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COAST Awards $85,500 to 32 CSU Students for Marine Research

January 30, 2013

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San Francisco State Student Mark Russell will use his COAST award to investigate weight loss in marine birds affected by oil contamination. Credit: International Bird Rescue

SFSU Student Mark Russell will use his COAST award to investigate weight loss in marine birds affected by oil contamination. Credit: International Bird Rescue

The CSU’s Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) recently awarded 32 CSU students a total of $85,500 to provide support for students engaged in marine and coastal research with CSU COAST faculty members. The Student Awards for Marine Science Research will stimulate student interest in marine-related careers and provide scholars with the opportunity to obtain the skills necessary to join a highly skilled, technologically advanced workforce while promoting and supporting CSU faculty research.

“The awards are intended to alleviate some of the financial burden our students face as they pursue their degrees,” said COAST Director Dr. Krista Kamer. “If we can provide them with some relief and allow them to focus more wholly on their research, then that’s a success!”
Seven undergraduate and 25 graduate students were granted the funds based on their dedication to solving coastal issues and their active role in faculty-mentored research. COAST will provide $1,500 awards to CSU undergraduate students and $3,000 awards to CSU graduate students.

For a list of the 2012-13 COAST Student Awards for Marine Science Research recipients, visit http://www.calstate.edu/coast/funding/pastrecipients_student-research_2012-13AY.shtml.

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