College Students

A Special World Oceans Day Presentation:
Lightning Talks with 2019-20 Student Research and Education Awards Recipients

June 8, 2020
11 AM – 12 PM PDT
Online Webinar

Each fall, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and the Institute of Marine Sciences hold an open competition for UC Santa Cruz students to encourage research and education projects in the marine sciences. Top projects receive Student Research and Education Awards, which provide funding to support the continuance of students’ work. The Seymour Center and IMS are pleased to now share these projects with the public.

Thank you to everyone who joined us online on June 8 at 11 AM PDT as the 2019-20 Student Research and Education Awards recipients presented their marine science projects during a live webinar, “A Special World Oceans Day Presentation: Lightning Talks with 2019-20 Student Research and Education Award Recipients.” Project topics range from elephant seals to macroalgae to global sea surface temperatures, each presenting real issues in the world of marine science and showcasing UC Santa Cruz undergraduate and graduate students’ global impact in addressing them.

Introduction by Dan Costa, Director, UC Santa Cruz Institute of Marine Sciences
Closing remarks by Charlie Eadie, Friends of Seymour Center Member, Student Research and Education Awards Committee Chair
Moderated by Jen Cormier, Visitor Programs Manager, Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Lightning Talks with 2019-20 Student Research and Education Awards Recipients is offered at no charge with advanced registration. Please consider supporting the Seymour Center by becoming a member or giving a donation today. Thank you!

 


Student Research and Education Awards

Each fall, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and the Institute of Marine Sciences hold an open competition for UC Santa Cruz students to encourage research and education projects in the marine sciences.

For student research in marine sciences, all geographic areas of study are considered. For marine science education, projects must be affiliated with the public education program at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

Awards are made to both undergraduate students and graduate students (both masters and doctoral). Maximum award is $1,500 for undergraduate student projects and $2,500 for graduate student projects.

Awards are provided from the following funds:

  • Friends of Long Marine Lab Student Support
  • Jane McHenry Student Award
  • Ken Norris Marine Mammal Research Award
  • Lillian McPherson Rouse Award
  • Mark T. MacMillan Memorial Prize
  • William Beye Heald Scholarship Fund

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Congratulations 2019-20 Student Research and Education Award Winners!

2019-20 Student Research Education Awards Recipients:


Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

If 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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Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
July 19, 2020 1:30–2:30 PM
Join us–online!–for Science Sunday, “Stranded: A Window into the Health of Marine Mammal Populations,” with Robin Dunkin, Ph.D. Preregister.

LABSIDE CHATS
July 2, 2020, 11 AM
Tune in to learn more about the ecology of marine mammals with Roxanne Beltran, Ph.D.

SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS–AT HOME!
Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Find instructions for our latest activity: Ocean Acidification Experiment.

CREATURE FEATURE
Explore the intricate beauty of bat stars up close. Learn how they sense their surroundings and why they feel scratchy to the touch. Watch the 4-minute video here!

SELF-GUIDED COASTAL WALKING TOUR
Enjoy outdoor highlights of the spectacular Coastal Science Campus as you explore the network of trails with this guide to interpretive signs.

MARINE SCIENCE JOURNALING
Start your own marine science journal today with these cool observation activities with video links. Designed for ages seven and up.

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