The Office of Undergraduate Research recently hosted series of Summer Research Seminars that featured a carefully curated lineup of speakers designed to expose attendees to cutting edge research and novel perspectives.
The six-week series, which was from June 14 to July 26, also included thought-provoking discussions on a variety of topics.
“Because the Summer Research Seminars feature speakers came from a variety of educational backgrounds, students had the opportunity to see what research looks like in multiple disciplines and where their research experience can take them,” said Lauren Bernal, program coordinator and lad graphic designer from the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Throughout the series, distinguished speakers presented their research, providing valuable insights into their respective areas of expertise. Among the participants were Cal Poly Pomona students and faculty who were on campus for summer programs, as well as students from the McNair Scholars Program, NSF REU Big Data Security & Privacy, and the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program. The main goal of the seminars was to enrich students and faculty engaged in summer programs on campus.
Topics covered in the seminars spanned various disciplines, with Professor Tingting Chen from the Department of Computer Science discussing research and data ethics, Esperanza Linares, a customer success engineer, exploring MATLAB for Excel Users, and Nelson Brown, an aerospace engineer from the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, sharing insights on building open data sets.
The culmination of the Summer Research Seminar series will be the 9th Annual Creative Activities & Research Symposium (CARS) on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center. CARS is a platform where researchers and scholars come together to showcase their findings to the campus community. This year’s symposium will feature a diverse range of presentations, exhibitions, and performances highlighting the remarkable achievements of the students. The symposium is open to all members of the Cal Poly Pomona community, including students, faculty, staff, and the public.
For more information about the Summer Research Seminars and CARS, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website.