Students earn top honors at CSU Student Research Competition

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Students earn top honors at CSU Student Research Competition

Fresno State student Abhijit Suprem Fnu, an electrical engineering major, won a first place award at the 30th annual California State University Student Research Competition at California State University, Bakersfield. He won the engineering and computer science-undergraduate category for his presentation “Prototype Tabletop Wireless Power Transfer System: An Approach to Distributed Systems Charging Applications.” Psychology graduate students Vah Vue and Rhand Rylant earned second place awards in the behavioral and social sciences-graduate category. Vue presented “Learning from oral teaching: Hmong American students’ understanding of their learning process,” while Ryland presented “Playing a Rigged Game: Effects of Inequality on Physiological Stress Response.” Nine students represented the University at the competition, with 22 of the 23 CSU campuses in attendance and over 200 oral presentations. Presentations were judged by experts from corporations, foundations, public agencies and colleges and universities in California. For a list of participants and areas of research, visit the website for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. INFO: Maral Kismetian at mkismetian@csufresno.edu or 559.278.0856.