Research Opportunities within 4 Year Institutions
Exploration of research labs and programs at CSUF and other 4-year institutions. Hear tips about getting into a research lab once you transfer!
Research and Graduate Readiness Programs at California State University, Fullerton.
Cal State Fullerton offers a variety of programs designed to help students engage with research and pursue advanced degrees. Many of these programs exist at various four-year institutions. If you were not able to participate in the Undergraduate Research Experience this year, we encourage you to seek these programs upon transferring as a way of engaging with research. Make sure to check out Jose's video about how he secured a position in a lab upon transferring for additional ideas.
Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) training program at CSUF - Video Length 10:48
The MARC training program offers an extraordinary opportunity for students seeking careers in biomedical research. The goals of the program are to provide first-rate research training of undergraduate participants, to place undergraduates into respected graduate programs, and ensure their success in those programs. Santiago Canyon College transfer student, Liz, shares her experience in the MARC program.
Graduate Readiness and Access in Mathematics (GRAM) program at CSUF - Video Length 3:18
The Graduate Readiness and Access in Mathematics (GRAM) program offers comprehensive training and preparation for undergraduate math majors aspiring to earn a graduate degree in the mathematical sciences (mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics). Santiago Canyon College transfer student, Erica, shares her experience in the GRAM program.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program at CSUF - Video Length 4:39
The LSAMP program encourages and prepares college students from STEM disciplines for graduate programs. LSAMP has three tiers of students: research, community college transfer students, and participants. LSAMP serves 30-40 students per year, bridging the gap between research faculty and students. Summer and academic year workshops, academic year conferences, research, and summer research prepares students for Post-Baccalaureate work.
Southern California Ecosystems Research Program (SCERP) at CSUF - Video Length 5:48
SCERP provides research opportunities, funding for travel, and career planning for undergraduates interested in ecology and environmental biology. Jacob shares his experience in SCERP.
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars) at CSUF - Video Length 11:30
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program was established by the U.S. Department of Education in 1986. The program, named for astronaut and Challenger space shuttle crew member, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, encourages students to pursue graduate studies. The program provides opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.
Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) program at CSUF - Video Length 7:36
Gabby shares her experiences in the MHRT program at Cal State Fullerton. MHRT is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH mission on minority health and health disparities is to support and promote biomedical and behavioral research, research training, research capacity, and research information dissemination, with the goal of improving the health status of minorities and other health disparity populations.
Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) program at CSUF - Video Length 4:00
Jonathan shares his experiences in the MHRT program at Cal State Fullerton. MHRT is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH mission on minority health and health disparities is to support and promote biomedical and behavioral research, research training, research capacity, and research information dissemination, with the goal of improving the health status of minorities and other health disparity populations.
Additional Programs at Cal State Fullerton Include:
The Bridges to Stem Cell Research is a one-year program that provides students with research experience in Molecular and Cell Biology in the areas of stem cell and regenerative medicine. Students are immersed in various cell biology techniques while at CSUF, and then the following year, they will undertake an internship in one of four participating research institutions (USC, UCI, CHOC, UCR).
The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Winners will be designated as Sally Casanova Scholars, as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the award is named. With the aid of a faculty sponsor, these scholars are exposed to unique opportunities to explore and help prepare them to succeed in doctoral programs. The program provides travel funds to visit doctorate-granting institutions, options for summer research internships, and funds for other related activities.
The STEER program recruits and supports students in becoming highly qualified members of the STEM workforce through activities that (1) provide opportunities for students to enrich their understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry through research experiences in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry, (2) develop technical knowledge with supported experiences in research laboratories, and (3) facilitate the use of information and techniques in research to improve competency in industry.
The U-ACRE program focuses on the development of a research experience for undergraduates in agricultural ecosystems and biodiversity; social, cultural, and biological influences on behavior in terms of food choices; the holistic study of child growth and development across food environments; and economic and financial aspects of addressing food security through urban agriculture and good webs.
Exploration of STEM Majors, Faculty, and Research Labs at California State University, Fullerton.
Cal State Fullerton offers opporrtunities for undergraduate students to engage in resarch throughout the STEM fields. The following documents provide an easy way to learn about our faculty's research interests, and in many cases, to visit their lab's websites, where they share additional information about their research. We encourage you to do a self guided tour of your major in order to see the potential research projects available at Cal State Fullerton.
Joining a Research Lab at CSUF - Video Length 3:44
Jose shares the steps he took to join a research lab after transferring from Santa Ana College to Cal State Fullerton. These steps can be helpful to those of you who are considering research at Cal State Fullerton, or at your transfer schools.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
These links feature CSUF Faculty in each department within the College of Engineering and Computer Sciecne. Get to know our faculty and their research interests, and explore any available lab websites.
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
These links feature CSUF faculty in each department within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Get to know our faculty and their research interests, and explore any available lab websites.
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