Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

Summer Research Symposium

The Annual CSUMB Summer Research Symposium celebrates the research, scholarship, and creative activities of the undergraduate students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) and Monterey Regional Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. Over 100 students will present research conducted over the summer across 12 different academic disciplines and 14 grant-funded programs. To date, this symposium is the largest summer research program in the region. Check out what the Monterey County Weekly and our campus paper, the Lutrinae, have to say about the Summer Research Symposium. 

In addition to a summer of research, undergraduate participants also attend over 20 hours of professional development workshops spanning topics like research communication, graduate school preparation, and mentor relationships..

This event honors their commitment to diving head-first tackling some of the most difficult questions and working with stellar faculty mentors who guide the process with inquiry along the way.

2024 Summer Research Symposium

Mark your calendars! The 11th Annual Summer Research Symposium will take place on Friday, August 9th, 2024 at the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library.  We will celebrate the research, scholarship, and creative activities of the undergraduate students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center & Monterey Regional Ocean Sciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. We hope to see you there!

UROC Scholar, Alyssa Walter, presents her research on white shark mating habits.

UROC Researchers, Katelyn Huie and Sarina Regis, were recipients of an Outstanding Research Poster Award.

Koret Scholars, Alison Jenson, C Mazariegos, and Kyle Parker present research conducted during the summer. 

Learn more about what our students are doing!