Past Projects of our Competitors

Select a tab to view the research talks from our East Bay Competitors at the Annual CSU Student Research Competition! Go Pioneers!

Competition Site: Cal Poly Pomona

Congratulations to all of our competitors at the 2021 CSU Student Research Competition! This year, we had 5 winners which composed of three 1st place winners and two 2nd place winners!

 

Andrés González - 1st place in Humanities & Letters; Education (Mixed)

Research Mentor: Dr. Natalie Ingraham

Project Title: Utilizing Reflexivity: Strategic Self-Disclosure and Insider Perspective in Qualitative Research with Transgender & Non-Binary People

 

Aerin Riegelsberger - 1st place in Behavioral, Social Sciences, and Public Administration (Graduate)

Research Mentor: Dr. Natalie Ingraham

Project Title: Putting The Ball In The Patient’s Court: Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy In U.S. Family Planning Clinics

 

Lisa Ouyang and Taylor Quintana - 1st place in Behavorial & Social Sciences; Interdisciplinary (Mixed)

Research Mentor: Dr. Ram Kandasamy

Project Title: Early treatment of inflammatory pain prevents the transition from acute to chronic pain in rats

 

Andrew Stanciulesu - 2nd place in Humanities & Letters; Education (Mixed)

Research Mentor: Dr. Jesus Oliver 

Project Title: Investigating the Effects of Visualization Media in the Classroom

 

 

Aarohi Shah - 2nd place in Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Interdisciplinary (Mixed)

Research Mentor: Dr. Ruth M. Tinnacher

Project Title:Can Ion Exchange Resins Be Used to Remove Boron from Produced Waters and Increase Water Sustainability?

 

 

Andrew Denys

Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling

Project Title: Neuromuscular Fitness Field Testing: A Strong Predictor Variable For Tibial Bone Strength Indices Prediction Models

 

 

Esiason Rodriguez and Sameerah Muhammed

Research Mentor: Dr. Monika Sommerhalter

Project Title: Exploration of Salinity Tolerance in Pistachio Trees By Measuring Stress Responses on the Biochemical Level

 

Jexy An Nepangue

Research Mentor: Dr. Jeri Little

Project Title: Interleaving Is Better Than Blocking for Memorizers, but Blocking Is Better Than Interleaving for Finding a Rule

 

 

 

Sarah Millar and Delia Moore

Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Gravier and Dr. Albert Mendoza

Project Title: Let's Get Virtual: Online Interprofessional Aphasia Group Fitness for COVID-19

 

 

Steven Buchert

Research Mentor: Dr. Divya Sitaraman

Project Title: Effects of Sleep on Behavioral Decision Making and Reproductive Fitness in the Fruit Fly, Drosophila Melanogaster

 

Competition Site: Cal State East Bay

Congratulations to all of our competitors at the 2020 CSU Student Research Competition! This year, we had 2 winners which composed of one 1st place winner and one 2nd place winner!

 

 Andrés León González and Lindsey Fox - 1st place in Humanities and Letters (Graduate)

Research Mentor: Dr. Natalie Ingraham

Project Title: Transgender and non-binary patient perspectives on receiving transition-related healthcare in family planning clinics in the United States.

 

Lisa Ouyang - 2nd place in Interdisciplinary 

Research Mentor: Dr. Ram Kandasamy

Project Title: Peripherally-restricted opioids restore normal activity without disruptive side effects in rats with chronic inflammatory pain

 

Abraham Bahlibi and Cesar Contreras

Research Mentor: Dr. Negin Toosi

Project Title: The Role of Race and Gender in Salary Negotiations

 

 

Ariel Moline

Research Mentor: Dr. Pascale Guiton

Project Title: How does the developmentally regulated enzyme, Glucose-6-Phosphate Isomerase, contribute to stage conversion during Toxoplasma pathogenesis?

 

Claudia Romero Medina, Daniel Den Briones, Sena Harlley, and Jorge Gonzalez

Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling

Project Title: Bilateral Bone Strength Differences in Division II Female Volleyball Players

 

Derek Schmidt

Research Mentor: Dr. Ines Thiebaut

Project Title: The Folk Music Paradox: The Transformation of European Folk Music Into the Innovation of 20th C. Music.

 

Mica Cabrera

Research Mentor: Dr. Monika Sommerhalter

Project Title: Exploring Antioxidant Capacity in Green Tea Dependent on Types of Water

 

Munahil Murrieum

Research Mentor: Dr. Saeid Motavalli

Project Title: Building Energy Performance Prediction using Machine Learning: A Data-Driven Decision-Making Framework for Energy Retrofits

 

Taylor Reinke

Research Mentor: Dr. Oanh Tran

Project Title: Using a Social-Emotional Learning Program to Enhance Students' Well-Being