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Student Research and Education Awards

Congratulations 2017-18 Student Research and Education Award Winners!

Student Research and Education Awards Ceremony
La Feliz Room, Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 4-6 PM

2017-18 Student Research Education Awards Recipients:

  • Kristina Akesson
  • Citlalli Aquino
  • Emily Donham
  • Sandra Evangelista
  • Draven Hawk
  • Holly Hermann-Sorensen
  • Hope Ianiri
  • Niko Kaplanis
  • Savannah Mangold
  • Mark Morales
  • Kirby Parnell
  • Ethan Slattery
  • Jason Toy
  • Natasha Vokhshoori
  • Belle Zheng
  • Each fall, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and the Institute of Marine Sciences hold an open competition for UCSC 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). No awards are greater than $1,000 for undergraduate students and $2,000 for graduate students.

    Awards are provided from the following funds:

    • Friends of Long Marine Lab Student Support
    • Gordon Smith Memorial Scholarships
    • 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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    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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