CSUMB Hosts 6th Annual Summer Research Symposium

August 9, 2019

SEASIDE, Calif., August 9, 2019 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) hosted the 6th annual summer research symposium at the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The symposium celebrated the research and creative activities of nearly 150 high school, community college, undergraduate and graduate students from CSUMB’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC), Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Sciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, and Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Internship Program.


The student-researchers who presented at the symposium came from across the nation to conduct research, both locally and nationally, across multiple disciplines. Research topics ranged from atmospheric sciences, marine biology, physics, meteorology, agriculture, social sciences, educational research, cyber security, kinesiology, psychology, mathematics, conservation science, and more.

As we celebrate UROC’s tenth year in operation, we’re delighted to once again partner with the Naval Postgraduate School and the Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Science REU program to host the 2019 Summer Research Symposium.”
— CSUMB Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center Director, John Banks

The summer research symposium served as a culminating event highlighting the research and learning over the past ten weeks while providing a forum for students, faculty, community partners and guests to engage in lively discussion regarding research, innovation and education happening in our community.

“This symposium gives students a chance to showcase the scholarly activities they have been conducting over the summer. For many of them, it’s a chance to create a culminating product highlighting their learning over the past 8-10 weeks; it’s an invaluable experience that helps them prepare for graduate studies and beyond. These types of experiences often lead to further engagement and career opportunities for students, with all sorts of positive implications for regional economic growth," said Banks.


Hosting open community events is in keeping with CSUMB’s role as a community resource, providing forums for provocative discussions that can impact thought and action on issues important to our community.