Oral Presentations, Session 1 (9:40AM – 10:55AM)

10:10AM – 10:25AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Biochemistry Antitumor Efficacy of a Potential Glioblastoma Chemotherapeutic
Elma Frias
Science 102
Biology Analysis of Tobacco Expressing Candidate Methyltransferase Transgenes from Moss
Gabriel Juloya
Science 204
Biology Chemical and Microbial Analysis of the Arroyo Seco
Antony Aziz
Science 304
Biology Discovery of Silk Genes in the Spider Tengella perfuga
Fanny Chan
Science 405
Biology Proximity Ligation Assay to Measure α/β T Cell Receptor Pairing
Meghana Pagadala
Science 208
Chemistry Capturing Molecules in an Iron Cage
Stephanie Cheng
Science 301
Chemistry Examining Reaction Pathways of Succinic Acid Photooxidation to Improve Climate Models
Julie Hofstra
Science 302
Economics Establishing the Future of the Eurozone through the Theory of Optimum Currency Areas
Jaqueline Pierson
The Club - Campus Center
Engineering Hot Corrosion of Nickel Chromium Alloys in Molten Sodium Sulfate Salt at 900C
Zack Gentry
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Phytoremediation of 1,4 Dioxane with Raphanus sativus (radish)
Jomar Gonzalo
Science 402
English Literature Eliot's "The Waste Land" in context of early twentieth century scholarship
Andrew Olson
Hoover 106
English Literature Readers, Biography, and The Picture of Dorian Gray: Our Response to Reading
Allison Martin
Deihl 104
History Insurgent America: Domestic Terrorism in 1919 and 1920
Kristina Tumas
Hoover 113
Music Music and Your Mind: Disneyland
Brandon Craig
Hoover 104
Other Health Behavior
Kristen Berube
Hoover 100
Other The Effects of Parental Support and Parental Control on Adolescent Academic Achievement
jam isaga
Hoover 108
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences The Masses and Radii of the Eclipsing Binary Stars KIC 8736245
Tara Fetherolf
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Sociology Abortion Reform in Developing Countries
Keari Platt
Deihl 118
Sociology Homicide Survivors' Needs, Experiences, and Perceptions of Closure: What the Experts Say
Larissa Saco
Hoover 105
Sports Medicine EFFECTS OF UNILATERAL KNEE BRACING ON KINEMATICS AND KINETICS OF LOWER EXTREMITIES DURING A DROP LANDING
Alexa Johnson
Science 201

9:55AM – 10:10AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Biochemistry Foamability and Antimicrobial Activity of Bovine Lactoferrin
Benjamin Yeh
Science 304
Biochemistry Inverse Opal Hydrogel Sensors for the Detection of Endospore Viability
Tara Sowrirajan
Science 208
Biochemistry Synthesis and Characterization of Sorafenib- and Bosutinib-Encapsulated mPEG-PLGA NPs for the Purpose of Cancer Drug Delivery
Carolyn Kan
Science 102
Biochemistry The Virus BLItz: Characterizing Heparin Antagonist Virus-Like Particles
Myles Groner
Science 405
Biology Use of GAL/UAS to Assay Enhancer Activity within Defined DNA Fragments in Drosophila melanogaster
Ken Vittayarukskul
Science 204
Business Environmental Scan and Environmental Threats and Opportunities Profile for the Pharmaceutical Industry and Sanofi
Taylor Clayton
Mendenhall/Greenleaf Gallery
Chemistry A Novel Approach to Bioorthogonal Reactions
Uday Chauhan
Science 301
Chemistry Analyzing Atmospheric Aerosol with Atomic Force Microscopy
Weimeng (Stephanie) Kong
Science 302
Communications The Diversity and Multi-Faced Dimensions of Modern Corporate Social Responsibility
Amanda LeCave
The Club - Campus Center
Cultural Studies Righteous Minds: Connecting Black Liberation to Five Percenter Rap and Militant Rap
Alexa Harris
Hoover 104
Cultural Studies School Bullying from the Perspective of Latino Parents in East and South L.A.
Martha Sanchez
Hoover 108
Engineering Multiple Voltage Partitioning Techniques of VLSI
Daniel Hsu
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Phytoremediation of 1,4-Dioxane with Sweet Basil
Jeff Lopez
Science 402
English Literature "Mazy Paths but Lead to Ill": Locating the Public in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown
Kenneth Lai
Deihl 104
English Literature Hesitation, Control, and Inclusion: Ambiguity in the Conclusion of Morrison’s Paradise
Hilary Jones
Hoover 106
History Rebels in the CCCP: Analyzing the Soviet Youth in the 1980’s
Anthony Santiago
Hoover 113
History Where is Ataturk's Dream Today?
Jennifer Robinson
Deihl 118
Other Food Science-Comparison of Anthocyanin Extraction Yield Using Sonication, Blending and Homogenization Methods and Different Solvents
Yushu Tseng
Science 201
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Asteroid Shape Modeling: Using Light Curve Data to Distinguish the Shape of a Near Earth Object
Stephen Ebelhar
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Psychology Are You Inspired By Your Family?
Kelsey McNary
Hoover 100
Sociology Embracing the End of Life: Coping Strategies among Staff and Volunteers at a Non-Profit Hospice Facility
Elizabeth Barna
Hoover 105

9:40AM – 9:55AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Biochemistry Corynebacterium pseudoWHAT? A Mouse Model for Equine Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis Vaccine Development
Kristina Geiger
Science 102
Biochemistry Identification of the Catalytic Base of Human Aorta Lysyl Oxidase
Jeanette Limones
Science 208
Biology A Survey of parasites in fish at Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Afua Adjekum
Science 104
Biology Spacecraft-Associated Microbial Meta-Database: Construction of a public database of potential forward contaminants of Mars
Rakesh Mogul
Science 304
Biology The Role of PHA-4/FoxA Transcription Factor in Establishing the Cellular Context for in vivo Forced Transdifferentiation
Alexander Atamian
Science 204
Business Native Mobile Application vs. Responsive Mobile Website: A Fundamental Business Component.
Anthony Scheller
The Club - Campus Center
Business Sanofi
Krista Saleh
Mendenhall/Greenleaf Gallery
Chemistry Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Demographic
Alexis Kerl
Science 302
Chemistry Use of the Carbonyl group as a Nucleophile in Photosensitized Electron Transfer Reactions of Oxime Ethers
Neha Ansari
Science 301
Engineering A Building Block Approach to Developing a Low-Cost High Strength High Entropy Alloy
Cody Crosby
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Green Gasoline Production from the CE-CERT Process
Kalyn Q. Situ
Science 402
English Literature Deconstruction and Successful Inarticulation: Scandal, Logocentrism, Mystery, and Profundity In the Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Jesse Aston
Hoover 106
Gender Studies The Dishwasher Dungeon: Advertising’s Effect on Perpetuating Gender Roles
Christine Yamasaki
Hoover 108
History Nazi Resistance and the Morality of Germany
Nicole Kolb
Hoover 113
Music No Child Left Behind in Music
Megan Almojuela
Hoover 104
Other An Epicurean Tale
Chen Wang
Deihl 104
Other Food Science and Technology
Janet Senger
Science 201
Other The role of aggression as a mediator between the association of risk behaviors and sporting activities
Spencer Nelson
Hoover 105
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Tracking the Polyrhythm: Broadband Photometry and Lightcurve of the Binary Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (285263) 1998 QE2 with Photometric Analysis Methods
Adrian Carcione
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Political Science On the Internal Reforms of Cuba and Nicaragua
Anthony Akkawi
Deihl 118
Psychology Family Closeness and Hope
Milagros Macias
Hoover 100

10:25AM – 10:40AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Biochemistry Proliferation of Spacecraft-Associated Acinetobacter on Ethanol
Rakesh Mogul
Science 304
Biology Assessing Multiple-Paternity in Broods of the Trapdoor Spider Bothriocyrtum californicum
Gabriela Lopez
Science 405
Biology Community-level Arthropod Response to Riparian Wildfire
Kurt Zias
Science 104
Biology Inhibition of Cell Growth and Induction of Apoptosis in KSHV-Transformed Cells by an Inhibitor of Sirtuins
Karthik Vasan
Science 208
Biology Investigating defense responses of Nicotiana benthamiana involving the 14-3-3 gene family using virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS)
Jennifer Spencer
Science 204
Chemistry A Natural Product Inhibitor of the West Nile Virus NS2B-NS3 Protease
Rebecca Adamek
Science 102
Chemistry Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Magnolia Leaves
Yeneri Torres
Science 302
Chemistry TOWARDS AN ENANTIOSELECTIVE AZA-PIANCATELLI REARRANGEMENT: SYNTHESIS OF A HIGHLY SOLUBLE TRIP CATALYST
Aurora Ginzburg
Science 301
Economics How to Protect Against Odometer Rollback and Save Billions of Dollars
Alexis Gomez
The Club - Campus Center
Engineering Aquaponics: A Sustainable Food Production System
Maryam Shafahi
Science 402
Engineering Development of a Sampling Apparatus for Studying Geoenvironmental Processes Using Steady-State Centrifugation
Ye Ding
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
English Literature “A World Divided in Two”: Civil Rebellions in Manichean America
Alexander Calderwood
Hoover 113
English Literature Love is a Game: Using Game Theory to Provide Insight into The Great Gatsby
Brian Yu
Deihl 104
English Literature To Be or Not to Be
Chris Meyers
Hoover 106
Music RE-RITE: RECONSIDERING THE USE OF VIDEO-TECHNOLOGY IN ORCHESTRAL SETTINGS
EDUARDO MOLLINEDO-PINON
Hoover 104
Other Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation: Comparing Relative Strength in Relation To Parental Support and Control
Casey Cho
Hoover 108
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Deep UV Spectroscopy of the Mojave Desert
Margot Paez
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Modeling Athletic Strength Among Competitive CrossFit Athletes from First Principles
Haley Roberson
Science 201
Political Science Algeria: Fanon's battleground
Denali Marsh
Deihl 118
Psychology Are Self-Esteem, Oppression, and Life Satisfaction Predictors of Internet Addiction?
Peter Krause
Hoover 105
Psychology Maternal Education and Well-Being
Jennifer Knothe
Hoover 100

10:40AM – 10:55AM

Discipline Presentation Room
Anthropology An Imagined Population: The Racialized Erasure of Riverside, California’s Chinese Community in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Donna Arkee
Hoover 108
Anthropology Ready To Die: The Worship of Death in Los Angeles
Arturo Alvarez
Hoover 100
Biology Analysis of Breast Cancer Associated (BRCA) Gene Mutations in Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Alberto Herrera
Science 405
Biology The Effect of CDK4/6 Inhibition on the Expression of Chemokine Receptors and Ligands
Matthew Emrick
Science 208
Business Determinants of Voluntary Disclosure of Realized or Realizable Executive Compensation
Dan Zhu
The Club - Campus Center
Chemistry Characterizing E. coli UvrC, a nucleotide excision repair protein
Janani Mandayam Comar
Science 204
Chemistry Analysis of Trace Amount of Perchlorate in Drinking Water by Capillary Electrophoresis
Dianne Sanchez
Science 302
Chemistry Synthesis and Characterization of Copper Complexes: Reactivity with CT-DNA
Jennifer Wacker
Science 301
Cultural Studies Postcolonial Public Health: Sociopolitical Constructions on an Emerging Diseases Worldview
Kerry Sakimoto
Hoover 113
Earth & Environmental Science Plankton Species Diversity in the San Francisco Bay and Beyond
Whitney Tashiro
Science 104
Engineering An approach to gas sensing - Suspended carbon nanowire gas sensor measuring localized chemical vapor deposition.
Jose Comi
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Analyzing the Efficiency of Microbial Populations in Woodchip-Sawdust Bioreactors
Samayyah Williams
Science 304
Engineering Effect of Uniaxial Extension on Drug Permeation in Vivo
Lingxiao Yan
Science 102
Engineering SUSTAINABLE GARDENING INITIATIVES AT BROWNFIELD SITES
Blanca Calderon
Science 402
Film Studies Using Psychological Motivation to Resolve the Performative Conundrum in the Musical Genre
Natasha Anderson
Hoover 104
Other Poem Interpretation and 3D Lego Performance: A Visual and Tactile Representation of Mathematizing Literature
Beatriz Maldonado
Hoover 106
Other Promoting Resilience for Low Self-esteem Individuals
Vanessa Urbina
Hoover 105
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences The Longitudinal Dependence of Solar Energetic Particle Event Release Times
Emma Shupper
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Political Science Politics to the Extreme: Mapping the Interest Group Universe
Ethan Poytress
Deihl 118
Psychology “Twilight:” the Ever-Reaching Cultural Phenomenon
Sarah Beydoun
Deihl 104