Students and Alumni
Summer Scholars 2014
The students in the Summer Scholars program are selected based on their academic achievements and interest in research. They spend 10 weeks working side by side with a faculty researcher, completing complex and valuable studies in the fields of medicine, computer science, mathematics, physics, biological sciences, biochemistry and chemistry.
ViaSat: Rochelle Claudius (CHEM), Jennifer Hill (BIOL), Cassandra Gilmour (CHEM), Ian Kane (CSIS), Juan Lopez (MATH), Louis Magallon (PHYS), Andrew McNary (PHYS), Justin Mulvaney (MATH), Alexis Scollard (CSIS).
Genentech: Patricia Bryne (BIOL), Christopher Ottersbach (BIOL).
John Gormally: Ezra Benitez-Ahedo (PHYS), Blaine Jester (PHYS).
President Haynes honored six outstanding graduates in the Class of 2014, including Gary Simmons, a student in the Department of Physics. Gary is the President’s Outstanding Graduate and the Dean's Award Outstanding Student in the College of Science and Mathematics. He will be attending the University of Colorado-Boulder this fall and pursuing a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
On May 2-3, Students Madison Perry (PHYS) and Jose Banuelos (BIOL) represented CSUSM at the 28th Annual CSU Student Research Competition at CSU East Bay.
- Madison Perry and Dr. Stephen Tsui: Characterization of Universal Dielectric Response and Negative Capacitance in Compressed Nanopowders.
- Jose Banuelos and Dr. Matthew Escobar: Auxin Biosynthesis in Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
Congratulations to Breanna Glass, Biochemistry major, who was selected to receive a 2014 a CSUPERB Presidents' Commission Scholar Award to fund the project titled, "Investigations of HSP22 for invitro translation applications." Ms. Glass will be working in the lab with her faculty mentor Dr. Kambiz Hamadani, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, during the summer.