May 05, 2008|
By Eric Ackerman, Fred Kolkhorst
SDSU Science Students Take First and Second Place at Research Competition
SDSU Graduate Student Rodrigo Negreiros, M.S. in Physics and Ph.D. in Computational Sciences (Professor Fridolin Weber, advisor) won first place for his reasearch titled "Structure and Thermal Evolution of Neutron Stars."
Second place went to Graduate Student Shady Amin, Ph.D. in Chemistry (Carl Carrano, advisor) his research titled "The Role of Symbiotic Bacterial Siderophores in the Development of Primary Productivity in the Ocean."
The Twenty-Second Annual California State University Student Research Competition was held May 2 and 3, 2008, at California State University, East Bay. This system-wide competition showcased excellent research conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Student participants made oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, colleges and universities in California.
The competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University.
Each school was allowed to send 10 students who presented their work in front of a jury. Each of our SDSU students gave a solid presentation, and this year, SDSU had a total of three firsts and one second place.