Students from four different majors at Cal State San Bernardino presented their research at the annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research.
The 13 CSUSB students, who shared their research results in the fields of physics, chemistry and biochemistry, mathematics and bioinformatics, were among the 700 undergraduates from across Southern California presenting talks or posters at the November conference, said CSUSB chemistry Professor Kimberley Cousins.
“Our 13 presenters and 31 attendees at the conference is a record high for Cal State San Bernardino,” said Cousins.
Eighteen other CSUSB students also attended the conference students were accompanied by four university faculty members, said Cousins, who added that most of those 18 students are scholars in the PRISM program, which stands for Proactive Recruitment in Introductory Science and Mathematics. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.
The presenters were:
- Physics – Dylan Allbee and Michael Caldwell “Emergent Behavior in a Collection of Simple Robots,” mentored by Professor Paul Dixon.
- Physics – Abraham Garcia, “Fuel Cell Degradation Analysis, mentored by Professor Tim Usher.
- Chemistry and biochemistry – Margarita Cuadras, “Re-evaluating the Aromaticity of Oxocarbon Molecules, mentored by Professor Kimberley Cousins.
- Chemistry and biochemistry – Brittney Sandoval, “Green Conversion of Eugenol to Isoeugenol,” mentored by Professor Kimberley Cousins.
- Bioinformatics – Regie Felix, “Time Series Analysis and Machine Learning,” based on summer research at UC Santa Barbara. Felix is a bioinformatics major.
- Mathematics – Lydia Delgado, Ilia Gonzales, Joel Webster ”Radio Labeling for Cycle Graphs,” mentored Assistant Professor Min-Lin Lo; and.
- Mathematics – Samual Marrujo, “Radio Number for 5th Power of Paths,” mentored by Assistant Professor Min-Lin Lo.
Three physics majors shared the results of their summer research work at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center:
- Christopher Ramirez, “Aircraft Integrated Research Vehicle Optimal Loading Test-Stand (AIRVOLT);”
- Kiara Sgantas, “The Work of a Test Information Engineer;” and
- Earl Smith Jr., “Minimization of Intial Launch Weight using OTIS.”
For more information, visit the conference website and the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research website.