Kristi Hendrickson and Samantha Mitsven standing

Kristi Hendrickson, who will represent SDSU at the CSU State Research Competition (left) and Samantha Mitsven, winner of an Undergraduate Research Excellence Oral Presentation Award (right).

More than 450 graduate and undergraduate students across 80 majors and disciplines showcased their original research, scholarship projects or creative activities as part of the San Diego State University Student Research Symposium.

The sixth annual event took place March 8-9 2013 in the Love Library. Scholarships and awards given at the symposium help to promote and support student research at SDSU.

The 2013 Student Research Symposium featured novel SDSU faculty and student findings across various disciplines.

Please join us in celebrating the many students in our department who earned research awards at the 2013 meeting of the Student Research Symposium! A wonderful mix of undergraduate and graduate students and their mentors completed high-quality research this year that culminated in the award-winning presentations below. We made an impressive showing and could not have done so without the talented students, dedicated mentors, and organizational team headed by our own Dr. Ulloa who, together, made SRS 2013 a shining success!

 

President’s Awards

Kristi Hendrickson
Doctoral, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Mentor: Margaret Friend
“You can look but don’t touch:” The real-time dynamics between infant visual and haptic behavior

Laura K. Frutos
Undergraduate, Psychology, Mentor: Ann Lam
Is X-ray Florescence Imaging, a Valid Measure in Examining Differences in the Metal Concentrations of Postmortem and Resected Brain Tissue?

 

Provost Awards
Dr. Susan Brasser and Carlo Quintanilla sitting in office.

Dr. Susan Brasser and Carlo Quintanilla

Carlo G. Quintanilla, Co-Presenters: B. Feretic, N. Castro, E. Driver, J. Dudley, J. Godfrey
Undergraduate, Psychology, Mentor: Susan Brasser
Inactivation of the interoceptive insula suppresses chemosensory cue reactivity to ethanol following chronic ethanol exposure.

 

Rashmi Risbud and Dr. Jennifer Thomas standing next to SRS poster.

Rashmi Risbud and Dr. Jennifer Thomas

Rashmi D. Risbud
Undergraduate, Psychology, Mentor: Jennifer Thomas
Choline As A Treatment For Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Mechanisms Of Choline’s Actions

 

Diversity Awards

Karalani Cross
Undergraduate, Psychology, Mentor: Claire Murphy
Impulsiveness as a predictor of obesity in older adults.

 

Compact Scholar Research Award
Dr. Patricia Gonzalez, Annalia Valdivia, and Dr. Linda Gallo posing outside

Dr. Patricia Gonzalez, Annalia Valdivia, and Dr. Linda Gallo

Annalia Valdivia
Undergraduate, Psychology, Mentor: Linda Gallo
Weight Cycling and its Psychological Effect on Mexican American women.

 

Library Awards

Laura K. Frutos
Undergraduate, Psychology, Mentor: Ann Lam
Is X-ray Florescence Imaging, a Valid Measure in Examining Differences in the Metal Concentrations of Postmortem and Resected Brain Tissue?

Kristi Hendrickson
Doctoral, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Mentor: Margaret Friend
“You can look but don’t touch:” The real-time dynamics between infant visual and haptic behavior.

 

Undergraduate Excellence Poster Awards

Laura McIntyre
Microbiology, Mentor: Ralph Feuer
Previous Coxsackievirus Infection Restricted T cell Migration into the Central Nervous System and Reduced Signs of Disease in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis.

Dr. Nader Amir and Kristen Frosio standing at symposium

Dr. Nader Amir and Kristen Frosio

Kristen E. Frosio
Psychology, Mentor: Nader Amir
The effects of anxiety and cognitive load on attention control.

Karalani Cross
Undergraduate, Psychology, Mentor: Claire Murphy
Impulsiveness as a predictor of obesity in older adults.

 

Undergraduate Excellence Oral Awards
Sebnem Uzuner and Dr. Henrike Blumenfeld standing in front of SRS poster.

Sebnem Uzuner and Dr. Henrike Blumenfeld

Sebnem Uzuner, Co-Presenter: Marcel Giezen
Undergraduate Psychology, Mentor: Henrike K. Blumenfeld
Effects of Cultural Knowledge on Parallel Language Activation in German-English Bilinguals.

Samantha G. Mitsven
Psychology, Mentor: Margaret Friend
The Eye and the Hand: Visual-Haptic Interaction in Word Comprehension.

 

Imperial Valley College
Elizabeth Sanchez, Tara Perkins, and Jamie Harguess posing in front of SRS poster while holding the symposium program.

Elizabeth Sanchez, Tara Perkins, and Jamie Harguess

Tara G. Perkins, Co-Presenters: Jamie M. Harguess, Elizabeth R. Sanchez
Undergraduate, Psychology, Mentor: Elizabeth Cordero
Latino Undergraduates, Locus of Control and Mental Health.