Cal Poly Pomona is hosting the 35th annual California State University Research Competition on April 30 and May 1, a CSU-wide virtual event that honors and spotlights the innovative creations undergraduate and graduate students across various campuses have curated.
During the event, student projects will be presented via a pre-recorded video with a live Q&A for a jury and audience to follow.
The research competition was created to promote and encourage excellence among CSU students conducting scholarly research. Spots in the competition are coveted and students throughout the 23 CSU campuses have to compete for admission.
Over 140 Cal Poly Pomona students competed for 10 available entries from the university in this year’s CSU Research Competition by showcasing their work in the ninth annual Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference held on March 6.
Since 2013, Cal Poly Pomona has held its own research competition that showcases a wide range of research from many disciplines across campus and determines which student projects advance to the CSU-wide competition.
Below are this year’s 10 recipients from CPP selected by a panel of judges to move on to the CSU Student Research Competition:
- Brenda Ramirez (Biological and Agricultural Sciences) Project is focused on identifying the effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on Pacific swallow populations in southeast Asia.
- Elvis Garcia (Biological and Agricultural Sciences) Project utilized consumer feedback to determine a greater desire for attributes of food products enriched with Orange pomace.
- Giselle Gradilla (Humanities and Letters) Research was centered around analyzing how social class conflict is portrayed through the lenses of different groups in the Academy Award-winnning film, Parasite.
- Giselle Barragan (Behavioral, Social Sciences and Public Administration) Project studied and assessed the “News Media Experience” for congresswomen and the potential bias’ they experience.
- Ian Lieu, Peter Anthony, Andres Colon, Arron Lu (Engineering and Computer Science) Project centered around a post-quantum stateful hash-based signature scheme for improved bluetooth security.
- Jillian Munoz (Engineering and Computer Science) Project focused on whether or not state ethnocentrism influences the attitudes and purchase intentions formed on locally branded products.
- Justin Cortez (Physical and Mathematical Sciences) Crafted a synthesis of nickel fluoro-aromatic complexes with nickel bidentate N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.
- Rohith Rajasekaran, Anish Junnarkar, and Andrew Zarour (Engineering and Computer Science) Project focused on the implementation of RSA algorithm using hardware description language, Verilog.
- Sarah Caballero (Biological and Agricultural Sciences) Project focused on developing an effective way to encapsulate and protect orange pomace polyphenols for potential use in food and beverages.
- Valerie Tapia, Armaine Guzman (Behavioral, Social Sciences, and Public Administration) research analyzed the ways in which racial bias has an influence on misinformation correction.
The competition will have two winners, a first-place winner awarded $500 and a second-place winner awarded $250. View a full schedule schedule of events for the CSU Student Research Competition here.