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2014 CSUSB Student Research Competition Winners!

The Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Student Research would like to congratulate this year's Student Research Competition winners. Chosen from a pool of outstanding presentations, these students will advance to the CSU Student Research Competition in May, where they will compete against scholars from other CSU campuses. The statewide competition will be held at Cal State East Bay, May 2nd and 3rd.We wish them the best of luck!

College of Natural Sciences

  • Alexander Beechko, undergraduate division
  • Stacey Nerkowski, graduate division

College of Arts & Letters

  • Peter Kleinpass, undergraduate division

Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • Edgar Larin, undergraduate division
  • Steven Nieto, undergraduate division
  • Vanessa Carlos, undergraduate division
  • Juan Franquez, graduate division
  • Lace Riggs, graduate division

Congratulations CSU Research Competition Winners!

CSUSB students Steven Nieto (B.A. Psychology) and Stacey Nerkowski (M.S. Biology) each received first place for their research presentations at the state-wide CSU Research Competition, held at CSU East Bay May 2nd and 3rd. Nieto's presentation, Adolescent Prozac Exposure Enhances Sensitivity to Cocaine in Adulthood suggests that adolescents being treated with Prozac may be more prone to using cocaine later in life, and is based on research he is conducting for his honors thesis. Nerkowski's work examines the population structure and biodiversity of the Santa Ana Specked Dace, a small fresh water minnow that inhabits local tributaries. Her presentation, Microsatellite Analysis of Population Structure in the Santa Ana Speckled Dace (Rhinichthys osculus): Conservation and Evolution explains her process and findings, which involved the use of microsatellite markers. We congratulate them both on their remarkable achievements.

New Thesis, Project, and Dissertation Review Process

As of Winter 2014, theses, projects and dissertations will be posted on the new CSUSB ScholarWorks electronic repository.

Beginning Spring 2014, Graduate Studies will charge a fee for thesis, project and dissertation reviews. The Digital Archive and Review Fee is $30 and is paid at the beginning of the review process. Funds will be used for graduate student programs, such as workshops, additional online resources, and the annual Outstanding Thesis Award.

For more information, please see the Thesis, Project Dissertation section of our website.