A Closer Look
CSU Makes a Big Splash at the Annual MAES Symposium
High school student builds a prosthetic hand with guidance from undergrads at SDSU.
MAES—Latinos in Science and Engineering—has come a long way since hosting its first symposium 40 years ago at CSU Fullerton. Today, they boast more than 50 professional and collegiate chapters across the country, with the mission of encouraging and supporting Latino students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Every year, MAES hosts a symposium to give student members an opportunity to meet industry recruiters, present original research and compete for scholarships. This year, CSU students made a big splash at the 40th Annual MAES Symposium in San Diego.
By Stephanie Thara
The juvenile gopher rockfish is one of the species that research faculty are working with to determine how fish are affected by climate change. (photo credit: Jocelyn Douglas)
CSU faculty members continue to make waves in the science community as five CSU researchers have won a prestigious grant of nearly $900,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct collaborative research on ocean acidification and hypoxia. Dr. Scott Hamilton from Moss Landing Marine Laboratory-San Jose State, Dr. Cheryl Logan from CSU Monterey Bay and Drs. Brian Tissot, Eric Bjorkstedt and Jeffrey Abell from Humboldt State will be combining their expertise to examine how climate change can affect the behavior, physiology and gene expression of rocky reef fishes.
CSU Monterey Bay Graduate Student Emily Aiken will be developing innovative technology to further advance research on the wonders of the deep sea thanks to the 2014 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship.
Awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, this year’s scholarship was awarded to only three graduate-level students nationwide and recognizes scholars for their outstanding research.