Several Cal Poly Pomona students took home first and second place awards at the CSU Student Research Competition, held on campus earlier this month.
Two student groups won first place in two different categories. Students Jaime Adkins, Yuriy Bazlev, Henry Kwong and Jessica Lopez were awarded top honors for their research on the mechanical properties of spider silk in the undergraduate Engineering and Computer sciences category.
Students Elena Chavez-Juan, Suming Chiang, Joseph Henriquez and Nhu-y Nguyen won in the graduate Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences category for their research on mice reactions to a human vaccination.
For her presentation “But You Don’t Look Like a Lesbian: The Portrayal of Queer Life through a Feminine Experience,” student Anna Storti won in the undergraduate Humanities and Letters category. Storti and the two groups won $500 each.
Joseph Wagster IV, Matthew Rose and Hovig Yaralian were awarded $250 and second place for their presentation on programming quadrotors in the undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science category.
More than 200 students from 22 of the 23 CSU campuses participated in the competition held May 10 & 11.
(Photo: Joseph Wagster IV and Matthew Rose making their presentation.)