Graduate Studies

Past Statewide Competition Results 2017

The 31st Annual Statewide California State University Student Research Competition

CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, SAN LUIS OBISPO

April 28th and April 29th, 2017

First Place Winner:

Student 
Name

Major

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Kyle Rocha-Brownelll

Physics and Computer Science (BS)

Dr. Shane Mayor

“Artificial Neural Network Training Through Simulated Natural Selection.” 

 


Student 
Name

Major

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Erika Anderson

Communication Studies (MA)

Dr. Stephanie Hamel

“Are You Listening to Me? The influence of Community and Family on Political Expression.” 

Arturo Berrun

Biological Sciences (MS)

Dr. David Stachura

“Characterization of ism-11 in hematopoietic differentiation and proliferation.” 

Kevin Click

Psychology (MA)

Dr. Leesa Huang

“Turning risk into reward: Resilience, well-being, and early success inform achievement, and persistence toward a BA for disadvantaged students.” 

Jacquelynn Coon

Anthropology (MA)

Dr. Georgia Fox

“Augmenting Reality: Improving Habitat Dioramas through the use of Augmented Reality Technology.” 

Pablo Diaz

Biological Sciences (MS)

Dr. David Keller

"MicroRNA-375 has different effects between Α and Β cells."

Jimmy Monge

Environmental Science (BA)

Dr. Kristen Kaczynski

"Native vs. non-native riparian inputs to California stream communities: a comparative leaf decomposition analysis."

Valerie Sgheiza

Physical Anthropology (MA)

Dr. Eric Bartelink

"An Age-Based Approach to Establishing Minimum Number or Individuals in Commingled Juvenile Skeletal Material."

Jordan Kay Ruth Tackett

Psychology (BA)

Dr. Theodore S. Bell

"Memory for Words Differing in Lexical Confusability."