researchers rise to the top
Two California State University, Sacramento students won coveted
awards at this month’s prestigious 17th annual California
State University Student Research Competition.
Chemistry major Jacqueline Houston received first place in the physical
and mathematical sciences division with a project titled “Transition
Metal Cation Migration Through Zeolite Materials.” Her research
examined how metal moves through porous materials. Houston is graduating
this semester with her master’s degree and is entering a doctoral
program this fall. She lives in Sacramento, 95825.
Sherry Reafsnyder’s project, “Open Clusters: An Important
Means of Probing Galactic Disk Evolution,” earned second place,
also in the physical and mathematical sciences division. Open clusters
are related groups of stars held together by gravity. Reafsnyder
is pursuing her bachelor’s degree with a double major in English
and astronomy. Her hometown is Grass Valley, 95945.
The annual CSU Student Research Competition features research of
undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from all academic
Approximately 200 students from all 23 CSU campuses submit written
papers and present their findings. Seven students from CSUS competed
in the event at CSU Stanislaus.
Media assistance is available from the CSUS public affairs office
at (916) 278-6156.