Two Cal Poly Pomona students earned high accolades for their work at the 31st Annual California State University Student Research Competition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on April 28-29.
Cole Frazier earned second place in the Graduate Biological Sciences category. He presented his research on the “Effective Treatment of Azole Resistant Candida Albicans in a Murine Ascending Urinary Tract Infection with Liposomal Amphotericin B Delivered by Bladder Lavage.” His mentor was Professor Jill Adler-Moore in the College of Science.
Frazier will graduate in June with a master’s in biological sciences.
Ashling Kelly finished in second place in the Undergraduate Behavioral and Social Sciences category for “Do Fact Checks Matter? An Assessment on the Impact of Fact-Checking in a ‘Post-Truth’ World.” Her mentor was Professor Mario Guerrero at the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences.
Kelly will receive her bachelor’s in political science at the June Commencement. She will attend law school at USC in the fall.
“We are proud of our students’ accomplishments and our faculty members’ dedication to mentor the young minds,” said Sadiq Shah, associate vice president for research, innovation and economic development at Cal Poly Pomona.
The CSU Student Research Competition aims to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the system’s 23 campuses in the system.
About 200 students submitted written papers and made oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies and universities in California.