Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

Oral Presentations, Session 2 (2:00PM – 3:20PM)

2:00PM – 2:15PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Anthropology Celtic Symbols: Their Persistence and Transformation
Kaitlin O'Neill
Bell Tower 1302
Astronomy Symphonies of the Cosmic Dark: An Astro-Musical Approach to Search the Skies for Signs of Life
Anahita Sarvi
Bell Tower 1422
Biology Detection of Genetic Recombination in Immune Evasion Genes of Plasmodium falciparum
Suriya Singhakul
Bell Tower 1684
Biology Influence of Knowledge and Attitude Towards Intention on Pap Testing Among Pacific Islander Women
Laura Dandridge
Bell Tower 2684
Biology Molecular Modeling of Unconventional DNA Polymerase Activities
Melody Ho
Bell Tower 2515
Biology Role of Caveolin and Adaptation of C. elegans to Hyperoxia
Taiwo Dodo-Williams
Bell Tower 1491
Biology Synthetic Neural Interface
Jason Farkas
Bell Tower 1462
Business Spin Control: An analysis of CEO Rhetoric in Letters to Shareholders
James Scott-Ransom
Bell Tower 2704
Chemistry Cobalt Catalyzed Hydrogen Evolution
Stephanie Laga
Bell Tower 1611
Chemistry Molybdenum Complexes Supported by a Terphenyl Diphosphine Pincer Ligand
Christine Cheng
Bell Tower 1621
Communication Comparison of DIgital Photography Applications
Annalise Iezza
Bell Tower 1726
Computer Science Interactive Data Visualization of Recent Earthquakes
Jeffrey Rackauckas
Bell Tower 1688
Economics Is India's Economic Growth Sustainable?
Bhavi Trivedi
Bell Tower 2688
Education Will America Own the Knowledge Economy: A Discussion of the Challenge of American Education
Yachien Ho
Bell Tower 2414
Engineering End Effector Design and Fabrication for Multi-Surface Adhesion
Phillip Daniel
Bell Tower 1494
English Literature Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady: Deconstructing Isabel Archer’s Feminist Facade
Kristina McClendon
Bell Tower 1424
English Literature Sherwood Anderson’s “Grotesques”: Characters as Human Truths, Not Human Minds
Elmira Tadayon
Bell Tower 2582
History "Becoming Chinese in Japan: Chinese Students and Nationalism, 1896 to 1911"
Antonio Mendoza
Bell Tower 1704
History Freemasons and Fruit: The Influence of Fraternalism in Orange, California
Laura Fisher
Bell Tower 2424
Mathematics Mathematical Models of TGF-B on Cancer Cell Activities
Alissa Klinzmann
Bell Tower 2505
Psychology Give Me a Clue: A Curious Study
Aimee Miller
Bell Tower 2572
Psychology The Significance of Education in Experiencing Stress and Hope.
Rebecca Ayala
Bell Tower 1642

2:15PM – 2:30PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Anthropology Observations of the Physical and Mechanical Properties of the Natural Polymer Yop
Stephen Moser
Bell Tower 1302
Astronomy Broadband Photometry of 2003 KU2: A Potentially Hazardous Near-Earth Asteroid
David Dombroski
Bell Tower 1422
Biology Comparing Dieting Habits of Male and Female College Students of Different BMI’s
Amber Rzeznik
Bell Tower 2684
Biology Effects of Dietary Cholesterol and Jojoba Seed Oil on High Density Lipoprotein Subclasses in New Zealand White Rabbits
Tarek Karam
Bell Tower 1491
Biology Functional Knockdown: Truncation of Novel FT93a Protein
Jing Xu
Bell Tower 1462
Chemistry Pt(pop–BF2) as a Photosensitizer in Photocatalytic Carbon–Chlorine Bond Formation
Megan N Jackson
Bell Tower 1611
Chemistry The Isomerization of (-)Menthone to (+)Isomenthone Catalyzed by an Ion-Exchange Resin: A "Green" Organic Laboratory Experiment
Aurora Ginzburg
Bell Tower 1621
Communication Communication Strategies of Politeness and Impoliteness in Online Team-Based Games
Janet Vong
Bell Tower 1726
Economics The Economic Growth Ceiling: A Comparison of Economic Development of China and India
Chang Gu
Bell Tower 2688
Education Educational Struggles of Young North Korean Defectors in South Korea
Yerin Jeon
Bell Tower 2414
Engineering Helicopter Main Rotor Noise Reduction by Use of Leading-Edge Serrations
Everth A Moraga
Bell Tower 1494
Engineering Hot Corrosion of a Nickel Chromium Alloy Underneath a Molten Sodium Sulfate Salt at 900 C
Charles Gepford
Bell Tower 2572
English Literature Seeing the Self and Self Seeing: Sexuality in Charles Burns' Black Hole
Alexander Ratanapratum
Bell Tower 1424
English Literature Time Progression and Reader Investment in Autobiographies
Jenna Nakamura
Bell Tower 2582
Environmental Science The Laurelhurst Phenomena: Fault Lines in a Utopic Space
Elizabeth Caldart
Bell Tower 2598
History The Haymarket: Where Justice Was Sold
James Renger
Bell Tower 1704
History Transcendentalist strains in the U.S. Conservation Movement: A historical look at the soul-crossed trinity of Emerson, Muir, and Pinchot
Michael Li
Bell Tower 2424
Mathematics Dimensional Collapse in Optimal Uncertainty Quantification
Lan Huong Nguyen
Bell Tower 2505
Psychology Hope and Understanding of Government in Relation to Tea Party Affiliation
Megan Becker
Bell Tower 1642

2:30PM – 2:45PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Astronomy High Precision Astrometry of Occulting Asteroids
Brandon Day
Bell Tower 1422
Biology Electrical and Morphological Characterization of Monocultures and Co-Cultures of Shewanella Putrefaciens and Shewanella Oneidensis in a Microbial Fuel Cell
Kirsten Larson
Bell Tower 1491
Biology Fire Ecology of Insect Populations
Sophie Crinion
Bell Tower 1462
Biology Reactivation of zebrafish acetylcholinesterase by novel oxime compounds following inhibition by dichlorvos.
Hayden Schmidt
Bell Tower 1684
Biology Two Cryptic Sympatric Species of Costasiella in the Bahamas Evolved Allopatrically
Erika Espinoza
Bell Tower 2515
Chemistry A METHOD FOR DIASTEREOSELECTIVE TRIFLUOROMETHYLATIONS
Elias Picazo
Bell Tower 1602
Chemistry Protein Dynamic Studies of cytochrome cb562 Mutants
Dong Woo Shin
Bell Tower 1611
Chemistry Trace Pollutants in Southern and Northern California Watersheds
steven mee
Bell Tower 1621
Communication What Is Rap Really Saying?: A Content Analysis of Pro and Anti-Social Rap Lyric Themes in Traditional and New Media Outlets.
Avriel Epps
Bell Tower 1726
Economics A Prediction of the Trends in the “Study-Abroad” Wave: Analysis of International Students from China
Tingyu Chen
Bell Tower 2688
Education María Culpa: La mujer y la culpabilidad en El túnel de Ernesto Sábato
JANETT MERINO
Bell Tower 2414
Engineering Fabrication and Testing of an Integrated Cartridge for Point of Care Infectious Disease Diagnosis
Thomas Carey
Bell Tower 1494
Engineering Processing and Characterization of Ceramic-Metal Composites
Eloisa Alvarado
Bell Tower 2572
English Literature Focalization in Modern Films
Robert Galletly
Bell Tower 2582
English Literature Nietzsche’s “Strength”: A Defense
Jesse Aston
Bell Tower 1424
Environmental Science Localization a Social Imperative
Matthew Cannan
Bell Tower 2684
Geography Environmental Equity and Hazardous Waste Facilities: Assessing Socioeconomic Disparities in Pomona, CA
Cynthia Joe
Bell Tower 2598
History A "Firm" Myopia: Johnson’s Masculine, Imperialist and Anti-Communist Policy towards the Cuban Revolution, 1963-1967
Mario Obando
Bell Tower 1704
History The Economic Causes of Bacon's Rebellion
Leo Belleville
Bell Tower 2424
Mathematics Amalgamatic Curvature and Absolutely Umbilical Hypersurfaces
Lucy Odom
Bell Tower 2505
Psychology Entitlement, Marital Status Satisfaction, Hope, Self-Esteem and the Impact of Marital Status
Zulema Grewal
Bell Tower 1642

2:45PM – 3:00PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Biology Numerical Simulations of EXPAR Reaction Kinetics Using COPASI Software
Stephanie Kim
Bell Tower 2515
Biology Reduced chloride conductance causes muscle hyperexcitability and contributes to the motor dysfunctions in Huntington’s disease.
Grigor Varuzhanyan
Bell Tower 1491
Biology Sexually Dimorphic Expression of Six Splicing Factors in the Developing Mouse Cortex and Hippocampus
Kathy Trang
Bell Tower 1684
Business Did Countrywide Influence the Recent Financial Crisis?
Christi Fisher
Bell Tower 2704
Chemistry Hydrogen Storage Using Borane-Diamine Adducts?
Erik Romero
Bell Tower 1621
Chemistry Molecular Docking Simulation as a Driver of Hypothesis Formation in an Undergraduate Biochemistry Lab Course
Dylan Riggs
Bell Tower 1602
Computer Science Analysis and Design of Novel In Vitro Bistable Toggle Switches
Ishan Khetarpal
Bell Tower 1726
Computer Science Information Security - Crack Attack
Justin Davis
Bell Tower 1688
Economics Vernon Smith’s "Ecological Rationality" and Efficiency
Ian Irwin
Bell Tower 2688
Education Education for Sustainable Development for K-12
Charlene Lou
Bell Tower 2414
Engineering Corrosion Behavior of Advanced Titanium Alloys in Saline Solutions
Ryan Oh
Bell Tower 2572
Engineering Developing an in vitro model for soft tissue inflammatory response to biomaterials
Kevin Sung
Bell Tower 1494
English Literature Chicana Poetry: One New Voice and Where It Stands
Ashley Orozco
Bell Tower 2582
English Literature Haunting Female Figures: Coleridge’s Influence on Plath’s "Lady Lazarus"
Lisbet Ramirez-Chavez
Bell Tower 1424
History The Transformation of the Other: The Development of Gender, Race and Racism in Mesoamerica in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Kathryn Jenkins-Moses
Bell Tower 1704
Mathematics Restricted Integer Partition Sums
Acadia Larsen
Bell Tower 2505
Psychology Education Attainment Relationship to Self-Esteem, Well-Being, and Hope
Jillian Scism
Bell Tower 1642
Psychology Gendered Language and Sexism: The Effects of “He” Language in Religion
Asha Weisman
Bell Tower 2684

3:00PM – 3:15PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Astronomy Broadband Photometry of the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (153958) 2002 AM31: A Binary Near-Earth Asteroid
Tamara Davtyan
Bell Tower 1422
Biology A Proteomic Investigation of the Inhibition of Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth by Polyphenol-Rich Pomegranate Extract
Michael Boone
Bell Tower 1491
Computer Science Constructing Doubly Connected Edge Lists on the GPU
Allen Hsu
Bell Tower 2505
Computer Science Crowd Sourcing Parking Lot Availability
Thomas Welker
Bell Tower 1726
Education The University of California’s Dilemma: Diversity vs. Individual Merit
Daphne Gunawan
Bell Tower 2414
Engineering Magnetoacoustic Assembly of Colloidal Alloys
Daniela Cruz
Bell Tower 1494
Engineering Development of an Equibiaxial Test Fixture to Determine the Strength of Ceramics and Composites
Nathan Schultz
Bell Tower 2572
English Literature The Educational Value of Reading: a Cognitive Approach
Judith Newlin
Bell Tower 2582
Psychology The Influence of Hope on Political Involvement
Jessica A Lumley
Bell Tower 1642
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