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Student Projects Recognized at CSU Student Research Competition

Students from across the CSU competed in 10 different divisions.

Seven Cal Poly students and recent alumni were awarded first- or second-place prizes at the 2021 California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition. Cal Poly was the most recognized university in the competition, with its students taking home 15% of the total prizes awarded.

“Each project represents what is best about the opportunity to Learn by Doing in research at Cal Poly: the opportunity to work closely with amazing faculty mentors to create new knowledge that makes a difference in the world. I am excited that so many of our students and recent graduates were recognized at the CSU level for the quality of their work," said Jane Lehr, director of the Office of Student Research at Cal Poly.

Students from across the CSU competed in 10 divisions for each of the following categories: Behavioral, Social Sciences, and Public Administration; Biological and Agricultural Sciences; Business, Economics, and Hospitality Management; Creative Arts and Design; Education; Engineering and Computer Science; Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences; Humanities and Letters; Physical and Mathematical Sciences; and Interdisciplinary.

“It’s an honor to be recognized, especially among so many of my peers who presented such incredible and insightful research,” said Dana Michels, who won first place in the graduate-level Biological and Agricultural Sciences and Interdisciplinary category. “I’m proud that we can help show what great research is being performed at Cal Poly — and, especially, highlight the amazing faculty members who are so supportive of student researchers.”

Click this link for details on the winners.