Cal State San Bernardino recognized the outstanding graduate and undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors of the 12th annual Meeting of the Minds Student Research Symposium held April 13 as part of the university’s Research Week.

Research Week shines the spotlight on the research and scholarly achievements of faculty and students across campus in all disciplines. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the event as student presenters and faculty moderators and judges, and to learn about what research and creative activities are taking place on campus.

The Meeting of the Minds Student Research Symposium showcases the research and creative activities of graduate and undergraduate students from throughout the university. Participants with the best oral and poster presentations received an award and were recognized during a reception and award ceremony.

The winners of this year’s poster presentations are:

College of Arts and Letters

Megan Haynes, undergraduate

Jocelin Monge, graduate


James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education

Alexandria Schmidt and Barbara Alegria


Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration

Princess Kate Cunanan, undergraduate

Cristina Ruiz, graduate


College of Natural Sciences

Maurice Cruz, undergraduate

Breanna Alexis Ramirez, graduate


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Jonathan Castaneda, undergraduate

Jordan Taylor and David Lopez­Sanchez, graduate


The winners of the oral presentations are:


Session 1

Christina Crain, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Kaitlyn Creasy


Session 2

Elinor Gerbracht, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Matthew Davidson


Session 3

Alondra Aleman, graduate

Faculty mentor: Sepideh Alavi


Session 4

Emely Lugo, graduate

Faculty mentor: Eugene Wong


Session 5

Haley Potter, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Christopher Hill


Session 6

Bayley Stevens, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Bree Putman


Session 7

Ivan Magana, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Haiyan Qiao


Session 8

Amanda Moushabek, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Sang Ouk Wee


Session 9

Baylee Filippello, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Jamie O'Quinn


Session 10

Destiny Cifuentes, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Karen Robinson


Session 11

Louie Contreras, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Karen Robinson


Session 12

Delilah Gbur, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Nicole Bournias-Vardiabasis


Session 13

Kalinah Winston, undergraduate

Faculty mentor: Becky Talyn


Session 14

Emily Connard, graduate

Faculty mentor: Kelly Campbell


Session 15

Alejandro Garcia and Nicole Kaleinani, graduate

Faculty mentor: Brittany Bloodhart


Session 16

David Lopez Sanches and Jordan Taylor, graduate

Faculty mentor: Cynthia Crawford


For more information on Research Week or the Meeting of the Minds, contact the CSUSB Office of Student Research at, and visit the Research Week webpage and the Meeting of the Minds webpage.