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Spring 2023 STEM-NET SoCalGas Student Research Fellowship Virtual Café

The STEM-NET SoCalGas Student Research Fellowship program provides funds for undergraduate students to work collaboratively with CSU STEM faculty members on research projects during the summer 2022 semester. Results of their work are subsequently shared during the Thursday, April 27th virtual event.

​The STEM-NET SoCalGas Student Research Fellowship Virtual Café will feature six student fellowship recipients. Each student will present for 10 minutes followed by Q&A session. The virtual event will be held via Zoom.

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Schedule & Agenda

Session Name
​Time
Description

Introduction


​12:00PM -12:02 AM

Dr. Frank A. Gomez, CSU Office of the Chancellor, Executive Director, STEM-NET

Session Name
​Time
Description

Presenter 1

​12:02 AM -12:12 AM
Trent Ruiz

Student Name: Trent Ruiz

Campus: California State University, Channel Islands

Department: Mathematics 

College Level: Undergraduate

Major: Applied Physics

Research Title: Computational Aspects of Peridynamic Corrosion Damage Modeling and Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique Validation

Presenter 2​12:12AM -12:22 AM
Naomi Carmen Garcia

Student Name: Naomi Carmen Garcia

Campus: California State University, Fresno

Department:  Chemistry and Biochemistry

College Level: Sophomore

Major: Biology

Research Title: The Analysis of the Environmental Growth Conditions effecting Algal Biomass and Lipid Accumulation



Presenter 3

​12:22AM -12:32 AM
Ysabel Espinosa

Student ​Name: Ysab​el Espinosa

Campus: CSU San Bernardino

Department: ​Physics and A​stronomy

College Level: Junior 

Majo​r: Physics ​

Research Title: Looking for Martian Meteor Showers

Presenter 4

​12:32 AM-12:42 AM ​
Ernesto Chavez  

​Student ​Name: Ernesto Chavez

Campus: California State University, Bakersfield

Department: Biology Department

College Level: Junior

Major: Biology

Research Title: Plant Traits that Promote Successful Establishment when Restoring Degraded Southern California Shrublands

​Presenter 5
​12:42 AM-12:52 AM
Ethan Lucsik  

Student ​Name: Ethan Lucsik

Campus: California State University, Long Beach

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

College Level: Sophomore

Major: Biochemistry

Research Title: Biodegradable Metal-organic Framework thin Film as Drug-eluting Stent Coating

​​Presenter 6
​12:52 AM-1:02PM
Ericka Esteban

Student Name: ​Erica ​Therese B. Esteban

Campus: California State University, Fullerton

College Level: Senor

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Major: Biochemistry

Research Title: Local and Long-range Structural Investigation of a Solid Solution Exhibiting Tunable Thermal Expansion

Q&A

1:02PM -1:22 PM 

Questions from the audience.

Closing Remarks

​1:22 PM – 1:25PM​

Dr. Frank A. Gomez, CSU Office of the Chancellor, Executive Director, STEM-NET