Cal Poly Humboldt Students Excel at Student Research Competition

May 05, 2023
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Left to right, back row: Giselle Urquijo, Skye Choi, Rebecca Reibel, Claire Rogers, Tamara Barriquand. Left to right, front: Susan Brater, Kana Voelckers, Katie Hoy, Emma Modrick, Hannah Joss
Left to right, back row: Giselle Urquijo, Skye Choi, Rebecca Reibel, Claire Rogers, Tamara Barriquand. Left to right, front: Susan Brater, Kana Voelckers, Katie Hoy, Emma Modrick, Hannah Joss.
A Cal Poly Humboldt student took home a first-place award at the 37th Annual California State University Student Research Competition held at San Diego State.

Claire Rogers won first place as an undergraduate student in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences category for her project: “Numerical Modeling of an Active Leveling Scheme for Short-Range Tests of Gravity.” She was advised by Physics professor C.D. Hoyle.

In total, eight students represented Humboldt at this annual statewide competition, which involved over 200 outstanding student researchers from the 23 CSU campuses who competed for research awards in discipline-based categories.

“These outstanding students are all passionate about their research, which represents the academic rigor of all three colleges at Humboldt,” said Kacie Flynn, executive director of the Humboldt Sponsored Programs Foundation. Flynn also praised the students’ faculty advisors. “Humboldt faculty are dedicated to integrating research into the students’ education and serve as mentors to our students."

The other students who competed in the 37th Annual CSU Student Research Competition were:

Skye Choi, Graduate in School of Applied Health

“Absolute and Relative Reference Values of College-Aged Men and Women for the YMCA Bench Press Test for Muscular Endurance.”

Faculty advisor: Young Sub Kwon, School of Applied Health professor.

 

Katie Hoy and Rebecca Reibel, Undergraduates in Oceanography

“The Dynamics of Upwelling-Driven Biological Productivity Along the Trinidad Head Line, California.”

Faculty advisor: Tamara Barriquand, professor of Physics and Oceanography.

Faculty co-advisor: Jeffrey Abell, professor of Oceanography.

 

Hannah Joss, Graduate in Environmental Science & Management

“Quantifying the Effect of Tidal Conditions on the Remote Detection of Bull Kelp in Trinidad Bay, California.”

Faculty advisor: James Graham, associate professor of Geospatial Science

 

Emma Modrick, Undergraduate in Oceanography

“Spectral Analysis of Tidal Currents in Humboldt Bay.”

Faculty advisor: Tamara Barriquand, assistant professor of Physics and Oceanography

 

Giselle Urquijo and Kana Voelckers, Undergraduates in Computer Science

CBDS: A Coding-Based Data Storage for Improving Write Energy and Lifetime in Phase Change Memories

Faculty advisor: Marjan Asadinia, assistant professor of Computer Science

 

Last year, Cal Poly Humboldt students took home several second-place awards for their projects.