Campus: CSU, Los Angeles -- May 17, 2001


Two Cal State L.A. Students Win Awards at 15th Annual High Tech Expo

California State University, Los Angeles garnered two poster presentation awards at the 15th annual High Tech Student Expo, part of the recent NAFEO (National Association for Equality in Higher Education) 2001 Conference.

The winning Cal State L.A. students are listed below:

Vivian Aracely Galicia (sophomore chemistry major; Los Angeles resident), third place $100 award winner: "Detecting an Alu Insertion in Humans." Her research was done under the direction of Professors Raymond Garcia and Margaret Jefferson. Galicia is currently working with professor Philip LaPolt in the Department of Biology and Microbiology on a new research project this year.

Karla Lisandra Solorio (sophomore biology major; El Monte resident), second place $200 award winner: "Aquaculture: The Effects of Saline Concentration on Elodea." Her research was done under the direction of Professor John Gamon in the Department of Biology and Microbiology. Solorio is currently working with Professor Raymond Garcia in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on a new research project this year.

The National Association of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education is the national umbrella and public policy advocacy organization for 118 of the nation's historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities--public and private, large and small, urban and rural, liberal arts, agricultural, research, scientific and technological institutions.

Its mission is to champion the interests of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through the executive, legislative, regulatory and judicial branches of federal & state government--to articulate the need for a system of higher education where race, ethnicity, socio-economic status and previous educational attainment levels are not determinants of either the quantity or quality of higher education.

For details, call Margaret Jefferson, Cal State L.A.ís professor of genetics, at (323) 343-2059.


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