CSUF Student Research Competition
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 CSUF Student Research Competition, which included undergraduate and graduate entries. More than 75 students made 66 presentations, almost double last year’s participation levels.

The top three awardees from the undergraduate and graduate categories, plus the next four finalists, will represent Cal State Fullerton in the CSU campus-wide competition.

The 10 students/student teams are:
Undergraduate
1st Place: Alexander Lemmon, Application of Recycled Material in Construction Application
      Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Binod Tiwari, faculty adviser
2nd Place: Sheikh Mubashir, Detection and quantification of cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene in water using FTIR-ATR Technique
      Chemistry/Biochemistry
      Zhuangjui Li, faculty adviser
3rd Place: Esther Hwang and Marilyn Palamino, Young Children's Understanding of Emotional Fantasy and Reality
      Child and Adolescent Studies/Psychology
      Nathalie Carrick, faculty adviser

Graduate
1st Place: Andres Carrillo, Effects of Extended Incubation on Body Morphology and Feeding Ability of larval California Grunion,
  Leuresthes tenuis

      Biological Sciences
      Kathryn Dickson, faculty adviser
2nd Place: Beena Ajmera, Influence of Saline Water on the fully Softened Shear Strength of Soft Clays
      Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Binod Tiwari, faculty adviser
3rd Place: Gagandeep Bains, Probing the Role of Proline-288 in the Regulation of Agrobacterium tumefaciens ADPG
   Pyrophosphorylase

      Chemistry/Biochemistry
      Chris Meyer, faculty adviser

Finalists
Maureen Fox*, “Italophobia”: The Fear of Italy's Influence as Portrayed in Ben Jonson's Volpone and William Shakespeare's Othello
      English and Comparative Literatures
      Marlin Blaine, faculty adviser
Richard (Tim) Hastings, Reduction in the Impact of Earthquake Ground Motion Utilizing Soil Replacement Method
      Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Binod Tiwari, faculty adviser
Allison McKnight, Was There Really a Dog: David Foster Wallace's Tenuous Relationship with Journalistic Ethics In Neither Adult Nor Entertainment
      English and Comparative Literatures
      Erin Hollis, faculty adviser
Sandra Schreyer, The Inka in the Northern Ecuadorian Andes: Economic Aspects of Empire Consolidation
      Anthropology
      Brenda Bowser, faculty adviser
Shane Riegel, Far from Home: The Effect of Remittances on Work Hours in Honduras
      Economics
      Denise Stanley, faculty adviser
* Qualified for the team, but not able to participate in the CSU competition