College Students

Student Research and Education Awards


2013-14 student awardees and their advisors

Each fall we hold an open competition for UCSC students to encourage research and education projects in the marine sciences. For student research, all geographic areas of study will be considered. For marine science education, the projects must be affiliated with the public education program at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Awards will be made to both undergraduate students and graduate students (both masters and doctoral). The average award is typically $500 to $700. No awards will be greater than $1,000.

The 2013-14 Student Research and Education Awards program and celebration generously sponsored by Bob and Carol Simpkins.

Meet the award recipients

See photos from the 2014 Student Research and Education Awards presentation and Ceremony on January 30, 2014

*The Friends of Long Marine Lab will honor the top two student research and education award recipients, Christie Hegermiller and Christopher Law, with a special award presented to them at our 10th Anniversary Global Oceans Awards Gala on March 8, 2014, at Bittersweet Bistro.

Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

Volunteer  and Intern OpportunitiesIf you are a college student interested in marine science, science education, or museum-related careers, there’s an opportunity for you at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Hands-on experience comes in many different areas––K-12 teaching, informal science education, animal husbandry, museum administration, or visitor services. Consider becoming an ongoing volunteer or learn about specific intern opportunities. It’s the best way to learn about a career path you’re considering or discover the job you will love for a lifetime.

Check out available internships and volunteer opportunities.

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Science Sunday
Mapping Marine Mammal Health

Sunday, July 20
Join Dr. Claire Simeone, Conservation Medicine Veterinarian from The Marine Mammal Center for a discussion about the Marine Mammal Health Map project.

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Learn more about exciting marine research behind the scenes and experience the spectacular surroundings of our location.

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