Students from the Department of Economics Place in Annual Student Research Competition

On Friday, February 24, 2012, California State University, Long Beach held its 24th Annual Student Research Competition. The purpose of the research competition is to showcase CSULB undergraduate and graduate students’ excellence in scholarly research and creative activity. The research competition is an opportunity for CSULB students to present their work to an audience of fellow students and a jury of distinguished faculty. Students with the best presentations in each category won cash prizes of $100 generously funded by the President’s office, certificates, and an impressive entry for their résumés.

The following students from the Department of Economics placed in the campus-wide Annual Student Research Competition in the Business, Economics, and Public Policy category:

Denise Okamoto (M.A. Economics) placed first;

Foo Law (M.A. Economics) placed second; and

Victoria Marsh (Mathematical Economics & Economic Theory B.A.) received honorable mention.

First-place winner Denise Okamoto will represent CSULB at the Statewide Student Research Competition on May 4-5 at CSULB. Student participants from across the CSU system will present before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California.

L to R: Denise Okamoto (M.A. Economics), Stacy Kelso (MAGL), Victoria Marsh (Mathematical Economics & Economic Theory B.A.), and Foo Law (M.A. Economics)

Compiled and edited by Cortney Smethurst