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Pop Culture, Science and More at Student Research Symposium

Hundreds of students participated in this year's event, with President's Award winners going to the CSU Student Research Competition.

Student Research Symposium 2010

Montezuma Hall was filled throughout Friday and Saturday with student presenters, judges and other event attendees.
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From Tupac Shakur to chili peppers to identity theft, SDSU students presented on a variety of research topics during the two-day Student Research Symposium last weekend.

The third annual event provided an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research on a variety of topics in poster and oral presentations. According to SRS organizers, there was a 42 percent increase in participants this year, as compared to the first event in 2008.

CSU Student Research Symposium

Several awards were given at the event, and recipients of the President's Award go on to present their research at the system-wide California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition. This year's CSU Student Research Competition takes place April 30 and May 1 at San Jose State University.

One President's Award is given to the most outstanding presentation in each of five categories, including physical sciences; health students and life sciences; engineering, informatics and business; humanities, creativity and the arts; and social, behavioral and educational studies. The remaining five awards are given to the next five highest-rated presentations across all categories.

Dean's Awards of $250 each are given for oral presentations, with two awards given to the top two presenters in each college and one award given to the top presentation from the Imperial Valley Campus. Twelve Provost's Awards of $150 each are given to the most outstanding poster presentations across all categories.

This year's awardees

This year's SRS award winners include:

Provost's Award

  • Meghan Morris, "Injection First:  A Unique Group of Injection Drug Users in Tijuana, Mexico," doctoral student in global health, College of Health and Human Services
  • Alyssa Jimenez, "Colonization of the Female Reproductive Tract by Group B Streptococcus," undergraduate student in microbiology, College of Sciences
  • Nicole Rosner, "Influence of Phonology on AAE-speaking Children's Marking of Past Tense, undergraduate student in speech, language and hearing sciences, College of Health and Human Services 
  • Anna Zak, "Bilingual Adults’ Use of Cognates in Verbal Fluency Tasks," master's student in speech language pathology, College of Health and Human Services
  • Mansi Garg, "Group B Streptococcus Vaginal Niche Establishment and Interaction with Native Microflora," master's student in cell and molecular biology, College of Sciences   
  • Alexandria Triebsch, "Idiom Processing in Aphasia," undergraduate student in speech, language and hearing sciences, College of Health and Human Services  
  • Jenna Tabor-Godwin, "The Role of Autophagy during Coxsackievirus Infection in Neural Stem Cells," doctoral student in cell and molecular biology, College of Sciences  
  • Carina Fernandez, "Written Expository Texts in Children with Perinatal Stroke," master's student in psychology," College of Sciences  
  • Richard Drake, Jr., "Recruiting for Voluntary LGBT training," master's student in industrial/organizational psychology, College of Sciences
  • Christine Thornton, "Roles for the ER Stress Response in Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes," master's student in cell and molecular biology, College of Sciences
  • Ahmed El Desouky, "Current Activated Tip-Based Sintering (CATS)," doctoral student in engineering science/ applied mechanics, College of Engineering
  • Rosemary Meza, "Why So Many Faces? Children's Spontaneous and Voluntary Facial Expressions," undergraduate student in psychology, College of Sciences
  • Ashley Galletta, "The Grammatical Development of ELL Kindergartners as Analyzed by IPSyn," master's student in speech and language pathology, College of Health and Human Services
  • Amanda Chiapa, "Infant Temperament: Predictor in Behavior Problems in Early Elementary School," master's student in developmental psychology, College of Sciences

Dean's Award

  • Karl Kyler, "A Philosophical Endeavor into a Female Philosopher," undergraduate student in philosophy, College of Arts and Letters
  • Lauren Ross, "Ricas y Famosas, the Camp-Fire: Fetishizing the Body, the Object and the Photograph," master's student in art history, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Sean Crotty, "The Geography of Day Labor in the San Diego Metropolitan Area," doctoral student in geography, College of Arts and Letters  
  • Heather Kennedy, "Military Spouse Employment Satisfaction: The Neglected Variable of Positive Perception within the Business Community A Review of the Military Spouse Employment Situation," undergraduate student in management, College of Business Administration 
  • Heather Kingston, "A Shroud of Black: Exploring and Dispelling Stereotypes of the Goth Subculture in Southern California," undergraduate student in management, College of Business Administration  
  • Jennifer Inaba, "Racial Profiles of Autism and Mental Retardation," master's student in counseling and school psychology, College of Education
  • Pilar Vargas, "Case Study: A Southern California Dual Language Program," master's student in curriculum, College of Education
  • Kyle Kitzmiller, "Thermodynamic Cycles for Small Particle Heat Exchange Receivers Used in Concentrating Solar Power Plants," master's student in mechanical engineering, College of Engineering
  • Robert Moody, "Investigations on Co-planar Waveguide Fed Pentagon Shaped Planar Monopole Ultra-Wide Bandwidth Antenna Providing Invariant Radiation Patterns," master's student in electrical engineering, College of Engineering
  • Muhammad Navaid, "Assessing the Trade-off between Model Fidelity and Data Insufficiency in Selection of Composite Material Failure Criteria," master's student in aerospace engineering, College of Engineering
  • Aladdin Shadyab, "Factors Associated with Staphylococcus aureus Colonization among HIV-infected Persons," master's student in public health epidemiology, College of Health and Human Services
  • Lauren Joe, "Associations between Weapon-Carrying Behavior and Adolescent Suicidality," master's student in public health epidemiology, College of Health and Human Services
  • Lawrence Rizzuto, "What is all that Noise? Mike Patton and the Present of Italian Futurism," master's student in musicology, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Maya Ginsberg, "Changes Tupac Shakur: Then and Now," master's student in musicology, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts  
  • Ernesto Enrique, "Tumor Microenvironmental Control," undergraduate student in biology, College of Sciences   
  • Angelique Hill, "Immune Infiltration and Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer," undergraduate student in cell and molecular biology, College of Sciences
  • Aruna Patel, "Body Image After Breast Cancer: What Female Undergraduates Anticipate," undergraduate student in psychology, Imperial Valley Campus 

President's Award

  • Steven Ruther, "Radiation Heat Transfer Simulation of a Small Particle Solar Receiver using the Monte Carlo Method," master's student in mechanical engineering, College of Engineering
  • Kristi Robusto, "Metabolic Responses to Exergaming Among Older Adults," master's student in exercise physiology, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Tiffany Eskilson, "Identity Theft among the Young Adult Population," master's student in business administration, College of Business Administration
  • Lara Polse, "What Makes Reading so Difficult? Processing Orthographic and Semantic Information in the First to Fourth Grade," doctoral student in language and communicative disorders, College of Health and Human Services
  • Amanda Sheres, "Ecological and Cultural Interconnections Between the Guizhou Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus brelichi) and Local Communities at Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, China," master's student in anthropology, College of Arts and Letters
  • Kimberly Burke, "Excessively Manipulated: Cornrows in the Courtroom," master's student in women's studies, College of Arts and Letters
  • Jonathan Hecht, "Burge, Marty, and Fallibility," undergraduate student in philosophy, College of Arts and Letters   
  • Jonathan Wilson, "Investigating the Accuracy of Prediction Markets," doctoral student in computational statistics, College of Sciences
  • Mohammad Abouali, "General Curvilinear Ocean Model: Next Generation," doctoral student in computational sciences, College of Sciences
  • Sara Andrews, "Evaluating Prescriptions for Optimism: Ideal Predictions are Often (but not Always) Optimistic," master's student in psychology, College of Sciences 
About SDSU Month

The Student Research Symposium is part of the 8th annual SDSU Month, a celebration throughout March of the university's dynamic and enriching relationship with the San Diego community.

SDSU Month will feature 31 days of fun and stimulating academic, arts and athletic events, as well as offers from local businesses and organizations for SDSU's growing family of friends and colleagues. A complete listing of SDSU Month events and other special discounts is available at www.sdsumonth.com.
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