Third Annual Thesis Symposium


Symposium Poster

Master's Thesis Symposium
at the State Capitol
Assembly Committee Room 126

May 29, 2014
3:30-5:00 pm

Reception to follow from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Tequila Museo Mayahuel, Coa Room
1200 K Street, Suite 3
Sacramento, CA

(Printable symposium flyer)Symposium Program. This will link to the pdf of the program.

Photo of students at the Thesis Symposium.

The third annual Sacramento State Public Policy and Administration Master’s Thesis Symposium will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in Assembly Committee Room 126 of the Capitol.

The symposium will feature presentations by PPA graduate students from their recently completed theses. It is sponsored by GASPPA and the Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni

This year’s stellar group of presenters include:

  • Sergio Aguilar: “Addressing Healthcare Access Needs for Children Enrolled in Medi-Cal”
  • Brandon Anderson: “Different Strokes: An Analysis of Green Building Demand”
  • Michael Billingsley: “Income Inequality: Analysis and Recommendation Using the Bardach Method”
  • Kacey Dominguez: “Components of a Comprehensive Marijuana Regulatory System: Assessing California’s Medical Marijuana Program”
  • Cosmo Garvin: “Place and Poverty: How does Sprawl Effect Poverty Rates in U.S. Central Places?”
  • Bill Thomas: “Which Vehicles have a Higher Probability of Failing a California Smog Check Inspection Primarily Consisting of a Diagnostic Scan of the Vehicle's On-Board Computer System?”

These six students were selected to present their theses at the Capitol on some interesting and relevant subjects, as you can see, including Medi-Cal, “green” buildings, income inequality, marijuana regulation, urban sprawl and smog checks. In addition, Sac State alum Diane Cummins, currently special advisor to the governor on state and local realignment efforts, will speak about how her academic training prepared her for a career in public service.

We would also like to thank Associated Students, Inc. for their support of this event.