CSU Research Competition

The 28th Annual CSU Student Research Competition took place on May 2 and 3, 2014 at Cal State East Bay.  San Jose State University sent the following students to the competition, all of whom are all to be congratulated for their participation:

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                      



SJSU Research Competition Winners Attend the 28th Annual California State University Research Competition

 SJSU Research Competition Winners at Cal State (From left to right) Mark Pinto, Anne Jurek, Charles Petersen, Graduate Studies & Research Assoc. Dean David Bruck, William Slocumb, Kirandeep Deol,  and Hanjiro Ambrose (Samantha Lewis not pictured)


Winners of the 28th Annual California State University Student Research Competition


Winners of CSU 28th Annual Statewide Competition

Session 17
Engineering and Computer Science - Undergraduate
1st Place: William Slocumb, San Jose State University

Session 10
Physical and Mathematical Science - Undergraduate
2nd Place: Kirandeep Deol, San Jose State University

Session 8
Interdisciplinary - Combined
1st Place: Hanjiro Ambrose, San Jose State University


CSU Research Competition 

The CSU Student Research Competition showcases excellent research conducted by CSU graduate and undergraduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Student participants conduct an oral presentation before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California.

Cash prizes are awarded for the best presentations in each category of the competition. In addition, following the competition, selected research summaries are published in Conference Proceedings. Please note that students are encouraged to present and discuss creative projects in the Creative Arts and Design category.

Each CSU campus forwards a maximum of 10 presentations and is free to promote the competition, establish a campus selection process, and screen the final submissions in whatever manner the campus coordinator deems best. Local competitions are held in early spring and local winners nominated to represent the campus in the system-wide competition in early May.

Winners of the SJSU Research Competition will be invited to attended the CSU Student Research Competition showcase. More information regarding the 28th Annual CSU Research Competition will be posted here when it become available.