2013-08-02 / Schools

CLU students win research grants

A total of 27 undergraduate students, sponsored by more than $150,000 in grants, are conducting full-time research at California Lutheran University this summer.

A faculty committee awarded fellowships from the university and the California Wellness Foundation based on students’ written proposals and academic performance.

With guidance from faculty mentors, the students are working on a wide range of projects.

Under Swenson Science Summer Research Fellowships, students are conducting research in the natural sciences.

Jeremy Anderson, a bioengineering major from Moorpark, is studying survival rates of mouse stem cells growing in different lab environments.

Exercise science major Ryan Giatt of Simi Valley is researching lifestyle factors associated with toddler activity levels to address childhood obesity.

Cristian Plascencia, an exercise science major from Camarillo, is testing the ability of a whole- body vibration plate to enhance muscular performance.

Kristen Prosser, an exercise science major from Camarillo, is comparing strength and bone density for adults with different forms of osteoarthritis.

Kate Cabebe, a communication major from Camarillo, is developing a mobile gaming simulation to teach students about crisis management in public relations.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships are funding projects in disciplines not supported by other university research programs.

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