CSUSB Alert: The San Bernardino campus remains closed today as regional power disruption continues.

The regional power disruption that began on Wednesday, July 24, at 1:50 pm continues to impact the San Bernardino campus.  

The San Bernardino campus will remain closed today, Thursday, July 25. 

Facilities Management is working to ensure that generators in critical areas are operating. 

Essential staff with questions on whether to report should contact their appropriate administrator.

The Palm Desert Campus remains open and operational.


Main Content Region

External Opportunities

ARI-NextGen Student Fellowship Opportunities

An exciting fellowship opportunity that will support 200 master’s students at $25,000, 180 undergraduate students at $11,000, and 41 community college transfer students at $7,500 Please share this email with anyone that you think would be of interest. ARI was awarded a five-year, $9.5 million NIFA NEXTGEN grant, with 89% of the grant used to directly support students to engage in research and professional projects and professional development workshops. All students will work on a research or professional project, attend professional development workshops, and have the opportunity to receive travel support to attend a professional meeting. We are now recruiting for the Summer and Fall 2024 cohort (see flyer below).


  • The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Must plan to pursue a food, agriculture, natural resource, or human science (FANH) career, or plan to attend graduate school in a FANH-related discipline.
  • Must have a faculty mentor.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

In addition, as part of the ARI-NextGen program, we are recruiting four students for internships with the Environmental Defense Fund and the city of Los Angeles to work on climate resilient water systems program (EDF) and whole-city RO water reclamation (city of LA).   Students working with EDF or LA City will receive the ARI-NextGen Fellowship and support for travel, room and board if needed.   

To learn more about the ARI-NextGen opportunities, we are hosting a series of informational webinars via Zoom to inform students of the available opportunities for ARI-NEXTGEN student fellowships and professional fellowships working with the Environmental Defense Fund, and LA City. Our next informational webinar is this Thursday, 28 March 2024 from 12:00-1:00 PM. Registration is required [cpp.zoom.us].

If you have any questions about this fellowship, please feel free to reach out.


COAST Summer 2020 Internship Opportunities

CSU COAST has 17 PAID internship positions open this summer ranging from culturing of endangered abalone to studying invasive species to visualizing oceanographic data at state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and private companies. Internships are full-time commitments over the summer. Each internship provides a $6,000 stipend. 

Students from a broad diversity of backgrounds, such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Resource Management and Policy, and more, are encouraged to apply. 

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 2, 2020, 5:00 pm PST. Please read the General Eligibility Requirements and Application Materials and Procedures sections carefully so you understand each section thoroughly. 

We will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 12:00-1:00 pm where you can hear all about these internship opportunities and have the opportunity to ask questions. Register for the COAST webinar.  

Please feel free to contact Kimberly Jassowski (kjassowski@csumb.edu) with any questions!

Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA

The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research experiences at 13 institutions across the country for students interested in pursuing Ph.D.’s and, eventually, a career in science. Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.

During the summer of 2020, UCLA will host 16 Amgen Scholars: 3 undergraduates from UCLA and 13 from other U.S. colleges and universities.  Amgen Scholars will participate in research projects, attend scientific seminars, and work under some of the nation’s top academic scientists.  The Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA also includes a $4000 stipend, housing and some meals provided, a three-day Biotechnology Conference in Los Angeles, GRE preparation course, luncheons with faculty, workshops, scientific writing instruction, seminars, and poster presentations.


Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (international students are ineligible, but are welcome to consider the Asia Program)
  • Undergraduates enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories.
  • Sophomores (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), juniors and non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate experience).
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above.
  • Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or joint M.D./Ph.D.

Application Deadline for Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA: Monday, February 3, 2020.

Amegen Scholars Program Website

U.S. Amgen Scholars Program

Learn more about all thirteen U.S. Amgen Scholars Program host institutions and the Japan Program visit

Program e-Flyer: U.S. Program flyer

Please direct any questions about the Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA to:

Isabel Martinez, Program Representative


(310) 206-2182

2121 Life Sciences Building

Nebraska's Summer Research Program

At Nebraska, their Summer Research Program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student at a Big Ten university. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits.

Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are encouraged to apply; however, due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)

Find the 2020 programs here. We are committed to quality mentoring and research projects and limit our summer offerings to active research labs and projects led by faculty who have established themselves as excellent undergraduate student mentors.

Students can apply for up to three different research groups. Priority review of applications begins Friday, February 1 and all applications are due by Friday, March 1.

Apply to the Nebraska's Summer Research Program

Coast Undergraduate Student Research Support Program at CSUSB

The goal of COAST’s Undergraduate Student Research Support Program is to engage students interested in pursuing marine-related careers and provide them with the opportunity to obtain the skills necessary to join a highly-skilled, technologically advanced workforce while promoting and supporting CSU faculty research. 

Work supported by COAST is NOT limited to California. Please see COAST Undergraduate Student Research Support Program for additional information.

In AY 2019-20, $4400 is available for the COAST Undergraduate Student Research Support Program at CSUSB.  Funds can be used to support activities occurring on September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020.


Recipients of funding through the COAST Undergraduate Research Support must

  • Be a CSU undergraduate student in good academic standing at the time of application and during the award period;
  • Work with a CSU faculty advisor; and
  • Participate in a clearly defined project that falls within the scope of COAST and is aligned with one or more of COAST’s goals (see above).
  • Work on joint projects is allowed but each student must apply separately, be awarded funds individually, and write his/her own final report personally. It should be clear to the selection committee what each student is contributing to the project.

Application Instructions

Submit the application form along with a letter or email of support from the faculty mentor, to Sally McGill, Interim Associate Dean, College of Natural Sciences.  Applications may be emailed to smcgill@csusb.edu or delivered to Dr. McGill in the College of Natural Sciences office, BI-107.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019.  Applications received after that date will be considered if any funds still remain.  Applications must be accompanied by

Target Date: January 21, 2020

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2020.  Applications received after that date will be considered if any funds still remain.

Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) Summer Internship Program

At the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience in developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend weekly mentorship meetings and seminars with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to data analysis, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience.

Accepted students will receive on-campus housing and a stipend to cover food, travel, and other expenses.

The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from cognitive science departments across Stanford, including Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, and Philosophy.

The program is 8 weeks, from June 22, 2020, to August 14, 2020, and is primarily intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors, though we will consider other applicants as well.

Students should plan to be available for the entirety of the summer program in order to attend training sessions at the beginning of the program and final presentations at the end. In general, interns are expected to be in the lab full-time, 40 hours/week, from 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday.

One goal of the internship is to increase the diversity of the higher education pipeline, and we therefore especially encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in research careers. We also welcome applications from students without prior research experience and from non-research institutions.

The CSLI Internship Program is supported in part by the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Dates: June 22, 2020, to August 14, 2020

Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

CSLI Application Site

Application due date: February 1, 2020, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time

MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)

MSRP is a 9-week research-intensive experience that seeks to identify talented undergraduate students who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT's campus, conducting research under the guidance of MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in one of over 30 academic programs at MIT. MSRP Research Interns receive a weekly stipend, travel to and from MIT and summer housing.

Program Dates: June 7 - Aug. 8, 2020

Application Opens: November 15, 2019

Priority Deadline: January 1, 2020

Regular Deadline: February 1, 2020

To learn more, visit the MIT website

Maternal Child Health- Leadership, Education, Advocacy, & Research Network (MCH-LEARN)

The Maternal Child Health-Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded program that supports local undergraduate freshman, sophomore, and rising junior scholars entry into graduate school in Maternal Child Health (MCH) fields, i.e., public health and related fields such as pediatrics, nutrition, social work, nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational/physical therapy and speech-language pathology. 

Scholars must have a 3.0 GPA, or better, on a 4.0 scale. The program is designed for local scholars (no housing allowance during the Baltimore summer session) from diverse populations who are underrepresented in MCH fields and desire to learn more about MCH.  Scholars will participate in a summer internship with continued monthly experiences throughout the academic year.  The MCH-LEARN provides public health research and complementary clinical or community engagement experiences.  Mentorship and professional development are key components. The MCH-LEARN research opportunities are in the areas of developmental disabilities, mental health, and identification and reduction of health disparities.  The ultimate goal of the MCH-LEARN is to promote diversity and leadership in MCH graduate studies and careers.
A $3,500 stipend is provided for the 10-week summer program and a small stipend for the academic year participation.  Funding to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students is provided for scholars submitting research abstracts to the conference (as federal funding allows).

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: 
Summer Program: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020 
Academic Year: Monthly sessions during the academic school year, September 2020 – April 2021

Phone: (443) 923-5901

Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

 MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, and University of California Davis MIND Institute partnering with UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that provides opportunities for enhanced public health leadership in the area of maternal and child health.  MCHC/RISE-UP focuses on the social determinants of health, CDC Winnable Battles, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities. 

Diverse undergraduate junior, senior, and recent baccalaureate degree scholars (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation) who are interested in learning more about public health are encouraged to apply.  Scholars must have at least a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Three leadership tracks are offered: (1) clinical, (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy.  MCHC/RISE-UP’s ultimate goal is to promote a more equitable health system by providing these highly qualified MCHC/RISE-UP scholars with public health leadership experiences. 

Following Orientation (Monday, May 25 through Thursday, May 29, 2020), the scholars at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of South Dakota sites will begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience on June 1, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020. Following Orientation Week, the University of California Davis scholars will begin their summer experience on Monday, June 15, 2020 and end on July 29, 2020.
A $3,500 stipend is provided for Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of South Dakota (10-week) and $3,000 is provided for University of California (8-week) program participants.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020 

Phone: (443) 923-5901

James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship Program

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded, a ten-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and/or health disparities research.  Fellows work with research mentors at the CDC or Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health or Maryland or Baltimore City Department of Health.  These locations offer Fellows laboratory, clinical, state, and community-based research experiences. Specifically, the CDC site in Atlanta offers a research externship focused on infectious diseases, prevention of injury, and other CDC research initiatives. 

Fellows in Baltimore work with research mentors on projects related to infectious diseases, health disparities, mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and epidemiology.  The overarching goal of the Ferguson RISE Fellowship is to promote diversity among future public health research leaders.  Following Orientation (Monday, May 25 through Thursday, May 29, 2020), the Fellows research experience starts on June 1, 2020 and ends on July 29, 2020. 
A $4,700 stipend is provided for master-level graduate fellows and a $6,223 stipend is provided for pre-doctoral fellows.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 EST
Program Dates: May 25, 2020 - July 29, 2020

Phone: (443) 923-5901

Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research

SCCUR 2019, Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, is just around the corner! Below is the latest information regarding the conference.


When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Where: California State University San Marcos

Areas of Disciplines: All disciplines are welcome including Humanities, Arts, Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more

Events: Poster and oral presentations, textile and fashion showcase, creative writing and poetry showcase

Abstract submission closes: Saturday, October 26th, 2019


  • Early-bird registration ($70) ends on September 30th – Abstracts submitted by September 30th will get the Early-Bird Registration by receiving a code in an email once the abstract is accepted
  • Abstract submissions closes on October 26th at Midnight – Please have students send their abstracts as soon as possible J
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by November 2nd – An email sent to the submitter with an acceptance or rejection letter by November 2nd
  • Registration closes on November 6th – Students will have 4 days to register after they receive their acceptance email on November 2nd. (The registration date closes on November 6th for the ordering of T-shirts and Lunch) Please email SCCUR2019@CSUSM.EDU if you need to register after this date
  • Registration includes: a SCCUR 2019 T-shirt, breakfast snacks, lunch of your choice, parking, all day access, a ticket to the opportunity drawing (possible prizes include a new IPad!), and a workshop of your choice (first come first serve)

Graduate Fair:

During SCCUR 2019, there will be a Graduate and Professional Fair from 10:30 am - 1:45 pm

  • Registration is still open until November 6th! Cost: $160


    • Registration includes: one table in high traffic area, one table umbrella, two chairs, two representatives, two lunches, parking
  • Cost: $160
  • Register Here

Event Options

  • Poster – All disciplines, 48” x 48” maximum size
  • Oral – All disciplines
  • Creative Writing and Poetry Showcase – 10 minute presentation each
  • Textile and Fashion Showcase – The theme is upcycling and sustainable fabrication
  • Upcycling - Made from existing clothing, whether it be a new fabrication from piecework  of the original pieces or rebuilding existing garments to create a new upcycled version
  • Sustainable Fabrication - Utilizing a zero-waste approach to the design of the garment and environmentally friendly fabrics such as bamboo, organic cottons, hemp, recycled polyesters, Ahimsa silk, and related

For any questions or for additional information, please email us at SCCUR2019@csusm.edu or visit thje SCCUR website.