UROC Students Receive Prestigious National Awards
Several UROC students have been recognized in highly prestigious national scholarship competitions this month. UROC would like to thank the Faculty Mentors and UROC Staff for their support of these UROC Scholars. Congratulations to this year's honorees!
Two UROC scholars and a UROC Researcher were recognized by the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
NSF received over 13,000 applications in 2017, and made 2,000 award offers. This prestigious fellowship provides an annual stipend of $34,000 and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance.
Patrick Carilli, Marine Science, CSUMB Mentor: Dr Cheryl Logan Awarded a $138,000 GRFP fellowship.
Patrick graduated in fall 2016 with a B.S. in Marine Science. This fall, Patrick will pursue a Ph.D studying fresh water ecophysiology in the Armstrong Lab Wildlife Science at Oregon State University, supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Juan Cerda, (McNair and LSAMP PROUD Scholar), Biology, CSUMB Mentor: Dr. Timothy Miles Awarded: Honorable Mention
Juan, a McNair Scholar, will pursue a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Genomics at Pennsylvania State University focusing the on evolutionary genomics of novel phenotypes. Juan will be supported by the J. Lloyd Huck Graduate Fellowship as well as the Braddock and Huck scholarship.
Nicole Barbour, Biology, CSUMB Mentor: Dr. Corey Garza Awarded: Honorable Mention
Nicole graduated fall 2016 and currently works as a science educator for the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. In fall, Nicole will pursue a Ph.D. in spacial ecology at the University of Maryland and Chesapeake Labs under mentorship of Dr. Helen Bailey.
Two UROC Scholars received Honorable Mention for the Goldwater Scholarship, awarded on behalf of Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation.
For the 2017 competition, 1286 students from 470 institutions were nominated for a Goldwater scholarship; these two CSUMB students were the only students from the CSU system to receive recognition from Goldwater.
Malachi Alexander, Mathematics, CSUMB Mentor: Dr. Alison Lynch
This summer, Malachi will attend the competitive Mathematical Sciences Research Institute- Undergraduate Program_(_MSRI-UP) Summer Program at UC Berkeley. The MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) is a comprehensive summer program designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.
Blake Hansen, Mathematics; CSUMB Mentor: Dr. Judith Canner
This summer, Blake will conduct research with Dr. Nate Jue at CSU Monterey. Dr. Nathaniel Jue’s Genomics, Genetics, and Bioinformatics lab uses genomic and bioinformatics approaches to conduct research on biological systems ranging from horseshoe crabs to humans.