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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

31st Annual Central California
Student Research Symposium
California State University, Fresno

Symposium Proceedings

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FRESNO (May 4, 2010) – There were over 150 presenters and 300 attendees at the 31st Annual Central California Research Symposium, held April 23 at the University Business Center on the campus of California State University, Fresno. Hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at California State University, Fresno, the Symposium serves to bring together investigators, students, and faculty from a variety of disciplines to share the results of their scholarly work. Co-sponsors of the event include the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)Fresno Medical Education Program, and Alliant International University.

A total of 82 oral and 74 poster presentations were made at the event, which attracted students from throughout the Central Valley and as far as San Jose.

A complete list of winners follows. For more information, please contact Maral Kismetian at (559) 278-0856.

Doctoral Award for Best Oral Presentation ($250)
Sponsored by: Alliant International University (Fresno)
1st place - Collin Closek
University of California, Merced
Profiling Coral and Bacterial Response to Yellow Band Disease

Graduate Award for Best Oral Presentation ($250)
Sponsored by: University of California, San Francsico, Fresno
1st place - Julie Hale
California State University, Fresno
Proteomic Evaluation of Pesticide-Resistant Breast Cancer Cell Lines
Honorable Mention - Ulises Urbina
California State University, Fresno
Instrumentation for Measuring Specific Heat of Strongly Correlated Electron Materials
Honorable Mention - Kelli Upton
California State University, Fresno
Effects of Acute Stress on Hormonal Regulation of Food Intake in Tilapia

Undergraduate Award for Best Oral Presentation
($250 each)

Sponsored by: Office of the Provost (Fresno State)
1st place - Sean Campbell
California State University, Fresno
Atmospheric Chemistry of Organic Peroxy Radicals

Sponsored by: University of California, San Francisco, Fresno
1st place - Celeste Pilegard
California State Univeristy, Fresno
Short-Interval Time Perception in an Oddball Task: An ERP Study

Award for Best Science Presentation: ($250)
Sponsored by: the American Chemcial Society
1st place - Kurtis Thiesen (Oral)
California State University, Fresno
Synthesis and Characterization of New,Chiral P-N Ligands and Their Use in the Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation
Honorable Mention - Deanna Arsala (Poster)
California State University, Fresno
A Candidate Gene Strategy to Identify Resistance Genes in Pepper to Phytophthora capsici

Graduate Award for Best Presentation: ($250)

Sponsored by Division of Graduate Studies (Fresno State)
1st place - Douglas DeFlitch (Oral)

California State University, Fresno
Measurement and Monitoring of Bedload Sediment Transport along the Upper San Joaquin River

The Davin Youngclarke Memorial Award: ($250)
Sponsored by: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (Fresno State)
1st place - Adrian Ramirez (Oral)
California State University, Fresno
The Impact of the College Assistance Migrant Program on Migrant Student Achievement in the California State University System
Honorable Mention - Maria Teres Garcia (Poster)
California State University, Fresno/University of California, San Francisco, Fresno
Efficacy of Physical Therapy Intervention on Fear of Falling in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Awards for Best Poster Presentation: ($250 each)

Sponsored by: Craig School of Business (Fresno State)
1st place- Johnny Upshaw (Poster Session I - Undergradute)

California State University, Fresno
Effectiveness of Carrier RNA co-extraction methodologies using the Qiagen BioRobot EZ1® and EZ1® DNA Investigator Kit

Sponsored by: Central California Autism Center
1st place - Angela Persicke (Poster Session I - Graduate)
California State University, Fresno
Using TAG Teaching to Decrease Toe Walking in a Child With Autism

Sponsored by: Office of the Provost (Fresno State)
1st place - Steven Chabolla (Poster Session II)
California State University, Fresno
Structural Studies of Di-μ-chloro-bis[(η6-ethoxybenzene) chlororuthenium(II)]

Sponsored by: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (Fresno State)
1st place - Setareh Khalili (Poster Session III)
California State University, Fresno
Function and Expression Dynamics of Rho, Rac and Cdc42 Genes in the starlet sea anemone, Nematostella vectensis
Honorable Mention- George Mathew Mazhuvancheriparambath (Poster Session III)
California State University, Fresno
Geospatial Wine Grape Quality Modeling for Optimum Sampling Strategy



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