Spanning home composting, slavery and internment camps, research by three graduate students in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts have won the campuswide level of the 30th annual CSU Student Research Competition. The students will present their research on April 21 in the Main Gym before traveling to the CSU-wide competition on April 29 – 30, held in Bakersfield.
The College of Liberal & Creative Arts winners are:
- Koji Ozawa, Anthropology: “The Archaeology of Gardens at a World War II Japanese American Incarceration Camp”
- Anthony Palmer, History: “Rethinking Stovall v. Archy: Sectional Crisis and Slavery in California”
- Barkha Sisodia, Industrial Arts: “Design research and methodology showing the process of reaching a solution that addresses problems related to home composting”
The CSU Student Research Competition helps promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University system. Undergraduate and graduate student participants from all disciplines are judged by experts for their oral presentations and written abstracts. Cash prizes will be awarded to students for the most outstanding presentations.