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.

 

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

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Anthony Ricci and his guests

Year One Scholar Anthony Ricci and his guests

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Graduate Assistant Daniel Shultz talks with the BUILD Associ

Graduate Assistant Daniel Shultz talks with the BUILD Associates

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Shultz and the BUILD Associates pose for their picture

Shultz and the BUILD Associates pose for their picture

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Morgan Thompson, Ivan Salladay, Richard Hargrove and Ariel G

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

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

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

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Amara Pouv hangs out with her family before the Symposium.

Amara Pouv hangs out with her family before the Symposium.

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Year 3 Scholar Selina Urfano hangs out with Year Two Scholar

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

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Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Guido Urizar with Drs. Simon K

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yohanna Brown and her guests.

Year One Scholar Yohanna Brown and her guests.


Symposium Welcome Presentation

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Outgoing Student Core Director, Dr. Chi-Ah Chun, waits for t

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

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Co-Principal Director Dr. Laura Kingsford welcomes the BUILD

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

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BUILD Mentor Dr. Niloofar Bavarian poses for the camera.

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

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Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Laura Kingsford wished out-goi

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

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

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

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Incoming Student Training Core Director Dr. Jesse Dillon gav

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

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Tamunotelema Higgwe (Year One Scholar), Kennedy Blevins (Fel

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).

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Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Guido Urizar welcomed the audi

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

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Dr. Simon Kim, Associate Vice President, Research and Sponso

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

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BUILD staff members, Myriam Loeschen, Sewwandi Abeywardana a

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

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Outgoing Student Core Director Dr. Chi-Ah Chun was surprised

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.

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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

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Sewwandi Abeywardana, Learning Community Specialist, and Nic

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

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BUILD Mentor Dr. Douglas Pace and BUILD Research Resources a

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

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BUILD staff Sewwandi Abeywardana and Nicole Streicker pose a

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

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Former BUILD Trainee Lauren Dunne chats with BUILD Fellow An

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

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BUILD Fellow Kennedy Blevins poses with her mentor Dr. Artur

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

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Year Two Scholar Joshuah Gagan explains his research to an a

Year Two Scholar Joshuah Gagan

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Year One Scholar Katherine Henson poses with her mother.

Year One Scholar Katherine Henson poses with her mother.

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Year Two Scholar Marian deOrla-Barile presents his research

Year Two Scholar Marian deOrla-Barile

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Year Two Scholar Jessica Huynh shares what she’s up to in th

Year Two Scholar Jessica Huynh

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Year One Scholar Martina Hollearn presents her research post

Year One Scholar Martina Hollearn

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

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

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BUILD Mentors Drs. Kim Vu and Panda Marayong.

BUILD Mentors Drs. Kim Vu and Panda Marayong.

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Destyn Jones, Dr. Kim Vu, Edgar Cubillo and Nora Espericueta

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

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Year One Scholar Stephanie Leal presenting her research.

Year One Scholar Stephanie Leal

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

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

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Year One Scholar Reah Chiong shares her work with BUILD staf

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

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Year One Scholar Amara Pouv enjoyed sharing her research.

Year One Scholar Amara Pouv

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Year One Scholar Irene Orellana talked about her research in

Year One Scholar Irene Orellana

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Year Three Scholar Genesis Esqueda shares her research with

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

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Year One Scholar Ivan Salladay shares his passion for his re

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

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Year Two Scholar Landon Watts explains his research to atten

Year Two Scholar Landon Watts

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Year One Scholar Talha Karwa shares his engineering research

Year One Scholar Talha Karwa

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Year One Scholar Anthony Ricci had a good time presenting hi

Year One Scholar Anthony Ricci

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Year One Scholar Kenneth Redd talks about his research.

Year One Scholar Kenneth Redd

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Year One Scholar Morgan Thompson shares her research with BU

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

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Year One Scholar Ariel Gilligan explains her research.

Year One Scholar Ariel Gilligan

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Year One Scholar Jesus Hoil dives into explaining his summer

Year One Scholar Jesus Hoil

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Year One Scholar Peter Joseph Santiago

Year One Scholar Peter Joseph Santiago

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Year Two Scholar Tatiana Avila

Year Two Scholar Tatiana Avila

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Year One Scholar Dejuante Walker

Year One Scholar Dejuante Walker

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Year One Scholar Parth Brahmbhatt

Year One Scholar Parth Brahmbhatt

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Year One Scholar Kenneth Bush

Year One Scholar Kenneth Bush

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BUILD Fellow Andrea Fernanda Chirino

BUILD Fellow Andrea Fernanda Chirino

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Former BUILD Scholar Lauren Dunne and Year Three Scholar Kri

Former BUILD Scholar Lauren Dunne and Year Three Scholar Krishan Bhakta

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

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

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

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

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Year One Scholar Denys Rujchanarong

Year One Scholar Denys Rujchanarong

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Year One Scholar Erica Geltz

Year One Scholar Erica Geltz

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Year One Scholar Edgar Cubillo

Year One Scholar Edgar Cubillo

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Year One Scholar Katherine Henson

Year One Scholar Katherine Henson

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Year One Scholar Mashal Chhotani

Year One Scholar Mashal Chhotani

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Year Two Scholar Hannah Liska

Year Two Scholar Hannah Liska

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Year One Scholar Amara Pouv and friend

Year One Scholar Amara Pouv and friend

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Session Two Poster Presentations

Session Two Poster Presentations

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Fellow La Keisha Jeanmarie and Year One Scholar Andrea Luna

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

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Year Two Scholar Noel Chau

Year Two Scholar Noel Chau

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Nicole Streicker and Sewwandie Abeywardana

Nicole Streicker and Sewwandi Abeywardana

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Graduate Assistant Goevanna Medina and Year Two Scholar Shai

Graduate Assistant Goevanna Medina and Year Two Scholar Shai Tanner

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Year One Scholar John Quitiquit

Year One Scholar John Quitiquit

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Jesus Reyes, Sewwandi Abeywardana, Nicole Streicker and Myri

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

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Year One Scholar Johana Aviles

Year One Scholar Johana Aviles

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Year One Scholar Jorge Alfaro

Year One Scholar Jorge Alfaro

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Year Two Scholar Edward Thai

Year Two Scholar Edward Thai

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Year One Scholar Jacquelyn Villalba

Year One Scholar Jacquelyn Villalba

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Year One Scholars Tamunotelema Higgwe and Anthony Sanchez

Year One Scholars Tamunotelema Higgwe and Anthony Sanchez

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Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado

Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado

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Year Two Scholar Stephanie Lin

Year Two Scholar Stephanie Lin

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Year One Scholar Phoenix Pedro

Year One Scholar Phoenix Pedro

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Year One Scholar Leela Stevens

Year One Scholar Leela Stevens

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Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado

Year Two Scholar Carlos Alvarado

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Year One Scholar Megan Darden talks about her research with

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

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Year One Scholars Morgan Thompson and Ariel Gilligan with a

Year One Scholars Morgan Thompson and Ariel Gilligan with a friend

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Year One Scholar Afriyah Mayasa-Hailey

Year One Scholar Afriyah Mayasa-Hailey

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Year One Scholar Wilma Figueroa

Year One Scholar Wilma Figueroa

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Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina

Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina

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Fellow Kennedy Blevins with Year One Scholars Irene Orellana

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

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Year One Scholars Katherine Henson and Peter Joseph Santiago

Year One Scholars Katherine Henson and Peter Joseph Santiago

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2017 BUILD Associates

2017 BUILD Associates

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Year Three Scholars Malik Rogers and Jazmine West with Year

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

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Year One Scholars Jesus Hoil and Denys Rujchanarong

Year One Scholars Jesus Hoil and Denys Rujchanarong

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Year One Scholar Mashal Chhotani

Year One Scholar Mashal Chhotani

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BUILD Alumni Lauren Dunne and Selin Ari with CSULB BUILD Co-

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

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Year Two Scholar Sang (Jennifer) Ngo

Year Two Scholar Sang (Jennifer) Ngo

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Year One Scholar Coleen Villegas

Year One Scholar Coleen Villegas

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Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina and friend

Year One Scholar Vera Yangildina and friend