Graduate Studies

Statewide CSU Student Research Competition Results 2019

Eight of ten Chico State delegates to theStatewide CSU Student Research Competition pictured in front of the CSU, Fullerton Student Union.

Front row, left to right, Harpreet Batther, Lindsay Banks Matthews, Ryan Nielsen, Cory Tondreau, Alexander Corley, and Gustavo Matrir; Back row, left to right, statewide 2nd Place Winners Silas Zelny and Eliana Aguilar.

Not pictured are Payton Laurie and Mariah Willis who had to leave early to represent Chico State at two other events that same weekend.

Ten delegates, chosen from nearly 60 presentations at the local, CSU, Chico competition represented Chico State at the 33rd Annual CSU Student Research Competition held at California State University, Fullerton on April 26-27, 2019 .

Two students took top prizes at the statewide competition, competing against winners from across all 23 CSU campuses. Sessions were highly competitive, and all delegates presented extremely well. The delegates and their mentors have much to be proud of.

Second Place Winners
StudentMentorProject Title

Eliana Aguilar, Concrete Industry Management (Undergrad)

Dr. Mohammed Albahttiti

Effect of Biomass Ash and Cementitious Materials on Air Content in Concrete

Silas Zelny, Psychology (Undergrad)

Dr. Dory Schachner

The Role of Social and Familial Closeness on Reducing Transphobia

Delegates
StudentMentorProject Title

Harpreet Batther, Geosciences (Grad)

Dr. Russell Shapiro

A Hydrocarbon Seep Model of Large Bedded Barie Deposits in the Devonian Salven Chert of Central-North Nevada

Alexander Corley, Computer Science (Undergrad)

Dr. Patrick Donnelly

Real-Time Auto-Tuning

Payton Laurie, Cell and Molecular Biology (Grad)

Dr. David Stachura

cc144: A Necessary Gene for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Proliferation

Gustavo Martir, Psychology (Grad)

Dr. Neil Schwartz

Fake News: The Influence of Morally-Framed Messaging and Perceived Source Credibility on Environmental Attitudes

Lindsay Banks Matthews, Psychology (Grad)

Dr. Mariah Kornbluh

Examining How the Environment and Trauma Contribute to Mental Health in Homeless Populations

Ryan Nielsen, Cell and Molecular Biology (Grad)

Dr. David Keller

Investigation into the cAMP-Dependent Regulation of miR-375 by ICER

Mariah Willis, Psychological Science (Grad 

Dr. Patrick Johnson

Smartphone Overuse and Impulsive Decision-Making

Student Research Competition sign at statewide competitionUniversity pennant flags from CSU campuses participating in the Student Research Competition

Chico State delegates Lindsay Banks Matthews and Silas Zelny at awards luncheon.
Chico State delegates Lindsay Banks Matthews and Silas Zelny at awards luncheon.
Chico State delegates Lindsay Banks Matthews and Harpreet Batther line up, far left, for luncheon.
Chico State delegates Lindsay Banks Matthews and Harpreet Batther line up, far left, for awards luncheon.
Alexander Corley, Eliana Aguilar, and Ryan Nielsen between presentation sessions at the statewide CSU Student Research Competition in Fullerton.
Alexander Corley, Eliana Aguilar, and Ryan Nielsen between presentation sessions at the statewide CSU Student Research Competition in Fullerton.
Payton Laurie answers questions during his presentation at the statewide CSU Research Competition in Fullerton
Payton Laurie answers questions during his presentation at the statewide CSU Research Competition in Fullerton

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