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Two Students Win Awards at CSU Research Competition

Two Cal State San Marcos students won awards at the 37th annual CSU Student Research Competition.

The event was held April 28-29 at San Diego State University.

Jaeden FluryBiological sciences student Jaeden Flury received first place in Session 7, Biological and Agricultural Sciences with her research titled “Investigating Wound Microbiome Composition in Type 2 Diabetic Mice.” Flury’s faculty mentor is Elinne Becket.

Mariella CastanedaMariella Castaneda, a graduate student in psychology, received second place in Session 18, Behavioral, Social, and Public Administration with her research “Effects of Repeated Exposure to Animals in Anthropomorphic Contexts.” Castaneda’s faculty mentor is Nancy Caine.

Twelve CSUSM students made 10 of the 195 presentations at the two-day event. The university was represented in four disciplinary categories: Biological and Agricultural Sciences; Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences; and Behavioral, Social Sciences and Public Administration.

The CSU Student Research Competition is an annual event that brings together scholars from the system’s 23 campuses. The competition showcases undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship, and creative works by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments. Undergraduate and graduate student participants from all disciplines are judged by experts for their oral presentations and written abstracts. Students who compete can win $500 for first place and $250 for second place in their session.

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