Past Competition Results

 

Fresno State receives three awards at 21st annual CSU Student Research Competition

Rebecca Headrick, Carlos Tristan, David Pyrooz CARSON (MAY 5, 2007) – Three California State University, Fresno students received awards Saturday at the 21st annual California State University Student Research Competition, held at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Dr. Thomas McClanahan, Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs at Fresno State, explained that the system-wide conference exhibits excellent research by CSU undergraduate and graduate students from all 23 CSU campuses. Each of the eight academic schools submitted the names of their top candidates to represent the university at this two-day event. A jury of professionals judged the conference presentations in the various academic disciplines, and awards were presented to the winning student researchers.

A total of 172 students presented their research in 10 different categories, and two California State University, Fresno students were named as the outstanding presenter in their category.

Rebecca Headrick of Hanford received first place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences graduate category for her presentation, "No Person Shall Be Forced to Have an Abortion Against His Will: The Case of Epicene Pronouns in Written Discourse." Headrick is receiving her master’s degree in linguistics this month, and her faculty mentor is Dr. Shigeko Okamoto.

Carlos Tristan received first place in the Biological and Agricultural Sciences graduate division for his presentation, "Gene Expression Profile of Trangenic Nicotiana Tabacum Plants Expressing Caenorhabditis’ Cell Death Genes." Tristan also won first place at the Central California Research Symposium at California State University, Fresno on April 12, and his faculty mentor is Dr. Alejandro Calderon-Urrea. A native of Oxnard, Tristan will enter the Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins University this fall.

In the Behavioral and Social Sciences graduate category, David Pyrooz of Gustine received the runner-up award for his presentation, "Risk factors of gang membership: Results from an analysis of self-reported gang members in the Fresno County jail." Pyrooz is receiving his master’s degree in criminology this month, and his faculty mentors are Dr. Jason Kissner, Dr. Jerome Jackson and Dr. Barbara Owen.

7 participants who presented are pictured Seven other participants from California State University, Fresno presented at the CSU Student Research Competition: Sergio Aguilar-Rudametkin, Hazel Hofman, Saben Kane, Takako Kurimoto, Gilberto Lopez, Natalie Powers, and Tonantzin Soto.

For additional information, including research abstracts or participant contact information, please contact Doug Carey at (559) 278-0840.

» Complete list of winners from CSU Dominguez Hills

Name Title/Category
Rebecca Headrick No Person Shall Be Forced to Have an Abortion Against His Will: The Case of Epicene Pronouns in Written Discourse
Faculty mentor: Shigeko Okamoto
Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences
Hazel Antaramian Hofman The Eleventh-Century Royal Portrait Manuscript Leaf of King Gagik-Abas of Kars, Queen Goranduxt, and Princess Marem: Who Commissioned It and Why?
Faculty mentor: J. Borland
Category: Creative Arts and Design
Saben Kane Learning about Early Development of the Plant Parasitic Nematode Meliodogyne Incognita
Faculty mentor: Alejandro Calderon-Urrea
Category: Biological and Agricultural Sciences
Takako Kurimoto Analysis of Radiation Effects on Arabidopsis Thaliana
Faculty mentors: Amir Huda & John Constable
Category: Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Gilberto Lopez Contesting Cultural Incompatibility Theories on Latino Health
Faculty mentor: James Mullooly
Category: Health, Nutrition, & Clinical Sciences
Natalie Powers Analysis and Characterization of Putative AtWRKY6 and AtWRKY53 Orthologs in Podophyllum Peltatum
Faculty mentor: Alejandro Calderon-Urrea; & John V.H. Constable
Category: Biological & Agricultural Sciences
David Pyrooz Risk Factors of Gang Membership: Results from an Analysis of Self-Reported Gang Members in the Fresno County Jail
Faculty mentor: Jason Kissner & Barbara Owen
Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences
Sergio Aguilar-Rudametkin Thick Branes from Scalar Fields
Faculty mentor: Douglas Singleton
Category: Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Tonantzin Soto Meta-Analysis of Inadequate Prenatal Care: The Role of Nativity, Race/Ethnicity, and State-Level Medicaid Policy
Faculty mentor: John Capitman
Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences
Carlos Tristan Expression Profile of Transgenic Nicotiana Tabacum Plants Expressing Caenorhabditis Elegans Cell Death Genes
Faculty mentor: Alejandro Calderon-Urrea
Category: Biological & Agricultural Sciences

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