Congratulations to the twelve student winners of the 2020-21 CSUSM University Library Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Each student has won $600 and public recognition for their work. Winners were from eleven disciplines across campus. Below is a list of the student winners, their disciplines, and winning submissions. 

Krystal Alvarez-Hernandez, Psychological Science, “Depression and Anxiety in Mexican Mothers Living in California Before and During COVID-19”

Jordan Gaeta, Child and Adolescent Development, “Social Skills Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses”

Julia Glorioso, Political Science, “The Routine”

Robert Marks III, Communications, “King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail: Its Merit Through Dramatism”

Michael McDermott, Computer Science, “ESAC: An Energetic Sustainable Adaptive Clustering Protocol for Heterogenous Wireless Ad Hoc Networks (HANETs)”

Sara Anne Mitchell, Social Science, “From Novel to Film: Landscape and Jane Austen”

Anay Ochoa, Biological Sciences, “Effects of Egg Mass, Hatchling Size, and Clutch on Body Masses and Lengths of Female American Alligators (Alligator Mississippians)”

Kara Nazaroff, Sociology, “The World I Knew Collapsed”: A Qualitative Study of Life After Leaving a Highly Controlled Religion”

Ariana Null, Media Studies, “The Hobbit's Embrace of Diverse Men”

David Reis, Environmental Studies with Geography Minor, “Evaluating the Impact of Native Vegetation Disturbance on Fire Risk in San Diego County”

Melissa Reyes, Environmental Studies, “Social Justice Through Sustainability: Acknowledging Students of Environmentally Discriminated Areas Through Sustainable Efforts on Campus”

Carly Slack, Business Management, “It's Always About People: How a Crew Mentality Can Serve as a Model for Short-term Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs”