Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

Oral Presentations, Session 1 (8:30AM – 9:50AM)

8:30AM – 8:45AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Astronomy The Consequences of Scintillation Effects on the Measurement of 21-Centimeter Radiation
Chantal Nguyen
Bell Tower 1422
Biology Benign Stimulant or Mild Addictive: A Survey of Caffeine Intake Among College Students
Shoaib Madar
Bell Tower 2582
Biology Characterization of Axon Outgrowth and Morphology Defects in Acetyltransferase and Doublecortin-like Kinase Double Mutants
Evan Choate
Bell Tower 1494
Biology Geobiological Approaches to Understanding Pulmonary Infections in situ: Determining Isotopic Incorporation Rates for Growth Rate Measurements of Cystic Fibrosis Pathogens
Yang Hu
Bell Tower 1462
Biology The Effects of Phylogenetic Diversity on Temporal Stability of Community Biomass
Poonim Daya
Bell Tower 1726
Business Biogen Idec: External Environment/Industry Analysis and Company Assessment
Alexandra Meliones
Bell Tower 2515
Chemistry A Path to Bootstrap from a Small Enantiomeric Excess to Enantiomeric Purity. A study of Adsorption of D, L, and DL N-acetyl Leucine in Zeolite NaY
Hyeran Choi
Bell Tower 1621
Cultural Studies Latin American Women Writers: The Journey to obtain a VOICE!
Mirian Albert
Bell Tower 2684
Engineering Coding for Decentralized Control System
Yishun Dong
Bell Tower 2598
Engineering Discovering Analogues for Solar System Ices: Physical and Numerical Modeling of Highly Porous Sintered Soda-Lime Glass Powder
Juan Cardenas
Bell Tower 2688
Engineering Strength and Stiffness of Cement Modified Clays
Alexander Motzny
Bell Tower 1684
English Literature “I Want to Know What Love is” -Fucking Åmål: The Mediascapes and Rhizomes of American Influences in Scandinavian Film at the Millennium
Elizabeth Alexander
Bell Tower 1704
English Literature “Life in unison with a multitude”: Artistry in George Eliot’s The Spanish Gypsy
Ruth Book
Bell Tower 2505
Environmental Science HOLOCENE RECORD OF HURRICANE LANDFALL IN BAFFIN BAY, TEXAS
Angela Roman
Bell Tower 1611
Gender Studies Revising the Status Quo: Romantic Relationship Patterns Among Black and Latina Doctoral Students
Marbella Allen
Bell Tower 2716
History Conquest: Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Bartolomé de las Casas, and the Native Question
Julio Diaz
Bell Tower 2424
Mathematics Universal Solutions to the Constant Quantum Yang-Baxter Equation
Aniruddha Bapat
Bell Tower 1642
Physics Developing Sample Holders for Ultrafast Electron Spin Resonance
Mary Lou Bailey
Bell Tower 2414
Political Science The Survival of Pakistan
Anthony Akkawi
Bell Tower 2704
Psychology Reflecting on Knowledge: Metacognition and Scientific Understanding
Samuel Boland
Bell Tower 1602
Psychology Stereotyping Gender Specific Stimuli and Toy Perception in Children
Amanda Perez
Bell Tower 1424
Sociology A 1 year follow up investigation on family and personal predictors of Marijuana use among Italian adolescents.
Jenna Alarcon
Bell Tower 2572

8:45AM – 9:00AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Anthropology Santa Muerte: The New Immigrant
Arturo Alvarez
Bell Tower 1302
Astronomy Design of a Transverse Field Magneto-Optical Filter
Rossen Chemelekov
Bell Tower 1422
Biology Extracting and Characterizing HIV-Neutralizing Antibodies from the Female Genital Tract of Vaccine Trial Patients South African
Siduo Jiang
Bell Tower 1462
Biology Protein Interactions in the First Step of the Tetrapyrrole Pathway in Escherichia coli: GSAT and PBGS
Cathy Garcia
Bell Tower 1494
Biology The Effects of Forced Exercise in a Model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Thuy Hua
Bell Tower 1726
Business Roche: External Environment/Industry Analysis and Company Assessment
Rachel Rosen
Bell Tower 2515
Chemistry Enhancing Enantiomeric Excess by Achiral Zeolites: A Study of Enantiomer Adsorption in Zeolites by Solid State NMR, X-Ray, and TGA
Andrea Martinez
Bell Tower 1621
Cultural Studies Dites-Moi La Vérité, Monsieur Giono!
Kelsey Kwong
Bell Tower 2684
Engineering BiVO4 Photoanodes in Combination with Heterogeneous Oxygen Evolution Catalysts for Solar Water-Splitting
Laura Kim
Bell Tower 2598
Engineering Effect of Modified Soil on Shear Strength
Suzanne Moubayed
Bell Tower 1684
Engineering Optimizing Cu2O-MgxZn1-xO heterojunction photovoltaic material
Jianchi Chen
Bell Tower 2688
English Literature From Egocentrism to Selflessness: Gwendolen Harleth’s Moral Rebirth in Daniel Deronda
Paulina Taylor
Bell Tower 2505
English Literature Iago, the Spaniard of Venice
Megumi Chou
Bell Tower 1704
Environmental Science Patterns of Dung beetle diversity in a biodiversity hotspot in eastern Kenya
Amanda Edwards
Bell Tower 1611
History Political Posters and the United Farm Workers: Social, Political, Cultural Revolution in the U.S., and Mexico’s Artistic and Revolutionary Influence
Julia Fernandez
Bell Tower 1688
History THE DECLINE OF INDENTURED SERVITUDE AS A LABOR MODEL IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY CHESAPEAKE
Victoria Kodai
Bell Tower 2424
Mathematics An equation of motion for the theory of computation
Colleen Delaney
Bell Tower 1642
Music The Use of Pre-existing Classical Music in Contemporary Film
Ginger Maneske
Bell Tower 2582
Physics Issues in the Benchmarking of Image Analysis Algorithms for Superresolution Microscopy
Shane Stahlheber
Bell Tower 2414
Political Science Planning for Environmentally Sustainable Metropolitan Development in Sweden
Joseph Dingman
Bell Tower 2704
Psychology Personality and Physical Responses to Music
Kelsey Procter
Bell Tower 1424
Psychology The Effects of Dyad Communication and Collaboration on Conceptual Change
Kelsey Harrington
Bell Tower 1602
Sociology "We Should Have Done More: An Examination of Childhood Bullying"
Alyssa Hillegaart
Bell Tower 2716

9:00AM – 9:15AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Anthropology The Indigenous Knowledge of the Pokomo and Their Impact on the Tana River Forests
Amber Orozco
Bell Tower 1302
Astronomy Developing an Immersive 3D Data Visualization Engine
Alexandru Cioc
Bell Tower 1422
Biology Carbon Black and Titanium Dioxide Particulates Differentially Activate ER Stress and Apoptosis in Alveolar Epithelial Cells
Brianna Manes
Bell Tower 1726
Biology Oligomerization and its Effect on Function in 7-Transmembrane Proteins
Maia Kinnebrew
Bell Tower 1494
Biology Optimizing Heterologous Biosynthetic Pathways in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Sohini Khan
Bell Tower 1462
Business Novartis: BA 497.01- External Environment, Industry Analysis, and Company Assessment
Daniel Flaherty
Bell Tower 2515
Chemistry Heparin-like activity via selective sulfation of bacteriophage Qβ
Griffin Mead
Bell Tower 1621
Cultural Studies Whiteness in Crisis: Eruptions White Masculine Identity Reclamation in Commercial Advertising
Miles Luttrull
Bell Tower 2684
Engineering Anonymous Networking against Active Adversaries
Eric Wang
Bell Tower 1424
Engineering Highly Bendable Regioregular Poly(3-alkylthiophene) Sorted Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Transistors and CMOS Inverters
Jeff Han
Bell Tower 2598
Engineering Investigating the fiber-resin interface of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer composites with nanoscale analysis
Puikei Cheng
Bell Tower 2688
Engineering Traffic Analysis of Nutwood Avenue
Martin Varona
Bell Tower 1684
English Literature A Search for Power: The Role of Female Ambition in Emma and To the Lighthouse
Alexander Daley
Bell Tower 2505
English Literature Race and Female Speech in The Tragedy of Mariam and The Renegado
Sophia Gonzalez
Bell Tower 1704
History Intentional Propaganda of Colonial Captivity Narratives
Elmira Tadayon
Bell Tower 2424
History Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club: The Saving of America's Buffalo
Alexandra Mogan
Bell Tower 1688
Mathematics Quantum Statistical Mechanical Systems Associated to Riemann Surfaces
Mark Greenfield
Bell Tower 1642
Physics Investigation of Room Temperature Plasma-Etching CVD-grown Graphene on Copper Substrates
Jong Yeon Lee
Bell Tower 2414
Political Science State Gross Domestic Product and Average Age and Their Influence on Political Identity of States in the 2008 Presidential Election
Kathryn Jenkins-Moses
Bell Tower 2704
Psychology Communication Across a Conceptual Divide: Effects of Collaboration on Evolutionary Reasoning
Jai Levin
Bell Tower 1602
Sociology Concurrent effects of parenting and religiosity on adolescent substance use among Italian and Dutch adolescents
Chiara Landsman
Bell Tower 2572
Sociology Father-Child Relationship and Children Outcomes
Quinn Howard
Bell Tower 2716

9:15AM – 9:30AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Anthropology ¿Por que no hablas? Language as a discriminating factor in Mexican-American identity formation
Alyssa Castaneda
Bell Tower 1302
Art A New Art Historical Examination of Hendrick Avercamp's Winter Landscapes
Hilary Ribbens
Bell Tower 2582
Astronomy The Spokes Star Cluster in NGC2264. Brightness Variability of the Youngest Stars
Aaron Chew
Bell Tower 1422
Biology Moderate ER stress induces p44/p42 kinase activation and an ITPR-dependent apoptosis
Amanda Scholl
Bell Tower 1726
Biology Sand Dollar Larval Response to Environmental Stress
Mai Tran
Bell Tower 1494
Biology Sequencing of a Novel Rearrangement Site on Micronuclear Chromosome 1 of Tetrahymena thermophila
Reynal Palafox-Rosas
Bell Tower 1462
Business Determinants of Optimal Corporate Governance
Hussein Dewji
Bell Tower 2684
Chemistry 8-oxoguanine Production and Oxidation in Duplex DNA
Kelsey Miller
Bell Tower 1621
Engineering Impact of a Single Edge on the Network Capacity
Eun Jee Lee
Bell Tower 2598
Engineering Reduction in Ground Motion with Soil Replacement
Richard T Hastings
Bell Tower 1684
Engineering Understanding the Role of Nanoscale Metallic Patterns in Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)
Daniel Hsu
Bell Tower 2688
English Literature Breaking Down Barriers One Laugh at a Time: An Examination of Political and Social Satire in Muslim American Ethnic Comedy
Marissa Hicks
Bell Tower 1704
English Literature The Silenced Mind: The Feminine Voice and Its Importance to Cognitive Narration
Caitlin Jensen
Bell Tower 2505
History OxyCorps -- Alumni Stories of Student Life
Isabel Osgood-Roach
Bell Tower 1688
History The True Causes of the Rajput Rebellion Against Aurangzeb
Robert Triol
Bell Tower 2424
Mathematics Novel Characterizations of Knot Complexity
David Hyde
Bell Tower 1642
Political Science The Unintended Economic Effects of US Antidumping Actions
Wei-Tung Liu
Bell Tower 2704
Psychology Gender and Relationship Length Factors Associated with Recognition of and Attitudes towards Intimate Partner Violence
Belen Oceguera
Bell Tower 1424
Psychology Methylphenidate and the Salience of a Novel Object
Alexander Posell
Bell Tower 1602
Sociology Barriers to Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assault: What Stops College Students from Stepping In?
Carly Mee
Bell Tower 2716
Sociology Parenting and Peer Influences on Italian Adolescent Self Esteem
Christine Schurawel
Bell Tower 2572

9:30AM – 9:45AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Art Age-Old Scenes for a New-Age World
Stephen Rotella
Bell Tower 2582
Astronomy X-ray Signatures of Low Frequency Disk Oscillation Around Black Holes
Iryna Butsky
Bell Tower 1422
Biology Mechanism of Bacteriophage Lambda Genome Ejection
Xiao xue Zhang
Bell Tower 1494
Biology Single Cell Analysis of MiR-155 and MiR-146a Regulation of the Macrophage Immune Response using In Situ Hybridization Chain Reaction
Nikita Sinha
Bell Tower 1462
Business Monetizing the ART$
Taylor Howard
Bell Tower 2684
Engineering Nanoindentation Modeling of Viscoplastic Solids
Ee Jane Lim
Bell Tower 2688
Engineering Surface area characteristics of expansive clays – for sustainable infrastructure development
Silman Ruiz
Bell Tower 1684
English Literature Chaucer’s Parody of Literature’s Conventions of Courtly Love
Ashley Szanter
Bell Tower 1704
English Literature Fifty Shades of Narrative
Genna Petoscia
Bell Tower 2505
Mathematics Spatial Simulation of Chaparral Vegetation Response to Frequent Wildfire
Wancen Jiang
Bell Tower 1642
Sociology Fear and Loathing in Marriage: The Psychological and Financial Destruction Caused by Prenuptial
Anne Cominsky
Bell Tower 2572
Sociology The Prevalence of Food Insecurity among Students at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona)
Veronica Carmona
Bell Tower 2716
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