Woodland Community College (WCC) Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (MURSP)
About the Program
In partnership with Woodland Community College (WCC), UCD Graduate Preparatory Programs, and UCD Microbiology Graduate Group, eleven WCC students conducted research in UC Davis science laboratories as part of the WCC MESA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (MURSP). MURSP is an opportunity for community college students to gain hands-on research experience at an early stage in their STEM career. Students are participating in enrichment activities to enhance their preparation and confidence to transfer to a four-year university and pursue a career in a STEM field. The eight-week paid summer research program runs from June 20, 2023 - August 11, 2023 and culminates with a student poster presentation session.
Our Chapter's Role
For the enrichment activities, our SACNAS chapter is organizing seven professional development workshops and two socials for the MURSP students. We are using this opportunity to showcase UCD graduate students, faculty, and campus centers!
Week 1: MURSP Orientation Week 2: Resume/CV (presented by Cecilia Chow, Senior Career Advisor, UCD Internship & Career Center) & Bowling Social Week 3: How to Write a Review Paper (presented by Jose M. Ballesteros, UC Davis McNair Scholars Program) Week 4: Informational Interview & Resume Peer Review Week 5: Oral Presentations & Talk Demos (Poster - Lauren Anderson, Chalk talk - Meghan Frederick, Powerpoint - Viktoria Haghani) Week 6: LinkedIn Profile & Science Twitter (presented by Dr. Crystal Rogers, Assistant Professor at UC Davis) Week 7: The Elevator Pitch: Presenting Your Research (presented by Elliott Gray Johnson, Senior Career Advisor, UCD Internship & Career Center) & Mentor-Mentee Ice Cream Social Week 8: STEM Entrepreneurial Mindset (presented by Dr. Denneal Jamison-McClung, Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology Associate Director)
Adan Gallo Amna Ali Ashley Merino Carina Lopez Cristian Valenzuela Karen Barragan Marco Medina-Hernandez Maris Samsel Melissa Miller Osiris Vargas Samriya Khadka