Oral Presentations, Session 2 (1:40PM – 3:00PM)

2:40PM – 2:55PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Art The Extimate Mind
Kai Woods Decker
Hoover 106
Biochemistry Derivatives of Stilbene and Triazene Precursors Inhibitory Effect of Human Cytochrome P450 1A1 and 1B1
DANIEL LEE
Science 405
Biochemistry Improving Sucrose Biosensor for Real-Time Monitoring of Sucrose
Ka Man Wong
Science 204
Biology Exploring the Physiological Effects of the Fruit, Morinda citrifolia on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Samantha Rodriguez
Science 304
Biology Radiation Protection Capabilities of Glial cell line-derived Neurotrophic factor in Head and Neck Cancer Cells
Julia Ni
Science 102
Biology Social Judgments of Faces along Different Dimensions
Poonim Daya
Hoover 108
Chemistry A System for Comparing Relative Rates of Back Electron Transfer and Crosslinking
Christina Khorozyan
Science 402
Chemistry Creation of Highly Sulfated Virus-like Particles Using Click Chemistry
Griffin Mead
Science 301
Communications I Wrote This Essay about Fall Out Boy’s From Under The Cork Tree and All I Got Was an Analysis of Hypermasculinity in Feminine-Coded Musical Genres
Haley Ioppini
Deihl 104
Cultural Studies Dancing Bomba: A Diasporic Context for Social Change and Meaning in Los Angeles
Daryl Adkins
Mendenhall/Greenleaf Gallery
Economics Price, Policy, and Purchasing: The Effect of Enforcement on Marijuana Consumption
Ariel Roddy
Science 302
Engineering Avionics System for UAV Flight Controls Research
Ajay Bettadapura
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Biodegradable metallic implant 3D reconstruction and analysis using IMARIS®
Alan Lin
Science 201
Engineering Corrosion Behavior of Titanium Alloys Containing Boron Additions in Simulated Physiological Environments
Obed Villalpando
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Detection of glioblastoma brain tumor cells using SpectroPen
Abhinav Sharma
Science 208
Engineering Scalpel Blades and Reaction on Human Body
Dorsa Shirazi
Science 104
Gender Studies Las Hijas Del Campo: Testimonios of Mexican/Chicana College students
Dora Lopez
Hoover 113
Political Science International Negotiation: Success of Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Approaches
Stephanie Ward
Hoover 104
Psychology Computational Model of Semantic Memory Addresses Osgood's Universal Theory of Emotion
Jackie Kozich
Hoover 105
Psychology How Parents Shape their Children's Exposure to Affectively Negative Information About the Biological World
Andrea Villalobos
Deihl 118
Psychology Positive Experiences of Electronic Media Among College Students
Susan R. Selfridge
Hoover 100

2:10PM – 2:25PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Art Don't Touch! Examining the Role of Hands-On Children's Programs in Museums
Kristin Brisbois
Hoover 106
Biology Association between albumin level and intracranial hemorrhage in post-tPA ischemic stroke patients
Frances Wang
Science 104
Biology Novel Surgical Aid: Fluorescent Nerve Peptide Labeling of Degenerated Neural Tissue
Melina Mastrodimos
Science 208
Biology Regulation of DNA methylation in postmitotic neurons of mouse brain
Katherine Sheu
Science 102
Biology Targeted-Apoptosis in Secondary Cells of Male Drosophila Using GAL4 Lines
Yanting Li
Science 204
Biology The effect of PGG and fruit extracts on IAPP Aggregation
Catalina Pereira
Science 304
Biology The Effect of Soy Derived Phytoestrogens on Innate Immunity in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Breann De Santiago
Science 405
Business Letters to Shareholders: An Examination of CEO Rhetoric and Financial Performance.
James Scott-Ransom
Science 302
Chemistry On the Synthesis of Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticle Structures
Monica Marks
Science 402
Chemistry Synthesis of Benzoic Acid Derivative Based Dendrimers as Potential Anti-burn Agents
Arabo Avanes
Science 301
Computer Science A Ground Control Station for Multi-Vehicular Data Visualization and Control
Michael Heid
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Thermoelectric Nanocomposites Prepared in High Voltage Electric Field
Bruce Decker
Science 201
English Literature De-queering (& Re-queering) Dorian
John Tice
Deihl 104
History "Removed from where they can be dangerous": The Spanish Policy and Practice of Indigenous Exile from Northern New Spain, 1700-1800
John Paul Paniagua
Mendenhall/Greenleaf Gallery
History “Justice for Berém! Justice for Ikrit!”: Negotiating Identity through Nonviolent Action
Jessica Truckey
Hoover 104
Mathematics Cancer Screening Using Biomimetic Pattern Recognition with Hyper-Dimensional Planes
Leonila Lagunes
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Other Obesity Prevention and Reduction among Latino Women in a Community Clinic
Nicole Gonzalez-Bishop
Hoover 105
Psychology Childhood Obesity: Assimilation, Individualistic Attitudes, and Resource Use among Latino Parents
Ashley Maldonado
Deihl 118
Psychology It's the Dope(amines): The Role of Brain-Reward Circuitry in Long-Term Successful Video Games
Joseph Hanna
Hoover 108
Psychology SOCIAL FUNCTIONING AND EMOTIONAL PROCESSING IN NATURAL SCIENCES VERSUS HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Jason Griffin
Hoover 113
Psychology The Effects of Everyday Multitasking and Technology Use on Performance in College Students
Jose Lara-Ruiz
Hoover 100

2:25PM – 2:40PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Anthropology Defining and obtaining happiness through emotional state theory
Jonathan Beach
Hoover 108
Art Imaginative Nostalgia
Christian Hogan
Hoover 106
Biology Behavior traits and growth characteristics of newly weaned piglets
Alexandra Glenn
Science 304
Biology Improving the viability and retention of therapeutic neural stem cells through encapsulation in a protective hydrogel
Adam He
Science 102
Biology Role of Caveolin and Adaptation of C. elegans to Hypoxia
Taiwo Dodo-Williams
Science 405
Biology Studying the Effects of Chromogranin A and Catestatin Knockout on Cardiac Structure and Ischemic Preconditioning in Mus Musculus
Kevin Yei
Science 104
Biology The Survivin and cIAP1 anti-apoptotic proteins are differentially downregulated in response to endoplasmic reticulum stress
Vicki Mercado
Science 204
Business Dealing with Commuter Culture: A Study of the Commuter Programs at the University of California, Riverside
Sapir Levin
Science 302
Chemistry Electrocatalytic Properties of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase Catalysed Carbon Dioxide Reduction
Katherine Lee
Science 402
Cultural Studies Art, Money, and Marriage The Need for a Closser Examination
Kevin Stidham
Hoover 105
Engineering Adaptive Nonlinear Neural Network Flight Controllers
Ajay Bettadapua
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Investigation of the Elastic Properties of Microbubbles Using a Pressure Chamber
Malvika Verma
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Mechanical and Corrosion Behavior of Ultrafine Grained 5083 Al
Jane Ho
Science 201
Gender Studies Framing Spaces of Illegality: Undocumented College Graduates and Deferred Action
Maria Servin
Hoover 104
Other University Drive: Study of Intermodal Interactions
Cristina Graciano
Hoover 113
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences AUTOMATED QUANTITATIVE HISTOLOGY OF MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS
ZHENG WONG
Science 301
Psychology Hope for Education with the Hindrance of Anxiety
Tiffany Rushin
Hoover 100
Psychology The association between weight, physical attractiveness and mental health among adolescents
Alisha Fletcher
Deihl 118
Sociology Revealing Gender Occupational Segregation in Romance Films
Sofia Laguna
Deihl 104
Sociology Structural Adjustment and Latin America's Turn to the Left
Joel Herrera
Mendenhall/Greenleaf Gallery

1:55PM – 2:10PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Art Identifying Specific Appropriations in Moreau's Salome for New Meaning
James Doyle
Hoover 106
Biochemistry The Ability of Vegetable Extracts to Inhibit the Aggregation of IAPP
Nicole Pepe
Science 304
Biology Investigating the Health Benefits of Multivitamin Cold and Flu Remedies on Caenorhabditis elegans
Marissa Meyer
Science 405
Biology Membrane glycosylation affects the membrane capacitance of human neural stem cells
Citradewi Soemardy
Science 102
Biology Study of the Effect of Exogenous Nitric Oxide Supplementation on the Prevention of Red Blood Cell Storage Lesions
Erin Slattery
Science 104
Biology ULP-4 desumoylates HMGS-1 to regulate C. elegans bioenergetics in aging and development
Kaitlin Ching
Science 204
Chemistry Amplification of enantiomeric excess of aminoacids by co-adsorption into zeolites: An investigation, using Solid-State NMR, Thermogravimetry and Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
Andrea Martinez
Science 402
Chemistry Manufacturing of a Point-of-Care Paper-Based Microfluidic Device for Diagnosing Diabetes Mellitus in In-Developing Countries
Mary Arrastia
Science 301
Engineering Autonomous Target Acquisition and Recognition using UAVs
Mathew Gan
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Can Growth Factors be used to Avoid Corneal Blindness?
Jacqueline J. Masehi-Lano
Science 208
Engineering The Effect of Activator on Aluminizing of 304 Stainless Steel using the Halide Activated Pack Cementation Process
Armando Coronado
Science 201
English Literature Revolt Against Fairy Tales: A Creative Project Challenging Traditional Gender Stereotypes in Fairy Tales
Danya Migdali
Deihl 104
English Literature The Art of Perception: An Analysis of How a Desired Public Image Affects One's Actions
Alex McCollum
Hoover 105
History Reconquista o(r) Assimilation: Examining Race, Class, and Gender in Mexican Segregated Schools
Mikel Guereca
Mendenhall/Greenleaf Gallery
Mathematics Modeling Heat Conduction in Microcombustors
Freeman Levine
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Other Revolutionary Justice: Semantic Ambiguity, Sharia, and the Rise of Muslim Women in Politics
Merima Tricic
Hoover 104
Psychology Origins of Joy: Ultrasonic Vocalization in Selectively Bred Rats
Rachel Lapidus
Hoover 108
Psychology A Measure to Assess Risk Factors for Sexual Coercion at Fraternity Parties
Christian Murillo
Hoover 113
Psychology Aggression in Children
Johnny Garcia
Deihl 118
Psychology Anonymity and Abuse via Electronic Media Among College Students
Aaron Cortez
Hoover 100

1:40PM – 1:55PM

Discipline Presentation Room
Art Person/Persona
Sarah Attar
Hoover 106
Biochemistry Influence of donor variability on macrophage and dendritic cell mediated T cell activation during the phagocytosis of C1q-bound apoptotic cells
Keng-Tsai Lin
Science 405
Biochemistry The Effects of Spices and Herbs on the Aggregation of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide
Kathleen Hennessy
Science 304
Biology Characterizing Peptide-Antibody Interactions for Disease Detection
Chia-In Lin
Science 208
Biology CROSS-SECTIONAL AND LONGITUDINAL EXAMINATION OF FLORBETAPIR-PET AMYLOID IMAGING AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE IN THE OLDEST-OLD
Michelle Caunca
Science 204
Biology Parkin Moderates Hypertrophy and Heart Failure Following Cardiac Pressure Overload
Eileen Gonzalez
Science 104
Biology The Effect of Netrin on Visually Guided Behavior
Marc Piercy
Science 102
Business Amgen Inc., BA 497.01: External Environment, Industry Analysis, and Company Assessment
Amanda Miller
The Club - Campus Center
Business Merck: SURP 2013 - Industry Analysis, External Environment, and Technological Assessment for the Development of an Acquisition Strategy (Novavax)
Miluska Mogrovejo
Science 302
Chemistry Asymmetric Catalytic Hydroamination: New Ligand Synthesis
soeun shin
Science 402
Chemistry Building Capture Agents for the Detection of Plasmodium Lactate Dehydrogenase (pLDH) as Malaria In Vitro Diagnostics
Ann Chen
Science 301
Cultural Studies Sustainable Development and Residents' Satisfaction Levels with the Quality of Life: A Comparison between Ecuador and Southern California
Amanda Cosolito
Mendenhall/Greenleaf Gallery
Engineering Analysis of a Microturbine Combustor
Esteban Leon
Science 110 (Physics Lab)
Engineering Design and Implementation of a Cyclic Oxidation Setup
Brandon Elledge
Science 201
Engineering Development of a Robotic Laser Tracker Metrology System for the CCAT Telescope
Edward Fouad
Science 116 (Physics Lab)
Gender Studies (Re)Conceptualizing the Normative: A Glimpse into the Radical Potential and Ultimate Failure of Queer Politics
Anna Storti
Deihl 104
History Effectiveness of Violence in Northern Ireland
Megan Suhosky
Hoover 104
Psychology Constructing Emoticon Meaning from priming and high dimensional modeling.
Sarah Maples
Hoover 105
Psychology Correlates of Delay of Gratification in Children with FASD
Christopher Murakami
Deihl 118
Psychology Deployment and Risky Behavior: The Dissociation
Courtney Tracy
Hoover 100
Psychology Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of the Oxytocin Receptor  (OXTR) and CD38 Genes Impact Perception of Facial Aging in Humans
Thomas Gross
Hoover 108
Sociology The Effects of Social Media of College students here at Whittier College
LaFelton Traxler
Hoover 113