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CSUSM to Host Summer Scholars Poster Showcase on Aug. 8

Students in Cal State San Marcos’Summer Scholars Programwill present their work during the Summer Scholars Poster Showcase on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon in the campus’ University Student Union Ballroom. 

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

CSUSM’s College of Science and Mathematics hosts the Summer Scholars Program each year to actively engage undergraduates in STEM research. Working closely with faculty mentors, students gain hands-on experience in highly interdisciplinary projects and learn to apply new instrumental techniques and analytical methods. 

“The Summer Scholars Program provides undergraduate students with a 10-week research and educational experience that opens their eyes to scientific discovery and a world of careers in STEM that they didn’t know existed,” said Julie Jameson, an associate professor of biology at CSUSM who co-directs the program with fellow biology professor Betsy Read. 

The 10-week program concludes each year with the Summer Scholars Poster Showcase, in which participants share with the community the methods, results and interpretation of the work they have done over the summer. 

The Summer Scholars Program is supported by generous gifts from Genentech, Viasat, Illumina, The San Diego Foundation and others.

What:Summer Scholars Poster Showcase, hosted by CSUSM’s College of Science and Mathematics 

When:Thursday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-noon 

Where:University Student Union Ballroom on campus of Cal State San Marcos 


Parking:For driving directions, campus map and parking fees, visit the CSUSM Parking Guide. 


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 29-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.