Previous Recipients of the Awards for Research and Creativity



The Undergraduate Awards for 2013-2014

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

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

The Undergraduate Awards for 2012-2013

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

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

The Undergraduate Awards for 2011-2012

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

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

The Undergraduate Awards for 2010-2011

Fall 2010

RecipientMajorAward
Kelly Boyle Geological & Enviornmental 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

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 Fecudity 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

The Undergraduate Awards for 2009-2010

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

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

The Undergraduate Awards for 2008-2009

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

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

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