SJSU Student Research Forum This Week

Flyer for 2016 Student Research Forum

Flyer for 2016 Student Research Forum

SJSU’s Office of Research and the SJSU Research Foundation will be hosting the 37th Annual SJSU Student Research Forum, on Thursday, April 7, from noon to 2 p.m., in ENG 285/287. The event will include a student poster presentation, an awards ceremony and reception. The six students, who will be honored with their faculty mentors, competed in the SJSU Student Research Competition March 2 and 3.

A total of 12 students competed in categories that included engineering and computer science; physical and mathematical sciences; biological and agricultural sciences; interdisciplinary; business, economics and public administration; behavioral and social sciences; and health, nutrition and clinical sciences. They were each allotted 25 minutes to do a short presentation on their research and answer questions from a panel of faculty members on the selection committee.

The top student researchers who will be honored on Thursday will share their research with a poster presentation. The students include:

  • Michael Balderrama, Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, with faculty mentor Claire Komives: “Bioengineering an Alternative, Cheap, and Reliable Anti-venom: The LTNF-11 Peptide”
  • Wilson Florero-Salinas and Dan Li, College of Science, with faculty mentor Guangliang Chen: “Efficient and Accurate kNN Based Parameter Tuning for SVM”
  • Angela Gates, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, with faculty mentor Debra Hansen: “A (Blind) Woman’s Place is (Teaching) in the Home: The Life of Kate Foley (1873-1940)”
  • Evelyn Henry, College of Science, with faculty mentor Lionel Cheruzel: “Immobilization of Light-Driven P450 Biocatalysts Using Cross-Linked Enzeyme Aggregates (CLEAS)”
  • Sushmitha Kasturi, College of Social Sciences, with faculty mentor Colleen Haight: “Why Is It Riskier for Microfinance Institutes to Lend Loans to the Women in Indian Than to the Women in Bangladseh?”
  • Aneesha Kulkarni, College of Science, with faculty mentor Tzvia Abramson: “Modeling Endothelial Cells t Study Inflammatory Responses in a Bordetella Pertussis Infection.”

The six SJSU Student Research Competition winners will compete in the statewide CSU Student Research Competition on April 29 and 30.

Please RSVP to the April 7 event to

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