A study identifying marine life in the North Pacific Ocean isn’t often found under the same roof as research on improving rice products for developing nations, but that was the case at the 29th Annual CSU Research Competition, where 16 Cal Poly Pomona students presented.
The competition was held at Cal State San Bernardino on May 1 and 2. Other topics that students presented on included research on business applications, coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic games and renewable energy desalination.
Parmeet Kohli, a graduate student in engineering management, received second place recognition for her presentation on the Application of Lean Six Sigma in Business Functions.
Kohli says that receiving the award is a great honor and a humbling way to end her time at Cal Poly Pomona.
“It is a dream come true, as I always wanted to win a regional or national award in my field,” she says. “It has made my Cal Poly Pomona graduate journey even sweeter and more memorable.”
She worked on her project for multiple quarters and though it was a lot of work, she says that she would encourage other students to get involved.
“I would absolutely recommend participating in CSU research competition to get an understanding of other important research topics ranging from robotics to health care to global warming and marine life,” she says. “This is one-of-a-kind experience where I got to see what all other CSUs were working on.”
The other students who presented are: Hailey Smolinski, Lisa Mai, Jaynie Tao, Jonathan Tringali, Tabitha Lindsay, Lindsay Hetrick, Parmeet Kohli, Brian Martin, Andrew Blancarte, Abraham Paucar, Terrence Gaines, Natalie La, Tiffany Lai, Michael Lepore, David Vega, and Sofia Pedroza.
To learn more about participating in research at CPP, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research for more information at 909.869.5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A summer research symposium is planned for Wednesday, August 19, and there are many deadlines in the fall 2015 for research programs and scholarships.