Meet the 2017 SF State Student Research Competition Team!

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:16

The winners of the preliminary CSU Graduate Research Competition met for the first time to discuss strategy, logistics and have a chance to inform their fellow teammates on the original research they are presenting in the 31th Annual CSU Graduate Research Competition being held this year at CSU San Louis Obispo on April 28-29, 2017.

Competitors this year are presenting in a variety of fields from Earth and Climates Sciences, to Civil Engineering, to Industrial Arts. The team will undergo training with a speech coach to focus and fine-tune their presentations, and will compete against the 22 other CSU Universities competitors. Last year SF State brought home a first place winner in the Electrical Engineering Category from the CSU-wide competition.

The CSU Graduate Research Competition promotes excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research, and creative activity. It is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable experience presenting to peers, and having their research reviewed critically. The competition is open to all interested parties.

A preview of their research will be held at the Annual Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase, April 20, 2017 from 3:00 to 5 PM along with over 150 other graduate exhibitors. Come and support the SF State Team!

Here are our ten team members:

Daniel Pearlstone

(MA Communication Disorders/Speech Language Pathology)
The Effect of Extracurricular Activities on Social Participation of Children on the Autism Spectrum


Visakha Som

(MPA Public Administration)
Can Meals on Wheels Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalization in Older Adults?

Analisa Brown

(MA Biology)
Investigating the Experiences of Black Students Studying Biology at SFSU

Kelly Hood

(MS Kinesiology)
Validity and Reliability of Body Composition Techniques in Healthy Adults

Emily Farris

(MAEnglish Literature)
"This We Prescribe Though No Physician":  Embodying History in Shakespeare's Seconde Tetralogy

Lan Ma

(MS Earth and Climate Science)
Shed Light on Tree-Ring Reconstructed Temperatures:  Influence of Competition on Growth in a High-Sierra Treeline Environment

Lamar Pi
(BA Industrial Design)
MODU, Design for All

Alec Maxwell

(BS Civil Engineering)
Innovative Mobile Remote Shake Table Laboratory

Alexanra Conrad

(BA Classics)
Three-Headed Hound of the Moon:  A Comparative Look at the Roles of Hecate in the Ancient and Modern Worlds
Jackson Reeder
(MS Earth and Climate Sciences)
Kyanite-Bearing Migmatites