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Nearly 500 SDSU students showcased their original research, scholarship projects and creative activities at the Student Research Symposium. Nearly 500 SDSU students showcased their original research, scholarship projects and creative activities at the Student Research Symposium.
 


Student Research Symposium Winners Announced

10 students will represent SDSU at the California State University Student Research Competition in April.
By Katie White
 

Nearly 500 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students across 70 majors and disciplines recently showcased their original research, scholarship projects and creative activities at San Diego State University as part of the university’s 10th annual Student Research Symposium.

The event took place March 3 and 4 in Montezuma Hall at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. Judges awarded participants with more than 50 cash prizes in recognition of outstanding presentations or performances. Categories included the Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, Library Awards, Dean’s and Provost’s Awards, as well as the President’s Awards.

The following 10 students were recognized with $500 President’s Awards for outstanding achievement in original scholarship and will represent SDSU at the California State University Student Research Competition on April 28-29, 2017:

Kimberly King-Smithson, Theatre Arts
Mentors: Shelley Orr, Jess Humphrey
Research: “Cultivating Social Emotional Growth through Theatre and Performance”

Harmony Saunders, Biology
Mentor: Kathleen McGuire
Research: “The Impact of Estrogen on Anti-tumor Immunity in Prostate Cancer and its Role in the Racial Disparity”

Megan Morris, Ecology
Mentor: Elizabeth Dinsdale
Research: “Types of floral visitation influence the composition of floral nectar microbial communities”

Jessica Van Ruiten, Art
Mentor: Richard Burkett
Research: “Replication and Research of 18th Century Puebla Pottery”

Kristen Morrow
, Anthropology
Mentor: Erin Riley
Research: “Risky Business: Evaluating the Causes and Conservation Implications of Bidirectional Interactions between Humans and Moor Macaques (Macaca maura) in South Sulawesi, Indonesia”

Hedaya Rizeq, Kinesiology
Mentor: Harsimran Baweja
Research: “Let’s talk about secs: Gender differences in distracted driving.”

Desmond Hassing, Theatre Arts
Mentor: David Kamper
Research: “The Child Assimilation Agenda: The Connections between Federal Indian Policy and Indian Representations in DC Comics”

Ricky DeSantis, Philosophy
Mentor: Peter Atterton
Research: “Heidegger and the Postmodern Subject”

Dustin Abbott, Psychology
Mentor: Lisa Kath
Research: “Structural empowerment in nursing groups: A dominance analysis approach”

Darielle Blevins, Education
Mentor: Jonathan Wood
Research: “Closeness and Conflict: Teachers Perceptions of Kindergarten Girls”

View a full list of all of the symposium awardees.