From a study on coping strategies of the unemployed in Los Angeles to one on mobile device separation anxiety, more than 100 academic topics will be presented by undergraduate and graduate students during the sixth annual California State University, Dominguez Hills Student Research Day on Thursday, Feb. 24.
According to Mohammed Eyadat, the event’s organizer and associate professor of information system and operations management, the daylong event—presentations take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Loker Student Union—showcases the research and creative activities of students and their faculty mentors at the university.
“Student Research Day has grown in quality and quantity each year. This growing trend in students’ research, and faculty involvement in this aspect of student learning, contributes greatly to fostering a culture of research and scholarship on our campus,” Eyadat said. “The evidence has shown that Student Research Day has become a tool, which motivates the students to go beyond their coursework and start to invent research topics. It also encourages them to pursue their graduate studies. We have had several students who presented in prior years participate in national conferences and go on to be accepted to Ph.D. programs.”
Presentations will be judged by university professors, administrators and alumni, and outside professionals in various fields, with the top two presenters from each discipline receiving a monetary award. Additionally, the judges will select 10 oral presentations to represent CSU Dominguez Hills at the systemwide CSU Student Research Competition taking place May 6 and 7 on the CSU Fresno campus.
Research topics cover a wide range of academic disciplines at the university. Among the presentations are “Using Genetic Algorithms to Schedule Olympic Events,” which presents a computer program to manage the schedule for the 2016 Olympics; “Exploring the Link Between Wireless Mobile Device Use and Separation Anxiety,” which looks at the physical changes a person exhibits when they are without their mobile device; “Coping Strategies of the Unemployed,” an occupational therapy study on individuals in Los Angeles County; and “The Effects of Dietary Supplements on Reducing Ethanol Induced Oxidative Stress,” which studies the effects of supplements in the prevention of alcoholic liver disease.
More information about Student Research Day at CSU Dominguez Hills, along with a full schedule of the day and abstracts of the presentations, click here, or call (310) 243-2547.