A Closer Look
Research Takes Spotlight at CSU Symposium
Nearly 700 students, faculty, alumni, administrators and partners gathered at the 26th annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium in Santa Clara Jan. 9-11 to share research and advance innovation in the life sciences.
The symposium, organized by the CSU’s Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB), showcases the research of hundreds of students working toward high-demand science, technology, engineering and math degrees. More >>
On October 4, CSU’s Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) hosted a one-day workshop at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where faculty and students in science disciplines learned successful strategies on how to bridge the gap between academia and Sacramento.
COAST collaborated with State Senator Sam Blakeslee and his staff at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy at Cal Poly SLO, the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences at Cal Poly SLO and the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology at CSU Monterey Bay to bring the “Connecting Science to Sacramento: The Role of Science in Policymaking” event to fruition. The workshop consisted of six sessions where legislators, state agency personnel, policy committee staff and journalists shared with faculty, staff, students and community leaders details about the policy and decision making process.
Michael Fox studying the effects of disturbances on kelp and their associated communities during his lab at the MLML.
Michael Fox, who recently completed his M.S. at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, is one of three recipients of the 2013 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship. The scholarship, which is awarded annually to only three to four scholars from across the country, provides financial support to encourage independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology.
At the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Fox studied the recovery from disturbance in giant kelp. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in marine biology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The scholarship will be used to support his dissertation of how nutrient pollution affects the dominant processes structuring competitive interactions between reef-building corals and macroalgae.