Seventeenth Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium
CSUN Chapter of Sigma Xi
Friday 01 May 2015, 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM, Juniper Hall 1204, 1206, 1210, 1212
Awards for Best Talks
    Here are the winners for the best talks of each session.
    This list of winners is also available as this PDF.
    Session I
    First PlaceMohammad Ehsani-NiaBiologyadvisor: Cindy Malone
    Second PlaceCourtney M. ButtonBiologyadvisor: Janet E. Kübler
    Third PlaceAllen Sarkisyan
    Seyed Sajjadi
    Mathematicsadvisor: Bruce E. Shapiro
    Session II
    First PlaceJulia J. DandurandMathematicsadvisor: Silvia Fernández-Merchant
    Second PlaceRyan DavisChemistry and Biochemistryadvisor: Gagik Melikyan
    Third PlaceSamuel R. Fleischer
    Pablo C. Chavarria
    Mathematicsadvisor: Jing Li
    Session III
    First PlaceJun YanBiologyadvisor: Cindy Malone
    Second PlaceAndrew OliverBiologyadvisor: Kerry Cooper
    Third PlaceTess RenahanBiologyadvisor: Ray L. Hong
    Session IV
    First PlaceErica M. HoldridgeBiologyadvisor: Casey terHorst
    Second PlaceAlex J MantanonaChemistry and Biochemistryadvisor: Simon J. Garrett
    Third PlaceAlexa MuttiBiologyadvisor: Steve Dudgeon
Symposium Program
The Symposium
    The CSUN Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, holds its seventeenth annual student research symposium, with separate sessions for undergraduate and graduate students. Cash awards and certificates of recognition are given to the top presenters in each session.
For Students: To Apply to Give a Talk
    Undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of science (biological, physical, social and behavioral), mathematics, engineering, health science, and kinesiology are eligible. Groups of students can present a talk, provided that the group is all undergraduate or all graduate. To apply, save this form as a text file, fill it out (it asks for contact information and an abstract of no more than 200 words), and send it by email to Prof. Daniel Katz (at: [first name] [dot] [last name] [at] csun [dot] edu) before 5:00 PM Monday, 27 April 2015.
For Students: Preparing Your Talk
    The talks will be scheduled every fifteen minutes. Students should prepare a talk of no more than ten minutes. Allow a period of about three minutes for questions at the end of the talk.
For Faculty: Getting Involved
    Faculty can help in two ways. First of all, we encourage you to bring this symposium to the attention of any student who might be interested in presenting. Secondly, we need judges for the talks. Any faculty member in the fields of science (biological, physical, social and behavioral), mathematics, engineering, health science, and kinesiology is qualified to be a judge. Faculty mentors of undergraduate presenters cannot judge sessions for undergraduates, and mentors of graduate students cannot judge graduate sessions. If you are interested in being a judge, contact Daniel Katz (at: [first name] [dot] [last name] [at] csun [dot] edu) at your earliest convenience.