Workshops & Events

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    EEB Undergraduate Research Symposium


    The EEB Department is excited to announce that we will be hosting our Undergraduate Research Symposium online this year! Join our undergrads as they present 5 minute lightning talks about the amazing research they have been involved in and learn how to get involved in undergraduate research in the future. Please see the information below to register to attend.
    We invite you to join EEB students, faculty, and grads for our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium!
    When:  June 5th, 9:30 AM –1:00 PM
    What: Lightning talks highlighting student research & workshops hosted by EEB grads
    Where: This will be a Zoom webinar.
    Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of EEB's undergraduate students and to explore the diversity of research they have been involved in. The Undergraduate Research Symposium will feature 5 minute lightning talks with a Q&A session and a showcase of their research projects.
    Schedule will include:
    • Opening remarks by Dr. Robin Dunkin
    • 5 minute lightning talks by EEB undergraduate students 
    • Workshops hosted by EEB grad students: How to Apply for NSF Graduate Fellowships & How to Put Together a Professional Academic CV

    Register to Attend

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    Building a Better Fieldwork Future

    Wednesday, May 27th from 12:00-1:30PM

    Fieldwork is an important and often necessary component of many scientific disciplines, yet research suggests that it presents a high-risk setting for incidents of sexual harassment and assault. This 90-minute online workshop, led by Ph.D. Candidate Melissa Cronin, has been developed by a team of field researchers at UC Santa Cruz. It identifies the unique risks posed by fieldwork, and offers a suite of evidence-based tools for field researchers, instructors and students to prevent, intervene in, and respond to sexual harassment and assault. Through a series of practical intervention scenarios, this workshop guides participants in how to be an active and engaged bystander, how to report incidents, and how to plan field settings to minimize risk. Armed with these tools, participants can play a role in ensuring that field settings are safer, more equitable, and more welcoming for the next generation of field scientists.

    Please RSVP before May 25th to participate!

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    Applying to Grad School Workshop

    Tuesday, May 26th from 1:00-2:30PM

    An interactive webinar for ecology and conservatiopn focused undergraduates interested in learning more about grad school, how to apply, choosing a program, funding, and options within the University of California. 

    Workshop materials

    Applying to Grad School - Dan Hernandez and Erika Zavaleta

    Webinar Recording on YouTube 

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    Career Pathways Panel

    Thursday, April 16th 5:00 - 7:00 PM

    Deciding on a future plan after graduation can be an overwhelming process, clouded with questions ranging from “What jobs are available to me with this degree?” to “Should I go to graduate school?” and everything in between! Join us tomorrow to learn about the diverse pathways available to students after graduation.

    Our panel members include:

    • Tim Brown (PhD candidate, Zavaleta lab, former UC Younger Lagoon manager)
    • Jen Cole (FishWise)
    • Justin Cummings (Mayor City of Santa Cruz)
    • Paul DeSalles (Conservation Programs Coordinator CAMINO/DDCSP/CSP)
    • Amber Diluzio (Marine Mammal Stranding Network)
    • Doriane Weiler (PhD candidate, Alonzo lab)

    Ask successful professionals in the field how they navigated their career pathway - Hear about jobs you can earn with an undergraduate degree - Learn about applying to graduate school, and if it’s right for you!


    Post Grad Pathways: Is Grad School Right for You? presentation slides by Doriane Weiler

    A recording of the event can be found here.