Student Symposium on RSCA

 

The Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and UAS - Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are pleased to announce the

26th Annual Student Symposium

on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities


Friday, March 2, 2018

Oral Presentations
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
University – Student Union
Poster Presentations
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Golden Eagle Ballrooms
Reception
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Golden Eagle Ballrooms

Schedule is Subject to Change


The 26th Annual Cal State LA Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, sponsored jointly by the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities, The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and UAS – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has been scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2018.

The event is held annually to recognize student accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative activities, and to provide a local forum for our students to gain experience in delivering a professional presentation. The top undergraduate or graduate student will be awarded the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Travel Award used towards attendance of a professional conference. Also 10 students will be selected to represent Cal State LA in the CSU Student Research Competition Friday and Saturday, May 4 - 5, 2017 at CSU Sacramento.

The Symposium is open to all majors and to both undergraduate and graduate students. All students who are engaged in scholarly research or creative activity, including term projects and independent study endeavors should participate.

Students can participate in the University Symposium in two ways – by delivering a 10-minute oral presentation or by exhibiting a poster presentation. The subsequent statewide competition is limited to oral presentations.  Please note, poster presentations can be interpreted in ways appropriate for documenting the discipline, such as video and musical recordings and slides, as well as posters. Previous winners have come from a cross-section of departments representing all six colleges. The topics of presentations can be in any of the following categories:

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Biological and Agricultural Sciences
  • Business, Economics, and Public Administration
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
  • Humanities and Letters
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary

Students can enter by applying online beginning Friday, December 1, 2017.  The deadline for submitting the online application is Friday, January 26, 2018. The application procedures and guidelines, as well as, the online application link are below:

NOTE:  Students who plan to present research involving human subjects must also obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board – Human Subjects prior to conducting the research. Students who are conducting research involving animals must submit the IACUC number for the protocol that they are working on.

Faculty members from all disciplines are encouraged to volunteer as judges.  Due to the wide range of topics that are covered in student presentations, judges from various departments are essential.  If you wish to participate as a judge, simply email rsca@calstatela.edu with one of the ablove disciplines as your prefered category.

Thank you in advance for your participation and assistance in the Symposium.

PROCEDURES-AND-GUIDELINES

The online application can be accessed through the following link:

surveygizmo.com/s3/2934988/25thCalStateLASymposium

The option to save has been added to the top of the application.  You will receive a comfirmation email after submission. 

 

Who May Apply

Currently enrolled Cal State LA undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates who received their degrees the previous year’s spring, summer, or fall term are eligible. The Symposium is open to students from all majors, and to both undergraduate and graduate students. Proprietary research is excluded. Topics for these presentations may be in any of the following 10 categories:

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Biological and Agricultural Sciences
  • Business, Economics, and Public Administration
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
  • Humanities and Letters
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary

Application Materials

Presenters must upload the following materials to the online application:

ABSTRACT

All presenters must submit a maximum 200-word, one paragraph research abstract. 

Please use the following format: 

  • Must be formatted in MS Word
  • Single-spaced
  • Arial font
  • 10-pt. font
  • One-inch margins
  • Left and right justified
  • Save as "First/Last name, Abstract"

The following information must appear single-spaced on the upper left portion of the page:

  • Name(s) of presenter(s)
  • Degree objective and major
  • Title of presentation (in italics)
  • Faculty mentor(s)

Example: calstatela.edu/orad/symposium-sample-abstracts

Approval Page

Applicants must scan and upload the provided approval page as a PDF with faculty mentor signature.

Here is Approval Page Form to complete:

Approval Page Form

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If selected as a Cal State LA Delegate to the CSU Competition, you will be required to submit a 5 page Research Summary.
  • Students who plan to present research involving human subjects must also obtain approval from the IRB prior to conducting the research.
  • Students who are conducting research involving animals must submit the IACUC number for the protocol that they are working on.

Procedures for Oral Presentations

Student oral presenters will deliver their talks before an audience and a jury. They will compete by discipline category. Each student will be allotted 10 minutes for the presentation and three minutes to respond to juror and audience questions. Standard forms of audiovisual equipment (e.g., Power Point program and projector) may be used. Entrants in the Creative Arts and Design category may present an audio and/or visual record of a performance they have given or a work they have created; their oral presentation should focus on the rationale and historical context underlying their interpretation of the material.

Students will be judged both on their oral presentations and their written summaries using the following criteria:

  • Clarity of purpose
  • Appropriateness of methodology
  • Interpretation of results
  • Value of the research or creative activity
  • Ability of the presenter to articulate the research or creative activity
  • Organization of the material presented
  • Presenter’s ability to handle questions from jury and audience

Judges will select one outstanding presenter and one runner-up in each discipline category. A total of 10 presenters will be selected to compete in the statewide competition during the spring quarter.  In addition, one overall winner will be awarded the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Travel Award to attend a professional conference.

Procedures for Poster Presentations

Student poster presenters will set up their posters on the 3½’ x 5’ poster boards and easels provided for their use.  Any additional equipment requiring an electrical outlet must be arranged in advance. At minimum, one author must be stationed alongside the poster during the assigned time to respond to inquiries from judges and other viewers.

Students will be judged both on the poster and their responses to questions using the following criteria:

  • Legibility of material on poster
  • Organization of poster
  • Sufficient background information
  • Stated objective and/or hypothesis
  • Appropriateness of methodology
  • Clarity of results
  • Stated summary and/or conclusion
  • Contribution to the field
  • Effective and engaging presentation
  • Presenter’s ability to handle questions from judges and audience

Judges will select one outstanding poster in each discipline category.

 

Student Research Symposium Awardees 2017

Congratulations to all!   

 

1st Place Overall Oral Presentation at the Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activities

PKP Travel Award:

Don Clarke
M.S. Biology
Development of A stem cell/ Gene therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome type B
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Edith Porter and Dr. Michelina Iacovino 

 

Cal State University, Los Angeles State Delegates for the

31th CSU Student Research Competition

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences I

Dulce Montiel

M.A. Pscyhology

Media Use: Sleep, Well-Being, School-Belonging and Academic Performance

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kaveri Subrahmanyam

 

Gabriela Cedré

M.S. Forensic Psychology

False memories for evidence presented at trial

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Eisen

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences II

Kelly Ebeling

B.A. Psychology

Neuroticism, Smoking, and Perceptions of Quality of Life in HIV Positive Persons

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Durvasula

 

Gredma Dalesy Casasola

B.A. Latin American Studies

"Fueron los Subversivos": Reconstructing Guatemala's Conflict Through Oral History

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ericka Verba, Dr. Enrique Ochoaa

 

Biological Sciences I

Natalia Ukhlivanova

B.S. Biochemistry

Disaggregation of amyloid beta peptides by ginnalin A and related compounds: biophysical, bioanalytical, and cytotoxicity studies

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Feimeng Zhou

 

Biological Sciences II

Don Clarke

M.S. Biology

Development of A stem cell/ Gene therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome type B

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Edith Porter and Dr. Michelina Iacovino

 

Humanities and Letters

Katherine Mishler

M.A. History

Concepts of Gender Sensationalized:  Women and Their Industrial Injuries in Newspapers during World War I

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carole Srole

 

Raquel Rojas

M.F.A Studio Arts and M.A. Art History

Un Camino Nuevo| A New Path

Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Mika Cho

 

Physical and Mathematical Sciences I

Arianna Brown

M.S. Physics

Star Formation and AGN Activity: Correlation or Causation?

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Terebey

 

Physical and Mathematical Sciences II

Grant Robinson

M.S. Mathematics

Coloring Distance Graphs

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Liu

 

 

The following students received an outstanding presentation award at the

25th Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Behavioral and Social Sciences I  

Jennifer Jones

B.A., Psychology

Showups Conducted in the Real World: How the Additional-Opportunities Instruction Reduces False IDs

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Eisen

 

Gabriela Cedré

M.S. Forensic Psychology

False memories for evidence presented at trial

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Eisen

 

 Behavioral and Social Sciences II

Kelly Ebeling

B.A. Psychology

Neuroticism, Smoking, and Perceptions of Quality of Life in HIV Positive Persons

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Durvasula

 

Gloriana Lopez

M.A. Psychology

Reporting the Unique Experiences of LGBTQ Women

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jessica Dennis

 

Biological Sciences I

Natalia Ukhlivanova

B.S. Biochemistry

Disaggregation of amyloid beta peptides by ginnalin A and related compounds: biophysical, bioanalytical, and cytotoxicity studies

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Feimeng Zhou

 

Nathalie A. Del Rosario

M.S. Biochemistry

The investigation and use of natural wax-based supports to control fluidic flow on paper-based platforms

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frank Gomez

 

Biological Sciences II

Don Clarke

M.S. Biology

Development of A stem cell/ Gene therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome type B

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Edith Porter and Dr. Michelina Iacovino

 

Karl Liboro

B.S. Microbiology

Regulation of Biofilm Formation in Candida albicans by Yeast Casein Kinase 2

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hyunsook Park

 

Engineering and Computer Sciences I

Joseph Lucey

B.S. Civil Engineering

Global prediction of flood magnitudes using NASA satellite products

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sonya Lopez

 

Joshua Baltazar

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Parametric Analysis of Laminar Flow Wavy Channel Fuel Cells

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Arturo Pacheco-Vega

 

Engineering and Computer Sciences II

James Sunthonlap

M.S. Computer Science

Test Framework for Availability, Reliability, and Performance of Cloud-Based Services

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jiang Guo

 

Humanities and Letters

Paula Sofia Ayala

B.A. Latin American Studies

Title of Presentation- Performing Memory: Re-tracing Trauma as Intergenerational Healing

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Ericka Verba and Dr. Enrique Ochoa 

 

Raquel Rojas

M.F.A Studio Arts and M.A. Art History

Un Camino Nuevo| A New Path

Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Mika Cho

 

Physical and Mathematical Sciences I

Arianna Brown

M.S. Physics

Star Formation and AGN Activity: Correlation or Causation?

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Terebey

 

Hsinting Tseng

B.S. Business-Marketing

Assessing dust proxies in Atmospheric River events from the US west coastal states

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Staryl McCabe-Glynn

 

Physical and Mathematical Sciences II

Grant Robinson

M.S. Mathematics

Coloring Distance Graphs

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Liu

 

Wilson Lee

B.S. Chemistry

Optimization of the Fabrication of Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices (µPADs)

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frank Gomez

 

 

The following students received an outstanding presentation award at the

25th Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences   

Jingyi Zhang

M.A. Social Science

The Effect of Family Bicultural Socialization and Community on Bilingual Usage and Proficiency among Young Adult Immigrants

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jessica Dennis

 

Alyssa Lawson

M.A. Psychology

The Effect of Conceptual and Procedural Explanations in Mathematical Transfer

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ji Son

 

Sarah Diaz and Angie Barrera Alonso

M.A. in Education; Option: Educational Foundations

Gentrification and Transportation: Neoliberalism in Motion

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Allison Mattheis

 

Jonathan Perdomo, Vanessa Orozco, Jenny Velasco

B.S. Criminal Justice

Sexual Assault Policies in California’s University and College Websites

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nicole Smolter

 

Biological Sciences I

Janielle Cuala

B.S. Biochemistry

Investigating the Role of Methylated Arginine Residues in PGC-1α, a Protein Implicated in Cellular Metabolism

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cecilia Zurita-Lopez 

 

Jonathan Aldana-Mendoza

B.S. Biochemistry

Investigating the Role of the DYW Deaminase in RNA Processing

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael L. Hayes

 

Joshua Silva

M.S. Biology

Glioma Cell Proliferation Promoted by AK4 Regulated mTORC1 Pathway Activation

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Lanning

 

Joshua Alvarado, Kadie Ishida, Helma Zecena and Jessica Hsueh

B.S. Biochemistry; B.S. Biology; B.S. Biology; B.S. Biochemistry

Generation of Leigh Syndrome Cell Models

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Lanning

 

Daisy Aguirre

M.S Chemistry: Biochemistry Option

Cryoprotective Effects of Antifreeze Proteins on Enzymes

Faculty Member: Dr. Xin Wen

 

Biological Sciences II

Roger Berton

M.S. Biological Science

Establishing a Biofilm Assay with Mycobacterium smegmatis

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Edith Porter

 

Maryam Setayesh

M.S. Biological Sciences

The Contribution of Cholesteryl Esters to the Antimicrobial Properties of the Alveolar Type II Cell Line A549

Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Edith Porter

 

Business, Economics, and Public Administration

Timothy Hoang and Yin Kau Chan

B.S. Computer Information Systems

Data Analysis of Green Environment in California

Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Shilpa Balan

 

Daniel Tran

M.S. Mathematics

Modeling and Forecasting Stock Market Prices with Sigmoidal Curves

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melisa Hendrata

 

Engineering and Computer Sciences

Ianko Gueorguiev, Nazir Tokhi, and Alex Zaragoza

B.S. Mechanical Engineering; M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Rotation Friction Coefficients of Polymer Sheets under Vacuum

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Riccardo DeSalvo

 

Brian Chua and Segal Ismael

B.S. Civil Engineering - Transportation

Effect of Traffic Combination on Environmental Emissions

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mehran Mazari

 

Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences

Lloyd Ruiz

M.S., Kinesiology

Body weight supported training modulates muscle NF-κB P65 expression induced by spinal cord injury

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Stefan Keslacy and Dr. Ray de Leon

 

Physical Sciences: Chemistry and Geology

Samuel Garza

M.S. Biology

Landscape Genomics of  the Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp (Lepidurus packardi)

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andres Aguilar

 

Melanie Medina

M.S. Biology

An analysis of sexual selection of cryptic nudibranchs of the Elysia tomentosa complex

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patrick J. Krug

 

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Joshua Lugo and Audrey Kishishita

B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Microbiology

Effects of Antifreeze Proteins on Calcium Carbonate Formation

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Xin Wen

 

Seth Linker

M.S., Physics

Measurement of Q Factor for Dielectric Coatings Used for Gravity Wave Detection

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Riccardo DeSalvo

 

Greta O’Dea and Morgan Shaner

M.S., Physics

ROLE OF AVALANCHES OF ENTANGLED DISLOCATIONS AS A SOURCE OF MECHANICAL NOISE IN HIGH PRECISION MEASUREMENTS

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Riccardo DeSalvo

 

Most Creative Poster Presentation

Maha A. Alharbi

M.A. Art, Fashion, Fiber and Materials

Culture and Technology: Abaya with 3D printer

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Davis and Professor Carole Lung