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May 1, 2007
DH 07 BK01
Contact: Brenda Knepper
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Cal State Dominguez Hills to Host
21st Annual CSU Student Research Competition

Carson, CA - The 21st Annual California State University Student Research Competition will be held this Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, at California State University, Dominguez Hills. The event will showcase the high caliber of research conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full complement of academic programs offered by the CSU system.

Twenty-two sessions are planned to review student research in categories ranging from biological and agricultural sciences to creative arts and design. Topics of presentations are as varied as “Genetic Diversity in the Riparian Brush Rabbit,” “Mexico Through the Eyes of American Print Media,” and “Geochemical Characterization of Obsidian as a Tool for Archaeological Investigations.”

Student participants will make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, colleges and universities in California.

“Today at all 23 of our universities in the CSU, students are making important research contributions and enriching their educational experiences in virtually every discipline . . . . The entire Dominguez Hills family is proud to host this competition on our campus,” says CSUDH Provost Allen Mori.

Registration will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, on the north walkway of the Loker Student Union and student presentations will be held from 12:20 p.m. until 4:40 p.m. On Saturday, registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with sessions being held from 9 a.m. until noon. First and second place awards for each category will be presented at an awards luncheon that takes place on Saturday in the newly expanded and remodeled Loker Student Union.

The student presentations are open to the public and are scheduled at various locations throughout the campus. Maps and signage will be available to direct those in attendance. The event is sponsored by the CSUDH Division of Academic Affairs, the Office of Graduate Studies, and the Office of Research and Funded Projects.

For more information, visit the competition website at http://www.csudh.edu/rf/SRD_statewide_2.htm.

CSU Dominguez Hills is located at 1000 E. Victoria St. in Carson off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways, east of the 110 Freeway from 190th Street, which becomes East Victoria Street. Parking Services honors "E" plated state vehicles from government agencies and semester/quarter parking permits from other CSU facilities. They must be displayed in plain sight and be valid for the dates of your visit to Dominguez Hills. Attendees with no CSU parking permit may park free of charge in Lot #3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, urban university located in the South Bay primarily serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The university prides itself on its outstanding faculty and friendly, student-centered environment. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. On campus is the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, and cycling.

Dominguez Hills - University Communications & Public Affairs
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

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Last updated May 1, 2007, 9:56 a.m.
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