Two Cal Poly Pomona students earned first-place honors at the 30th Annual CSU Systemwide Student Research Competition.
Paulina Villanueva, a graduate student studying biological sciences, and Julian Andrews, an undergraduate majoring in physics, were the top presenters in their respective categories.
“The performance of Cal Poly Pomona students at the conference was truly outstanding,” said Frank Ewers, associate vice president for research. “The conference showed some of our best students at their very best.”
Villanueva examined the “Efficacy in Mice of a Liposomal Influenza M2e Vaccine Containing the TLR3 Adjuvant, dsRNA” in the biological and agricultural sciences session for graduate students. Her faculty mentor is Professor Jill Adler-Moore.
Andrews disclosed “Discovering Massive Runaway Stars with Infrared Bow Shock Nebulae: First Results” in the physical and mathematical sciences category for undergraduates. His faculty mentor is Professor Matthew Povich.
A contingent of 15 students made nine oral presentations at the competition held at CSU Bakersfield on April 29-30. CSU Chancellor Timothy White attended the competition.