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Research @ the Beach - Student Research

Investigations of the Effects of Pulsatile Flows on the Mucus Layers in the Human Respiratory System

May 2016

With his research on the human respiratory system, Jeremy Bonifacio, a winner of the 2014 Innovation Challenge, continues to use high-tech solutions to address longstanding environmental and public-health issues.

Read more about the Effects

Using the Picard-Chebyshev Method to Solve Complex Problems in Space Sciences

May 2016

Since enrolling in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CSULB, Darin Koblick has authored over half a dozen technical papers pertaining to his research involving astrodynamics and Space Situational Awareness.

Read more about the Method

Preventing a Dangerous Infection in Newborns

March 2016

An infant's hand wraps around a woman's finger.

Nursing student Robin Koeppel’s research examines how Neonatal Intensive Care Units can prevent blood stream infections stemming from central line catheters in newborns.

Avoiding infection is of primary importance and often involves changes to how providers (nurses, physicians, and others) care for the central line. For example, restructuring how medications are administered using the central line reduces the number of opportunities to introduce infection. Fortunately, over the past several years, NICU Quality Improvement (QI) programs across the nation have been successful in reducing the incidence of central line-associated infections.

Read more about Preventing Infections

Student Spotlight: CSULB Graduate David Ronquillo

by Dr. Michael R. Peterson - Student Research - January 2016

David Ronquillo has always been drawn to science. His innate desire to understand the inner workings of our complex world has been consistently encouraged by his hard-working parents whose strong support has made his pursuit of science possible.

Read more about David Ronquillo

Seven Students Honored at National Research Conference

Student Research - December 2015

Seven students were recognized in Seattle, Wash., last month for their juried research presentations at the 15th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Scientists sponsored by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences.

Read more about the Honorees

Dancer's Research Influences Choreography

Student Research - November 2015

Performance dance stemming from Yasmine Lindskog's research

Yasmine Lindskog created "The Last Light" after researching emergence and complexity theory with her faculty mentor Dr. Colleen Dunagan (Dance). Read more about Yasmin Lindskog

CED Graduate Conducts Literacy Research with Faculty Mentor

Student Research - October 2015

Kathleah Pagdilao Photo


Kathleah Consul Pagdilao is a graduate of the College of Education who has been actively involved in both faculty and independent research related to literacy, storytelling, and oral histories.

Read more Kathleah's work


Psychology Conducts Behavioral Neuroscience Research

Student Research - August 2015

Headshot of Sarret Seng

Sarret Seng discovered a passion for research while working on numerous projects in behavioral neuroscience at CSULB. With the guidance of her faculty mentor, Dr. Arturo Zavala (Psychology), Seng has presented research findings at various international and national conferences, such as the Society for Neuroscience.

Before graduating in May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Seng successfully defended her honor’s thesis project, which examined the functional consequences of pre-school age children’s exposure to Ritalin.

Read more about the beahavioral research

Student's Research on Nanotechnology Wins First Place

Student Research - July 2015

Headshot of Skylar Chuang


Skylar Chuang won first place in the Graduate Physical and Mathematical Sciences category at the CSU systemwide Student Research Competition for his research that may lead to better alternatives to chemotherapy and radiation therapy in the treatment of cancers.


Read more about the Nanotechnology projects

Student Research Looks at Latino Health Issues

Student Research - June 2015

Student Research Group photo

Over the past year, five students have been working with Dr. Veronica Acosta-Deprez (Health Science) and Dr. Erlyana Erlyana (Health Care Administration) on research that focuses on a wide range of Latino health issues.

The research studies dealt with topics such as noise pollution and its effects on cardiovascular disease, depression and mental health of Latino populations, best practices on service learning integration in a global health course, health seeking behaviors of children of migrant families, and factors influencing health seeking behaviors of internet users, among a few.

Read more about the health issues.

A Passion for Science

Brittany Daws - Student Research - May 2015

Brittany Daws

Brittany Daws realized early in high school that her curiosities and interests in the sciences were something she wanted to pursue into her university education, and beyond.

Read more about Brittany Daws

Students Successfully Manage Real Investment Funds

SMIF - Student Research - March 2015

CSULB SMIF Program - Group Photo

For the 22 students in Peter Ammermann’s Applied Portfolio Management class, there is a lot more at stake than a final grade. They are making investment decisions for actual portfolios worth over a quarter of a million dollars.

Read more about the Funds

Thesis Investigates the Female Voice and Identity

Erin Miller-Bartosch - Student Research - February 2015

Erin Miller-Bartosch

Erin Miller-Bartosch's research explores how artists used their voices to represent the marginalized groups in their respective experiences, taking into consideration gender and feminist readings of meaning and identity, and hermeneutic meanings in texts and poetry.

Read more about Erin Miller-Bartosch's work.

Grad Student’s Research Aims to Improve Collegiate Experiences

Student Research Spotlight - January 2015

A Graduate Research Fellowship has made it possible for Markeshia Babers-Henry, a student in the College of Education, to further her research on the collegiate experiences and outcomes of women and students of color.

Read more the Fellowships' Research

The Future of Flight Safety

Student Research Spotlight - December 2014


Thirty-thousand feet up in the air the only pilot in the cockpit suddenly has a severe heart attack. How will the plane land safely? CSULB faculty and staff are working with NASA on research that addresses the future of flight safety. Read more the Future of Flight Safety

CSULB's First NASA Aeronautics Scholar

Student Research Spotlight - December 2014

To be selected for the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is a tremendous accomplishment for anyone, but it's even more impressive when you are only 16 years old. Read more the Program