Geographies of Change and Persistence

Luis Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, invested his summer working with undergraduate Sociology students Lupita Jasso, Melanie Recendiz, and Armon Sanders. Professor Sanchez and his team examined demographic change in Ventura County using US Census data and Geographic Information Systems technology. Among their findings were: Ventura County has become more diverse since 1980, yet it….

Celebrate Summer SURF!

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Eleven faculty and about 40 CI students participated in a 10-week faculty-mentored research experience over the Summer. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows focused their efforts on research. Peppered in on Wednesdays the Interdisciplinary Research Learning Community allowed students to discuss research across disciplinary boundaries and engage in professional development and collaboration-building activities. Summer SURF 2018 documented….

What is Up in Student Research: Welcome Back Edition

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Sociology student research on adulting suggests Millennials are delaying marriage and homeownership

Camarillo, Calif., May 16, 2018 — Growing up in Santa Barbara with five generations of women got 25-year-old CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Sociology senior Jazzmyn Martinez wondering about the changing definition of “adulting” through the decades. The research project she launched, called “When Adulting Gets Real: Examining Parenthood and Marital Status among Young Adults in….

Student Success at the Student Research Competition

Jazzmyn Martinez won 2nd place in the Social and Behavioral Science section of the CSU Student Research Competition. In the video below, she discusses her experience and shares advice for student researchers. by