Research Experience in the Sierra Nevada (RESN)


RESN is a field and laboratory research experience for twelve undergraduate students in the sciences from CSU Stanislaus. The program is a part of the Central Valley Math and Science Alliance (CVMSA), sponsored through a Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM grant from the Department of Education designed to improve the enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of undergraduate students. The organizers and instructors are Dr. Matthew Cover and Dr. Stuart Wooley.


Fall 2013 Activities

A 3-day, overnight field trip to the Sierra Nevada from Friday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 18 (just prior to the start of the fall semester)
Three 1-day field trips on Saturdays: Sept. 7, Sept. 28, Oct. 19
Weekly class meetings (3 hours/week) during the fall semester to conduct laboratory research and  discuss research findings
Research presentations at a research symposium at the end of the semester.

RESN 2013: (Back Row, L to R) Abraham Sosa (TA), Felisha Walls (TA), Ashlee Salcido, Gurinder Singh, Frank Yacoub, Nathan Nguyen, Marlin Rosales, Jennifer Alvarez, Kandiss Ulm. (Front Row, L to R) Sarah Joseph, Erica Campos, Sandy Lavito, Kristy Ortega, Joy McDermot, Dr. Matthew Cover, Dr. Stuart Wooley.



RESN Stream Team- biogeography of stream invertebrates in the Sierra Nevada
Sandi Lavito, Nathan Nguyen, Marlin Rosales, Erica Campos, Frank Yacoub.
Not pictured: Kristy Ortega




Bell Meadow, Stanislaus National Forest,

West Walker River, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest