Camarillo, Calif., May 7, 2013 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) will showcase the research and collaborative work of faculty and students at the Fifth Annual Faculty-Student Research Forum on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the John Spoor Broome Library on the CI campus. The event, sponsored by SAGE Publications and CI’s Division of Academic Affairs, is free and open to the public.

The annual forum highlights the research, scholarship, creative activities and grants of CI faculty and students in a series of collaborative and individual exhibitions. There will be 30 faculty-student presentations and more than 100 posters, representing students’ final projects, on a variety of topics, including:

  • Metformin vs. Insulin in the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Homeless Women in Ventura County
  • Comparative Photography: Santa Monica Mountains, California
  • Appropriations to the Extreme: Partisanship and the Power of the Purse
  • Motivation Processes and Psychosocial Adjustment of University Students: An Analysis of Cultural Differences
  • The Beauty of the Klein Quartic
  • Service Learning in New Orleans: A Model for Student Engagement Developing a Coastal Erosion Monitoring Protocol

Nearly half of all graduating seniors at CI take part in some form of research or creative activity. Student research and collaboration on faculty-student research are integral to CI’s mission. The projects foster experiential learning, encourage partnerships, strengthen the University’s connections to the region, and help tackle problems in the community, environment and society.

Complimentary event parking is limited and only available in the designated parking lot. Once on campus, follow the directional signage to event parking then follow the walking signage to the event location. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot with bus service to and from the campus. In order to waive bus fares, riders should present their event registration confirmation when boarding the CI Vista bus, otherwise the cash-only bus fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at:

For additional information, contact Merissa Stith, Events Coordinator, at 805-437-8548 or

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CSU Channel Islands 
(CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more by visiting CI's Social Media.