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Students to Share Work at Summer Scholars Showcase

By Eric Breier

Julie Jameson knows the importance of Cal State San Marcos’ STEM Summer Scholars Program for students.

Jameson, an associate professor of biology at CSUSM, and fellow biology professor Betsy Read direct the program, which provides students an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on research experience while developing strong bonds with a faculty mentor.

The College of Science and Mathematics program also exposes students to new career possibilities.

“The Summer Scholars Program helps students determine which career path might be appropriate for them and it opens their eyes to a world of careers out there that they didn’t know existed,” Jameson said.

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

This year’s Showcase is from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Aug. 9 in the University Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

The Summer Scholars Program integrates research and education for undergraduate students. They are able to work closely with a faculty member as they formulate hypotheses, design and carry out experiments, collect data, analyze results and draw meaningful conclusions from their work.

There are also field trips and weekly seminars that provide additional learning and networking opportunities.

The program has received generous support from The San Diego Foundation, ViaSat, CalFire and Genentech.


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

When: 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

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

Cost: Free

Parking: Free parking will be available in the University Parking Structure