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Two students earn spot on SF State team for CSU Research Competition

News + Events : Two students earn spot on SF State team for CSU Research Competition


During the last week in February, undergraduate and graduate students from across the six colleges competed in a run-off to represent San Francisco State University this May at the 27th Annual CSU Student Research Competition.

We're proud to announce that two graduate students from the BUS/ECON/PA Judging Area have advanced, and will head to Cal Poly Pomona, along with eight other SF State students, competing across several categories.

Public Administration Graduate Student Adam Sharma

Identifying Determinants of a Patient's Likelhood to No-Show

His mentor is Sheldon Gen, assistant professor of public administration.

Adam Sharma

Adam Sharma's research identifies key recommendations that hospitals and clinical administrators can use to improve their no-show rates.

Public Administration Graduate Student Marc Joffe

Drivers of Municipal Bond Defaults during the Great Depression

His mentor is Genie Stowers, professor of public administration.

Marc Joffe

Marc Joffe's research explores municipal bond defaults and correlations from the Great Depression to modern day.

About the Competition

The Twenty-Seventh Annual California State University Student Research Competition, to be held at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona on May 10-11, 2013, is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University.

Competition Guidelines

Students present their work orally before a jury and an audience. Students compete by discipline category and, where feasible, by class standing, and have ten minutes for an oral presentation of his or her work and five minutes to listen and respond to juror and audience questions. All entrants may use audiovisual materials as appropriate, and presenters are encouraged to use delivery techniques that promote interaction with the audience.

Go Gators!

We wish both Adam and Marc all the best, along with the whole SF State team, as they compete against the 23 CSU campuses.

We can't wait to hearing the results from the competition in May!

The College of Business also thanks the panel of judges: Professors Denise Kleinrichert, Zuzana Janko, Janey Wang, and alternate, Professor Jennifer Tosti-Kharas.


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