Local Student Research Competition Held March 5, 2007
The Office of Research Administration hosted the Sacramento State 21st Annual Student Research Local Competition on Saturday, March 5, 2007. There were eight students from various disciplines competing.
The first place winner was Pang Moua, Undergraduate, Major - Biological Sciences. Her topic was: “The Effects of Datisica Glomerata on Two Breast Cancer Cell Lines, MDA-MB 231 and BT-474”. An aqueous extract of Datisica glomerata (Durango root) was shown to have cytotoxicity towards breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB 231 and BT-474 grown in culture. Ms. Moua received a $200.00 prize, plus the opportunity to compete at the statewide competition.
Presentation slides (pdf).
All eight students will compete in the statewide competition on May 4 and 5 at CSU, Dominiguez Hills. Their travel expenses will be reimbursed funded by ARA Grant and Research Administration.
We would also like to acknowledge the faculty who were the judges of the contest:
Jessie Gaston, Cooper Woodson Program and History
Jamie Kneitel, Biological Sciences
Hellen Lee-Keller, English Department
Albert Lozano, Bilingual Multicultural Education
George Paganelis, Library
Ali Porbaha, Civil Engineering
Joseph Richards, College of Business Administration
John Strother, Division of Social Work
Cindi Sturtz Sreetharan, Anthropology
The Office of Research Administration would like to encourage students to compete next year. Please visit our website at: http://www.csus.edu/research/student/researchcomp.htm