Past Competition Results

 

 

19th Annual - CSU Student Research Competition Results

CSU Student Research Competition Spotlight on Fresno State’s participants at CSU Sacramento, including Andrada Anghelescu (bottom row, third from left) and Naomi Kent (bottom row, second from left). Click on picture to view larger image.

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Session 4 – Undergraduate

 

First Place

Jessica W. Chevalier
California State University, East Bay
Comparing Analogical and Self Mapping on Time Conceptualization

 

Runner Up

Emily Darling
California State University, Bakersfield
Students Burning the Midnight Oil: Procrastination or Flow?

Session 10 – Undergraduate

 

First Place

Angela L. Martinez
California State University, Long Beach
Creating Obedient Catholic Wives: Indigenous Women, Gender, and Cultural Control in the California Mission System

 

Runner Up

Jose Vargas
California State University, Northridge
Effects of Age, Crime and Cross-Examination on Children’s Credibility

Session 19 – Graduate

 

First Place

Andrew J. Klerer
California State University, Fullerton
Dual-Task Finger Tapping Indicates Gender Differences For Stroop Interference Effect

 

Runner Up

Paul Hernandez
California State University, San Marcos
Effects of Lamotrigine on Morphine Induced Locomotor Behavior

Session 21 - Graduate

First Place

Yasmin Asvat
San Diego State University
Acculturation and Depression in Muslim University Students

Runner Up

Deanna Heikkinen
California State University, Bakersfield
Results from the 2004 Archaeological Investigations at the Tell El-Hibeh Site, Egypt: Mummies from Two Loci

Biological and Agricultural Sciences

Session 6 – Undergraduate

 

First Place

Andrea L. McCracken
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
The Effects of Buscopan® and Xylazine on Esophageal Pressure in the Horse

 

Runner Up

Mark Castanares
California State University, Los Angeles
Minocycline Through Suppression of Cytochrome C and DIABLO Release Attenuates Hormone Deprivation Induced Male Germ Cell Apoptosis

Session 9 - Graduate

 

First Place

Ryan Ellingson
California State University, Los Angeles
Cryptic Speciation in Sea Slug Alderia modesta

 

Runner Up

Robert Lawrence Grasso
California State University, Sacramento
Antipredator Response and Palatability of Yosemite Toad Larvae to Nonnative Brook Trout in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California

 

Runner Up

Julie Thompson
California State University, East Bay
Generation and Evaluation of Sequence Information for Cytochrome P450 IA from Several Avian Species

Session 18 - Undergraduate

 

First Place

Robin Keith
San Diego State University
Revealing Cryptic Species in the Ancient Spider Genus Hypochilus (Araneae: Hypochilidae)

 

Runner Up

Phillip Bass
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Effects of Phytase on Second Cycle Laying Hens

Business, Economics, and Public Administration

Session 16 - Undergraduate/Graduate

 

First Place

Roland J. Fumasi
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Applying Stochastic Simulation Modeling to the Specialty Crop Industry: The Case of Salinas Valley Lettuce

 

Runner Up

Andrada Anghelescu
California State University, Fresno
Bankruptcy Prediction in the High-Tech Industry

Creative Arts and Design

Session 15 - Undergraduate/Graduate

 

First Place

Steve Kearsley, Ivonne Proano, Linh Nguyen Sasha Grueneberger and Xavier Velazquez
California State University, East Bay
Conspiritus

 

Runner Up

Gabriel Carrasco
California State University, San Bernardino
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Education

Session 1 - Undergraduate

 

First Place

Shelley Volz
San Francisco State University
Collaborative Learning in Theory and Practice

 

Runner-Up

Olympia Resol and Robina Bitana
California State University, Los Angeles
Remembering Your Roots: A Pilot Project for Immigrant and First Generation University Students

Session 12 - Graduate

 

First Place

Jana Perkins
California State University, East Bay
Vocabulary Strategy Instruction and Second Language Learners at the High School Level

 

Runner-Up

Naomi S. Kent
California State University, Fresno
Duration of Teacher Participation in an NSF-Sponsored Professional Development Program: Relationship to Students’ Mathematics Achievement

Engineering and Computer Science

Session 5 - Undergraduate

 

First Place

Jackson Pang and Jesse Ralston
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
The Gondola Project

 

Runner-Up

Robert Strazzarino
California State University, Chico
Wildcat Scheduler-Internet Based Class Scheduling System

Session 11 - Graduate

 

First Place

Ling Chen
San Diego State University
Effect of Strut Chordae Transection on Mitral Value Leaflet Deformation

 

Runner-Up

Walter Au and Kenny Loo
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Simulation Study of Wideband Interference Rejection Using Adaptive Array Antenna

 

Runner-Up

Foaad Khosmood
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Automatic Source Attribution of Text Using Neural Networks

Session 20 - Undergraduate

 

First Place

Celia Tang
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Shrinkage Control of Silica Aerogel Using Carbon Dioxide as Supercritical Drying Medium

 

Runner-Up

Chris Wilks
San Jose State University
A Fast Heuristic for Fragment Assembly

Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences

Session 8 - Graduate

 

First Place

Ami L. Hurd
San Diego State University
Validating a Telephone-Based Measure of Legislation Compliance Among Indoor Tanning Facilities

 

Runner-Up

Adi Jaffe
California State University, Long Beach
Ecstasy and Other Club Drug Use in Los Angeles County, Californ

Session 17 - Undergraduate

 

First Place

Brandy Bunyea-Baron and Joseph Campanales
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
16S Ribosomal RNA Gene Terminal Restriction Fragment Pattern Analysis Used to Assess the Stability of Bacterial Communities Found in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract

Humanities and Letters

Session 3 - Undergraduate

 

First Place

Maura Dykstra
California State University, Sacramento
White Lotuses, Shining Red Lanterns, and the Eternal Mother: The Subversive Legacy of the Wusheng Lao Mu from the White Lotus Rebellions to the Boxer Movement

 

Runner-Up

Matthew E. Spears
California State University, San Marcos
"On Home Ground": Linking Oral-Formulaic Composition and Cliché in Seamus Heaney’s Translation of Beowulf

Session 14 - Graduate

 

First Place

Scott Lehman
San Francisco State University
The Print Logic of Warfare: Mapping Havana in the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1740-1762

 

Runner-Up

Javon Johnson
California State University, Los Angeles
Performing Violent Attacks on the Black Penis: A Critical Exploration of Enzyte’s Male Enhancement Campaign, and Other Narratives that Seeks to (Dis)place Black Masculinity and Identity

Session 22 - Graduate

 

First Place

Sarah E. Stroud
San Diego State University
Scratching the Surface: Historical and Archaeological Investigations of Nate Harrison’s Homestead

 

Runner-Up

Sharon Kelley
California State University, Northridge
Shakespeare’s Herbal Allusions: Rediscovering a Lost Vernacular

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Session 2 - Undergraduate

 

First Place

Lewis Abra and Xerxes Steirer
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Improving Polymer Photovoltaic Device Perfomance With Annealing, PCBM, and Dyed TiO2

 

Runner-Up

Anthony Herda
California State University, Sacramento
The High Definition Digital Synthesizer, The Principles of Instantaneous Tuning

Session 7 - Undergraduate

 

First Place

Van Nguyen
San Diego State University
Time-Integrated Supernova Neutrino Flux from a Nearby Cluster

 

Runner-Up

Anmol S. Nijjar
San Jose State University
Modeling a Diode Pumped Er:Yb:Glass Laser with Co2+ :spinel as a Passive Q-switch

Session 13 - Graduate

 

First Place

Vinita Marathe
San Francisco State University
Development of Methodology to Identify Cell-Surface Glycoproteins

 

Runner-Up

Robert C. Reiner Jr.
California State University, Northridge
Performance Assessment of Local Absorbing Conditions for Low Frequency Acoustic Scattering Problems With Elliptical-Shaped Scatterers