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Research Week Showcases Student Work

March 20-21 Poster Sessions Highlight Scholarly, Creative Engagement

March 19, 2013

Undergraduate Christina Adams credits Cal State Fullerton and her faculty mentors for steering her on an academic pathway to a doctoral program and a career as a biomedical researcher.
“I’m one example of one of many successful undergraduates here at Cal State Fullerton, and I’m proud to call myself one of many outstanding students,” said Adams, who shared her research and educational experiences during Research Week’s opening session Monday. Adams begins studies this fall in the biomedical sciences program at the University of California, San Francisco.
On Wednesday, March 20, Adams, a biochemistry major, and more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students will present their poster research projects as part of Research Week’s “Showcasing Student Research and Creative Activities.” The first poster session is from 12:35 p.m.– 2 p.m., followed by a second session from 2:15 p.m.– 4 p.m. in Titan Student Union’s Alvarado Room.
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics also will host the Inter-Club Council “Explorations in Math and Science” poster session from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion. 

The first “Outstanding Student Scholarship and Creative Activities Award Presentation” will take place at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Pollak Library North, Room 130.
Adams, of Buena Park, worked in the labs of Chandra Srinivasan, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and faculty fellow in the Office of Research, and Marcelo E. Tolmasky, professor of biological science, studying the use of the roundworm in the research on antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
“Cal State Fullerton opened my eyes to the world of research, and I feel very fortunate to have had this opportunity,” said Adams, a scholar in CSUF’s Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program and whose undergraduate accomplishments also include participation in the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program, where she conducted summer research at the University of Buenos Aires in  2011. 
For a complete schedule of Research Week 2013 activities, visit the website. The weeklong event is sponsored by CSUF’s Office of the Associate Vice President for Graduate Programs and Research with support from the academic colleges and administrative divisions.

By: Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027

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