Event highlights excellence in research

Outstanding work by CSU Monterey Bay students on topics including the changing media landscape, the effectiveness of a workplace exercise program and nitrous oxide emissions of lettuce crops will be presented at a systemwide competition in May.

This year's Student Research Competition will be held May 2, 3Six projects were selected by a committee of CSUMB’s Faculty Senate to represent the university at the 28th annual Student Research Competition at CSU East Bay May 2 and 3.

At the Hayward campus, students will make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, college and universities in California. The judges also review each student’s research paper.

Last year, approximately 200 students presented their work at Cal Poly Pomona.

One CSUMB graduate student and five undergraduates will present their work. Those students, their degree programs, research topics and faculty advisers:

Graduate student:
Gwen Miller, Applied Marine & Watershed Science, “Do Temperature and Dissolved Organic Carbon Play a Role in Nitrate Removal with a Treatment Wetland?,” faculty Mentor Dr. Fred Watson

Kyle Firek, psychology, “Teens Whose Families Use Friendly Sarcasm and Teasing Have Nicer Friends,” faculty mentor Dr. Jennifer Dyer-Seymour

Lilyana Gross, mathematics, “Modeling the Spread of Methamphetamine Use: A Compartmental Approach,” faculty mentor Dr. Judith Canner

Alexis Ingram, human communication, “Courting the Shippers: Community and the Changing Media Landscape,” faculty mentor Dr. Sandra (Sam) Robinson

Daniel Muratore, environmental science, technology & policy, “Impact of Management Type on Emissions of Nitrous Oxide within a Sprinkler Irrigated Lettuce Crop,” faculty mentor Dr. Marc Los Huertos

Breanna Orozco, kinesiology, “Evaluation of a Worksite-Based Walking Competition on Perceived Stress and Physical Activity Participation Among Female University Employees,” faculty mentor Dr. Lisa Leininger

The competition is held annually to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University.

More information can be found here.