Campus: CSU, Bakersfield -- May 10, 2000
CSUB Students Win at State Research
Two California State University, Bakersfield students
earned plaudits at the 14th annual statewide student
research competition sponsored by The California State
University held recently at the Cal Poly Pomona.
Dustine Rojas-Kraft won first place in the graduate
division, behavioral and social sciences; and Ruth Veinote
earned a second place in the undergraduate division,
biological and agricultural sciences.
Rojas-Kraft investigated the acculturation pressures that
Mexican- American women face from Mexican culture and
American society; Luis Vega was faculty mentor. Veinote
presented her research into a key enzyme activity of common
horehound; Roy LaFever was faculty mentor.
Other CSUB students presented their original
- Jason Anthony studied risk assessment and
remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater.
- Kaye Lynn Falconer examined contrasting
definitions of modern depression and melancholy in the 18th century.
- Gale Grasse studied cave art in the San Emigdio
Mountains. She examined local rock art that appears to illustrate solar
- Victoria Harvey studied social status in a
prehistoric community in the Mojave Desert. She examined burial goods
and artifacts to determine differences in status and rank in the
- Misty Hendricks examined the physiology of
exercise, specifically how certain muscle adaptation occurs.
- Christopher Hinton presented quantum mechanical
calculations to show the difference between C-H bond dissociation
enthalpies in methane, ethane, and toluene.
- Irma Morales Waugh examined some of the obstacles,
including domestic violence, that women face that make
permanent employment difficult.