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Cal State Fullerton Scholars to Compete
at CSU Student Research Event


April 16, 2004 :: No. 216

Thirteen Cal State Fullerton scholars will represent the university at the 18th annual California State University Student Research Competition April 30-May 1 at Cal State Northridge.

The competition is designed to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the CSU.

Students will present their work orally before a jury and an audience, in various categories in undergraduate and graduate divisions. Participants qualified for the finals at Northridge by winning the campus competitions. Cal State Fullerton entrants are:

Title of Entry:
Kerri Barry Rancho Santa
Comparative Religion “The Flexner Report: The Imposition of Regulatory Standards on the Field of Medical Education and Subsequent Repercussions on the Practice of Folk and Alternative Medicine”
Mentor: James Santucci, professor of comparative religion      

Lawrence Gray Placentia Biologicial Science "Does Mouse Ceruloplasmin Have Ferroxidose Activity?”
Mentor: Maria Linder, professor of chemistry and biochemistry      

Gabriel Llinas Fullerton Anthropology “A Kinetic Study of Atomic Chlorine Reactions with Naphthalene and Methylnaphthalene at 293K Using the Relative Rate/Discharge Fast Flow/Mass Spectrometer Technique”
Mentor: Zhuangjie Li, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry      

Jani Ranasinghe Bellflower Political Science Political Conflict and Brain Drain in Sri Lanka”
Mentor: Choudhury Shamin, associate professor of political science      

Charles Schofield Claremont Religious Studies “Gnosticism and Its Effects on Modern Society”
Mentor: James Santucci,
professor of comparative religion

Sandra Lea Smith
Eric Lui
Don Hopps
San Gabriel
Mechanical Engineering “Ankle Joint Testing Equipment Device”
Mentors: Steven Zinder, assistant professor of kinesiology and health promotion
Tim Lancey, emeritus professor of mechanical engineering

Graduate Division
Janice Christmas
Marilyn Cooper
Palos Verdes
Palm Spring
Art “The World According to William T. Wiley: Past and Recent Works”
Mentor: Mike McGee,
professor of art

David Peterson
Michael Vodhanel
Garden Grove
Math “Fast and Tractable Disease Detection Technique Using Principal Orthogonal Decomposition”
Mentor: Charles H. Lee, assistant professor of mathematics      

Trangdai Tranguyen Stanton History “Orange County, Yellow History: An Intimate
Encounter with Vietnamese American Lives”
Mentor: Arthur Hansen, emeritus professor of history      

Mavee Witherspoon Fullerton Biology Aminogylcoside 6’-N-Acetyltransferase Type
Ib Distribution in E.coli”
Mentor: Marcelo Tolmasky, professor of biological science      


Media Contacts: Sylvia Alva, assistant vice president for academic programs and professor of child and adolescent studies, at
657-278-4586 or salva@fullerton.edu
Dave Reid, Public Affairs, at 657-278-4855 or dreid@fullerton.edu


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