CI Connection
October 2014

Biomedical Engineering Students to Present at National Conference

CSU Channel Islands graduate students in MS Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering emphasis, will present posters at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) December 13-16 in Washington DC. The work was completed during BME 501 and BME 502 courses specific to the biomedical engineering track of MS Biotechnology. 

Zeel Amin, Aimee Flores, Prathyusha Garimidi, Margarita Martinez, and Viet Nhan


The Effect of FGF and VEGF in the Presence of Collagen or Fibronectin on Human Foreskin Fibroblast Proliferation, Migration, and Integrin Expression

Vivianna Day, Shanah Elliott, Khachik Najaryan, Christopher Ngo, Nicole Sarris


The Effects of Fibronectin, FGF, IGF, and TGFβ on Proliferation and Migrationof Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Kristin Chiniaeff, Bora Kim, Angad Maroke, Bradley Neill, Tanya Rami, Divya Suresh, Ramsinh Dodia

The Effects of FGF, TGFb, and IGF on Mesenchymal Stem Cells Seeded on a Collagen Matrix
Dominique Burns, Derrick Hau, Artemis Naderkhani, Joshua Plat


 Learn more about the TERMIS Conference HERE

Project Vista awards Fall 2014 scholarships

Twenty-one graduate and postbaccalaureate students are the fall 2014 recipients of scholarships through the Project Vista Scholars Program. Funded by Project Vista, a U.S. Department of Education Title V Grant, the Scholars Program is designed to increase enrollment and graduation rates of historically under-served, under-represented students in graduate and post-baccalaureate programs.

Eligibility is based on both need and merit.  Criteria include financial need, current enrollment in a CI graduate/post-baccalaureate program, demonstrated reliability as a student, evidence of potential for success in graduate studies, and U.S. citizenship.

If funds are available, additional scholarships will be awarded for the spring 2015 term.  All graduate and postbaccalaureate students are encouraged to apply.  For information, please visit the program website at http://www.csuci.edu/vista/programs/vista-scholarship.htm

Project Vista Scholarship Recipients


                   Jon Chacon, MS Biotech/MBA 
                   Jonathan Chang, Credential
                   Carrie Fong, Credential
                   Amelia Gutierrez, Credential
                   Beitris Hernandez, MBA
                   Erica Jimenez, MA Education
                   Naomi Kobritz, MS Biotech/MBA 
                   Angad Maroke, MS Biotech/MBA 
                   Margarita Martinez, MS Biotech
                   Jason Naczek, Credential
                   Elia Olmos MA, Education
Beatriz Ortiz, MA Education
Edward Padilla, MA Education
Juan Quintanilla, MS Biotech
Victor Rodriguez, Credential
Lyndsay Schroeder, Credential
Jennifer Silva, MS Math
Jaratporn Sungkamee, MBA
Andrea Treptow, MS Biotech/MBA 
Diana Troutman, Credential
Melissa Whitacre, MBA
Spring 2015 Application Period 
Has Been Extended to December 1st
Scenes from the Fall 2014 MBA Mixer 

If you didn't attend our fall MBA Mixer, you missed a great evening! More than 80 alumni, current students, faculty, staff, members of the Martin V. Smith School of Business Advisory Council and CI's own President Richard Rush and and his wife Jane spent the evening enjoying scrumptious food and wine on a cozy patio setting at Barrel 33 in Ventura.  Networking and catching up were the order of the evening.  The spring 2015 Mixer will be held in March at a fun and festive place yet to be determined.  Details for the Spring 2015 MBA Mixer will be announced at the beginning of the year.



Events in October


Graduate Information Sessions

MS Mathematics
Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 - 7:45pm  

Camarillo Campus
Del Norte Hall, Rm 2530 

Undergraduate Information Sessions

BA Psychology 

Thursday, October 23, 10:00 - 10:50am
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)

721 Cliff Drive
Stadium Press Box 3


BS Business / BS Business-to-MBA

Thursday, October 23, 11:00 - 11:50am

Stadium Press Box 3

Undergraduate Information Sessions

BA Psychology 

Thursday, October 23, 10:00 - 10:50am
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)

721 Cliff Drive
Stadium Press Box 3


BS Business / BS Business-to-MBA

Thursday, October 23, 11:00 - 11:50am

Stadium Press Box 3




presented by

CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank

 Saturday, October 18

Hyatt Westlake Plaza


CSU Channel Islands Foundation's 

Annual Gala brings together in celebration over 400 community members, local dignitaries, faculty, students, and special friends of CSU Channel Islands.



 RSVP Here

Friday, October 17, 2014 
12:00pm - 1:30pm
CI Campus, Malibu Hall 100
Free - Open to the public - Includes lunch

Chairman of the Board, Guitar Center, Inc. Albertson joined Guitar Center as a salesperson and has held various positions of increasing responsibility,serving as Advertising Director, National Sales Manager, VP of Sales and Marketing, to name a few. In 2004, he became Chairman of the Board and CEO. He retired in 2010, but remains as non-executive Chairman of the Board.

  Click here to RSVP

Free Workshop
Thousand Oaks Campus
Tuesday, November 4
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Network to Build Business Connections
The fastest way that you can expand your network is to connect with someone else's network.  In addition to expanding your own network, you can benefit others by connecting your network to theirs.  In other words, it isn't just who you know, it is who wants to know you, and who wants to know the people you know.

At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Choose the most appropriate groups to develop contacts
  • Utilize the secret to name remembering
  • Build on contacts for mutual benefit

Coming in November

Graduate Information Sessions
MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
Tuesday, November 13, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Camarillo Campus
Graduate Studies Center - El Dorado Hall

MS Computer Science

Monday, November 17, 6:00 - 7:00pm 
Camarillo Campus

Graduate Studies Center - El Dorado Hall

MS Biotechnology

Wednesday, November 19, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS Biotechnology / MBA Dual Degree

Wednesday, November 19, 6:00 - 7:00pm 
Thousand Oaks Campus

MBA at Thousand Oaks

Thursday, November 20, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus


Undergraduate Information Sessions
BA Psychology at Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Campus 

721 Cliff Drive, Stadium Press Box #3 
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00-10:50am 


BS Business / BS Business-to-MBA

Thursday, October 23, 11:00 - 11:50am

Stadium Press Box 3



Upcoming Fall 2014 Speaker Series

Kelsey Timmerman 


Friday, November 21, 2014 Noon  


Author/Speaker. Fueled by passion and curiosity, Timmerman tells the story of the items we often take for granted and how they connect us to the world as global and local citizens. 


His latest book, Where Am I Eating? (2013), confronted slavery in the Ivory Coast cocoa industry, and explored Fair Trade coffee farming in Colombia, as he uncovered the realities of the global food industry that is supporting our "all-American" diet.


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