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Our research symposium was held Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. Stay tuned to R2R updates for further exciting events!

The annual Environmental Research Symposium highlights current research underway at UCI by graduate and undergraduate students. At this event, students from wide-ranging disciplines share posters that describe their work as it relates to pressing concerns with environmental science. 

For our third annual symposium, we hosted 23 presenters from 5 different departments across campus including Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Earth System Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, and History. Attendees from around campus were exposed to many different points of view and approaches to thinking about solutions for some of our planet’s greatest threats. The night ended with two exciting awards for best undergraduate and graduate poster.

Left to right: Sam Mahanes, Amber Fong, and Johnathan Babila

We would like to congratulate our two award winners, Bahareh Sorouri and Malissa Ann Gueco Tayo.

Malissa was awarded the Best Undergraduate Student Poster for her exceptional presentation, “Shelter from the Storm-Habitat Provision by an Abundant Seaweed.”

Bahareh Sorouri was awarded the Best Graduate Student Poster. Bahareh presented on the impact of long-term warming and weeting on carbon sequestration and nitrogen dynamics in High Arctic tundra soils.