CCCC students praised for research

CCCC students praised for researchCerro Coso Community College students Emily Aralar and Luci Bui submitted research to the Honors Transfer Council of California. This multidisciplinary conference showcases outstanding faculty-mentored research by students from community colleges in the Golden State.

Although the physical conference, scheduled for April 4 at University of California, Irvine, was canceled this year, HTCC officials noted that acceptance of student research remains a significant achievement.

Aralar’s “Encouraging Legal Immigration: An Economic Outlook and Solution to Illegal Immigration” evaluates immigration from an economic and public perspective. She researched recent studies published by various agencies that suggest improving the citizenship process, and re-evaluating detention centers and refugee admissions. Emily was mentored by Prof. Melanie Jeffrey.

Bui’s research, “Allergy & Asthma: It’s Not Causing Inconvenience, It’s Causing Permanent Damage,” challenge assumptions about those suffering from allergies. Lucy recounted that 35 percent of the world’s population suffers from allergic diseases. 300 million of those suffer from asthma. Lucy was mentored by Prof. Guck Ooi.

Students presenting their work at the HTCC conference are eligible for monetary awards as well as for publication in the HTCC anthology Building Bridges.

To learn more about the Honors Program at Cerro Coso visit the website at

CCCC Students Emily Aralar and Lucy Bui both recently submitted research to the Honors Transfer Council of California. — Courtesy photos

Story First Published: 2020-08-28