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Annual BUILD Summer Symposium 2017

Published July 12, 2017

The Annual BUILD Summer Symposium was held on Friday, July 28, at the CSULB campus beginning at Lecture Hall 151. And it was a success!

Symposium in Under 6 Minutes

Watch a highlight video that takes you from setting up to closing in under six minutes.

2017 Summer Research Symposium in Under 6 Minutes

 

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had a great time getting to know and work with each of our BUILD students. As our summer program will soon come to an end, BUILD staff, faculty, mentors, students and their friends and family celebrated the Scholars’ and Fellows' accomplishments from their research experience.

At the symposium, attendees had the opportunity to meet all of the members of the program and learn about some of the exciting activities that our students are currently working on, and will be involved in, over the coming year.

Photo Highlights

Before the Symposium

Anthony Ricci and his guests
Year One Scholar Anthony Ricci and his guests

Graduate Assistant Daniel Shultz talks with the BUILD Associates
Graduate Assistant Daniel Shultz talks with the BUILD Associates

Shultz and the BUILD Associates pose for their picture
Shultz and the BUILD Associates pose for their picture

Morgan Thompson, Ivan Salladay, Richard Hargrove and Ariel Gilligan pose for the camera. Ismael Acedo checks out his phone in the background.
Morgan Thompson, Ivan Salladay, Richard Hargrove and Ariel Gilligan pose for the camera. Ismael Acedo checks out his phone in the background.

Year One Scholars Reah Chiong, Johana Aviles and Jesus Hoil.
Year One Scholars Reah Chiong, Johana Aviles and Jesus Hoil.

Amara Pouv hangs out with her family before the Symposium.
Amara Pouv hangs out with her family before the Symposium.

Year 3 Scholar Selina Urfano hangs out with Year Two Scholars Jason Chetsawang and Landon Watts.
Year Three Scholar Selina Urfano hangs out with Year Two Scholars Jason Chetsawang and Landon Watts.

Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Guido Urizar with Drs. Simon Kim, Gino Galvez and Mara Bird.
Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Guido Urizar with Drs. Simon Kim, Gino Galvez and Mara Bird.

Dr. Simon Kim talks with Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Laura Kingsford.
Dr. Simon Kim talks with Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Laura Kingsford.

Dr. Gino Galvez and Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Guido Urizar.
Dr. Gino Galvez and Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Guido Urizar.

Drs. Arturo Zavala, Panda Marayong and Kim Vu, CSULB BUILD mentors.
Drs. Arturo Zavala, Panda Marayong and Kim Vu, CSULB BUILD mentors.

Yohanna Brown and her guests.
Year One Scholar Yohanna Brown and her guests.


Symposium Welcome Presentation

Outgoing Student Core Director, Dr. Chi-Ah Chun, waits for the presentations to start.
Outgoing Student Core Director, Dr. Chi-Ah Chun, waits for the presentations to start.p>

Co-Principal Director Dr. Laura Kingsford welcomes the BUILD Trainees' friends and family to the Symposium
Co-Principal Director Dr. Laura Kingsford welcomes the BUILD Trainees' friends and family to the Symposium.

BUILD Mentor Dr. Niloofar Bavarian poses for the camera.
BUILD Mentor Dr. Niloofar Bavarian poses for the camera.p>

Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Laura Kingsford wished out-going Directors Drs. Chi-Ah Chun (Student Training Core) and Kim Vu (Institutional Development Core).
Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Laura Kingsford wished out-going Directors Drs. Chi-Ah Chun (Student Training Core) and Kim Vu (Institutional Development Core) farewell.

Drs. Chi-Ah Chun and Kim Vu pose for the camera.
Drs. Chi-Ah Chun and Kim Vu pose for the camera.

Incoming Student Training Core Director Dr. Jesse Dillon gave a presentation about the BUILD program.
Incoming Student Training Core Director Dr. Jesse Dillon gave a presentation about the BUILD program.

Tamunotelema Higgwe (Year One Scholar), Kennedy Blevins (Fellow), Destyn Jones (Year One Scholar) and Irene Orellana (Year One Scholar).
BUILD Trainees enjoyed the presenation. From Left to Right: Tamunotelema Higgwe (Year One Scholar), Kennedy Blevins (Fellow), Destyn Jones (Year One Scholar) and Irene Orellana (Year One Scholar).

Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Guido Urizar welcomed the audience in both English and Spanish.
Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Guido Urizar welcomed the audience in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Simon Kim, Associate Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs, talked about the value of studying research.
Dr. Simon Kim, Associate Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs, talked about the value of studying research.

BUILD staff members, Myriam Loeschen, Sewwandi Abeywardana and Nicole Streicker worked behind the scenes to make this event a success.
BUILD staff members, Myriam Loeschen, Sewwandi Abeywardana and Nicole Streicker worked behind the scenes to make this event a success.

Outgoing Student Core Director Dr. Chi-Ah Chun was surprised by BUILD trainees, when they recognized her for her role in their training and success.
Outgoing Student Core Director Dr. Chi-Ah Chun was surprised by BUILD trainees, Year One Scholars Martina Hollearn and Phoenix Pedro, when they recognized her for her role in their training and success.

Drs. Paul Weers, Arturo Zavala, Chi-Ah Chun and Jesse Dillon.
Some of CSULB BUILD’s faculty: Drs. Paul Weers, Arturo Zavala, Chi-Ah Chun and Jesse Dillon.


Poster Presentations

Sewwandi Abeywardana, Learning Community Specialist, and Nicole Streicker, BUILD Program Coordinator, helped direct presenters and attendees.
Sewwandi Abeywardana, Learning Community Specialist, and Nicole Streicker, BUILD Program Coordinator, helped direct presenters and attendees.

BUILD Mentor Dr. Douglas Pace and BUILD Research Resources and Training Coordinator Jesus Reyes shoot the breeze.
BUILD Mentor Dr. Douglas Pace and BUILD Research Resources and Training Coordinator Jesus Reyes shoot the breeze.

BUILD staff Sewwandi Abeywardana and Nicole Streicker pose at the CSULB BUILD banner.
BUILD staff Sewwandi Abeywardana and Nicole Streicker pose at the CSULB BUILD banner.

Former BUILD Trainee Lauren Dunne chats with BUILD Fellow Andrea Fernanda Chirino, while Richard Hargrove examines of the poster presentation.
Former BUILD Trainee Lauren Dunne chats with BUILD Fellow Andrea Fernanda Chirino, while Richard Hargrove examines of the poster presentation.

BUILD Fellow Kennedy Blevins poses with her mentor Dr. Arturo Zavala.
BUILD Fellow Kennedy Blevins poses with her mentor Dr. Arturo Zavala.

Year Two Scholar Joshuah Gagan explains his research to an attendee.
Year Two Scholar Joshuah Gagan

Year One Scholar Katherine Henson poses with her mother.
Year One Scholar Katherine Henson poses with her mother.

Year Two Scholar Marian deOrla-Barile presents his research poster to onlookers.
Year Two Scholar Marian deOrla-Barile

Year Two Scholar Jessica Huynh shares what she’s up to in the lab.
Year Two Scholar Jessica Huynh

Year One Scholar Martina Hollearn presents her research poster.
Year One Scholar Martina Hollearn

Year One Scholar Do (Diane) Kim shares her research with Dr. Simon Kim.
Year One Scholar Do (Diane) Kim shares her research with Dr. Simon Kim.

BUILD Mentors Drs. Kim Vu and Panda Marayong.
BUILD Mentors Drs. Kim Vu and Panda Marayong.

Destyn Jones, Dr. Kim Vu, Edgar Cubillo and Nora Espericueta.
Striking a pose: Destyn Jones, Dr. Kim Vu, Edgar Cubillo and Nora Espericueta.

Year One Scholar Stephanie Leal presenting her research.
Year One Scholar Stephanie Leal

Word has it that attendees had a good time at the Symposium
Word has it that attendees had a good time at the Symposium

Year One Scholar Reah Chiong shares her work with BUILD staff member Dr. Mara Bird.
Year One Scholar Reah Chiong shares her work with BUILD staff member Dr. Mara Bird.

Year One Scholar Amara Pouv enjoyed sharing her research.
Year One Scholar Amara Pouv

Year One Scholar Irene Orellana talked about her research in Linguistics.
Year One Scholar Irene Orellana

Year Three Scholar Genesis Esqueda shares her research with BUILD faculty member Dr. Laura Henriques.
Year Three Scholar Genesis Esqueda shares her research with BUILD faculty member Dr. Laura Henriques.

Year One Scholar Ivan Salladay shares his passion for his research with BUILD Associate Richard Hargrove.
CaptionYear One Scholar Ivan Salladay shares his passion for his research with BUILD Associate Richard Hargrove.

Year Two Scholar Landon Watts explains his research to attendees.
Year Two Scholar Landon Watts

Year One Scholar Talha Karwa shares his engineering research.
Year One Scholar Talha Karwa

Year One Scholar Anthony Ricci had a good time presenting his research during the Symposium.
Year One Scholar Anthony Ricci

Year One Scholar Kenneth Redd talks about his research.
Year One Scholar Kenneth Redd

Year One Scholar Morgan Thompson shares her research with BUILD staff member Dr. Laura Henriques.
Year One Scholar Morgan Thompson shares her research with BUILD staff member Dr. Laura Henriques.

Year One Scholar Ariel Gilligan explains her research.
Year One Scholar Ariel Gilligan

Year One Scholar Jesus Hoil dives into explaining his summer research.
Year One Scholar Jesus Hoil

Year One Scholar Peter Joseph Santiago
Year One Scholar Peter Joseph Santiago

Year Two Scholar Tatiana Avila
Year Two Scholar Tatiana Avila

Year One Scholar Dejuante Walker
Year One Scholar Dejuante Walker

Year One Scholar Parth Brahmbhatt
Year One Scholar Parth Brahmbhatt

Year One Scholar Kenneth Bush
Year One Scholar Kenneth Bush

BUILD Fellow Andrea Fernanda Chirino
BUILD Fellow Andrea Fernanda Chirino

Former BUILD Scholar Lauren Dunne and Year Three Scholar Krishan Bhakta
Former BUILD Scholar Lauren Dunne and Year Three Scholar Krishan Bhakta

Year One Scholar Rhea Mehta with her mentor Dr. Arturo Zavala
Year One Scholar Rhea Mehta with her mentor Dr. Arturo Zavala

Year One Scholar Yohanna Brown with her mentor Dr. Arturo Zavala
Year One Scholar Yohanna Brown with her mentor Dr. Arturo Zavala

Year One Scholar Denys Rujchanarong
Year One Scholar Denys Rujchanarong

Year One Scholar Erica Geltz
Year One Scholar Erica Geltz

Year One Scholar Edgar Cubillo
Year One Scholar Edgar Cubillo

Year One Scholar Katherine Henson
Year One Scholar Katherine Henson

Year One Scholar Mashal Chhotani
Year One Scholar Mashal Chhotani

Year Two Scholar Hannah Liska
Year Two Scholar Hannah Liska

Year One Scholar Amara Pouv and friend
Year One Scholar Amara Pouv and friend

Session Two Poster Presentations
Session Two Poster Presentations

Fellow La Keisha Jeanmarie and Year One Scholar Andrea Luna pose with some of their friends.
Fellow La Keisha Jeanmarie and Year One Scholar Andrea Luna (in BUILD shirts) pose with some of their friends.

Year Two Scholar Noel Chau
Year Two Scholar Noel Chau

Nicole Streicker and Sewwandie Abeywardana
Nicole Streicker and Sewwandi Abeywardana

Graduate Assistant Goevanna Medina and Year Two Scholar Shai Tanner
Graduate Assistant Goevanna Medina and Year Two Scholar Shai Tanner

Year One Scholar John Quitiquit
Year One Scholar John Quitiquit

Jesus Reyes, Sewwandi Abeywardana, Nicole Streicker and Myriam Loeschen
CSULB BUILD staff members: Jesus Reyes, Sewwandi Abeywardana, Nicole Streicker and Myriam Loeschen

Year One Scholar Johana Aviles
Year One Scholar Johana Aviles

Year One Scholar Jorge Alfaro
Year One Scholar Jorge Alfaro

Year Two Scholar Edward Thai
Year Two Scholar Edward Thai

Year One Scholar Jacquelyn Villalba
Year One Scholar Jacquelyn Villalba

Year One Scholars Tamunotelema Higgwe and Anthony Sanchez
Year One Scholars Tamunotelema Higgwe and Anthony Sanchez

Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado
Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado

Year Two Scholar Stephanie Lin
Year Two Scholar Stephanie Lin

Year One Scholar Phoenix Pedro
Year One Scholar Phoenix Pedro

Year One Scholar Leela Stevens
Year One Scholar Leela Stevens

Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado
Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado

Year One Scholar Megan Darden talks about her research with BUILD Associate Elroi Kibret
Year One Scholar Megan Darden talks about her research with BUILD Associate Elroi Kibret

Year One Scholars Morgan Thompson and Ariel Gilligan with a friend
Year One Scholars Morgan Thompson and Ariel Gilligan with a friend

Year One Scholar Afriyah Mayasa-Hailey
Year One Scholar Afriyah Mayasa-Hailey

Year One Scholar Wilma Figueroa
Year One Scholar Wilma Figueroa

Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina
Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina

Fellow Kennedy Blevins with Year One Scholars Irene Orellana and Destyn Jones
Fellow Kennedy Blevins with Year One Scholars Irene Orellana and Destyn Jones

Year One Scholars Katherine Henson and Peter Joseph Santiago
Year One Scholars Katherine Henson and Peter Joseph Santiago

2017 BUILD Associates
2017 BUILD Associates

Year Three Scholars Malik Rogers and Jazmine West with Year Two Scholar Shai Tanner (center)
Year Three Scholars Malik Rogers and Jazmine West with Year Two Scholar Shai Tanner (center)

Year One Scholars Jesus Hoil and Denys Rujchanarong
Year One Scholars Jesus Hoil and Denys Rujchanarong

Year One Scholar Mashal Chhotani
Year One Scholar Mashal Chhotani

BUILD Alumni Lauren Dunne and Selin Ari with CSULB BUILD Co-Principal Investigator Guido Urizar
BUILD Alumni Lauren Dunne and Selin Ari with CSULB BUILD Co-Principal Investigator Guido Urizar

Year Two Scholar Sang (Jennifer) Ngo
Year Two Scholar Sang (Jennifer) Ngo

Year One Scholar Coleen Villegas
Year One Scholar Coleen Villegas

Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina and friend
Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina and friend

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