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Summer Research Symposium

With almost 100 student researchers working with numerous research institutions in the Monterey Bay area, there is certainly a lot to celebrate!

August 9, 2019


Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library

RSVP by Friday, August 2

Event details:

On August 9, 2019, the 6th Annual CSUMB Summer Research Symposium will celebrate the research and creative activities of the undergraduate students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC), Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Sciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, and Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Internship Program.

Directions to CSUMB are available at Most available parking can be found at Lot 59, where you can walk down B street straight to the library, but more can be found at Lot 71. Those in need of accessible parking may park at Lot 19. Parking can be limited on campus due to construction, so we encourage you to carpool. You will need to purchase a parking permit, which you can obtain on the day from the yellow dispensers in the lot or you can purchase one in advance. Current rates are $1 per hour, or $4 per day. Dispensers accept coins, bills, Visa and Mastercard.

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8:30 - 9:00
Registration & Coffee
9:00 - 9:15
Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:30
Oral Presentations - Session 1: REU, Session 2: UROC
10:30 - 10:45 
Break, 15 mins
10:45 - 12:30
Oral Presentations - Session 3: REUSession 4: UROC 
12:30 - 1:15
Lunch, 45 mins
1:15 - 2:15
Oral Presentations​ -​ ​Session 5: NPS
2:15 - 2:45
Mentor Appreciation, Acknowledgements, & Closing Remarks 
2:45 - 4:00
Poster Presentations - UROC, NPS, and Hartnell STEM Interns

Expand each section below for a detailed schedule of each oral presentation Session.

Oral Presentation Full Abstracts

Learn more about what our students do!

Summer research workshop, students playing an ice-breaking game
REU student working in a research lab
REU students learning basic GIS skills during a summer workshop

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

(831) 582-4241