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.
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.
Before the Symposium
Year One Scholar Anthony Ricci and his guests
Graduate Assistant Daniel Shultz talks with the BUILD Associates
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.
Year One Scholars Reah Chiong, Johana Aviles and Jesus Hoil.
Amara Pouv hangs out with her family before the Symposium.
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.
Dr. Simon Kim talks with Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Laura Kingsford.
Dr. Gino Galvez and Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Guido Urizar.
Drs. Arturo Zavala, Panda Marayong and Kim Vu, CSULB BUILD mentors.
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.p>
Co-Principal Director Dr. Laura Kingsford welcomes the BUILD Trainees' friends and family to the Symposium.
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.
Incoming Student Training Core Director Dr. Jesse Dillon gave a presentation about the BUILD program.
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.
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.
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.
Some of CSULB BUILD’s faculty: Drs. Paul Weers, Arturo Zavala, Chi-Ah Chun and Jesse Dillon.
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 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.
BUILD Fellow Kennedy Blevins poses with her mentor Dr. Arturo Zavala.
Year Two Scholar Joshuah Gagan
Year One Scholar Katherine Henson poses with her mother.
Year Two Scholar Marian deOrla-Barile
Year Two Scholar Jessica Huynh
Year One Scholar Martina Hollearn
Year One Scholar Do (Diane) Kim shares her research with Dr. Simon Kim.
BUILD Mentors Drs. Kim Vu and Panda Marayong.
Striking a pose: Destyn Jones, Dr. Kim Vu, Edgar Cubillo and Nora Espericueta.
Year One Scholar Stephanie Leal
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 Amara Pouv
Year One Scholar Irene Orellana
Year Three Scholar Genesis Esqueda shares her research with BUILD faculty member Dr. Laura Henriques.
CaptionYear One Scholar Ivan Salladay shares his passion for his research with BUILD Associate Richard Hargrove.
Year Two Scholar Landon Watts
Year One Scholar Talha Karwa
Year One Scholar Anthony Ricci
Year One Scholar Kenneth Redd
Year One Scholar Morgan Thompson shares her research with BUILD staff member Dr. Laura Henriques.
Year One Scholar Ariel Gilligan
Year One Scholar Jesus Hoil
Year One Scholar Peter Joseph Santiago
Year Two Scholar Tatiana Avila
Year One Scholar Dejuante Walker
Year One Scholar Parth Brahmbhatt
Year One Scholar Kenneth Bush
BUILD Fellow Andrea Fernanda Chirino
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 Yohanna Brown with her mentor Dr. Arturo Zavala
Year One Scholar Denys Rujchanarong
Year One Scholar Erica Geltz
Year One Scholar Edgar Cubillo
Year One Scholar Katherine Henson
Year One Scholar Mashal Chhotani
Year Two Scholar Hannah Liska
Year One Scholar Amara Pouv and friend
Session Two Poster Presentations
Fellow La Keisha Jeanmarie and Year One Scholar Andrea Luna (in BUILD shirts) pose with some of their friends.
Year Two Scholar Noel Chau
Nicole Streicker and Sewwandi Abeywardana
Graduate Assistant Goevanna Medina and Year Two Scholar Shai Tanner
Year One Scholar John Quitiquit
CSULB BUILD staff members: Jesus Reyes, Sewwandi Abeywardana, Nicole Streicker and Myriam Loeschen
Year One Scholar Johana Aviles
Year One Scholar Jorge Alfaro
Year Two Scholar Edward Thai
Year One Scholar Jacquelyn Villalba
Year One Scholars Tamunotelema Higgwe and Anthony Sanchez
Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado
Year Two Scholar Stephanie Lin
Year One Scholar Phoenix Pedro
Year One Scholar Leela Stevens
Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado
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 Scholar Afriyah Mayasa-Hailey
Year One Scholar Wilma Figueroa
Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina
Fellow Kennedy Blevins with Year One Scholars Irene Orellana and Destyn Jones
Year One Scholars Katherine Henson and Peter Joseph Santiago
2017 BUILD Associates
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 Scholar Mashal Chhotani
BUILD Alumni Lauren Dunne and Selin Ari with CSULB BUILD Co-Principal Investigator Guido Urizar
Year Two Scholar Sang (Jennifer) Ngo
Year One Scholar Coleen Villegas
Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina and friend