Graduate Studies

Past Statewide Competition Results 2015

The 29th Annual Statewide California State University Student Research Competition

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO

May 1st and May 2nd, 2015

California State University, Chico Student Delegation for 2015

Second Place Winners: 

Student
Name

Major

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Kevin
Anderson

Geosciences / Hydrology (MS)

Dr. Steffen Mehl & Dr. Eric Houk

“Modeled Effects of Rice Fields Fallowing on Groundwater Systems in the Sacramento Valley, CA.” 

Rodney
Thomson

History (BA)

Dr. Jason Nice

“The Evolution of Anti-War Activism at Chico State College, 1959-1966.”

 

Student
Name

Major

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Kelsey
Beers
Caldwell

Communication Studies (MA)

Dr. Susan Avanzino

"Domestic Violence; Not a Deal Breaker: An Analysis of #WhyIStayed Tweets.” 

Juan
Manuel Diaz

Mechanical Engineering (BS)

Dr. David G. Alexander

“Butte County Compressed Air for Energy Storage Power Plant Sizing.” 

Shauna
Gowdy

Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Susan Roll

“Father Engagement Practices.” 

Masaki
Hamada

Environmental Science (MS)

Dr. Shane D. Mayor

“Optimization of the Cross-correlation Algorithm Using Synthetic Backscatter Images and Synthetic Wind Velocity Fields.” 

Keerthana
Sekar

Biological & Biomedical Sciences (MS)

Dr. Troy Cline

“Impact of H5N1 influenza virus replication on macrophage function.” 

Ravi
Shankar

Mathematics (BS)

Dr. Sergei Formin

“Estimating Wave Collapse Times.” 

Alexander
Stanton

Biology (MS)

Dr. David Keller

“Deacetylation as a mechanism for microRNA-375, a factor involved in Type 2 Diabetes.” 

Crystal
Vasquez

Nutrition & Food Science (BS)

Dr. Julie Holland

“Association of Parental Attitudes and Restrictions during Childhood on College Students’ Eating Habits.”