Research & Service Leadership Symposium
2022 Award Recipients
The 2022 Research and Service Leadership Symposium is proud to recognize the 150+ participants who presented their research, service, and creative arts projects this year.
We would like to give special acknowledgment to a number of stand-out individuals and groups who were selected by RSLS judges and Symposium attendees
- 5 Judges' Award recipients
- 5 Viewers' Choice Award recipients.
- 21 Judges' Special Recognition for finalists
Congratulations from Allison, Mike, The RSLS Team & The FHDA Community
Judges' Award Recipients
Among the many stellar projects, there were 5 deserving of the Judges' Award due to their diligence in project development, excellence in presentation materials and delivery, and significance in the scope and impact (current or potential) of their project.
Judges' Award for Excellence in Research
- Madhav Varshney for “Exploring the Digital Humanities: Augmenting Literary Analysis with Natural Language Processing”
- Allison Kuan, Cameron Lau & Team for “Building Chemistry Bridges”
Judges' Award for Excellence in Service
- Alekos Kapur & Saintra Thai for “Confronting Anthropology’s Dark Past: Native American Osteo-Reparation in Bay Area Higher Education Institutions”
- Meli Renteria & Anna Jackson for “Celebrating a Decade of Medical & Dental Brigades”
Judges' Award for Excellence in Creative Art
- Katherine Pham-Huynh for "Desolate Dreamstate"
Viewers' Choice Award
You spoke and we listened! Attendees of the 2022 RSLS had the opportunity to vote for the Viewers' Choice Award. Of the many projects that viewers' identified as having an impact on them, 5 projects stood out, receiving the most votes throughout the day.
Your votes were tallied . . . Here are the top 5!
The audience nominations go to . . .
Keola Asing, Elizabeth Nguyen & Madi Gubser for “Climate Justice is Racial Justice: The Implications of Race on Environmental Hazards”
- Jack Collins for “Dynamics of Parabolic Flight - And Passenger Perceptions”
- Dylon Moala for “Finding Physics Project: The 3 Point Shot”
- Eric Tan, Wonyoung Bang, Chunlan Chen, Sally Deng & Allison Der for “Healthy Smiles for Latino Children: An Oral Health Knowledge and Literacy Education Program on Early Childhood Caries for Latino Mothers”
- Elizabeth Nguyen, Maddison Gubser & Abigail Manalese for “I Can't Learn This Way! An Investigation into the Factors that Go Into Choosing Academic Courses”
Special Recognition for Judges' Award Finalists!
Before viewing the presentations, we selected 21 finalists for consideration based on their submitted materials. The decision was difficult due to the considerable value of each project:
- The After School Dental Experts presented by Betty Vu, Brina Dimas, Luan Nguyen & Calvin Lom
Desolate Dreamstate presented by Katherine Pham-Huynh
I Can't Learn This Way! An Investigation into the Factors that Go Into Choosing Academic Courses presented by Elizabeth Nguyen, Maddison Gubser & Abigail Manalese
Teach Computers Organic Chemistry presented by Junyue Lin, Daniel Chavez & Vivian Truong
Is it really getting better? The factors affecting modern-day segregation in our local communities presented by J. Carlos López
Queer Artistic Expression in the Renaissance presented by Elizabeth Johnson
VADAR: Vortex Array Detection And Ranging: Novel sensing and communications using orbital angular momentum of electromagnetic waves presented by Roy Gross
Owl Council on Foreign Relations: Educating the Community on Global Affairs presented by Alexandra Sasha Volos
The Guatemala Teacher Corps Experience presented by Kaitlyn Khoe, Jayme Albritton, Sarai Angel, & Arielle Seepersad
Fictional Representations of the Mind in Jane Austen's Novels presented by Vandana Ravi
COVID-19 policies in Jails: Science Communication & Policy Brief presented by Corinne Ladinez
The Little Known Truth Behind the Connection Between Folic Acid and Depression: A Research Project on the Negative Effect Low Folate Levels Have on Depression presented by Yazmin Tilly
Frank LaPena: Converging Art, Ancestry, and Identity for California Native Americans presented by Ethan H. Kim
An Insider’s Guide to Foothill College and the Surrounding Communities of the South Bay and Peninsula presented by Disha Shidham, Annamarie Hernandez, Amy Shannon, Fiona McMahon & Austin Perry
Characterizing Oxygen Depletion in FLASH - Finding Lifetimes of Phosphorescence Decays with Automation presented by Xuanwei Liang
Reverse engineering from kinematics to impacts: deduce the impact direction and velocity based on wearable sensor measurement presented by Daisy Fragoso
Exploring the Digital Humanities: Augmenting Literary Analysis with Natural Language Processing presented by Madhav Varshney
Climate Justice is Racial Justice: The Implications of Race on Environmental Hazards presented by Keola Asing, Elizabeth Nguyen & Madi Gubser
Celebrating a Decade of Medical & Dental Brigades presented by Meli Renteria & Anna Jackson
Building Chemistry Bridges presented by Allison Kuan & Cameron Lau
Confronting Anthropology’s Dark Past: Native American Osteo-Reparation in Bay Area Higher Education Institutions by Alekos Kapur & Saintra Thai