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Ellen Griffin
SFSU Office of Public Affairs
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs


Record number of projects competing for $6,000 in prizes

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2004 -- Armored battle bots and Sumo robots will duke it out with Pacific harbor seals and a 25-foot model bridge to win more than $6,000 in prizes at the sixth annual Student Project Showcase of San Francisco State University's College of Science and Engineering, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, in the Science Building, Room 201.

The annual event is an opportunity for students to showcase their research and creativity in the areas of biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, geoscience, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and astronomy. In addition to bots, bridges and harbor seals, projects include an inexpensive method to simulate 3-D images, a step-by-step approach to hacking wireless local area networks (WLANs), an eco-friendly human-powered land vehicle, and an analysis of the ways that caffeine, nicotine and over-the-counter drugs affect the human liver's metabolism of herbicides and pesticides.

Two floors of the building will be taken over by a record number of more than 125 projects by undergraduate and graduate students. Students will be on hand to describe their research and creations to faculty, staff and visiting alumni of the college. Projects will be judged and $6,000 in prize money awarded.

In addition to the 125 presentations in competition, 12 projects from the National Science Foundation-sponsored GK-12 program will be on display, reflecting graduate students' work to enhance science education at local schools.

WHAT: Sixth annual Student Project Showcase, College of Science and Engineering
WHEN: 4 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 14 (Awards announced at 7 p.m.)
WHERE: Science Building, Room 201, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public


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