2021 Delegates - CSU Student Research Competition

On F 2/19 & Sat 2/20, Cal Poly hosted an internal competition to select the 10 projects that will represent Cal Poly at the virtual CSU Research Competition on F 4/30 & Sat 5/1. Learn more about the 2021 CSU Research Competition (hosted by Cal Poly Pomona).

We are honored to announce that the following students & alums have been selected to represent Cal Poly.

In the Category of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (Graduate)

Dana Michels (Biological Sciences)

Project title: Amino Acid Analog Induces Stress Response in Marine Synechococcus
(Advisor: Prof. Alexis Pasulka, Biological Sciences)

In the Category of  Behavioral, Social Sciences, and Public Administration (Graduate) 

Jack Keefer (Economics)

Project title: Social Media Use, Body Image, and Mood Disorders in High School Students
(Advisor: Prof. Jacqueline Doremus, Economics)

In the Category of Business, Economics, and Hospitality Management (Undergraduate) 

Isabella Abelgas (Political Science)

Project title: The Impact of Export Crops on Developing Countries
(Advisor: Prof. Shelley Hurt, Political Science)

In the Category of Education (Undergraduate)

Eric Cuellar (Industrial Engineering) and Ahmed Osman (Civil Engineering)

Project title: Exploring Engineering Faculty Beliefs and Practices on Student Evaluation and Pedagogy
(Advisor: Prof. Ben Lutz, Mechanical Engineering)

In the Category of Engineering and Computer Science (Undergraduate)

Vasanth Sadhasivan (Computer Engineering)

Project title: PolyCrypto: A Polynomial-based Architecture for Post-Quantum Secure Cryptographic Schemes
(Advisors: Profs. Joseph Callenes-Sloan, Andrew Danowitz, Paul Hummel, Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering)

Andy Wu (Mechanical Engineering)

Project title: Autonomous Instrument for Aircraft Acoustic Measurements
(Advisor: Prof. Russell Westphal, Mechanical Engineering)

In the Category of Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences (Undergraduate)

Alyssa McCulloch (Biomedical Engineering)

Project title: Endothelialized Silicone Aneurysm Model for In Vitro Evaluation of Neurovascular Devices
(Advisor: Prof. Kristen O'Halloran Cardinal, Biomedical Engineering)

In the Category of Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences (Graduate)

Ricardo Lasa (Biomedical Engineering)

Project title: Development Of A Robust Methodology To Obtain And Assess Myogenic Precursor Cells For Their Use In Regenerative Therapies
(Advisor: Prof. Trevor Cardinal, Biomedical Engineering)

In the Category of Humanities and Letters (Undergraduate)

Anika Maney (Communication Studies)

Project title: I Don’t Care for G.O.B: Examining Social Aggression in Arrested Development
(Advisor: Prof. Aubrie Adams, Communication Studies)

In the Category of Interdisciplinary (Undergraduate)

Nathaniel Andre (Business: Quantitative Analysis)

Project title: Corn Futures Trading with Deep Learning and Satellite Imagery
(Advisor: Prof. Ziemowit Bednarek, Finance)


About the CSU Research Competition

The CSU Student Research Competition is held each spring to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments across the 23 CSU campuses.

Current undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent alumni from all academic disciplines can participate. Each year, over 200 students from the 23 CSU campuses submit written papers and make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and universities in California. Cash prizes are awarded. 

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