CSULB 26th Annual Student Research Competition Winners
Business, Economics and Public Administration Category
- First Place: Chelsea Redmon, Master's in Economics
Topic: "The relationship between corruption, competition and democracy: a cross-country analysis"
Creative Arts & Design Category
- First place: Sierra Patheal, English Rhetoric and Composition Major
Topic: "I dare you: branching narratives and interactivity in electronic-born literature"
- First Place: Marc Dutch, Master's in Counseling
Topic: "Marriage family therapist's attitude towards evidence-based treatments and readiness for change: what are the training needs?"
- Second Place: Oona Fontanella-Nothom, Master's in Education
Topic: Teacher attitudes and practices regarding raising issues of race and racism within the education of young children."
Engineering & Computer Science Category
- First Place: Pouye Sedighian, Master's in Computer Science
Topic: "A novel computational method for automatic cardiac auscultation"
Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences Category
- First Place: Rodolfo Flores, Psychology Major
Topic: "Juvenile exposure to Methylphenidate increases vulnerability to methamphetamine abuse in early adolescent female but not male rats"
- Second Place: Isidro Landa, Psychology Major
Topic: "Physical symptoms as obervable indicators of psychological stress"
- Honorable Mention: Mayling Paredes, Psychology Major
Topic: "Effects of parity status on self efficacy among pregnant women in a cognitive behvioral stress management intervention"
Humanities & Letters Category
- First Place: Marissa Jenrich, Master's in History
Topic: "Narrating Norah: Economic identity for Irish immigrant women in New York City, 1855-1865
- Second Place: Kevin Watson, Master's in Philosophy
Topic: "When is an organism an altruist"
- Honorable Mention: Alan Gomez, French and Francophone Studies Major
Topic: "Unmasked: Identity in Madame de Tencin's Les Tragiques Amours du Comte de Comminge"
Physical & Mathematical Sciences Category
- First Place: William Hutzel, Master's in Physics
Topic: Measurements of a nanostructure plasmon detuning during VO2 phase transition"
- Second Place: Hanqing Pan, Master's in Chemistry
Topic: "Heat-induced coursening of gold nanoparticle – graphene oxide hybrids"
- Honorable Mention: Khang Nguyen, Master's in Physics
"Systematic approach to optimizing free parameters in the Goldstone Boson exchance model for quark queark interactions"
Social & Behavioral Sciences Category
- First Place: Jed Sam Pizarro-Guevara, Master's in Linguistics
Topic: “Age of acquisition and relative clause comprehension in Tagalog as a first language”
- Second Place: Seyka Huff, Psychology Major
Topic: “Behavior indicators of stress overload”
- Honorable Mention: Monica Smith, Psychology Major
Topic: “The role of skin color on African American women with ethnic identity as a moderator”