MatE senior is a winner at the 28th annual CSU Student Research Competition

From l-r, Mark Pinto (SJSU), Emily Parisi (CSU Chico), William Slocumb (SJSU), Moath Othman (SJSU), Randy Spagnola (SJSU), MatE Professor Guna Selvaduray (SJSU), Assoc. Dean David Bruck, SJSU Graduate Studies & Research.
From l-r, Mark Pinto (SJSU), Emily Parisi (CSU Chico), William Slocumb (SJSU), Moath Othman (SJSU), Randy Spagnola (SJSU), MatE Professor Guna Selvaduray (SJSU), Assoc. Dean David Bruck, SJSU Graduate Studies & Research. 
 

Senior William Slocumb, MatE. (3rd from left) won first place, Engineering and Computer Science category, undergraduate division, at the 28th annual CSU Student Research Competition, May 2-3. Slocumb presented his research on developing cost-effective prosthetics from sustainable materials. “Being able to succeed at this level of competition reinforces the validity of this research and is a credit to the tutelage of my mentors at San José State University and our industry partners at Hanger Clinics,” says Slocumb. “This research is applicable, and offers a tailored, engineered solution to a real world problem – that’s what research at SJSU is all about.”

His mentor, Professor Guna Selvaduray, adds, “William faced some stiff competition, but the quality of his research and superb presentation abilities carried the day.”