Graduate Studies

2012 Top Presenters

26th Annual Student Research Competition Top Presenters

Congratulations to the top presenters of the CSU, Chico 26th Annual Student Research Competition held March 6, 2012!

Top Presenters

Michael Fitzpatrick, Philosophy (BA).
"Unnatural Moral Concepts: 'Natural' and 'Unnatural' in Popular Moral Discourse."
Mentor: Dr. Robert Jones, Philosophy

Maija Glasier-Lawson, Anthropology/Archaeology (MA).
"Archaeological Explorers: Using Anthropology to Encourage Cultural and Environmental Sustainability."
Mentor: Dr. Jesse Dizard, Anthropology

Jasmine Linabary, Communication Studies (MA).
"Some Day My Prints Will Come: An Exploration of Female Journalism Students‟ Vocational Expectations."
Mentor: Dr. Susan Avanzino, Communication Studies

Melissa Ha, Biological Sciences (MS).
"Temperal Variation in Pollinator-mediated Interactions between Clarkia unguiculata and Its Neighbors Varied Temporally."
Mentor: Dr. Christopher T. Ivey, Biology

Joanna Bloese, Agriculture (BS).
"Efficacy of a Novel Baited Trap at Capturing Gravid Navel Orangeworm (Amyelois transitella)."
Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth A Boyd, Agriculture

Nicole Habecker, Biological Sciences (MS).
"Reproductive Isolation in Mimulus."
Mentor: Dr. Christopher T. Ivey, Biology

Juan Araujo Sarinana, Biological Sciences (MS).
"miR-191: Possible Regulator of Pancreatic Beta Cell Stress Response."
Mentor: Dr. David Keller, Biology

Nicholas Vierra, Microbiology (BS).
"3' RACE of a Low-Abundance MicroRNA in Pancreatic B-cells."
Mentor: Dr. David Keller, Biology

Dustin Bakkie, Kinesiology (MS).
"Striking Technique and Leg Stiffness in Barefoot Running."
Mentor: Dr. Cheng Tu Hsieh, Kinesiology

Melissa Filice, Psychology (BA).
"Late Adolescents‟ Perceptions and Preferences Regarding Gender Intensified Peers."
Mentor: Dr. David Hibbard, Psychology