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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

2008 California State University Student Research Competition

22nd Annual California State University
Student Research Competition
May 2 - 3, 2008 at CSU East Bay

The system-wide conference exhibits excellent research by CSU undergraduate and graduate students from each of the 23 campuses.  Each of the eight academic schools submitted the names of their top candidates to represent the university at this event.  A total of 190 students presented their research in ten different categories.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) manages Fresno State's participation in the CSU Student Research Competition. For additional information, including research abstracts or participant contact information, please contact Dr. Thomas McClanahan or Ms. Maral Cingoz at (559) 278-0840.

Below are the California State University, Fresno participants for this year:

Student Research
Name Title / Category


Phillip Alanis

Quantification of Volatile Fatty Acid Emissions from California Dairy Facilities
Faculty mentor: Alam Hasson
Category: Biological & Agricultural Sciences


Anamika Barman-Adhikari

Study of Acculturation and its effect on Psychosocial functioning among first-generation Asian Indian immigrants in the United States
Faculty mentor: Jane Yamaguchi
Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences


Ria Kudu Inge Cahyani

Indonesian-English Mixing and Hybridization in Media Discourse: A Study of Indonesian Adolescent’s Magazines Across Time
Faculty mentor: Shigeko Okamoto
Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences


Therese M. Ewing

Original Picturebooks and Houghton Mifflin Anthologies: A Comparative Analysis
Faculty mentor: Glenn DeVoogd
Category: Education


Christopher A. Lopez

The Sound and its Aesthetic Counterpart, or Your Whiteness
Faculty mentor: Edward Gillum
Category: Creative Arts and Design


Robert Michalk

Roadmap to Flexible System Integration: A Study Based on the Design and Development of a State-of-the-Art Food Packaging System Laboratory
Faculty mentor: Dr. N.P. Mahalik
Category: Interdisciplinary


Geoffrey Nelson

Facts from the Fallout: Making a Documentary about the Human Health Research in the Wake of the Chernobyl Disaster
Faculty mentor: Charles Tenney
Category: Interdisciplinary


Cynthia A. Oliphant

The Last Right: Land Restitution and Reform as a Human Right
Faculty mentor: Matthew Jendian
Category: Interdisciplinary


Sukhdip Singh

Branching ratios for the reaction of hydroperoxy radicals with propionyl peroxy and butionyl peroxy radicals
Faculty mentor: Alam Hasson
Category: Physical and Mathematical Sciences


Fumiko Yamamoto

Effects of ced-9 antisense expression in transgenic tobacco plants on Meloidogyne incognita
Faculty mentor: Alejandro Calderon-Urrea
Category: Biological & Agricultural Sciences


For more information on the Competition and photos, please visit:

Past Competition Results