Local Student Research Competition Held March 7, 2009
The first place winner was Anthony Barley, Undergraduate, Biological Sciences. His topic was entitled Habitat structure directly affects aggression in convict cichlids, Archocentrus nigrofasciatus. His study investigated how a fish’s habitat structure affects the amount of aggressive behavior that it exhibits. He tested this using convict cichlids, Archocentrus nigrofasciatus. Mr. Barley received a $200 prize, plus the opportunity to compete at the statewide competition.
All six students will compete in the statewide competition on May 1-2, 2009 at CSU, Los Angeles. 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:
- Benjamin Gherman, Chemistry
- Jacqueline Houston, Chemistry
- Maria Jaoudi, Humanities and Religious Studies
- Akihiko Kumagai, Mechanical Engineering
- Nikolaos Lazaridis, History
- Albert Lozano, Bilingual Multicultural Education
- Bin Lu, Mathematics and Statistics
- Hakan Ozcelik, Business
- Harry Theodorides, Kinesiology and Health Science
- Patricia Woodward, Kinesiology and Health Science
- Kathy Zhong, Mathematics & Statistics
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