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2021 Edison STEM-NET Student Research Fellowship Winners

​​​The Edison STEM-NET Student Research Fellowship program provided funds for 33 CSU STEM undergraduate students to work collaboratively with a faculty mentor on a research project during the spring 2021 semester. On May 7th they showcased their results of their amazing work. Congratulations to all of them.

​Symposium Message from Southern California Edison

Qiana Charles, Government Relations Principal Manager,​ Southern California Edison​​

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Student Presenters

Abbas Abdulhasan 

Abbas Abdulhasan

California State University, Long Beach

BioChemistry​

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vasanthy Narayanaswami​

Presentation Title:​ Structural and Functional Consequences of Apolipoprotein (apo) E3 and apoE4 Modification by 4-Hy​d​roxynonenal, A Product of Environmental Pollution and Cellular Lipid Peroxidation


Ana C. Jurado 

Ana C. Jurado​

Cal Poly Pomona

Electro. Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: ​Dr. Farbod Khoshoud

Presentation Title:​ Title: Solar-fuel Cell Design and Testing for Aerial Vehicles and Robotics Applications​



I Gusti Ngura​h Raka Bhaskara 

I Gusti Ngura​h Raka Bhaskara

California State University, San Bernardino

Biochemistry​​

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Mallari​

Presentation Title:​ Developing Photo-Cross-Linking Click Chemistry Probes against Falcilysin, an Essential Malarial ​​Protease




Apolo Ibanez Rincon 

Apolo Ibanez Rincon

California State University, San Bernardino

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Angela Horner ​

Presentation Title:​ The Effects of Exercise and Aging on Tendon Morphology and Mechanics ​




Ashley Ertzman 

Ashley Ertzman

Cal Poly Pomona

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Beardsley​

Presentation Title:​ Interactive Outdoor Learning –In What Ways Does an Outdoor, Place-based Learning Exercise Affect Curiosity, Interest, and Student Learning about Biodiversity in Introductory Biology?​ ​




Evelyn Pohle 

Evelyn Pohle

California State University, Fullerton

Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alison Marzocchi​

Presentation Title:​ Racial, Gender, and STEM Career Representation in Mathematics Textbooks ​ ​




Michelle Mohr 

Michelle Mohr

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Geography

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Parveen Chhetri​

Presentation Title:​ Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on the Tree Line Ecotone of California using Geospatial Technology




Justin Demoss 

Justin Demoss

California State University, Long Beach

Kinesiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kevin Valenzuela ​

Presentation Title:​ Longitudinal Effects of an Achilles Speed Bridge Repair on Lower Extremity Mechanics​




 

Joel Cortez

California State University, San Bernardino

Physics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matteo Crismani​

Presentation Title:​ A New View on Martian Clouds ​​




Janelle Meghan Sy 

Janelle Meghan Sy

Cal Poly Pomona

Physics & Astronomy

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Breanna Binder​

Presentation Title:​ Simulating the Evolution of the most Massive Binary Stars​​




Carly Soos style= 

Carly Soos

Cal Poly Pomona

Physics & Astronomy

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Povich​​

Presentation Title:​ The Star Formation Rate of the SPICY Milky Way ​​




Justice Mena style= 

Justice Mena

California State University, Northridge

Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tae Oh​​

Presentation Title:​ Investigation of Atrope Isomerism to Focus the B​ioactivity of Biologically Active Benzimidazole Derivatives ​​​




Benjamin Dao style= 

Benjamin Dao

California State University, Long Beach

Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Fangyuan Tian​​

Presentation Title:​ Exploring the Versatility of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Beyond Gas Adsorption ​​​





Natallia Urieva style= 

Natallia Urieva

Cal Poly Pomona

Aerospace Engineering​

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Subodh Bhandari​​

Presentation Title:​ Collision Detection and Avoidance System for UAVs using Optical Flow ​​​





Yeny Gomez style= 

Yeny Gomez

California State University, Los Angeles

Chemistry & Biochemistry​

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Vellanoweth​​

Presentation Title:​ Transcription Factor Analysis of Senescence Appearing Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana using Bioinformatics Tools​​ ​​​





Marino Di Franco Quionez style= 

Marino Di Franco Quionez

California State University, Los Angeles

Mechanical Engineering ​

Faculty Mentor: ​Dr. Chris Bachman

Presentation Title:​ Identification of High-Entropy Oxides for Oxygen Evolution Catalysis





Whitney Jones style= 

Whitney Jones

Cal Poly Pomona

Biology​

Faculty Mentor: ​Dr. Jeremy Claisse​

Presentation Title:​ Analysis of Fish Life Stages (Body Size) on Oil and Gas Platform Depths





Veng Hout Ty style= 

Veng Hout Ty

California State University, Fullerton

BioChemistry​​

Faculty Mentor: ​Dr. Stevan Pecic​

Presentation Title:​ In vitro Selection of DNA Aptamers for the Detection of the Agricultural Insecticide Imidacloprid





Carina Colesstyle= 

Carina Coles

California State University, Fullerton

Civil Environmental Engineering

Faculty Mentor: ​Dr. Pratanu Ghosh ​​

Presentation Title:​ Influence of High-Performance Concrete (HPC) Mixtures on Sulfate Attack on Concrete ​





Nicole Luna style= 

Nicole Luna

Cal Poly Pomona

Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Ramirez​ ​​

Presentation Title:​ Elastic Mechanical Metamaterials for Energy Absorption ​


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Cameron Fraser style= 

Cameron Fraser

California State University, ​San Bernardino

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Newcomb​​

Presentation Title:​ Generation of Feline Macrophage Cell Lines to Study Feline Coronavirus ​





Deanna Tuong style= 

Deanna Tuong

California State University, Fullerton

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Parvin Shahrestani​

Presentation Title:​ Establishing Drosophila melanogasteras a model system to study Acinetobacter baumanniiinfection ​





Elizabeth Solisstyle= 

Elizabeth Solis

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sonal Singhal​

Presentation Title:​ Delimiting Species in the Australian Lizard Ctenotus ​





Sal Gutierrez style= 

Sal Gutierrez

California State University, Long Beach

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Whitcraft​

Presentation Title:​ Effects of Oyster Restoration Substrate on Epifauna Invertebrates in Southern California ​





Logan Luevano style= 

Logan Luevano

California State University, Long Beach

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Raisa Hernandez-Pacheco​​

Presentation Title:​ Effects of Early-Life Ecological Adversity on Late-Life Reproduction in a Nonhuman Primate​





Joyce Quonstyle= 

Joyce Quon

California State University, Los Angeles

Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daphne Liu​​

Presentation Title:​ Density and Kappa Value of Sequences with Forbidden Separations​





Sierra Breyer style= 

Sierra Breyer

California State University, Long Beach

Physics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alexander Klotz​​

Presentation Title:​ Nanopore spectroscopy of complex DNA structures​​





Levi Randall style= 

Levi Randall​

California State University, Fullerton

Computer Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ankita Mohapatra​

Presentation Title:​ Electricity Load Forecasting using Long Short-Term Neural Networks with Hyperparameter Optimization ​​





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Daniel Echeverria Palencia style= 

Daniel Echeverria Palencia​

California State University, Los Angeles

Civil Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sonya R. Lopez ​

Presentation Title:​ Urban Water Sustainability in the Los Angeles River Basin ​​





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Maria De La Torrestyle= 

Maria De La Torre​

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Philip Vieira ​

Presentation Title:​ Drug addiction and the Brain: A Combined Research and Educational Program to Engage the Next Generation STEM Workforce ​​





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Mayra Silva Barcenas style= 

Mayra Silva Barcenas​​

California State University, San Bernardino

BioChemistry​

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joyce Pham​ ​

Presentation Title:​ Electronic Structures and Atomic Site Preference of γ-Brass Type Pseudo-Binary Mn2Zn11-Ni2Zn11​​





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Mario Figueroa​​

Cal Poly Pomona

Physics & Astronomy

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ertan Salik ​

Presentation Title:​ Numerical Study of Sensors Based on Hyperbolicmeta Material Susing Comsol Multiphysics





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Nicholas Balderas​​

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Physics

Faculty ​Mentor: Dr. Horace Crogman ​

Presentation Title:​ Analysis of Highly Excited Vibrational-Rotational States of Tetrahedral Molecules CO2 in Terms of Classical Relative Equilibria





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Congratulations to our IPAD Winners


IPAD Winners style=(From left to right Sal Gutierrez, Justice Mena, Evelyn Pohle, Ashley Ertzman)