The 38th Annual CSUSB Student Research Competition is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 16th, 2024, inside the James R. Watson & Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education. This competition offers CSUSB students a platform to enhance their presentation and communication skills while highlighting their scholarly and creative accomplishments.
Participants present their research findings to a panel of judges, with the top performers earning the chance to advance to the statewide California State University (CSU) Research Competition hosted at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. There, they will compete against other exceptional scholars within the CSU system. Successful participants in the CSU Student Research Competition have the opportunity to win accolades, with $500 awarded for first place and $250 for second place within their respective sessions.
Date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Watson College of Education
Awards 2024 CSUSB Delegates
Congratulations to the following outstanding students who have been selected as delegates to represent California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) at the upcoming state-wide competition on April 26-27 at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS
Name: Stepfanie Alfonso (Graduate)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Corrigan
Major: Communications Studies
Title: Community Media Coalitions: How CMCs Can Bolster Democracy in the I.E. Communities.
JAMES R. WATSON & JUDY RODRIGUEZ WATSON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Name: Samuel Quarles, Alexandra Amodeo, and Samantha Poirier
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roderick O'Handley
Major: School Psychology
Title: Examining the Methodological Rigor of Existing Research on the Effects of Effective Instruction Delivery on Non-Compliance in Elementary School Students: A Systematic Review.
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Name: Alfredo Ruiz Rivera
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jason Burke
Title: Unraveling the Effects of Cancer Associated Missense Mutations in the Retinoblastoma Protein.
Name: Carolina Garcia
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zhaojing Chen
Major: Kinesiology - Allied Health Professions
Title: Effects of BioDensity Training on Bone Adaptations in Young Women.
Name: Caty Gaynor
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christopher Hill
Title: Understanding Motivation and Social Physique Anxiety Profiles.
Names: Katherine Bartels and Amelie Carballo
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Becky Talyn
Title: The Effect of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides on Drosophila melanogaster Activity and Oviposition Behavior.
Names: Maira Lazaro and Daniel Alcerro
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mahmood Nikbakhtzadeh
Title: Dietary Deficiency Effects on Oviposition and Reproductive Organs of Female Culex Quinquefasciatus.
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Names: Michael Rubalcava
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ryan Keating
Title: Race and Power in Colonial America.
Names: Negin Ghaffari (Graduate)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christina Hassija
Title: The Mediating Effect of Emotional Regulation in Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Food Addiction.
Name: Annabella Garcia
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Des Lauriers
Title: Changing Assumptions on Decorative Features of Defensive Technology in Experimental Archeology, Using Ichcahuipilli Armor.
Awards 2023 CSUSB Delegates
Congratulations to the winners of the 37th Annual CSUSB Student Research Competition! These students represent CSUSB at San Diego State University in April!
College of Arts & Letters
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kaitlyn Creasy
Title: That Which Calls Out to You
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Corrigan
Title: Connecting Students with Community-Based Organizations for Informal, Short-Term Experiential Learning Opportunities: A Portal Proposal For CSUSB
James R. Watson & Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Escalante
Department: Educational Leadership
Title: From the Lens of (In)visibility: A Photovoice Inquiry into How Community Colleges can Advance Filipino/a/x American Student Resilience
College of Natural Sciences
Faculty mentor: Dr. Zhaojing Chen
Title: Bone Turnover Markers Responses to Acute Resistance Exercise in Postmenopausal Women
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nicole Bournias-Vardiabasis
Title: Effect of Heat Shock Treatment on the Lifespan and Healthspan of Transgenic Aβ42 Drosophila melanogaster
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Joshua Mondragon and Ana Bautista
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Arianna Huhn
Title: Afrolatine California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Karp
Department: Global Studies and Environmental Sciences
Title: Policy Impact Analysis of Water Legislation in the Salton Sea
Viviana Alvarez Rodriguez
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pedro Santoni
Title: Back to Photo Albums: Afro-descendant Student Activist’s Employment of Local and Familial Histories as Alternate Afro-descendant Historical Narration
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Garcia
Title: Virtue Signaling: Do You Really Care?
David Lopez-Sanchez and Jordan Taylor
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Crawford
Title: Single-trial fentanyl sensitization and conditioned activity in juvenile rats