SJSU Student Research Competition

The SJSU Student Research Competition takes place annually in March. Finalists are celebrated at the SJSU Student Research Forum, hosted by the Research Foundation. The finalists are also invited to participate in the CSU Student Research Competition, hosted at one of the 23 CSU campuses each year. 

 

2017 Competition Announcement

Undergraduate and graduate research students have the opportunity to present their work and compete for selection as SJSU representatives to the annual CSU Student Research Competition at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Applications are made to the appropriate college and each college submits their selections to the Office of Research. Details about the competition follow.

Timeline: Each college established its own deadline for receipt of the nominations from its faculty, see below.

  • College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) – Application packets should be submitted to the CASA Dean’s Office, MH 431, by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017.
  • Lucas College and Graduate School of Business – Application packets should be submitted to the Business Dean’s Office, BT 950, by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017.
  • Connie L. Lurie College of Education – Application packets should be submitted to the Education Dean’s Office, SH 103, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017.
  • Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering – Application packets should be submitted to the Engineering Dean’s Office in care of Teresa Mercure, ENG 493, by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017.
  • College of Humanities and the Arts – Application packets should be submitted to the Humanities and the Arts Dean’s Office, WSQ 120, by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017.
  • College of Science – Application packets should be submitted to the Science Dean’s Office, SCI 127, by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017.
  • College of Social Sciences – Application packets should be submitted to the Social Sciences Dean’s Office, WSQ 103, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017.

February 20, 2017 – Colleges send electronic copy of completed student delegate registration form and 5-page summary for each student to gilles.muller@sjsu.edu or deliver a hard copy to the Office of Research (ADM 223B). Student teams must submit individual registration forms for each one of its members.

March 1 and 2, 2017 – Student presentation of research and subsequent selection of SJSU finalists.

March 17, 2017 – SJSU Office of Research submits SJSU finalist list to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

April 28 and April 29, 2017 – CSU Student Research Competition at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

 

2016 Competition

Undergraduate and graduate research students had the opportunity to present their work and compete for selection as SJSU representatives in the annual CSU Student Research Competition, held at California State University, Bakersfield. 

 

2016 SJSU Student Research Competition Finalists

Student Researcher(s) Title of Presentation College Faculty Mentor
Michael Balderrama Bioengineering an Alternative, Cheap, and Reliable Anti-venom: The LTNF-11 Peptide Engineering Claire Komives
Wilson Florero-Salinas, Dan Li Efficient and Accurate kNN Based Parameter Tuning for SVM Science Guangliang Chen
Angela Gates "A (Blind) Woman's Place is (Teaching) in the Home": The Life of Kate Foley (1873-1940) Applied Sciences & Arts Debra Hansen
Evelynn Henry Immobilization of Light-Driven P450 Biocatalysts Using Cross-Linked Enzyme Aggregates (CLEAs) Science Lionel Cheruzel
Sushmitha Kasturi Why is it riskier for microfinance institutions to lend loans to the women in India than women in Bangladesh? Social Sciences Colleen Haight
Aneesha Kulkarni Modeling Endothelial Cells to Study Inflammatory Responses in a Bordetella Pertussis Infection Science Tzvia Abramson