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2021 Top Presenters

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35th Annual Student Research Competition Top Presenters

Congratulations to the winners of the CSUC 35th Annual Student Research Competition held March 8, 2021!

Fourteen undergraduate and 26 graduate students submitted 5-page research descriptions and gave short presentations before a panel of judges and audience members via Zoom. Their work was judged on clarity of purpose, appropriateness of methodology, interpretation of results, clear articulation of the research, and ability to field questions.

Given the overall quality of all the students’ work, it was a challenge for the faculty judges to select the three top presenters in each session. The judges, other presenters, and audience members were impressed and inspired by the quality and rigor of the students' work.

We have listed all of the session winners below. In addition, listed below are the 10 delegates selected to compete in the CSU Statewide Research Competition hosted virtually by Cal Poly Pomona, April 30 and May 1, 2021.  Given that we had 40 excellent student presenters vying for a chance to be one of 10 student delegates, making the final selections was an extraordinarily difficult task.

Thanks to all of the students who participated and the faculty mentors who supported them. Again, our congratulations to these Top Presenters:

 Local Session Winners

$250 Cash Award

Finalist

Mentor

Alondra Adame, Graduate, EnglishRob Davidson
Vania Buck, Graduate, Social WorkCeleste Jones
Alaina Castor, Graduate, PsychologyLinda Kline
Natalia Garcia, Undergraduate, PsychologyPatrick Johnson
Aleeza Namit, Undergraduate, Biological SciencesDavid Stachura
Kristen Rueb, Graduate, Biological SciencesDavid Stachura
$150 cash award

Finalist

Mentor

Cody Frazer, Graduate, Biological SciencesTroy Cline
Natalie Oelsner, Graduate, Agricultural EducationMollie Aschenbrenner
LuAnn Peitz, Graduate, Social WorkSusan Roll
Jessica Shippen, Graduate, Interdisciplinary StudiesGarret Liles
Juan Vega, Graduate, HistoryStephen Lewis
Emily Wood, Undergraduate, PsychologySarah DeMartini
$100 cash award

Finalist

Mentor

Berenice Arguello, Undergraduate, Biological SciencesKristen Gorman
Sheila Burke, Graduate, Communication StudiesStephanie Hamel
Allison Cardwell, Undergraduate, Social WorkHeather Werner
Kanvarbir Gill, Graduate, PsychologyMarie Lippmann
Vivian Hernandez, Undergraduate, HistoryStephen Lewis
Courtney Merrick, Graduate, Nutritional ScienceLauren Housley

Statewide Research Competition Delegates

Delegates and their Faculty Mentors

Delegate

Mentor

Alondra Adame, Graduate, EnglishRob Davidson
Vania Buck, Graduate, Social WorkCeleste Jones
Alaina Castor, Graduate, PsychologyLinda Kline
Natalia Garcia, Undergraduate, PsychologyPatrick Johnson
Aleeza Namit, Undergraduate, Biological SciencesDavid Stachura
Kristen Rueb, Graduate, Biological SciencesDavid Stachura
Jessica Shippen, Graduate, Interdisciplinary StudiesGarret Liles
Juan Vega, Graduate, HistoryStephen Lewis
Vivian Hernandez, Undergraduate, HistoryStephen Lewis

A special thanks to the faculty judges for the time, care, expertise, and commitment they devote to this special student event. Without them, the Student Research Competition would not be possible.

Competition Judges

  • Dr. Jonathan Day, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Kati Geszvain, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Maria Giovanni, Nutritional Sciences
  • Dr. Kristen Gorman, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Shelley Hart, Child Development
  • Dr. David Hassenzahl, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Patrick Johnson, Psychology
  • Dr. Erin Kelly, English
  • Dr. Nan Li, Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Greg Madonia, Economics
  • Dr. Lorena Navarro, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Aubrey Newland, Kinesiology
  • Dr. Gwenola Ricordeau
  • Dr. Sohyoun Shin, Finance and Marketing
  • Dr. David Stachura, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Matt Thomas, Political Science
  • Dr. Robert Tinkler, History
  • Dr. Cawa Tran, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Zanja Yudell, Philosophy

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