Undergraduate Student, Cyndi Frausto, Mentored by Professor Peter Nonacs, receives a 2020 University of California National Reserve System (UCNRS) Field Science Fellowship. The NRS Field Science Fellowship provides financial support to UC undergraduate-faculty teams conducting scientific research in the field at NRS reserves. The fellowships enable students to focus on gaining valuable hands-on research experience under the guidance of a faculty researcher. Each $6,000 award consists of a $5,000 student stipend and $1,000 to cover project costs.
Cynthia Frausto researched how personality and cortisol levels affect learning in ground squirrels at the UC Natural Reserve System’s James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve for her 2020 NRS Field Science Fellowship.