Graduate Studies

Past Statewide Competition Results 2014

The 28th Annual Statewide California State University Student Research Competition

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY

May 2nd and May 3rd, 2014

First Place Winners:

Student
Name

Major

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Mitchel
Davidovitz

Music (BA)
Recording Arts 

Dr. David Dvorin

“Window of Normalization.” 

Audrey
Denny

Agricultural Education (MS)

Dr. Mollie
Aschenbrener

“Perceptions of Agricultural Sustainability Held by California Secondary Agriculture Teachers.” 

Katherine
Moore

Agricultural Animal Science (BS)

Dr. Kasey DeAtley
& Dr. Celina Phillip

“Effects of Brewer’s Yeast on Growth, Feed Efficiency, and Carcass Traits of Angus-Influenced Steers.” 

Student
Name

Major

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Bryan M.
Ervin

Biology (MS)

Dr. Gordon Wolfe

“Investigating Hot Springs Fungi for Application to Biofuels Production.” 

Michael
Fitzpatrick

English (MA)

Dr. John Traver

“’To stand upright will ask thee skill:’ Freedom in John Milton’s Late Poems.”

Masaki
Hamada

Environmental Science (MS)

Dr. Shane Mayor

“Test of Cross-Correlation Algorithm.” 

Chaz
Kelley

Communication Studies (MA)

Dr. Zachary Justus

“Storm Censors: Framing of Female Sexual Identities through Obscenity Prosecution.” 

Katlyn
Perugini

Political Science (BA)

Dr. Paul Viotti

“Rethinking the Causes of Routine Gun Violence in the United States.” 

Lindsay
Rein

Psychological Science (MS)

Dr. Eddie Vela

“What’s on Your Mind: A Review of Facebook Extraversion, Narcissism, Loneliness, Empathy, Internet Addiction, and Self-Disclosure.” 

Martin 
Salgado

English/Creative Writing (MA)

Dr. Robert Davidson

“Mexican-American Dreams.” 

Catherine
Yasuda

Biological Science (MS)

Dr. Tag Engstrom 

“Assessment of a Non-Invasive Technique to Identify Individual Lizards.”