Graduate Studies

Past Statewide Competition Results 2016

The 30th Annual Statewide California State University Student Research Competition

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

April 29th and April 30th, 2016

First Place Winner:

Student 
Name

Major

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Anna N. 
Bartel

Psychological Sciences (MS)

Dr. Neil Schwartz

“Impact on Appearance-based Trait Inferences of Political Candidates on Comprehension of Contradictory Texts.” 

Second Place Winner:

Student 
Name

Major

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Brian
Ellis

Kinesiology (MA)

Dr. Michael M. Smith

"Influences of High Intensity Power Training on Central Arterial Stiffness in Young Health Subjects.”

 

Student 
Name

Major

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Jaydeep
Bhatia

Political Science (MA)

Dr. Lori Weber

“The Liberal Advantage: Examining the relationship between ideology and human development.” 

Charles G.
Brooke

Biological Sciences (MS)

Dr. Emily Nuester

“Do Biotic Iron Oxyhydroxides Mobilize Mercury?” 

Clara
Buchholtz

Biological Sciences (MS)

Dr. Donald Miller

“Spatial Distribution and Communal Galling Patterns of Tamalia coweni, the Manzanita Leaf Gail Aphid.” 

Kelsey
Caldwell

Communication Studies (MA)

Dr. Jennifer Malkowski

“Prevention Paradox: An Analysis of Sexual Assault Prevention Messages on College Websites.” 

Neil 
Jacobson

Interdisciplinary Studies/ICV

Dr. Neil Schwartz

“Is There More to Color than Salience: Investigating the Role of Color in Legal Decision-Making.” 

Sarah
Knudsen

Applied Math & Physics (BS)

Dr. Anna Petrova-Mayor

“Mirror Induces Polarization of Laser Beams.” 

Gin
Lawson

Biological Sciences (MS

Dr. Tag Engstorm

“Molecular Methods for Determining the Predatory Status of Wattle-Necked Soft-Shelled Turtles in Hawaiian Goby fishes.”

Henry J. 
Freimuth &
Joanne O’Hara

Concrete Industry Management (BS)

Dr. Feraidon Ataie

“Rice Straw Fiber Utilization in Concrete.”