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Congratulations to all the finalists at the 2015 Symposium on Student Research, Innovation, and Creative Activities. These finalists advanced to the CSU Statewide Student Research Competition in May 2015.

Statewide Winner

Anneke Bulthuis- Dr. Jacqueline Trischman, faculty mentor
Biochemistry, Undergraduate
Breaking Brucellosis: Mapping and Burden Estimates for the Nakapiripirit District of Karamoja, Uganda, 2013-2014

Statewide Runner-Up

Trevor Towner- Dr. Keith Trujillo, faculty mentor
Psychology, Undergraduate
Endogenous Opioid Involvement in the Rewarding Effects of Methamphetamine

2015 CSUSM Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities & Innovation Finalists

Robert Altamirano- Dr. Keith Trujillo, faculty mentor
Psychology, Undergraduate
Ketamine Leads to an Increase in Pleasurable Calls for Adolescents

Michelle Bagood- Dr. Deborah Kristan, faculty mentor
Biological Sciences, Graduate
Hematocrit percentage has a complex relationship with voluntary wheel running and duration of parasite infection

Cindy Barba- Dr. Julie Jameson, faculty mentor
Biological Sciences, Undergraduate
The Effects of TNF-α on Spleen T Cell Lymphocytes of the Immune System in Obese and Diabetic Mice

Yesenia Cabrera- Dr. Kimberly D'Anna-Hernandez, faculty mentor
Biological Sciences, Undergraduate
Effects of inflammation on depression and maternal behavior in mice; implications for post-partum depression

Zane Cooper- Dr. Zhiwei Xiao, faculty mentor
History, Graduate
Why Are We Digital?: The Geopolitical History of Hard Drive Technology, 1978-1995

Abraham Escobedo- Dr. Keith Trujillo, faculty mentor
Psychology, Graduate
Effects of the Combination of Ketamine and Methamphetamine on USVs in Laboratory Rats

Stephanie Price- Dr. Heike Mahler, faculty mentor
Psychology, Undergraduate
Perceived Social Norms and Exercise Behavior among Caucasians and Hispanics

Jayme Temple- Dr. Keith Trujillo, faculty mentor
Psychology, Undergraduate
Antidepressant affects of Ketamine in Sprague Dawley and Wistar Rats