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Local Student Research Competition Held March 15, 2008

Hitasha MiteraThe Office of Research Administration hosted the Sacramento State 22nd Annual Student Research Local Competition on Saturday, March 15, 2008. There were eighteen students from various disciplines competing, with ten students qualifying to compete in the statewide competition.

The first place winner was Hitasha Mitera, Graduate, Speech Language Pathology.  Her topic was entitled Assessment for People with Aphasia: To facilitate clinicians in providing evidence-based treatments for people with aphasia, by providing a comprehensive assessment tool incorporating advantages of other assessments tools, minimizing disadvantages. Ms. Mitera received a $200 prize, plus the opportunity to compete at the statewide competition.

All ten students will compete in the statewide competition on May 2nd and 3rd at CSU, East Bay. Their travel expenses will be reimbursed by an ARA Grant and the Office of Research Administration.

We would also like to acknowledge the faculty who were the judges of the contest:

Robert J. Cassinelli, Humanities & Religious Studies
Benjamin Gherman, Chemistry
Jai Joon Lee, College of Business Administration
Albert Lozano, Bilingual Multicultural Education
Virginia Matzek, Environmental Studies
Boatamo Mosupyoe, Pan African Studies
Ali Porbaha, Civil Engineering
John Strother, Division of Social Work
Julie Thomas, Library

Upcoming Competition
The Office of Research Administration would like to encourage students to compete next year. Please visit our website at:

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Research Administration
(916) 278-7565