From medical implant material to court proceedings and music
On Friday, March 1, more than 400 students presented their research at the 7th Annual Student RSCA Conference in oral presentations or at the poster and creative works showcase The more than 200 projects provided hands-on experience in fields ranging from graphic design, the humanities and behavioral and social sciences to biological and agricultural sciences, engineering and physics.
The teams with the top 10 oral projects will represent Cal Poly Pomona at the CSU System-wide Student Research Competition on April 26 and 27 at CSU Fullerton.
- “Self-Represented Litigants In The Courtroom,” Genesis Gonzalez, faculty mentor Mario Guerrero
- “Efficacy Of Intravenous Vs. Aerosol Ambisome Therapy For Murine Pulmonary Aspergillosis,” graduate student Janam Dave, faculty mentor Professor of Biological Sciences Jill Adler-Moore
- “Biofilm Formation On Human Prosthetic Metal Alloys,” graduate student Jeyashree Alagarsamy, faculty mentors professor of Biological Sciences Steve Alas and Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering Vilupanur Ravi
- “Impact of Protein Type And Maillard Conjugation On Nanoemulsion Formation And Stability At Isoelectric Point,” Sarah Caballero, faculty mentor Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Food Science Gabriel Davidov-Pardo
- “Phenomenology of Drug Addiction: Exploring Substance Abuse And Recovery Through Experience,” Jaden Yocom and Aaron Sapp, faculty mentor Assistant Professor of Philosophy Alex Madva
- Performance of “Time’s Up” (a six-minute piece for 10 pianists by Tom Flaherty); Michael Tran, Long Yu, Josh Tessler, Melinda Hovsepian, Kat Cabula, Marissa Aronson, Amelia Kaufman, Sophia Lin and Ilka Bradvica; faculty mentor Professor of Music Nadia Shpachenko
- “Uncertainty Propagation In Calphad Calculations,” Nicholas Ury, faculty mentor Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineerin Vilupanur Ravi
- “Potential Repurposing Of Reverse Osmosis Concentrate For Energy Applications”; Gerardo Maldonado, Edgardo Rivera, Garrison Kanazawa, Stuart Geyer, Mark Mancilla, Alexander Salinas, Minna Mattis, Jonathan Hai, Brandon Paulsen, and Katie Sun; faculty mentor Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Reza Lakeh
- “Corrosion Susceptibility Of Metallic Alloys Used In Heart Valve Frames,” Grazziela Sena, faculty mentor Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering Vilupanur Ravi
- “Surface Modification Of Stainless Steel Using A Radio-Frequency Generated Atmospheric Pressure Plasma,” Sara Margala and Devon Woodfine, faculty mentor Professor of Physics and Astronomy Nina Abramzon
The conference concluded with David J. Lefay, an equipment technician in the Mechanical Engineering Department, receiving the fifth Annual Distinguished RSCA Staff Award for his outstanding contributions to RSCA and enhancing the Learn-By-Doing Pedagogy at Cal Poly Pomona.