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CSUMB showcases the best of undergraduate research

The next generation of scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, social scientists were in the CSUMB Tanimura & Antle Family Library today, presenting the best of their summer work during the third annual Monterey Bay Summer Research Symposium.

This symposium celebrates summer research conducted across numerous institutions in the Monterey Bay area by undergraduate students from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) at CSUMB and the Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Sciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. These two programs bring together a diverse group of students from CSUMB and Hartnell College as well as students from around the country.

In addition, the event featured work from students in the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) STEM Internship program. The symposium included 10-minute scientific-style talks by the REU, UROC, and NPS students, followed by poster presentations by the UROC and NPS students in the afternoon.

Research topics presented included comparison of kelp forest habitat in El Nino and non-El Nino years; fishing behaviors of small-scale vessels using high resolution GPS tracking; and efficacy of bioremediation of agricultural runoff using bacteria in woodchip bioreactors.

Check out the UROC Facebook page here.