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California State University, Bakersfield is a public university located in Bakersfield, California, United States which was founded in 1965. CSUB opened in 1970 on a 375-acre campus, becoming the 19th school in the 23 campus California State University system. The university offers 91 different Bachelor's degrees, 30 types of Master's degrees, and 12 teaching credentials. The university does not confer Doctoral degrees.In the Winter 2013 academic quarter, 8,111 undergraduate and graduate students attended CSUB, at either the main campus in Bakersfield or the satellite campus, Antelope Valley Center in Lancaster, California. The university is a heavily dominated commuter campus serving the city of Bakersfield.CSU Bakersfield's petroleum geology program is the only one offered by a public university west of the Rockies. Wikipedia.

Jafarzadeh S.,California State University, Bakersfield | Sami Fadali M.,University of Nevada, Reno | Evrenosoglu C.Y.,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy | Year: 2013

The random nature of solar energy resources is one of the obstacles to their large-scale proliferation in power systems. The most practical way to predict this renewable source of energy is to use meteorological data. However, such data are usually provided in a qualitative form that cannot be exploited using traditional quantitative methods but which can be modeled using fuzzy logic. This paper proposes type-1 and interval type-2 Takagi-Sugeno-Kang (TSK) fuzzy systems for the modeling and prediction of solar power plants. The paper considers TSK models with type-1 antecedents and crisp consequents, type-1 antecedents and consequents, and type-2 antecedents and crisp consequents. The design methodology for tuning the antecedents and consequents of each model is described. Finally, input-output data sets from a solar plant are used to obtain the three TSK models and their prediction results are compared to results from the literature. The results show that type-2 TSK models with type2 antecedents and crisp consequents provide the best performance based on the solar plant data. © 2010-2012 IEEE.

Tran N.A.,California State University, Bakersfield | Nathan M.J.,University of Wisconsin - Madison
Journal of Engineering Education | Year: 2010

The U.S. has experienced a shift from a manufacturing-based economy to one that overwhelmingly provides services and information. This shift demands that technological skills be more fully integrated with one's academic knowledge of science and mathematics so that the next generation of engineers can reason adaptively, think critically, and be prepared to learn how to learn. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides a pre-college curriculum that focuses on the integration of engineering with science and mathematics. We documented the impact that enrollment in PLTW had on student science and math achievement. We consider the enriched integration hypothesis, which states that students taking PLTW courses will show achievement benefits, after controlling for prior achievement and other student and teacher characteristics. We contrast this with alternative hypotheses that propose little or no impact of the engineering coursework on students' math and science achievement (the insufficient integration hypothesis), or that PLTW enrollment might be negatively associated with student achievement (the adverse integration hypothesis). Using multilevel statistical modeling with students (N-140) nested within teachers, we report findings from a quantitative analysis of the relationship between PLTW enrollment and student achievement on state standardized tests of math and science. While students gained in math and science achievement overall from eighth to tenth grade, students enrolled in PLTW foundation courses showed significantly smaller math assessment gains than those in a matched group that did not enroll, and no measurable advantages on science assessments, when controlling for prior achievement and teacher experience. The findings do not support the enriched integration hypothesis. Engineering education programs like PLTW face both challenges and opportunities to effectively integrate academic content as they strive to prepare students for college engineering programs and careers. © 2010.

Germano D.J.,California State University, Bakersfield
Southwestern Naturalist | Year: 2010

The western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) has lost most of its habitat in the Central Valley of California to agricultural activities, flood control, and urbanization. Although a few areas still support this turtle, most habitats are now altered by humans. Aquatic habitats near population centers also may become release sites for a variety of introduced turtles, which could compete with the native A. marmorata. In 1999, 2002, and 2007, I trapped at the Fresno and Hanford wastewater-treatment facilities to determine presence and numbers of A. marmorata at settling ponds in these facilities. I caught 213 A. marmorata at Fresno and 106 at Hanford. No other species of turtles was caught. Turtles at both sites grew rapidly and had a mean size of clutch of 8.2 (Fresno) and 8.5 eggs (Hanford), which are the highest mean size of clutch reported for this species. Although not esthetically appealing to people, both sewage-treatment facilities provide habitat for A. marmorata and these could provide stock for future reintroductions of this species to more natural, rehabilitated aquatic habitats in nearby areas.

Kemnitz C.R.,California State University, Bakersfield
Chemistry - A European Journal | Year: 2013

Delocalization in alkanes? The case is made for the role of electron delocalization as a cause for the greater stability of branched alkanes relative to their linear isomers. Electron delocalization plays a similar role in linear alkanes as manifest in "protobranching stabilization." A sizeable component of the stabilization is found to be attributable to geminal σ→σ* delocalization. © 2013 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION | Award Amount: 269.59K | Year: 2012

With this award from the Major Research Instrumentation Program, Professor David Saiki from California State University-Bakersfield and colleagues Andreas Gebauer, Carl Kloock, Danielle Solano and Karlo Lopez will acquire a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer. The proposal is aimed at enhancing research training and education at all levels, especially in areas such as (a) self-diffusion measurements of solution phase hexameric insulin; (b) synthesis of macrocyclic systems; (c) synthesis of bioactive cyclic peptide natural products and their derivatives; (d) synthesis, screning and development of small molecule inhibitors of lysyl oxidase; and (c) identification of compounds responsible for fluorescence in terrestrial arthropods.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools available to chemists for the elucidation of the structure of molecules. It is used to identify unknown substances, to characterize specific arrangements of atoms within molecules, and to study the dynamics of interactions between molecules in solution. Access to state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers is essential to chemists who are carrying out frontier research. The results from these NMR studies will have an impact in synthetic organic/inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry and biochemistry. This instrument will be an integral part of teaching as well as research at the California State University-Bakersfield and neighboring institutions such as such as Tuft and Bakersfield College.

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