFP, announced its 2023 cohort and it includes 14 awardees and three honorable mentions who are current UCR undergraduates, graduates, or alumni. NSF GRFP supports a diverse selection of graduate students pursuing a full-time, research-based master’s and doctoral degree...

By Malinn Loeung |

UCR professor becomes Society of Nematologists Fellow

J. Ole Becker honored for protecting crops from parasites

By Jules Bernstein |

Research paper named a finalist for “Outstanding paper prize”

The journal Development shortlisted only four papers published in 2022 as finalists

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Three Highlanders receive 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Five thousand U.S. higher-education students applied, 1,267 applicants moved on to be nominated, and 413 of those nominees were awarded the 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholarship — three of them being UC Riverside Highlanders. Since 2013, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to 18 Highlanders. This scholarship recognizes talented undergrads majoring...

By Malinn Loeung |

High schoolers get university-level education in particle physics

The students compared their experiment results with those obtained by European students

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR team wins National Science Foundation grant for undergraduate data science program

A UC Riverside cross-disciplinary team has won a $389,922 grant from the National Science Foundation to bring state-of-the-art data science research opportunities to underserved undergraduate students. The team is co-led by assistant teaching professor Jia Chen of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Marlan and Rosemary...

By David Danelski |

UCR math professor wins prestigious Fulbright scholarship

Award enables Netherlands partnership for computational and mathematical biology

By Jules Bernstein |

Neuroscience graduate student receives prestigious predoctoral fellowship

Elena Kozlova’s research will study how indoor flame retardant toxicants may affect brain development

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR researcher wins biggest prize in agricultural science

Wolf Prize considered to be the “Nobel in agriculture”

By Jules Bernstein |

Physics students gain hands-on experience in building a prototype detector

Now at Jefferson National Laboratory, the prototype will travel to two other national laboratories for testing

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Alumna elected to the Television Academy Board of Governors

Megan Chao elected to a first term uncontested.

By Julia Woock |

Physicist ranked eighth top female scientist in the world

The rankings are published by the portal

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

National Academy of Inventors elects UCR faculty as Fellows

Rare distinction honors prolific innovators

By Jules Bernstein |

Physicist to receive Copernicus Prize

Nobel laureate Barry Barish is recognized for his contributions to world science

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

2022 ‘Highly Cited’ list recognizes UCR scientists’ significant impact

List celebrates authors of papers that rank in the top 1%

By Jules Bernstein |