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Ryan Solymar, a current graduate student in the Environmental Science (ENSCI) master's program, has been interning with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) and CSUMB's Ecosystems Electronics Lab (EEL) as part of his Professional Science Master's (PSM) project. As a 3D photogrammetry intern, he has spent the past year developing three-dimensional models of maritime heritage sites throughout MBNMS.
Alberto Guzman currently serves as a Senior Software Engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center. Eleven years prior, Alberto graduated from CSUMB with a degree in Computer Science. He has since dedicated his career to software engineering and collaborates with the University on the CSUMB / NASA Ames ARC-CREST Cooperative Agreement.
Dr. Alana Unfried, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, recently received a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) award for $600,000. This 3-year grant is aimed towards developing new instruments assessing undergraduate student and instructor attitudes towards statistics and data science. Nationally-collected data will be used to assess and understand best practices in statistics and data science education to improve the pipeline to statistics and data science careers. The grant will fund statistics and computer science research students for survey analysis and website development throughout the 3-year period.
Environmental Science graduate students, Eric Walmsley and Ryan Brown, have been allocating their time towards completing their Professional Science Master's (PSM) internships with local agencies. In doing so, both had the unique opportunity to assist with wildfire response in our region during California's record-breaking wildfire season.
Dr. Victoria Derr, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, was recently featured in a three-part interview with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) alongside Louise Chawla and Mara Mintzer. Together they co-authored Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices to Plan Sustainable Communities, an illustrated guide to engaging children and youth in the process of urban design.
In Summer 2019, two UROC students, Christina Magana-Ramirez (Mathematics and Statistics Department, CSUMB) and Jenelle Frej (Mathematics Department, Hartnell), worked on a research project under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Kim and Dr. Jeffrey Wand.