Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

CSUMB Undergraduate Researchers receive distinction

Four CSUMB UROC students were selected as Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. The three UROC Scholars and one UROC Researcher, whose research interested include human sexuality, medicine and epidemiology, environmental stress on marine populations and forensic anthropology, will each receive $3,000 in support of pre-doctoral activities.

Pre-doctoral activities may include visits to doctorate-granting institutions, options for summer research internships or funds for other doctoral program related activities. In addition to this award, each Sally Casanova Scholar will be eligible to apply for an eight-week summer 2018 research experience at a University of California campus or other doctoral-granting institution of their choice.

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of California State University (CSU) students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions.

Award Winners:

  • Julia Barnett, UROC Researcher, Psychology, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kevin Grobman
  • Robert Castro, UROC Scholar, Biology, Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Goeltz
  • Jacob Green, UROC Scholar, Marine Science, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Logan
  • Heriberto Marquez, UROC Scholar, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ruben Mendoza
Learn more about past awardees