Mayra Diaz-Acevedo, a freshman in Mathematics, was invited to join the Numerical Analysis research group for the 2021 REU at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She worked with Dr. Treena Basu, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Occidental. Program details: http://jim-brown.oxycreates.org/REU/Oxy_REU.html
Gustavo Mendez-Soto, a freshman in Environmental Science, was selected for the Washington State University REU titled “Stakeholder-Informed Innovations in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus” The goal of this experience is to introduce undergraduates to resource management questions in the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus, and to teach strategies for testing and understanding how innovations in the FEW impact or improve coordinated, cooperative management for a more resilient and inclusive future. This is a nine-week (40hrs/week) program running from May 31 – July 30, 2021. He developed a research project working with Dr. Sasha (Richey) McLarty. Program details: https://ce.wsu.edu/faculty/dr-alexandra-sasha-richey/.
Anthony Brooks secured an internship with Portland State University under Dr. Melissa Haeffner in the Department of Environmental Science and Management. His project: NERRS Collaborative Science: Determining salt marsh restoration success using focus groups of managers and the public, and past data.
Andrea Mendoza is a sophomore EAGLES Scholar majoring in Biology. She worked full time this summer with USDA/ARS on fruit tree pest research based in Moxee with Dr. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris.
Maria Vaca spent her summer at Cowiche Canyon Conservancy building skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and applications, environmental health survey and analysis methodologies, botany fundamentals, and science communications. Blog: https://www.cowichecanyon.org/2021/07/07/my-internship-experience-by-maria-vaca/