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Student Researchers Win Symposium Awards

April 24, 2014

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David D. Bowman, center, interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, congratulates geology students Kelly Shaw and Dylan Garcia for their first place research award.

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Four science seniors won top honors for their research work presented at the recent College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics "Explorations in Citizen Science" symposium.

Geology students Kelly Shaw of Brea and Dylan Garcia of Rancho Cucamonga won first place in the poster research competition for studies on past debris flows in Thailand's Pai Valley and the hazards future debris flows would pose to the area's population. The study was done through the University's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and the Environmental Science Research in Thailand programs, and in partnership with Chiang Mai University.

Second place was awarded to biological science major Kimberly Conway of Yorba Linda, whose research focuses on bot-fly infestations of ground squirrels in Colorado; and chemistry major Julie Hofstra of Bellflower, who is studying how aerosol in the atmosphere impact cloud formation and climate change, received third place.

David D. Bowman, the college's interim dean, presented the students with their awards April 22 at a lunch held in their honor. The research poster competition was part of the 11th annual symposium, organized by the NSM Inter-Club Council.

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