The mission of the Office of Student Research is to facilitate the engagement of students in scholarly andcreativeactivities related to their disciplines by providing resources that support both student scholars and faculty mentors.
Student research and creative activities are defined here as student engagement in original research, scholarly activity, and/or creative activity, mentored by a faculty member, with the goal of publication, presentation, performance, or exhibition of the results or products.
The purpose of this website is to provide a centralized location for all research and creative activities taking place on campus.
OSR Fact Sheet: 2014 - 2015 (new!)
We invite you to explore our latest OSR Fact Sheet covering the 2014-2015 academic year. The fact sheet The fact sheet contains data on several grants our office recently received (ASSP and VTI), the progress we’ve made with encouraging and supporting HIPS practices on campus, and an overview of past events hosted by our office. We hope you find it informative.
Congratulations to Dr. Zhang, Dr. Phalen, and their Student Research Team!
The OSR would like to extend its congratulations to Dr. Renwu “John” Zhang, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Dr. Robert Phalen, from the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology, for their recent acceptance for publication in the International Journal of Hydrogen Fuel. Dr. Zhang and Dr. Phalen collaborated with CSUSB undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry students, Aristeo Cataquis, Mahlet Desta, and Michael Kloesel, in conducting a study on the hydrogen fuel storage capacities of four highly porous polymers through the use of positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy. Three key factors of hydrogen storage were identified, providing invaluable insight into materials potentially usable for hydrogen fuel storage in the future. Bravo!
Additionally, Dr. Zhang and Dr. Phalen will be presenting the findings of their study at the 17th International Conference of Positron Annihilation in Wuhan, China this September. The OSR is pleased to have provided the research funding to Dr. Zhang and Dr. Phalen through the Faculty/Student Grant program.
Once again, congratulations to Dr. Zhang, Dr. Phalen, Aristeo Cataquis, Mahlet Desta, and Michael Kloesel!
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