Five CSUF Students Take Gold in CSU-Wide Research Competition

Competing in research among 243 undergrads and graduate students from the 23 California State University campuses, five Titans won first place awards at the CSU Student Research Competition last month.

Fifteen CSUF students presented their research at the competition hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The winners and their cities of residence, majors and projects are:

  • Raj Divi of Fullerton, biology, “Bio-inspired Design – Modeling Vortical Filtration Mechanics of Manta Rays to Develop an Efficient Filtration System.”
  • Nick Gomez of Rancho Cucamonga, music, “Ornette Coleman in 1959: Redefining the Form and Function of Jazz.”
  • Stacy Guzman of Azusa, biochemistry, “Small-Molecule Inhibitors of Wnt Signaling Pathway: Towards Novel Anticancer Therapeutics.”
  • Trini Nguyen of Cypress, mathematics, “Mathematical Model to Detect Dry-Eye Diseases.”
  • Mayur Parmar of Fullerton, mechanical engineering, “Experimental Study on Liquid-Assisted Laser Beam Micro-Machining of Smart Materials.”

Continue reading about other honorees in the Orange County Register.

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