Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center
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Thank you for joining us in celebrating this year's Undergraduate Research Week. Congratulations to all Spring Showcase presenters. Additionally, we would like to give a special thanks to all our UGR Week workshop facilitators, including our event MCs, the RSCH 200 UROC Scholars, who helped make this year's celebration a huge success.
Dr. Melissa Callaghan
Too Diverse for Academia

Dr. Jenny (Meng-Hsien) Lin and Special Guest Dr. Ishva Minefee Pathways from Undergraduate Business Research to Graduate School

Dr. Renee Penalver
Ethics in Research and Practice

UROC Scholars Samantha Miller and Ally Morris
NSF GRFP Workshop

CSUMB Alum: Ari Perez, Alexandria Taylor Cervantes, and Daniel Olivares
Talking Research y Cafecito
The CSUMB McNair Advisory Collective: Dr. Christine Rosales, Dr. Renee Penalver, Dr. Chrissy Hernandez, Kenny Garcia, Dr. Christine Valdez, Special Guest Dr. Shantel Martinez, and Moderator Bryant Taylor
From CSUMB to PhD

Dr. Heather Haeger
Funding your Graduate Education

McNair Scholars Maria Rocha and Silvia Vasquez
How to get in involved in addressing environmental issues

Dr. Jessica Bautista
Getting Ready for your Summer REU
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A Round of Applause Goes To...
Goldwater Scholar Recipient!
Kaiku Kaholoaa, McNair Scholar and Biology major

Established in 1947, the Barry Goldwater scholarship is a tribute to the life and service of former US Senator, Barry Goldwater. This year, from an estimated pool of over 5,000 college sophomores and juniors, 1256 natural science, engineering and mathematics students were nominated by 438 academic institutions to compete for the 2021 Goldwater scholarships. Notably, Kai was one, of only two students from the CSU system named a Goldwater Scholar this year, in a very competitive field. Congratulations!
1st Place at CSCC Central Plains!
Daniel Jacoby, UROC Researcher, & Aaron Helman

Competing against students from across the country at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CSCC) Central Plains yearly meeting, Dan and Aaron's poster "Relationship between Computational Complexity and Energy Efficiency of Algorithms" won first place in the student poster competition. Dr. Joshua Gross, Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Design is their research mentor. Congratulations!
2021 Carmel-By-The-Sea Garden Club Scholarship Recipient
Gretchen Wichman, UROC Scholar

The Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club was established in 1980 and is committed to local conservation, civic improvement and environmental protection. They continue to foster the love of gardening through flower shows, garden history, community projects and local scholarships benefiting horticultural studies in our community. Congratulations!
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For the last seven years, the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP) has recognized the outstanding academic, research, and service achievements of selected LSAMP students and alumni across the CSU-wide alliance in a publication PROUD (Program Recognizing Outstanding Undergraduate Distinction). The PROUD scholars have distinguished themselves in so many ways and we are PROUD to recognize the following CSUMB students who were selected to be featured this academic year. Learn more about their accomplishments as well as those of the LSAMP community across the CSU.
Jade Carter, Molecular Biology
Outstanding Research in STEM
Jordan Velasco, Marine Science
Outstanding Service & Leadership
Cassandra Tice, Biology
Outstanding Service & Leadership
Mariah Daniel, Marine Science
Outstanding Research in STEM
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Please join UROC in celebration of our graduating UROC Scholars, including our Koret and McNair Scholars, and Researchers from the classes of 2020 and 2021 at UROC's Annual Year End Celebration. The Year End Celebration will be held virtually on Friday, May 7th, 2021 from 5:30pm-7pm. Please feel free to invite your family and friends to celebrate with you. For the zoom link, please click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
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