Students of Professors Schulz and Strongin place at CSU research competition
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Student Research Competition participants include (from left) Hugo Vaszquez, E.K. Reese, Jolene Howard, Katie Nelson, Jessica Park, Cathy Burrows, and Gina Grgich. Student Research Competition participants include (from left) Hugo Vaszquez, E.K. Reese, Jolene Howard, Katie Nelson, Jessica Park, Cathy Burrows, and Gina Grgich.
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Faculty members Dr. Armin Schulz and Dr. Dawn Strongin mentored two of the seven students representing California State University, Stanislaus who earned runner-up honors at the 21st Annual California State University Student Research Competition in May.

Schulz, of the Department of Education, worked with Gina Grgich of Oakdale, who received her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction on June 1. Grgich came in second in the Education category for her presentation titled "Gifted Students' Standardized Test Achievement Based on Classroom Placement and Overall School Academic Performance."

Strongin, of the Department of Psychology and Child Development, mentored E.K. Reese, a Psychology major from San Jose who took second place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category for her presentation titled "Visual Dominance of Touch and the Somatosensory Homunculus: Does the Amount of Cortical Space Matter?"

Other student presenters representing CSU Stanislaus included Cathy Burrows of Steger, IL, Interdisciplinary Studies; Jolene Howard of Roseville, English; Katie Nelson of Turlock, Criminal Justice; Jessica Park of Modesto, Biology; and Hugo Vazque of Castroville, Social Work. Park won the undergraduate competition at the March 7 CSU Stanislaus Student Research Competition.

More than 170 undergraduate and graduate students from the 23 California State University campuses presented scholarly research and creative activity during the May 4-5 competition for cash awards at CSU Dominguez Hills.    

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