Recipients of the Student Awards for Research and Creativity

The Undergraduate/Graduate Awards for Fall 2017

Recipient

Major

Project TitleAward
Undergraduate
Kanako Otani Communication Studies Spread the Anthology of Hiroshima around the U.S $850
Sung Won Yoon

Chemistry

Sponges for Decontaminating Water with Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals and Carcinogens                                               $850

Amy Rhoades

Social Work

Barriers: Connecting Rural At-risk Students to a Pro-college Culture

$850

Jason Mickel

Physics & Mechanical Engineering

Guiding High-energy Pulsed-laser Light Through Hollow Fibers

$850

Graduate

Noel Jones Anthropology

Cultural Transmission: Production Centers Cisible in Shell Bead Artifacts

$1700
Tina Hanson Biology Analysis if Novel Inhibitors of the GRB2 SH2 Domain that Decrease Proliferation in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia $1700
Ashlyn Weaver Anthropology The Forgotten Hawaiians of Chico, CA: Anthropological Research About Intercultural Encounters between Native Hawaiians and California Native Americans $1700
Cody Rice Biology

Understanding the Genetic Diversity of Darlington californica Population Clusters

$1700

The Undergraduate/Graduate  Awards for Summer 2017

Recipient

Major

Project TitleAward
Undergraduate
Drew Nielsen Biological Sciences Effects of Temperature on Digestion Rates and Gastric Evacuation Time in Striped Bass $2500
Audrey Armstrong

Anthropology

Maintaining Community Identity with the Decline of Endogamy of Mashhadi Jews in Israel                                                   $2500

Daniel Theobald

English/Spanish

Long Forgottem Heroes: Historical Research About the Abraham Lincoln Brigades in New York City

$2500

Graduate

Hannah Metzger Biological Sciences

Differential Effects of Bcl-2 Overexpression in Various B-Cell Populations

$3865
Valerie Sgheiza Anthropology Skeletal Assemblages $4360
Allen LaGrange Environmental Science Hydrological and Ecological Indicators for Wet Meadow Restoration: Papoose Meadows, CA $2092
Vanessa Reeves Anthropology

An Applied Project in Zooarchaelogy and Field Ecology

$5000
Kristen Broel Anthropology

Osteometirc Sorting of Metacarpals and Metatarsals in Comingled Human Skeletal Assemblages

$2980
Payton Laurie Biological Sciences Characterization of Hemopoietic Genes $5000

The Undergraduate/Graduate  Awards for Spring 2017

Recipient

Major

Project TitleAward
Undergraduate
Chelsea Meddings Environmental Science Efficacy of California Native Drought-tolerant Plants at Heavy Metal Removal from Urban Stormwater in Biofiltration Systems $850
Graduate
Hannah Metzger Biology

Differential Effects of Bcl-2 Overexpression in Various B Cell Populations

$1696

The Undergraduate/Graduate  Awards for Fall 2016

Recipient

Major

Project TitleAward
Undergraduate
Joshua Gladfelder Biochemistry Synthesis of GRB2 SH2 Domain Inhibitors: Analogues of Sclerotionin $850
Baylee Russell

Microbiology

Inspiring Future Scientists: Developing a Children's Novel for Publication                                                    $730

Omar Pulido

Biology

Charaterizon of Rapunzel 5 in Blood Formation

$850

David Linville

Anthropology

Sacramento Valley Strong

$835

Graduate
Renee Margolin Biology

Investigating Damage to the Tight Junctions of Intestinal Epithelial Cells by Influenza Virus

$1501
Claire McMahon Anthropology Determining Seasonality and Dates of Occupation at Payne's Cave $1170
Silena Barton Nutrition and Food Science Defining Novel Bookmarkers for Prevention and Early Detectionof Zinc Deficiency $1700
Tamara Maxey Anthropology

The Incorporation of World Trade Center Artifacts in Community Memorials: Their Symbolism and Significance

$1678
Sommer Casady Geology Exploration of the Golden Dome Au-Ag-Cu Deposit in Antelope Valley Sierra County, California $1700

The Undergraduate/Graduate Awards for 2015-2016

Summer 2016

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Undergraduate
Shane Price Psychology Olfactory Modulationof Cortisol in Students $1700
Catherine Benjamin

Art Studio

THE DRONE: Opening Up New Spaces                                                     $2429

Clara Bergamini

Anthropology & Humanities

Stuck in Limbo: Coping with Displacement Among Fukushima's Refugees

$2500
Graduate $5000
Mathew Ryan Bond Anthropology

The Rwandan Genocide: Collective Historical Memory and the Skeletal

Analysis of Trauma and Violence

Gina C. Tigri Communication Studies

Bystander Intervention as a Community Health Initiative:

Communicating Culture Change for a Safer CSU

$4940
Hannah Metzger Biology Generation of a Model for Lukemia $4865
Candice Sawyer Biology

Brood Paratism in Mallards: Are You My Mother?

$5000
Edward Slattery MS Nutritional Sceine

Cytokine expression in macrophages and tripple negative breast cancer cells

following sulforaphane exposure in 3-D coculture

$5000
Tonantzin Esquivel Art

Breaking Comfort to See Clearly

$4445
Jacques Zenope Peltier Anthropology

The Stratigraphy of Crime: Archacological Law

$1082

Fall 2015

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Undergraduate
Julian Aggio Biology The Effect of B-Estradiol on Blood Development $850
Lindsay Hannan Social Work

Hospice Care Among the Hispanic Community: Social and Cultural

Factors Impacting Underutilization

$300
Mai Kue Her Health Education From the Hmong Perspective: Making Healthcare Better $850
Ellen Sampson Biology Utilization of Dimeric Binders to Treat Leukemia $850
Graduate
Afshan Ahmad Nutrition Validation of a Visual Analog Scale for Food Addiction $1,700
Anna Bartel Psychological Science

Influence of Appearance-Based Trait Inferences on Voting 

Behavior and Cued Recall

$995
Emma Clancy Social Work

Feasibility Study on a Low-Barries Shelter in Chico

$598

The Undergraduate/Graduate Awards for 2014-2015

Spring 2015

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Undergraduate
Tucker Hartland Applied Mathematics Tsunami Wave Propogation Over Underwater Obstacles $850
Ravi Shankar Mathematics Derivation of New Conservation Laws for the Euler Equations $850
Graduate

Gin Lawson Biology Are Invasive Turtles Eating Native Fish in Hawaii? $1,700
Courtney Silver Biology

Vocalization Behaviors of Rana Boylii, the Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog:

a Comparison of Isolated Populations

$1,700

Summer 2015

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Undergraduate
Julian Aggio

Cellular & Molecular Biology/

Biochemistry

Characterization of a Blood-Supportive Stromal Cell Line $2,250

Valery Bessmertnyy/

Keith Taylor

Nursing

Depression Among New Graduate Nurses Working on Medical-Surgical

and Intensive Care Units

$1,558
Malory Brown
Microbiology

Strategies to Assimilate CO2 Beyond the Light by 

Metal-Oxidizing Bacteria

$2,400
Danielle Casey Geography & Planning Reimaging the Detroit Landscape $2,250
Stephanie Elliot Cellular & Molecular Biology 

Assessing the Relatedness of Snow Leopards Using Haplotype Analysis 

$1,913

Elizabeth Jachens Civil Engineering

Integrated Wastewater Management Within the Lake Titicaca Basin

$2,250
Rachel Moore Studio Art/Art Education

Womb and the Wild Self

$2,250
Adrienne Springsteen Anthropology

The Daily Lives of African Slaves at Betty's Hope Plantation

$1,800
Veronica Van Cleave Nutrition & Dietetics 

The ASD Food Activity Lab

$1,850
Graduate
Althea Asaro Anthropology Creation of a 3D Database of the Great Blades Archeological Cache $1,180
Holland Larsen MFA Build This Environment $1,628
Ann Medic Environmental Science Solid Waste Management and Wastewater Treatment in Peru $4,755
Katherine Moore Agriculture Education

Survey of Current Brewer's Grain Storage Methods and Nutrient

Levels of Northern California Beef and Dairy Producers

$4,000
Jesse Smith Biology

Growth Receptor Bound Protein-2 Dysregulation Induces Acute

Myeloid Leukemia

$4,000
Rodney Thomson History

Unrest in Rural America: Activists and Activism at Chico State

$3,217

Fall 2014

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Philomena Block Musical Theater & Psychology

What is Bae: An Exploration of Sexuality and Intimacy in

Today's Collegiate World

$500
Juan Diaz Mechanical Engineering Heat Transfer Rate Optimization for Multi-Stage Compression System $500
Sarah Eggert Cellular & Molecular Biology miR-191 and miR-425 as Regulators of B-Cell Stress Response $500
Jemmae Reddish  Nutrition Medical and Nutritional Survey of the Underserved in a Rural Area $500
Ravi Shankar Mathematics Derivation of New Conservation Laws for the Euler Equations $500

The Undergraduate/Graduate Awards for 2013-2014

Spring 2014

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Hugh Hammond Music Composition & Recording Arts Musical Torus Sculptures $500
Aithne Loeblich Biological Sciences An Education-based Approach to the Monitoring and Conservation of Bats in Northern California $500
Shane Price Psychology The Hormonal Effect of Emotionally-Relevant Chemosignals $500
Ravi Shankar Chemistry Mathematical Modeling of Tsunami Propagation over Complex Topographies $500

Summer 2014

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Gage Alvernaz Cell and Molecular Biology Role of Autophagy during Influenza Virus Infection of Macrophages $2000
Clara Bergamini Anthropology Artistic Expression, Amami Children and Their Non-Human Neighbors $2000
Kelly Gundert Spanish Finding a Voice in Chapala, Mexico $2000
Gregory Hinds Civil Engineering Integrated Wastewater Management in the Lake Atitlan Basin: An Ecological Engineering Challenge $666.67
Elizabeth Jachens Civil Engineering Integrated Wastewater Management in the Lake Atitlan Basin: An Ecological Engineering Challenge $666.66
Eoin Mackall Mathematics Determining the Minor-minimal not Completely Apex Graphs $2000
Kyle Rocha-Brownell Physics and Computer Science Computer Simulation of the Earth's Rotation with Interior Fluid Degrees of Freedom $2000
Juniper Rose Journalism The Effect of Marijuana on Rural Northern California Economies $2000
Ravi Shankar Chemistry Mathematical Modeling of Tsunami Propagation over Complex Topographies $2000
Nicole Smith Biochemistry Antibiotic Discovery From Boiling Springs Lake $2000
Quintin Troester Agriculture Researching Soil Carbon Sequestration, and International Partners in Sustainability $2000
Kelly Vannoy Civil Engineering Integrated Wastewater Management in the Lake Atitlan Basin: An Ecological Engineering Challenge $666.67

Fall 2013

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Amie French Agricultural Business Consumer Preference for Locally Grown Pecans $500
Megan Miller Criminal Justice Rehabilitation and Reintegration Through Alternative Custody Supervision $500
Megan Bacchini Criminal Justice Rehabilitation and Reintegration Through Alternative Custody Supervision $500
Shane Price Psychology The Hormonal Effects of Emotionally-relevant Chemosignals in Human Axillary Secretions $500
Amber Rutter Geology Analyzing CO2 Changes in Ancient Fossils $500



The Undergraduate/Graduate Awards for 2012-2013

Spring 2013

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Samantha Bailey Psychology The Relationship between Self-esteem and Sexuality $55
Jamie Blankenship Art Studio Past and Present: Digital Techniques and Historic Photographic Processes $500
Tyron Chang Biological Sciences The Timing of Oak Gall Development and Its Significance to the Ecology of the California Gall Wasp $465
Cameron Estes-Clifford Psychology Testing the Hypothesis that Lactobacillus G.G. will Increase Vagal Tone in Humans $500
Andrew Reuther Anthropology Modoc War Documentary $240
Matthew Ritenour Anthropology Modoc War Documentary $240
Kelsea Rossow Anthropology Modoc War Documentary $500

Summer 2013

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Joanna Bloese Agriculture Investing Novel Collaborative Glass Blow in Techniques $2000
Madison Garshasebi Psychology The Spontaneous Suppression and Amplification of Emotional Facial Expressions in Different Attachment Styles $2000
Nathan Giordano Cellular & Molecular Biology Infecting Neurons Using Attenuated Lentiviruses $2000
Kris Magri Mechatronic Engineering Development of a Highly Articulated Humanoid Bipedal Robot: A Platform for Robotics Competition and Research $2000
Gregory Panero Art San Pedro, Guatemala: Help Paint My Future $2000
Dillon Rapp Art Attending Frogman's Print Workshop $2000
Mallory Russell Art Haystack Mountain School of Crafts With Sonja Clark $2000

Jonathan Alexander

Fine Art In Search of Cycles in Chiang Mai $2000
Crystal Vasquez Nutrition & Food Science Teaching Health at Every Size®  in a Fat Phobic World $2000
Abigail Whittaker Environmental Science Accounting for Agricultural Yield Gaps Through Analysis of Ecosystem Service Provision in a Human-Altered Landscape $2000

Fall 2012

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Tony Amato Criminal Justice/Sociology Images and Perceptions of Restorative Justice $500
Alan Braithwaite Computer Engineering FPGA OpenFlow Switch $500
Scott Kirkpatrick Computer Science Improving Models of Protein Interaction Network Evolution $500
Tony Silva Sociology Constructing Sexual Identities in a Shifting Context $500
Crystal Vasquez Nutrition & Food Science Effects of Parental Food Attitudes and Restrictions During Childhood on Young Adult College Students' Eating Behaviors $500

The Undergraduate/Graduate Awards for 2011-2012

Spring 2012

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Tyler Ash Journalism Chico Rephotography $456.15
Michael Fitzpatrick Philosophy and English The Critique of Pure Realism $500
Elizabeth Jachens Civil Engineering Find-Scale Atmospheric Gravity Waves $500
Heidi Rogers Environmental Science Moths in a Changing Climate $500

Shannon Primer and Amber Smith

Nursing Breastfeeding Support Groups and Resources for Women in our Community $468

Summer 2012

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Hannah Bearden Art Haystack Mountain School of Craft Summer Workshop with Mark Hartung $2000
John Challinger Computer Science Extending the ArduPilot Mega Firmware to Improve Precision Flight for Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) $2000
Michael Fitzpatrick Philosophy Rescuing the Scientific Worldview: Whitehead and the Place of Science in Human Life $2000
Elizabeth Jachens Civil Engineering Professional Presentation of Fine Scale Atmospheric Gravity Waves at the 26th International Laser Rader Conference in Porto Heli, Greece in June 2012 $2000

Michelle Johnson

Psychology Student Athletes Depression Scares in Relation to Self-Esteem, Perfectionism and Attachment in Global and Sport-Specific Contexts: Varsity vs. Club Athletes $2000
Andrew Rena-Dozier Psychology Central Nervous System Characterization in p75 Knockout Mice $2000
Sharla Stockton Geology Geology of Richardson Springs $2000
Dee Thao Communication Design A Fading Culture: the Hmong People $2000
Swan Toma Political Science Obama-Bush: A Competing Understanding of American Exceptionalism $2000
Eliseo Vega-Darson Music The Analysis and Application of Composing and Arranging for Orchestras $2000

Fall 2011

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Serena Cervantes Journalism Collected Memories $500
Sheri Gitelson English Translucent Consciousness in Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" $500

Natasha Holland and
Alexa Janicki

Exercise Physiology Effects of Load Carriage on Gait Kinematics, Muscle Activity, and Postural Sway $500
Kristen Magri Mechatronic Engineering Development of an Autonomous Humanoid Bipedal Robot to Perform Challenging Tasks in Complex Environments $500
Austin Walter Electrical Engineering Development of Three-Dimensional Printer $238
Nathan Zifko Psychology The Role of Testosterone in Behavioral Activation $406

The Undergraduate/Graduate Awards for 2010-2011

Spring 2011

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Samuel Fries Applied Computer Graphics Measure Twice, Cut Once: Iterative Design and Development for Multiple Platforms $500
Andrew Munson Anthropology and Communication Design Recycling for a Living: Documenting Chico's Professional Can Collectors $500
Julie Najar Psychology Potential Role of p75 in Axonal Sprouting in Elderly Mice $500
Lingfei Ni Economics and Communication Design The Non-Walvastan Equilibrium Model for the People's Republic of China $450
Grant Stoker Psychology A survey of Alcohol and Drug Use Patterns in Undergraduate Students at California State University, Chico $468

Summer 2011

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
David Armstrong Economics Empirical Analysis of Water Markets in the Western United States $2000
Jamison Barsotti Mathematics Minor Minimal Intrinsically Knotted Graphs with 21 Edges $2000
Meaghan Gates Art Assistantship at Guldagergaard $2000
Nathan Giordano Biological Sciences and Art Developing a Microwave Protocol for the Transfection of Neurons $2000
Michael Kirmiz Biological Sciences Gene Regulation in Pancreatic Cells $2000
Mackenzie Morris Psychology Moving From Peer Mentoring Model to a Civic Mentoring Model $2000
Julie Najar Psychology Detailed Photomicroscopy and Quantification of Axon Ultrastructure in Elderly Mice $2000
Noah Strong Biological Sciences Monitoring Western Pond Turtle Movements for Possible Correlation of Feeding Habit and Fecundity on the University Reserve $2000
Eliseo Vega-Darson Music The Practical Application of Augmented Theory in Jazz Compositions $2000
Nicholas Vierra Biological Sciences Creating Fluorescent Reporter for miR-375 $2000

Fall 2010

RecipientMajorAward
Kelly Boyle Geological & Environmental Sciences $380
Tiffany Fisher Anthropology $500
Shannon Holt Environmental Science $420
Sam Mish Mechatronic Engineering $256
Emily Ramsey Nutrition & Food Science $238
Abigail Roche Nutrition & Food Science $406
Rachel Wutke Nursing $300

The Undergraduate/Graduate Awards for 2009-2010

Spring 2010

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Anastasia Aguilar Psychology White Man's Burden? Motivation to Suppress Prejudice is Correlated to Greater Skin
Conductance
$500
Adelaide Kreamer Psychology The Empirical Reality of Learning Styles $210.73
Scott Lancaster History The Lost Sons of Democracy: Examining the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and the 
Spanish Civil Wars as Forums for the Recovery of Historical Memory
$500
Susan Schultz Nursing Information Literacy for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Survey $295
Kaci Smith Psychology Don't Be Deceived! The Relationship Among Men's Salivary Testosterone, 
Self-Deception, and...Femininity?
$500
Nur Diyana Zainal Arifin Nutrition & Food Science The Use of Photovoice in Assessing Perceived "Tasty" and "Healthy" Foods $429.30

Summer 2010

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Avery Beck Anthropology Mechoopda Trail of Tears: Nome Cult Documentary Project $2000
Joanna Bloese Agriculture Evaluating a Sustainable Tactic for Navel Orangeworm Management in California Almonds $2000
Alena Chin-Curtis Biological Sciences Potassium Chloride Induced Excitotoxicity in Mice: Cyclosporine, A is Neuroprotective $2000
Emily Grelle English Rasputin: A History in Translation $2000
Sydney Kerkhove Anthropology Mechoopda Trail of Tears: Nome Cult Documentary Project $2000
Kimberly Ornellas Anthropology Nome Cult Walk: Mechoopda Trail of Tears Documentary Project $2000
Jillian Ruddell Multicultural & Gender Studies Gender and Sexuality Equity Center $2000
Danielle Schneider Psychology Modeling Chronic Human Alcohol Use During Pregnancy and Nursing: The Effect on Brain Development in Mice $2000
Kaci Smith Psychology Don't Be Deceived! The Relationship Among Men's Salivary Testosterone, Deception, and... Femininity? $2000
Katherine Sumarowsk International Relations Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative. Sponsored by the United States Department of State in the Country of Latvia in 2001 $2000

Fall 2009

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Joel Breck Psychology The Effect of p75 on Axonal Development in Mouse Brain $200
Alena Chin-Curtis Biological Sciences Glutamic Acid Induced Excitotoxicity: Cyclosporine A is Neuroprotective $500
Nathan Giordano Biological Sciences & Art "Perspectives" $300
Daniel Molaschi Arts Bachelors of Fine Art Culminating Exhibition $500
Lola Ryland Arts Undulating Calla $261
Danielle Schneider Psychology Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in Relation to Astrocytic Development $489
Nathaniel Williams Psychology 6-N-Propylthiouracil, Disgust, and Emotional Judgments $250

The Undergraduate/Graduate Awards for 2008-2009

Spring 2009

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Samuel Allen Chemistry Preparation and Optimization of New Biodiesel Fuel from Feedstock Oils $450
Jessica Bibbo Psychology Effect of Canine Intervention on Caregivers' Anxiety During an In-home Assessment $130
Eric Markey Psychology Levels of negative stigma toward students with ADHD/ADD in the collegiate setting $250
Rachel Perry Psychology Adult well-being and early life experience. $170
Debora Rojas Biological Sciences Effects of Inbreeding on Defense against Plant Parasitism $450
Tyler Rollins Sociology The Core Philosophies of Punk Rock $400
Cameron Scott Latin American Studies Environmental Impacts of Social Revolutions in Latin America $160
Timothy Shelton Chemistry Preparation and Optimization of New Biodiesel Fuels from Feedstock Oils $450
Wa Mee Vue Nutrition and Food Science Perspectives on Food Habits, Acculturation, and Health among Hmong Women
with Small Children
$160

Summer 2009

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Craig Anderson Psychology Assessing Trekking Poles through Electromyography, Heart Rate, and Respiration $2000
Garret Boone Microbiology Genetic Analysis of the Metabolic Pathway Found in Pseudomonas putida for the Utilization of Redwood Phosphorus in the Environment $2000
Sheila Dougherty Psychology Does Oligodendrocyte Apoptosis Contribute to Dysfunction in Chronic Alcohol Use $2000
Reid Griggs Psychology Investigating Significant Genes as Possible Predisposing Factors for PTSD $2000
Garrison Harward Musical Theatre Gay Marriage: A Forum Theatre Play $2000
Guy Hopes Civil Engineering Service Learning of Caribbean Communities: Water Reclamation in Antigua $2000
Roy Hull Geological and Environmental
Sciences
Timing and conditions of emplacement of the Tuscan Formation $2000
Shaundel Sanchez Anthropology Justifying Equality: Islam in Chico, California $2000
Kaci Smith Psychology The Relationship Between Testosterone, Self-Deception, and Attachment Styles $2000
Natalie Sturdivant Mathematics Effects of CSU Chico LSAMP Summer Calculus Boot Camp on Student's
Knowledge and Attitudes toward Collaboration
$2000

Fall 2008

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
Mario Correa Communication The Window Seat $495
Brian Greely Psychology Interaction of Posture and Juror Decisions $75
Reid Griggs Psychology Investigating the Vall66Met allele of BDNF as a Possible Predisposing Factor from PTSD $495
Arielle Leitner Mathematics Universal Cycles of Restricting Classes of Words $495
Raquel Mattson Anthropology Immigrants and Healthcare $450
Kaci Smith Psychology The Relationship Between Testosterone, Self-Deception. and Attachment Styles $490

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