Have you ever imagined what is living beneath the ocean floor? The deep biosphere is one of the largest — and least understood — ecosystems on the planet. Researchers at the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations have set their sights on understanding its depths. Featuring C-DEBI researchers Laura Zinke, Jan Amend, Julie Huber, Doug LaRowe and Steve D’Hondt.
SACNAS is an inclusive, interdisciplinary and grass-roots driven professional organization for anyone seeking a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. Through mentorship and scholarship, SACNAS networks students and established professionals to diversify STEM fields, medical fields and the social sciences. C-DEBI fosters the mission of the University of Southern California SACNAS Chapter through support of activities and participation in the SACNAS National Conference.
The USC Young Researchers Program is a six-week program co-sponsored by C-DEBI that matches talented and motivated Los Angeles-area high school rising seniors with USC research groups for a summer of research under the supervision of faculty and graduate students. Students get to experience first-hand the excitement of research in real university labs. The research work is supplemented with weekly workshops to give students some basic tools to help them get into college and pursue degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.