Chevron REVS-UP Program Ends on a High Note with Poster Competition

Throughout the month of June, California State University, Bakersfield’s School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME) hosted the Research Experience Vitalizing Science Program (REVS-UP).

Funded by the Chevron Corporation, REVS-UP offers hands-on, faculty-guided research experiences for 75 local high school students and incoming CSUB freshmen in a variety of STEM disciplines, including biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, and physics.

Examples of REVS-UP research projects include investigating the anticancer properties of coffee, the design and implementation of an intelligent home and an automatic irrigation system, and the study of the role of weathering in regional landscape evolution among others.  The research projects have taken place in the field and in laboratories on the CSUB campus.

“REVS-UP exposes students to the challenges and excitement of original scientific research,” said Kathleen Madden, Dean of NSME.  “Working on a research project can be a formative experience, motivating the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to pursue a STEM education.

REVS-UP, which began on June 5, will conclude with the students presenting and demonstrating their accomplishments in a poster session from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, in the Student Housing East Multipurpose Room.

Thanks to Chevron’s ongoing support, the program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. 

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