SJSU Student Research Competition

The SJSU Student Research Competition takes place annually in March and its winners are invited to participate in the CSU Research Competition.

SJSU Student Research Competition

Each college may send forward to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research a total of four students (undergraduate and/or graduate, as well as alumni/alumnae who received their degrees in Spring, Summer, or Fall of the previous year ) who have done outstanding research or creative activity. The divisions of competition have been arranged to parallel the system-wide procedures, and the judges for the selection are faculty experts within the disciplines.  See Student Research Competition Rules for more information.

How To Apply

Interested students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor or department to receive instructions on how to submit their research to the SJSU Student Research Competition to be held on March 12 and March 13, 2014 in IRC 101. Applications are made to the student's college, and each college must submit their selections to Graduate Studies & Research by March 3, 2014. For each student forwarded from the college to Graduate Studies & Research, a cover sheet (Student Delegate Registration Form) and summary of the research (5 pages maximum, double spaced; appendices are separate but should be limited) must accompany the nomination. Colleges should forward one electronic copy and five single-sided hard copies of each competition packet to Graduate Studies & Research by the due date.  In addition to the application materials indicated above, the students nominated must also download and submit to the Office of GS&R a Permission to Publish form, a Permission to Photograph form, and a Spartan Daily Permission form. These forms are campus-specific documents and only available here.

Student Research Competition Winners

2014 SJSU Student Research Competition

William Slocumb
Design of Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Composites for Use in Orthotics and Prosthetics
Undergraduate, Materials Engineering
Advisor:  Dr. Guna Selvaduray

Charles Petersen
Winning Strategies for the Combinatorial Game Upset-Downset
Undergraduate, Mathematics
Advisor:  Dr. Tim Hsu

Kirandeep Deol
Chiral Sensing and Recognition Using Europium (III)-Tetracycline Species in Circularly Polarized Luminescence
Undergraduate, Chemistry
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Gilles Muller

Anne Jurek
The Vulnerability of Groundwater to Perchloroethylene Contamination from Dry Cleaners in the Niles Cone Groundwater Basin, Southern Alameda County, California
Graduate, Geology
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. June Oberdorfer

Samantha Lewis
Responsive Building Surfaces
Undergraduate, Interior Design
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Virginia San Fratello

Mark Pinto
The War Veteran's Voice
Graduate, Photography
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Valerie Mendoza

Hanjiro Ambrose
Driving Rural Energy Access:  A Second-Life Application for Retired EV Batteries
Undergraduate, Environmental Studies
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Alexander Gershenson