Students Win Top Awards at CSU Research Competition - Humboldt State Now

Students Win Top Awards at CSU Research Competition

HSU students took home awards at the 32nd Annual California State University Student Research Competition at CSU Sacramento.

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HSU students won awards at the annual CSU Student Research Competition.
Madison Kirkpatrick won second place for a graduate student in the Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences category. Kirkpatrick, a kinesiology major, won for her project “Effects of Active Versus Passive Recovery on Blood Lactate and Performance in Repeated Wingate Tests.” She is advised by Boe Burrus, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration.

Cheyenna Burrows, Jenna Kelmser, and Wyatt Kozelka won second place for undergraduates in the Interdisciplinary category. Their project, “Cannabis Carbon Accounting & Modeling,” was advised by Kevin Fingerman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science & Management.

“These students are all passionate about their research, which represents the academic rigor of all three colleges at HSU,” says Steve Karp, Interim Dean of Research. Karp also lauded the students’ faculty advisors. “They are dedicated to integrating research into the students’ education and serve as mentors to our students.”

In total, 12 students represented HSU at this annual statewide competition, which brought together outstanding student researchers from the 23 CSU campuses to compete for research awards in discipline-based categories. Judges included experts from corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities.

Other students in the 32nd Annual CSU Student Research competition were:

Grecia Alfaro-Ruiz, Undergraduate, Sociology
“Outcomes of a Disconnected Society: Tough on Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline”
Faculty advisor: David McElhattan, Lecturer, Sociology

Rachel Brewer, Graduate in Biological Sciences
“The Development Implications of the Regulatory Relationship between cJun and Oct4 in Murine Embryonic Stem Cells”
Faculty advisor: Amy Sprowles, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Manisha Davesar, Graduate in Anthropology
“Comic Books and Cartoons: How our Beloved Superheroes are used as Mass Socialization Tools”
Faculty advisor: Marissa Ramsier, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Boram Lim, Graduate in Kinesiology & Recreation
“The effect of stride frequency variations on running performance of time to exhaustion at the velocity of VO2max”
Faculty advisor: Young Sub Kwon, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Laurelyn Memmott, Graduate in Anthropology
“Reading the Stones: Lithic Use-Wear Analysis of Aztec Macuahuitl Blades”
Faculty advisor: Marisol Cortes-Rincon, Chair, Anthropology

Trevor Short, Graduate in Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
“The effects of Ladder Training on Speed and Agility Performance”
Faculty advisor: Young Sub Kwon, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Recreation

Kyle Sipes, Graduate in Environmental Resources Engineering
“Treatment wetland remediation via in-situ solids digestion using novel Blue Frog© circulators”
Faculty advisor: Eileen Cashman, Professor, Environmental Resource Engineering

Mahayla Slackerelli, Graduate in Economics
“Ownership Structures and Financing Options for Solar Energy Generation in the Redwood Coast Energy Authority Service Area”
Faculty advisor: Steve Hackett, Professor, Economics