The 36th Annual CSUSB Student Research Competition, held Feb. 11, featured 42 student presenters – the largest number of participants in the competition’s history. Eleven of those participants have been selected to represent Cal State San Bernardino at this year’s CSU statewide Student Research Competition, which will be hosted virtually by San Francisco State University April 29-30.

“I wanted to personally thank our student presenters, their dynamic faculty mentors, and the faculty who volunteered to serve as judges,” said Ryan Keating, director of the Office of Student Research. “Without you all, and your commitment to research, scholarly, and creative activities here at CSUSB, this event would never have happened.

“It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to hear our students discuss their research and all the presentations were truly impressive. It is incredible to see the diverse research, scholarly, and creative activities taking place on our campus, and I would like to congratulate all the participants for their hard work and dedication to advancing their fields of study.”

The 11 CSUSB winners of the 36th Annual CSUSB Student Research Competition are:

College of Arts & Letters
Alexia B. Martinez
Faculty Mentor: Mariam Betlemidze
Department: Communication Studies
Title: Unapologetically Her: A Nomadic-Intersectional Analysis on Lizzo and Jillian Michaels

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Alyx Duckering
Faculty Mentor: Michael Lewin
Department: Clinical Psychology
Title: The Relationship Between COVID-19 Stress, Psychological Inflexibility, and Psychological Well-Being

Brittany Mondragon
Faculty Mentor: Tiffany Jones and Jeremy Murray
Department: History
Title: Flora’s Forth Child: Race, Gender, and Nature in the Colonial British Caribbean

Rosemary Rojas
Faculty Mentor: Brittany Bloodhart
Department: Psychology
Title: One of Us: Monoracial Latinx Perspectives of Multiracial Latinx-White Individuals

Viviana Alvarez Rodriguez
Faculty Mentor: Pedro Santoni
Department: History
Title: Preservation of Afro-Mexican History in Contemporary Veracruz

College of Natural Sciences
Isabela Vigil-Montano
Faculty Mentor: Amanda Rymal and Nicole Dabbs
Department: Kinesiology
Title: Imagery and Observation

Kailyn Alari
Faculty Mentor: Amanda Rymal
Department: Kinesiology
Title: How to Recruit Female Sports Officials: A Qualitative Exploration

Yelissa Fuentes
Faculty Mentor: Mahmood Nikbakhtzadeh
Department: Environmental Health Sciences
Title: The Effect of Glyphosate on the Larval Development of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)

I Gusti Ngurah Raka Bhaskara & Rey Zavala
Faculty Mentor: Jeremy Mallari
Department: Biochemistry
Title: Development and Optimization of Selective Click Chemistry Probes to Investigate the Function of Falcilysin

College of Education
Anabell Ramos
Faculty Mentor: Roderick O'Handley
Department: Psychology & Human Development
Title: Variables Linked with School Psychologists’ Use of Empirically Supported Social Skills Training Practices with Students with Autism

For more information about the CSUSB Student Research Competition, visit the Office of Student Research website.