CSUB student researchers set to compete statewideApril 16, 2008
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Eleven students are eligible to represent California State University, Bakersfield at the CSU Student Research Competition May 2 - 3 at CSU East Bay. The students earned the right to compete in the system-wide event by winning awards at the CSUB Student Research Competition earlier this month.
The 11 students advancing to the CSU competition are:
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- Chad Willis, a graduate student, whose research focused on a population genetics study of an ethnic group living in northern Pakistan. His presentation is titled "Are the Burosho an Indigenous Population of the Northern Areas, Pakistan? An Odontometric Investigation."
- Jennifer Kalkis, an undergraduate student, with a presentation on fingerprinting chert samples to see if these deposits display distinct characteristics that can be traced from one sample to another. Her research is titled "Finger Printing Chert Samples."
- Jose Fuentes and Jose Ochoa, undergraduate students, present their research in a presentation titled "Statistical Analysis of Valley Fever Data in Kern and Pima County."
- Diana Cosma, an undergraduate student, whose presentation is titled "Interacting Charges in a Strong Magnetic Field: Symmetries and Canonical Transformations."
- Aaron Ramirez, an undergraduate student, who focuses his research on Santa Catalina Islands' non-native mule deer population, and its resulting impact on a native, dominant shrub. His presentation is titled "Starvation in Hollywood: The Mechanism of Post-Fine Resprout Failure on Santa Catalina Island."
- Crystal Duran, an undergraduate student, whose presentation is titled "Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of the Subfamily Hypocerinae with an Emphasis on the Borophaga Group of Genera."
Humanities and Social Sciences
- Mayra Gonzalez, a graduate student, who assessed social service needs in the presentation titled "Community Needs Assessment of People in Lamont, Arvin and Weedpatch with a Focus on Agricultural Workers."
- Darci Heikkinen, a graduate student, whose presentation is titled "The Archaeofauna of the Coso Junction Ranch Site, Inyo County, California."
- Fernando Jara, an undergraduate student, whose research focuses on Islamic radicalism in the 20th century in his presentation "The Friend of Muslims: Germany and the 1914-16 Struggle for a Muslim Uprising."
- Thomas Kimbrell, an undergraduate student, whose presentation is titled "Modern Presidential Power: Moving Toward a Unitary Executive."
Students participating in the CSU system-wide competition will make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California. The competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the CSU.
For more information contact Margaret Moorhead, CSUB office of grants, research and sponsored programs, at (661) 654-2231 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.