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


Aarohi Shah

Research Mentor: Dr. Ruth M. Tinnacher

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


Aerin Riegelsberger

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


Andrés González

Research Mentor: Dr. Natalie Ingraham

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


Andrew Denys

Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Yingling

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


Andrew Stanciulesu 

Research Mentor: Dr. Jesus Oliver 

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



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



Lisa Ouyang and Taylor Quintana

Research Mentor: Dr. Ram Kandasamy

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



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


Abraham Bahlibi and Cesar Contreras

Research Mentor: Dr. Negin Toosi

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


Andrés León González and Lindsey Fox

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.


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.


Lisa Ouyang

Research Mentor: Dr. Ram Kandasamy

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


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