Steady Study: Science students spent the summer months delving into research, investigating myriad topics from Alzheimer's treatments to fruit production and oyster habitats.

Medical Research

Eight undergraduates and three May graduates spent the summer pursing scientific research into subjects as diverse as Alzheimer’s treatments, the industrial use of plant starch and the causes of mental retardation.

For Beauty and Sustenance

Biology graduate students Miguel Macias and Matthew Sutton are working with their high school student assistants in an effort to find answers to such questions as: How much water do roses need? Does dust on fruit tree leaves affect fruit production?

Help for a Native

California’s only native oyster, made rare by over-harvesting, damaged habitat and pollution, is getting a new lease on life in Newport Bay, thanks to the leadership of Danielle Zacherl, assistant professor of biological science.

From the Desert to the Sea

Biological science students are adding to the knowledge base of ecologies and environments as part of the Southern California Ecosystems Research Program, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Overseas Research

CSUF's Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program sent 11 students to England and Argentina for 10 weeks to work with scientists, universities and government agencies addressing health disparities.

MARC Scholars

Six students are diving into scientific research as scholars in the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program — one of the university's many programs supporting the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.