Spring 2018 Showcase

CSU Monterey Bay Graduate and Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Spring 2018 Showcase

About the showcase...

CSUMB’s Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Showcase is a forum for both graduate and undergraduate students to share their research, scholarship and creative work(s) within CSUMB and surrounding community. Students, under the guidance of one or more faculty members within their department, or multiple departments for interdisciplinary projects, are eligible to submit a project to be considered for the showcase.

All faculty-mentored research projects welcome!

Get an idea of what to expect: See Showcase 2016 video.

When & where...

Friday, April 13 from 1-4pm at the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library.

RSVP to attend the Showcase!

Spring Showcase Schedule

Presenter Schedule_showcase 2018

Presentation formats & presenters...

  • Poster presentation of research-- posterboard presentation of research.
  • 10-minute Oral Presentation with 5 min Q&A--individual and small groups (2-3) format; visuals recommended.
  • Short Creative/Multimedia Presentations (film, creative writing)-- 10-20 minute short film showings, readings of creative writing, or other creative works.
  • CSU Research Competition Delegate Feedback Session (by invitation only).

How to apply...

Submissions must include

  • Your name, major, & your faculty mentor's name and departmental affiliation
  • Project Title
  • Project Abstract: 250 word limit
    • Your abstract may include: 1.) a short review of relevant literature 2.) a description of the process you used during your research 3.) any results that you have obtained so far (not all abstracts will be able to include results because the research is ongoing--this is fine) and 4.) a discussion or conclusion.
  • Synopsis: 25-30 word limit
  • Your choice of presentation format: Poster, Oral Research Presentation, Creative or Multimedia Presentation, or CSU Student Research Competition (by invitation only)
  • Any audiovisual equipment or disability accommodation needs (optional)

Showcase format

Modeled after the CSU Research Competition, students will be asked to give a 10-minute oral presentation, followed by a brief question and answer period. First, Second, and Third place winners will be selected by a faculty review committee.

Presentation format

Powerpoint slides or Prezi is the preferred format for the oral presentation.

Fall 2017 Showcase Application

Abstract & Presentation Resources

The following abstract samples and guidelines will help you frame and structure your abstract.

Abstract Guidelines & Examples

Previous showcases...

2017 Fall Showcase Winners

1st Place

Emma Haines - Assessing the Ecological Health of Dry Phase IRES System Using Beetles

2nd Place

Lauren Castanon - Assessment of Sources of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Materials to Galveston Bay via Excitation Emission Florescence

3rd Place

Jennifer Hatch - Cognitive symptom trajectories among forensic inpatients diagnosed with psychotic disorders with and without comorbid depressive disorders

Gabriela Medrano - East of Los Angeles

Logan Bennett - East of Los Angeles

Fall 2017 Showcase Schedule

2:55 - 3:00 - UROC Director Dr. John Banks - Introduction and opening remarks

3:00 - 3:15 - Louis Mutter, Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Kim, CSUMB

Title: Transformation of categorical variables to numeric variables to increase statistical power

3:15 - 3:30 - Kasie Talbot, Mathematics - Statistics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Kim, CSUMB

Title: Water From Thin Air: Fog Water Collection

3:30 - 3:45 - Kyle Starling, Kinesiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maria Bellumori, CSUMB

Title: Reaction time differences across female college sports

3:45 - 4:00 - Lauren Castanon, Marine Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Goeltz, CSUMB

Title: Assessment of Sources of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Materials to Galveston Bay via Excitation Emission Florescence

4:00 - 4:15 - Jennifer Hatch, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Danielle Burchett, CSUMB

Title: Cognitive symptom trajectories among forensic inpatients diagnosed with psychotic disorders with and without comorbid depressive disorders

4:15 - 4:30 - Bryan Sierra-Rivera,

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Goeltz, CSUMB

Title: The role of antibiotics in modulating secondary metabolite production of Streptomyces grown in co-culture

4:30 - 4:45 - Intermission - Refreshments

4:45 - 5:00 - Logan Bennett & Gabriela Medrano, Cinematic Arts and Technology

Faculty Mentor: Meghan O'Hara, CSUMB

Title: East of Los Angeles

5:00 - 5:15 - Joseph Silva, Marine Science

Faculty Mentor: June Shrestha, Dr. Scott Hamilton, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Title: Different algal uptake rates of ammonium within the kelp forest community

5:15 - 5:30 - Hanna Kim, Kinesiology

Faculty Mentors: Dr. George Beckham, Dr. Maria Bellumori, Dr. Eric Martin, Dr. Alana Unfried, CSUMB

Title: Changes in Perceived Student Gains of Collegiate Club Rugby Players

5:30 - 5:45 - Emma Haines - Environmental Science Technology and Policy

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Olson, CSUMB

Title: Assessing the Ecological Health of Dry Phase IRES System Using Beetles

5:45 - 6:00 - Closing Remarks and Awards

Faculty committee

Danielle Burchett - Psychology

Lipika Deka - Mathematics

Ryan Luke - Kinesiology

Tim Miles - Biology

Jo Morrissey - Kinesiology

Sam Robinson - Human Communication

Fall 2018 Showcase

Check out our presenters for the Fall 2018 Showcase on the presentation schedule.

Spring 2017 Showcase

Presentation Schedule

Oral Presentations

1:00 - 1:15 Malachi Alexander, Mathematics Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alison Lynch Title: HEXIGONAL MOSAIC KNOTS 1:15 - 1:30 Nicolasa Villalobos, Psychology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jill Yamashita Title: DOES MOOD INFLUENCE THE GENERATION EFFECT? 1:30 - 1:45 Mathew Tomberlin, Computer Science Faculty Mentor: Dr. Krzysztof Pietroszek Title: GAUNTLET: TRAVEL TECHNIQUE FOR IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS USING NON-DOMINANT HAND 1:45 - 1:55 Julia Karo, Marine Science Mentor: Elan Porter Title: ALEPISAURUS FEROX: A BIOLOGICAL SAMPLER OF RARE MICRONEKTON IN THE NORTH PACIFIC SUBTROPICAL GYRE --------2:00 - 2:30 BREAK-------- CSU Research Competition Delegates: 2:30 - 2:45 Katrina Conen & Jayme Luna, Psychology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Danielle Burchett Title: IMPACT OF USING RAW VERSUS UNIFORM T-SCORES IN MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY-2 RESTRUCTURED FROM DESCRIPTIVE AND INFERENTIAL RESEARCH 2:45 - 3:00 James Vongsaroj, Kinesiology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Cook Title: EXAMINING TEMPERAMENT IN EXERCISE DEPENDENCE AND EATING DISORDERS 3:00 - 3:15 Kellen Murray, Kinesiology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Cook Title: INSPIRATION OR THINSPIRATION: EXAMINING PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATIONS AMONG PROBLEMATIC INTERNET USE, EXERCISE DEPENDENCE, AND EATING DISORDER RISK IN WOMEN 3:15 - 3:30 Sarah Coffin, Psychology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Dyer-Seymour Title: SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF AN ALBATROSS: PERSPECTIVE-TAKING AT THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM 3:30- 3:45 Cecilia Garcia, Biology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Henrik Kibak Title: RNA INTERFERENCE (RNAi) CONTROL OF WHITEFLY, BEMISIA TABACI MEAM1

Poster Presentations

1:00 - 1:30 Poster set-up 1:30 - 3:30 Poster Presentations 3:30 - 4:00 Poster take-down Presenters: Haley Cline & Ashley Tedesco, Psychology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Danielle Burchett Title: AN EXAMINATION OF THE IMPACT OF CONTENT-BASED INVALID RESPONDING ON MMPI-2-RF SUBSTANTIVE SCALE CRITERION VALIDITY IN A FORENSIC INPATIENT SAMPLE Nigel Hardy, Computer Science Faculty Mentor: Dr. Krzysztof Pietroszek Title: VR BIO-HYBRID GROWTH SIMULATION Alexandria Cervantes, Mathematics Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alison Lynch Title: MODELING EVOKED ASTROCYTE CALCIUM DYNAMICS Jordan Collignon, Mathematics Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lipika Deka Title: PROPAGATION OF LEAD IN THE HUMAN BODY Mikaela Bogdan, Environmental Science Faculty Mentor: John Silveus Title: POST-SOBERANES FIRE WATER QUALITY MONITORING OF THE BIG SUR AND CARMEL RIVER WATERSHEDS Zane Mortensen, Environmental Science Faculty Mentor: John Silveus Title: EFFICACY OF BIOREMEDIATION OF AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF USING BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES IN WOODCHIP BIOREACTORS Ryan Pugh, Mathematics Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alison Lynch Title: EARLY UNDERGRADUATES' EMERGING CONCEPTIONS OF CONVICTION AND PROFF Parker Smith, Marine Science Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Goeltz Title: ELECTROCATALYTIC CONVERSION OF CO2 USING MOLECULAR MANGANESE CARBONYL BASE CATALYST Rosa Garza, Mathematics Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lipika Deka Title: ULTRASOUND NERVE SEGMENTATION Megan Pentecost & Kaylie Low, Environmental Science & Environmental Studies Faculty Mentor: John Silveus Title: MONITORING WATER QUALITY IN THE LOWER SALINAS VALLEY WATERSHED AND ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF AGRICULTURE RUNOFF Kyle Starling, Steven Villaneda, Selena Romero, Andrew Stuck, Kinesiology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maria Bellumori Title: IMPROVEMENTS IN QUALITY OF LIFE FOLLOWING A SPEED-BASED GROUP EXERCISE PROGRAM

The following formats will be accepted for both completed projects and “works in progress” (work that is in the middle stages of data collection or formulation or early draft sketches or creative works).

Fall 2016 showcase

The Showcase is designed to highlight and support undergraduate research projects, scholarship, and creative activity at CSUMB.

This year we had ten oral presentations, including two group presentations for a total of fifteen student presenters. Topics ranged from molecular biology, to kinesiology and marine science. Each student, or research group, completed a ten minute oral presentation on their research, followed by a brief question and answer period.

UROC models the presentation format and evaluation criteria after the CSU Research Competition. Winners of the Fall Showcase are encouraged to apply to the CSU Research Competition in spring.

Showcase Winners!

1st place- Nicole Barbour (UROC Researcher): Spatial and temporal variability on the Monterey Bay sandy continental shelf

2nd place- Gina Dabbah (UROC Scholar): Ascospore dissemination in mummified blueberries

3rd place-Jacob Green (UROC Scholar): Juvenile rockfish enzymatic response to ocean acidification

Rescheduled:Wednesday, November 30, 2016

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Alumni & Visitors Center

Fall 2016 Showcase Presentation Schedule

3:00 - 3:15 Opening statements from UROC Director, Dr. John Banks

Moderator: Dr. Carla Fresquez

Oral Presentations:

3:15-3:30 Philip Engelgau, Biology

Faculty Mentor:

Title: Functional characterization of the tomato sugar transporter SWEET10

3:30- 3:45 Blake Hansen, Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lipika Deka

Title: A comparison of different machine learning algorithms for predicting gene essentiality in cancer

3:45- 4:00 Zane Mortensen, Mason Leandro, Alyson Carpenter, Alexandra Ball, Mason Fernandez Environmental Science & Biology

Faculty Mentor: John Silveus

Title: An examination of elevated nitrate concentrations on microbial denitrification rates and populations

4:00-4:15 Nicole Barbour, Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Corey Garza

Title: Spatial and temporal variability on the Monterey Bay sandy continental shelf

4:15-4:30 Cecilia Garcia, Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Henrik Kibak

Title: RNA interference control of whitefly, Bemisia tabaci MEAM1

4:30 - 4:50 Break

4:50-5:05 Gina Dabbah, Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tim Miles

Title: Ascospore dissemination inmummified blueberries

5:05-5:20 Jordan Collignon, Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lipika Deka

Title: Using partial differential equations to measure lead propagation in mammals

5:20- 5:35 Jacob Green, Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Logan

Title: Juvenile rockfish enzymatic response to ocean acidification

5:35-5:50 Steven Villaneda & Kyle Starling, Kinesiology

Faculty Mentor:

Title: A speed-based group exercise program improves physical function and perceived health in older adults

5:45-6:00 Awards & Closing Remarks

Spring 2016 showcase

Showcase Theme: Celebrating Inquiry acknowledges the core questions researchers ask at the beginning, middle, and end stages of the research process that frame and support the creation of new knowledge.

Showcase Video

Spring 2016 Showcase Presentation Schedule

The following formats will be accepted for both completed projects and “works in progress” (work that is in the middle stages of data collection or formulation or early draft sketches or creative works).

  • Poster presentation of research-- posterboard presentation of research.
  • 10-minute Oral Presentation with 5 min Q&A--individual and small groups (2-3) format; visuals recommended (PowerPoint, Keynote).
  • 5-minute Lightning Talks-- individual, panel or roundtable format.
  • Short Creative/Multimedia Presentations (film, creative writing)-- 10-20 minute short film showings, readings of creative writing, or other creative works.

Oral Presentations, Lightning Talks, Multimedia Presentations 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.   Library, 3rd Floor.

Oral Presentation, Multimedia Creative Presentation, and Lightning Talk Schedul

2016 Spring Showcase Schedule

Poster Presentations 2:00-4:00p.m. Library, 3rd Floor, West

The Basis for an Individual’s Moral Reasoning: Personal Beliefs vs.Group Affiliation

Lauren Tuosto

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kevin Grobman

Psychology

Associations Between Writing Skills, Strategies, and Grades in Psychology Undergraduates

Jennifer M. Bennett & Kimberly A. Hudson

Collaborator: Grace J. Lee

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Danielle Burchett, Justin L. Matthews, Shannon D. Snapp

Psychology

Why has Education Attainment in Monterey County Worsened During the Last 25 years?: A Demographic Study

Meredith Flores & Ignacio Navarro

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ignacio Navarro

Collaborative Heath and Human Services

Examination of Exercise Self Efficacy in Staff, Faculty, and Partners Enrolled in a University Workplace Health Promotion Program

Lydia K. Selzer, Lisa J. Leininger & Brian J. Cook

Faculty Advisors: Drs. Lisa Leininger & Brian Cook

Kinesiology

MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF Overreporting Validity Scale Scores for Forensic State Hospital Kayla Marshall, Stella Ornelas, Brittany Smith & Kaitlin Wilkerson

Collaborator: David M. Glassmire

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Danielle Burchett

Psychology

Examination of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among University Employees Participating in a Workplace Walking Program

Jessica Amstadter, Joshua Olmeda, Alexus Campos, Victoria Covert & Kimberly Eleazar

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Leininger

Kinesiology

Validation and Accuracy of Fitbit Charge: A Pilot Study

Veronica N. Jones, Lisa J. Leininger, Brian J. Cook

Faculty Advisors: Lisa J. Leininger, Brian J. Cook

Kinesiology

Faces (and Bodies) in the QueerCrowd: An Archival Analysis of Photographic Depictions of LGBTQ+ People in Queer Print Media

Ana Karen Corral, Justin J. Lane & Laura E. Munoz

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Justin Matthews

Psychology

Reaction Time in College Athletes

Victoria Clardy

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Maria Bellumori

Kinesiology

PINThought: Authentication using Mobile Brain Computer Interface

Brandan Lockwood, Donald Dong

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Krzysztof Pietroszek

Computer Science

Physical Function in Older Adults and a Speed-Based Exercise Intervention

Steven Villaneda

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Maria Bellumori

Kinesiology

Characterizing Microbes from the Molera Constructed Treatment Wetland for Their Use in Denitrifying Bioreactors

Teresa Munoz and Justin Vivar

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Arlene Haffa, Charmaine Robinson, John Silveus and Dr. John Skardon

Molecular Biology

Self-Efficacy, Perceived Competence, and Outcome Expectancy as Predictors of Strength Gains in a Strength and Conditioning Technique Course

Katherine Hadley

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jo Morrissey

Psychology/Kinesiology

Designing a Large-Size Multi-Touch 3D Interactive Tabletop

Joshua Shallow, Matthew Johnson

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Krzysztof Pietroszek

Computer Science

Polymorphic Horizontal Bioreactor Channel Design

California Biordi

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Skardon

Environmental Science Technology and Policy

Relationships Between Familial Socialization and Educational Success of Latino Men

Ana Lorena Saldivar

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mrinal Sinha

Psychology

Using an Agent-based Model to Simulate the Reintroduction of the Extinct Passenger Pigeon

Jordan Colligñon

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lipika Deka

Mathematics

Assessing Explosiveness Using a Range of Medicine Ball Weights for the Backwards Overhead Medicine Ball Throw

Joshua Olmeda, Alexandra Flores, Julian Echeverry

Faculty Advisor: Dr. George Beckham

Kinesiology

Efficiency of Three Carbon Substrates in a Vertical Up-Flow Denitrifying Bioreactor

Alixandra Rachman

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Skardon

Environmental Science Technology and Policy

Low-Cost Latency Compensation in Motion Tracking for Smartphone-Based Head Mounted Displays

Brian Zimmerman

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Krzysztof Pietroszek

Computer Science

Fall 2015 showcase

Showcase winners!

Congratulations to CSUMB's Fall 2015 Undergraduate Research Showcase Winners!*

1st place: Emily King(marine science)

Faculty Mentor: Dr.Cheryl Logan

Do interspeciesinteractions trigger the cellular stress response in porcelain crabs?

2nd place (tie): Aidan Shands (biology)

Faculty Mentor: Dr. TimMiles

Title: First report of Phytophthora cinnamoni causing root rot of Southern Highbush Blueberry inCalifornia

2nd place (tie): Catrin Wendt (marine science)

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kerry Nickols

European Green Crab distribution as an effect of eutrophication in the Elkhorn Slough

3rd place: Jordan Collignon (math)

Faculty Mentor: Dr.Lipika Deka

An agent-based model simulating the reintroduction of the extinct Passenger Pigeon under vary ing resource availability

*Monetary prizes were awarded to all winners.

all showcase presenters

Showcase Presenters at the Alumni Visitors Center

Friday, November 13, 2015 3:00-6:00 p.m. Alumni Visitors Center

Program

3:00 - 3:15 Opening statements Provost Dr. Bonnie Irwin UROC Director Dr. John Banks Moderators: Dr. Danielle Burchett & Dr. Gabriela Zapata Oral Presentations: 3:15-3:30 Pedro Guerreo, Julissa Garcia, Laura Medrano World Languages & Cultures Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gabriela Zapata Title: Linguistic and pragmatic characteristics of the Spanish spoken in Monterey County 3:30- 3:45 Veronica Jones, Kinesiology Faculty Mentors: Dr. Lisa Leininger & Dr. Brian Cook Title: Validation and accuracy of Fitbit® charge: A pilot study 3:45- 4:00 Jordan Collignon, Mathematics Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lipika Deka Title: An agent-based model simulating the reintroduction of the extinct Passenger Pigeon under varying resource availability 4:00-4:15 Jesse Yamagata, Biology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tim Miles Title: Detection of Erysiphe necator fungicide resistant alleles in environmental and air samples using a TaqMan assay 4:15-4:30 Catrin Wendt, Marine Science Faculty Mentors: Dr. Steve Moore & Dr. Kerry Nickols Title: European Green Crab distribution as an effect of eutrophication in the Elkhorn Slough 4:30-4:45 Isabella Romero, Psychology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Danielle Burchett Title: Mapping MMPI-2-RF substantive scales onto internalizing, externalizing, and thought dysfunction dimensions in a forensic patient setting 4:45-5:00 Juan Cerda, Biology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tim Miles Title: Identification of mitochondrial genomics-based detection assay for Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis groups 5:00- 5:15 Elizabeth Hensley, Human Communication Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sam Robinson Title: Culture, place, and tradition: cultivating community-based art in Berks County, Pennsylvania 5:15-5:30 Aidan Shands, Biology Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tim Miles Title: First report of Phytophthora cinnamoni causing root rot of Southern Highbush Blueberry in California 5:30-5:45 Emily King, Marine Science Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Logan Title: Do interspecies interactions trigger the cellular stress response in porcelain crabs? 5:45-6:00 Awards & Closing Remarks

Danielle Burchett, Psychology

Lipika Deka, Mathematics

Ryan Luke, Kinesiology

Tim Miles, Biology

Jo Morrissey, Kinesiology

Sam Robinson, Human Communication

Gabriela Zapata, World Language and Cultures