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2015 Student Research Conference Awards

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29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition

Congratulations to all of the students who presented at the CSU system-wide Student Research Competition at CSU San Bernardino on May 1st and 2nd:

Hailey Smolinski, Lisa Mai, Jaynie Tao, Jonathan Tringali, Tabitha Lindsay, Lindsay Hetrick, Parmeet Kohli, Brian Martin, Andrew Blancarte, Abraham Paucar, Terrence Gaines, Natalie La, Tiffany Lai, Michael Lepore, David Vega, and Sofia Pedroza.

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From Left to Right, Picture 1: Abraham Paucar, Brian Martin, Andrew Blancarte; Picture 2: Natalie La, Michael Lepore, Tiffany Lai, Terrance Gaines; and Picture 3: Parmeet Kohli.

Parmeet Kohli, Masters Candidate in Engineering Management, received a 2nd Place recognition for her presentation on the Application of Lean Six Sigma in a Business Function. Parmeet's project abstract is on Bronco Scholar, the University Library electronic repository.

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Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Dr. Francisca Beer with Parmeet Kohli at the CSU Student Research Competition Award Ceremony.

3rd Annual CPP Student Research Conference

The ten oral presentation winners will represent CPP at the CSU system-wide Student Research Competition on May 1-2, 2015 at CSU San Bernardino.

3rd Annual Student Research Conference Winnters

Oral and Poster Presentation Winners

Oral Presentation Awards

Session 1: Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Graduate

Tabitha Lindsay

Project: North Pacific Opisthobranchs

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ángel Valdés

Session 2: Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Graduate

Jonathan Tringali

Project: Cross Protection of a Synthetic MPL (SMPL) Adjuvant Incoporated into a Liposomal M2E Influenza A Virus Vaccine in BALB/C Mide infected with H1N1 or H3N2

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Jill Adler-Moore and Dr. Nancy Buckley

Session 3: Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Undergraduate

Haley Smolinski, Megan Telebrico, Jaynie Tao, Lisa Mai, Spencer Jones, Ali Hasan, Giselle Hernandez, and Ashley Stowells

Project: Development of a fortified rice product using edible insect flours for developing countries

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Yao Olive Li and Dr. Shuhong Ye

Session 4: Physical and Mathematical Sciences

David Vega

Project: Computational Microscopy on a Cellphone

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ertan Salik

Session 5: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Sofia Pedroza

Project: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Olympics and the IOC

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Faye Wachs

Session 6: Business, Economics, and Public Administration: Interdisciplinary

Parmeet Kohli

Project: Application of Lean Six Sigma in Business Funcations

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kamran Abedini

Session 7: Humanities and Letters; Education

Daniel Jesus Grajeda

Project: What are internal and external factors that contribute to Chican/o EOPS student persistence in transferrring to a four year university?

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jose Aguilar-Hernandez

Session 8: Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Undergraduate

Lindsay Hetric

Project: Investigation of Bmi1 phosphorylation in breast cancer cells

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Junjun Liu

Session 9: Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Engineering and Computer Science

Brian Martin, Andrew Blancarte, Ketton James, Abraham Paucar, and Ben Saletta

Project: Design of an innovative, Highly Maneuverable, Stealthy Unmanned Underwater Vehicle with ISR Capabilities

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Coburn

Session 10: Engineering and Computer Science

Natalie La, Michael Lepore, Yao Bourdon, Tiffany Lai, Wesley Harijanto, Terrence Gaines, Deana Lestina, Chrstine Zheng, Lucas Townsend, Michael Kim, and Kalvin Lam

Project: Renewable Energy Desalination: Development of Photvoltaic Electrodialysis Desalination System

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ali Sharbat

Poster Presentation Awards

Interdisciplinary; Behavioral and Social Sciences Poster

Conor Roland and Martin Sanchez

Project: Highlty Sensitive Label-Free Biosensors based on Biconically Tapered Fibers

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ertan Salik


Biology and Agricultural Sciences Poster

Yee Teng Moo, Stephanie Romero, and Michelle Ecarma

Project: Effects of pH and Temperature on the Vibrance of Red Cabbage Anthocyanin

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Harmit Singh


Engineering and Computer Science Poster

Marvin Paredes, Dorian Martinez, Evgeny Melman, Shelby Schneider, Bryan Lemaster, Ramelya Amirkhanian, and Armen Boghozian

Project: Simultaneous Milling and Coating and Characterization of Pharmaceutical Powders

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laila Jallo

1st Annual Distinguished Research Staff Award

Victoria Pantoja, Institutional Review Board staff member

From Left to Right: Bruce Kennedy (Instutional Review Board - IRB), Victoria Pantoja (IRB), President Soraya Coley, and Dr. Yao Olive Li (URFAC Co-Chair)