2017 CSU Student Research Competition: CSUF Winners

Cal State Fullerton students excelled at the 31st annual California State University Student Research Competition at CSU San Luis Obispo, taking first place in five categories. The system-wide competition showcases excellent research conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Student participants made oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, colleges and universities in California.

The annual competition promotes excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University.

Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Graduate
1st place: Raj Divi, Biological Science
Title: Biomimetic Models Reveal Vortical Filtration Mechanics of Filter Feeding Mobulid Rays
Faculty mentor: Dr. Misty Paig-Tran

Humanities and Letters, Graduate
1st place: Nick Gomez, Music
Title: Ornette Coleman in 1959: Redefining the Form and Function of Jazz
Faculty mentor: Dr. John Koegel

Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Undergraduate
1st place: Stacy Guzman, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: Small-molecule Inhibitors of Wnt Signaling Pathway: Towards Novel Anticancer Therapeutics
Faculty mentor: Dr. Peter de Lijser

Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Undergraduate
1st place: Trini Nguyen, Mathematics
Title: Mathematical Model to Detect Dry-Eye Diseases
Faculty mentor: Dr. Charles H. Lee

Engineering and Computer Sciences, Graduate
1st place: Mayur Parmar, Mechanical Engineering
Title: Experimental Study on Liquid-assisted Laser Beam Micro-Machining of Smart Materials
Faculty mentor: Dr. Sagil James