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2017
Saturday, November 18th
12:30 PM

A Comparison of Water Potential, Photosynthetic Rate, Electron Transport Rate, and Stomatal Conductance between Native Malosma laurina and Exotic Schinus molle

Karagan L. Smith, Pepperdine University
Agatha L. Heng, Pepperdine University
Viridiana Herandez-Lopez, Pepperdine University
Stephen D. Davis, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 52

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A Low Cost Agile Robot for Outdoor Collectives

Kayla Engelstad, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Erika Gutierrez, California State University - San Bernardino
Jesus Hernandez, Swarthmore College
Ranye McLendon, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Arielle-Cherie Paterson, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Nicole Carey, Harvard University
Jeff Dusek, Harvard University
Radhika Nagpal, Harvard University

BSC-Ursa Minor 102

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A New Paramagnetic & Piezoelectric Organometallic Material

Gabriel A. Lopez, California State University - San Bernardino
John Montano, California State University - San Bernardino
Alessa Ibrahim, California State University - San Bernardino
Austen Ploudre, California State University - San Bernardino
Elio Gonzales, California State University - San Bernardino
Tim Usher, California State University - San Bernardino

BSC-Ursa Minor 130

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A Split Nation: The Hyde Amendment

Felix Julian Pambuena
David Crawford
Sean Kelly

BSC-Ursa Minor 29

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Achieving and controlling electron tunneling in a scanning tunneling microscope

Mandy L. Ledford, California State University San Bernardino
Francisco F. Caballero, California State University - San Bernardino
Daniel R. Gagnon, California State University - San Bernardino
Paul Dixon, California State University - San Bernardino

BSC-Ursa Minor 118

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway for Biofuel Production using Clostridium Strains

Ana M. Cortes, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Jacqueline N. Scott, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Wei-Jen Lin PhD, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Gregory A. Barding PhD, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 75

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Analysis of the pathogen mobility from wastewater to suspended duckweed

Kevin E. Clack, San Diego State University
Zoluntu Ngwane, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Natalie Mladenov Dr., San Diego State University
Monica Palomo Dr., California Polytechnic State University, Pamona
Thor Axel Stenstrom Dr, Durban University of Technology
Isaac Dennis Amoah, Durban University of Technology
Bjoern Pietruschka, Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association
Chris Buckley, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Pardon Muchaonyerwa, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Alfred Odindo, University of KwaZulu-Natal

BSC-Ursa Minor 115

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Analyzing Terrorism As A Fear and Human Behavioral Response to Terrorism

Andrew Calloway
Christine Ann Gordon Dr., Chapman University

BSC-Ursa Minor 5

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Antimycobacterial Compounds Isolated from Marine Bacteria and their Potential Role in Biofilm Formation

Desirae Mellor
Dr. Jackie A. Trischman, California State University, San Marcos

BSC-Ursa Minor 143

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Auditory Middle Latency Response Changes in a Rodent Repeat-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Model

Brandon Michael Lehrich, University of California, Irvine; Department of Biomedical Engineering
Sammy Sahyouni, Irvine Valley College
Ronald Sahyouni M.S., University of California, Irvine; School of Medicine; Department of Biomedical Engineering
Alessandro Presacco Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; Division of Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Brian J. Cummings Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Harrison W. Lin M.D., University of California, Irvine; Division of Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

BSC-Ursa Minor 43

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Automated Sewing Process of a Trans-Catheter Heart Valve

David Estelle, California State University, Fullerton
Juan Cuevas, California State University, Fullerton
Kenny Yin, California State University, Fullerton
Michael Mashni, California State University, Fullerton
Mitchell Salgado, California State University, Fullerton
Oscar Rosales
Nina Robson, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 105

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Broadband multilayer plasmonic structures

Nolan Johnston, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Ildar Salakhutdinov, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Ertan Salik, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 122

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Characterization and analysis of integrins on immune cells found in canine carcinomas.

Mary M. Jarjour, California Lutheran University
Chad Barber PhD., California Lutheran University

BSC-Ursa Minor 63

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Characterization of CHIZ Cells as a Unique Cell Population in Drosophila Blood Cell Development

Vivien Ho, UCLA
Carrie Spratford, UCLA
Utpal Banerjee, UCLA

BSC-Ursa Minor 80

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Characterization of Dog, Cat, Guinea Pig, and Human IAPP toxicity in HeLa Cells

Litza Ledesma, Mount Saint Mary's University - Los Angeles
Luiza Nogaj PhD, Mount Saint Mary's University - Los Angeles

BSC-Ursa Minor 50

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Characterization of the Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Micro-Architected Materials

Zoey Flynn
Chiara Daraio, Caltech
Eleftheria Roumeli, Caltech

BSC-Ursa Minor 108

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Characterization of YBCO on LSAT and STO substrates using AFM and Resistance vs Temperature Measurements

Robert Quach, Moreno Valley College
Pegah Mirabedini, University of California, Riverside
Anthony Cortez, University of California, Riverside
Jay LeFebvre, University of California, Riverside
Shane Cybart, University of California, Riverside

BSC-Ursa Minor 114

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

CMT causing mutations increase stress granule formation

Madison Neumaier, Loyola Marymount University
Casey Sederman, Loyola Marymount University
Morgan Mutch, Loyola Marymount University
Natalie Wilkie, Loyola Marymount University
Emma Keneipp, Loyola Marymount University
Blake Colton, Loyola Marymount University
Sarah Mitchell, Loyola Marymount University

BSC-Ursa Minor 87

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Comparison Between V2O5 and VO2 Precursors in the Synthesis of HoV1-xFexO3

Josefa Gregorio, CSUSM
Jesus Perez, CSUSM
Alejandro Zafra, CSUSM
Lorena Aguirre, CSUSM
Stephen Tsui, CSUSM

BSC-Ursa Minor 131

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Comparison of Methods for Extracting Alkaloids from Plant Material

Dylan Sacenti, Pepperdine University
Alero Arueyingho, Pepperdine University
P. Matthew Joyner, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 148

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Cultivation and Identification of Micrococcus Bacterium

Nicholas Springer, Whittier College
Hector Valenzuela Ph.D, Whittier College

BSC-Ursa Minor 59

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Deposition of Thin Films on the Inside Surfaces of Mesoporous Materials by Atomic Layer Deposition

Yovanny Vazquez, California State University, Northridge
Xiangdong Qin, University of California, Riverside
Francisco Zaera, University of California, Riverside

BSC-Ursa Minor 120

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Dermestid Beetles

Mariana Munoz, Cal Poly Pomona
Brayan Osorio
Anellie Rodriguez
Cord Brundage, Cal Poly Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 84

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Design and Fabrication of a Low-Cost CO2 Laser Beam Micromachining System

Luke Anderson, California State University, Fullerton
Mohammed Abdullah S Almohaimeed, California State University, Fullerton
Juan Martin, California State University, Fullerton
Sagil James, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 88

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Design and Fabrication of a Micro Abrasive Waterjet Cutting System

Stephen Dunlavy, California State University, Fullerton
Christian Blanke, California State University, Fullerton
Yu Chen, California State University, Fullerton
Clement Eng, California State University, Fullerton
John Ndungu, California State University, Fullerton
Catherine Ozog, California State University, Fullerton
Sagil James, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 90

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Design and Fabrication of a Micro Electro Discharge Machining System

Jeremy Cole, California State University, Fullerton
Salem Alzofiri, California State University, Fullerton
Victor Gallardo, California State University, Fullerton
Martin Pasillas, California State University, Fullerton
Sagil James, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 97

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Design and Fabrication of Low-Cost Flexible Solar Cells using 3D Printing Technology

Chris Veyna, California State University, Fullerton
Galen Jiang, California State University, Fullerton
Rinkesh Contractor, California State University, Fullerton
Sagil James, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 89

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Design and Fabrication of Smart Suspension for Battery Operated Vehicles

Shayan Mehrparvar, California State University, Fullerton
Rafee Ahmed, California State University, Fullerton
Earvin Christian Bulan, California State University, Fullerton
Ricky Lam, California State University, Fullerton
Louis Lona, California State University, Fullerton
Jon Politico, California State University, Fullerton
Jonathan Portillo, California State University, Fullerton
Christian Zahler, California State University, Fullerton
Sagil James, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 111

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Detachable End-Effector For Product Rework UR5 Station

Mohanned Majdalawi
Benjamin Prunean
Steven Lee
Kevin De Lara
Patricia Amador-Gonzalez
Miguel Ozaeta

BSC-Ursa Minor 94

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Determining Lyapunov Exponents for Turbulent Rayleigh-Benard Convection

Michael Kwan
Janet Scheel, Occidental College

BSC-Ursa Minor 129

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Disparities in Health Care Access Among Foreign-Born Latinos in California and Peruvian Indigenous

Erica Cisneros, Mount Saint Mary's University-Los Angeles
Lia Roberts PhD, Mount Saint Mary's University - Los Angeles

BSC-Ursa Minor 34

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Drivers of Tunable Iridescence in Squid Skin

Cristian Sharma
Robert Levenson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dan Morse, University of California, Santa Barbara

BSC-Ursa Minor 70

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effect of Heat Treatment on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 15-5 PH Stainless Steel

Kelly Tovalin
Omar Es-Said, Loyola Marymount University
Yong-Jun Yong-Jun, Loyola Marymount University
Abdullah Alsumait, Loyola Marymount University
Chris Delgado, Loyola Marymount University
Faisal Aldhabib, Loyola Marymount University
Xiadong Sun, Loyola Marymount University
Fahad Alzubi, Loyola Marymount University
Adrian Cheng, Loyola Marymount University
Ricardo Martin Del Campo, Loyola Marymount University

BSC-Ursa Minor 91

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effect of Kappa Opioid Receptor Blockade on Methamphetamine-Induced Reward and Aversion

Juliann Awad, California State University, San Marcos
Brayden Cortes, California State University, San Marcos
Angelica Rocha PhD, California State University, San Marcos
Keith Trujillo PhD, California State University, San Marcos

BSC-Ursa Minor 23

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effect of Reclaimed Water on Properties of Mortar

Eduardo Dominguez
Yatziri Enriquez
Monica Palomo
Rosa Vasconez

BSC-Ursa Minor 107

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effect of resveratrol on Escherichia coli and Serratia marcescens

Esmeralda Escamilla, Mount Saint Mary's University
Alexandra Avalos, Mount Saint Mary's University
Stephany Rodriguez, Mount Saint Mary's University
Stacey Peterson, Mount Saint Mary's University

BSC-Ursa Minor 47

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effect of temperature on the metabolism of different populations of Tigriopus californicus, an intertidal copepod

Morgan L. Scheffler, California State University, San Marcos
Felipe S. Barreto, Oregon State University
Casey A. Mueller, California State University, San Marcos

BSC-Ursa Minor 51

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effects of a Common Neonicotinoid Pesticide on Mason Bee (Osmia lignaria) Locomotion

Emily Johnson 8027094, University of Redlands
James Nieh, UC San Diego
Simone Tosi, UC San Diego

BSC-Ursa Minor 78

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effects of Chumash Medicinal Plant Extracts on Cell Proliferation and Gene Expression

Caleigh Howard, Pepperdine University
Donna Nofziger, Pepperdine University
P. Matthew Joyner, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 72

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effects of Glutamate and its Antagonists on the feeding behavior of Lymnaea stagnalis and Helisoma trivolvis

Kailey R. Jordan, California Lutheran University
Kenneth Long Ph.D., California Lutheran University

BSC-Ursa Minor 60

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effects of relaxed selection on experimentally evolved populations of Drosophila melanogaster

Madison Cheek
Parvin Shahrestani, California State University, Fullerton
Yasamin Hajy Heydary, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 9

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effects of the allelopathic compound juglone on the germination and seedling success of Eriogonum fasciculatum, Frangula californica, Rhamnus ilicifolia, Salsola tragus, and Salvia mellifera

Daisy Hernandez
Edward Bobich, Cal Poly Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 54

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Efficient Numerical Methods for Solving Variable Order Differential Equations

Jamiree Harrison
Jeremy Orosco, UCSD
Carlos F. Coimbra, UCSD

BSC-Ursa Minor 104

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Electrochemical Perfomance of Fluorosurfactant Electrolyte Additives in Li-S Batteries and Their Contribution to Solid-Electrolyte Interface Formation

Catrina Wilson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Molleigh Preefer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jeff Gerbec Dr.
Johannes Willenbacher Dr.
Ram Seshadri Prof., University of California, Santa Barbara

BSC-Ursa Minor 112

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Enzyme Encapsulation in Metal Organic Frameworks for Increased Stability

Katherine Nelms, California State University, Los Angeles
Joshua Sosa, California State University, Los Angeles
Grenalynn Ilacas, California State University, Los Angeles
Yangyang Liu PhD, California State University, Los Angeles

BSC-Ursa Minor 132

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Fighting Fake News One Article at a Time

Cole Elpel

BSC-Ursa Minor 92

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

From Boots to Books: An Analysis of Postsecondary Institutions’ Online Presence in Serving the Needs of Service Connected Students

Noely Mendez
Savannah Giannini-Cocio, Mount St. Mary's University
Franco Santos, Mount St. Mary's University

BSC-Ursa Minor 11

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Gender Variation in Self-Esteem and Social Functioning: A Study of Traits of Autism

Kelsee Irwin, California State University Channel Islands
Austin Wong, California State University Channel Islands
Alexandra Mattina, California State University Channel Islands
Averi Barrett, California State University Channel Islands
Kimmy Kee-Rose, California State University Channel Islands

BSC-Ursa Minor 17

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Genetic Engineering of Immune Cells for Specificity and Costimulation in the HER2+ Breast Tumor Microenvironment

Marc Abou Assali, Azusa Pacific University
Elena Padilla, Azusa Pacific University
Abel DeCastro, Azusa Pacific University
Stephanie Kraybill, Azusa Pacific University
Jonathan Arroyo, Azusa Pacific University
Megan Prosser, Azusa Pacific University

BSC-Ursa Minor 58

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Genetic variation within the Lake Baikal endemic sculpin genus Limnocottus

Frank Gutierrez, California State University, Los Angeles
Andres Aguilar, California State University, Los Angeles
Michael Sandel, University of West Alabama
Sergei Kirilchik, Limnological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences
Bakhtiar Bogdanov, Limnological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences,

BSC-Ursa Minor 67

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Genome-wide Differentiation between Hybridizing Hummingbird Lineages

German Lagunas-Robles, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Alan Brelsford, University of California, Riverside

BSC-Ursa Minor 49

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Geology of the Lower Miocene Monterey Formation in Point Dume, California

Alexia Rojas, California Lutheran University
William Bilodeau, California Lutheran University

BSC-Ursa Minor 138

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Geophysical Imaging of Shallow Conduits for Carbon Dioxide Emission at Horseshoe Lake, Mammoth Mountain, California

Ashley Rivera
Jascha Polet, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 144

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Growth of Nickel Nanoparticles

Jessica Devine, California Baptist University
Thomas Duggar, University of California, Riverside
Kim Chea, University of California, Riverside
Hongjie Tang, University of California, Riverside
David Kisailus, University of California, Riverside

BSC-Ursa Minor 128

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Hate in Proximity: A Look into Hate Group Headquarters and Islamic Communities in California

Brittney E. Souza, Chapman University
Kai Hamilton Gentry, Chapman University

BSC-Ursa Minor 16

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Healthcare Access among the Indigenous Communities in the US and Peru

Elizabeth-Victoria Shokoya, Mount Saint Mary's University
Luiza Nogaj Phd, Mount Saint Mary's University
Sylvine Deprele Phd, Mount Saint Mary's University
Lia Roberts Phd, Mount Saint Mary's University

BSC-Ursa Minor 4

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Hearts and Minds: American Re-education in Prisoner of War Camps During the Korean War

Yo Han Jin

BSC-Ursa Minor 20

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

High-Strength Thermoplastic Polymers as Composite Matrix Material

Alexandra Natalie Lillig, Irvine Valley College
Joseph Newkirk
Cassandra M. Degen, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

BSC-Ursa Minor 116

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Identification and Annotation of Protein Orthology in Drosophila elegans

Eduardo Cruz

BSC-Ursa Minor 68

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Identification of an Unknown Bacteria Genus: Pseudomonas

Kent Tran
Hector Valenzuela, Whittier College

BSC-Ursa Minor 40

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Identification of Nicotiana glutinosa genes that are differentially regulated in defense responses against Polerovirus

Allyson M. Weir, California State University, Fullerton
Lissette Garcia
Melanie Sacco, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 38

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Impact of temperature and precipitation on Arabian foal development

Irene Ngo, Cal Poly Pomona
Cord Brundage, Cal Poly Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 71

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Improved Visual Performance and Enhanced Test Files for Different File Formats for GRNsight: a Web Application for Visualizing Models of Gene Regulatory Networks

Jen Shin, Loyola Marymount University
Edward Bachoura, Loyola Marymount University
John David N. Dionision, Loyola Marymount University
Kam D. Dahlquist, Loyola Marymount University
Ben G. Fitzpatrick, Loyola Marymount University
Eileen J. Choe, Loyola Marymount University

BSC-Ursa Minor 96

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Improvement of Efficiency in Atmospheric Filtration Systems through Carbon Nanotube Coating Methods

Robert J. Espinoza, University of California, Riverside
David R. Cocker III, University of California, Riverside

BSC-Ursa Minor 99

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Inhibitory effects of essential oils on the growth of E. coli and S. aureus

Patricia Sabillo, Mount Saint Mary's University-Los Angeles
Erica Cisneros, Mount Saint Mary's University-Los Angeles
Adriane Jones PhD, Mount Saint Mary's University-Los Angeles

BSC-Ursa Minor 85

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Insomnia Symptoms and Memory Prescription Medication Use among Clinically vs. Non-Clinically Depressed Cancer Survivors

Melany A. Garcia, California State University, Long Beach
Selena Nguyen-Rodriguez, California State University, Long Beach

BSC-Ursa Minor 14

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Intimate Power: Negotiation of Gender Roles by Examining Language and Emotions

Mimi Nguyen
Jorge Fontdevila, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 31

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Investigation of Antimicrobial Properties of Rhus ovata Extracts

Sydney Adams, Pepperdine University
P. Matthew Joyner, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 82

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Investigation of Zeolite Based on High Performance Concrete in Low Temperature Curing

Marlene Celis, California State University, Fullerton
Pratanu Ghosh, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 95

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Isolation and Characterization of Toxic Alkaloids from Lupinus Albifrons

Christian Sanchez, Pepperdine University
Jeffrey Chu, Pepperdine University
P. Matthew Joyner, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 139

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Kinetics study of 3-ethyltoluene + OH at 298K and 1-8 Torr using the relative rate/discharge flow/mass spectrometry technique

Rachel Kaiser
Zhuangjie Li, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 142

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Left or Right Valence Bias: Do Representations in the Visual Hemifield Influence Decisions?

Alexandra Theodorou, Sonoma State University
Olivia Krieger, Sonoma State University
Stephen Phillips, Sonoma State University
Grace Remboldt, Sonoma State University
Rebecca Neal, Sonoma State University
Jesse J. Bengson PhD, Sonoma State University

BSC-Ursa Minor 26

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Long-Term Rehabilitation Within Roatán's Coral Reef System

Talyssa Topacio

BSC-Ursa Minor 41

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Maillard Conjugation with the use of Pea Protein and Dextran for the Stabilization of Multilayered Nanoemulsions.

Viral Shukla, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Gabriel Davidov-Pardo, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 81

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Management of M. Micrantha in the Mangal Forest of the Mai Po Nature Reserve

Robert T. Kaaret, Whittier College
Alya Kingsland-Mengi, Whittier College
Bryanna Wertz, Whittier College
Cheryl Swift, Whittier College
Emily Montgomery, Whittier College

BSC-Ursa Minor 65

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Math Meets Chemistry: Modeling Dicarboxylic Acid Spectra of Aqueous Phase in the Infrared Region

Cameron Hooper, California State University, Fullerton
Nhu Q. Vu, California State University, Fullerton
Laura Smith, California State University, Fullerton
Paula K. Hudson, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 123

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Mayan children's medicinal plant knowledge: Learning as contributing members of their community

Dania Salgado, California State University, Fullerton
Jessica Mendoza, California State University, Fullerton
Yuliana Fernandez, California State University, Fullerton
Lucia Alcala, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 8

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Measuring Seismic Building Response on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus

Mayra Barajas, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Jascha Polet, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 137

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Membrane localization of HspA1A, a stress inducible 70-kDa heat shock protein

Cedra Labanieh, CSUF
Julianne Zapanta, CSUF
Nikolas Nikolaidis, CSUF

BSC-Ursa Minor 77

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Mitochondrial Fission Determines Th17 Effector Cell Differentiation

Krysta M. Siu, University of La Verne

BSC-Ursa Minor 33

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Mitochondrial Respiration in Obesity

Silvestre J. Sanchez, University of La Verne
Jeffrey M. Ouk, University of La Verne

BSC-Ursa Minor 32

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Molybdenum-Catalyzed Oxidative Cleavage of Lignin

Paula Magat, Citrus College
Alex John, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 22

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Monitoring Diurnal Variability of Organic Matter in Anaerobic DEWATS with an Emphasis on FOG, Scum Accumulation, and Scum Removal

Zoe Orandle
Natalie Mladenov, San Diego State University
Monica Palomo, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Chris Buckley, University of Kwa Zulu Natal
Bjoern Pietruschka, Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association
Scelo Mncube

BSC-Ursa Minor 106

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Mutation of ABC Transporter Protein plays a role in the expression of EPS and motility in Paraburkholderia unamae

Nathan Brandt, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA

BSC-Ursa Minor 79

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Nanofabrication of GLAD Structures – A Comparison of Ion and Electron Beam Deposition Techniques

Judy Tran, California State University - San Bernardino
Matthew Hilfiker, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
René Feder, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Eva Schubert, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

BSC-Ursa Minor 101

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Niobium Powder Enhanced Copper Composites Through Accumulated Roll Bonding (ARB) Process

Ivan Cid-Vargas, Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Andres Meiners, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente
Sina Shahrezaei, University of California, Riverside
Suveen Mathaudhu, University of California, Riverside

BSC-Ursa Minor 98

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Nitrogen excretion during marsupial development in a terrestrial isopod.

Emily Rockhill, Pomona College
Alfredo Reyes-Guzman, Pomona College
Kenna Schammel, Pomona College
Jonathan Charles Wright, Pomona College

BSC-Ursa Minor 24

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Novel Serotonin 6 Receptor Antagonist And Its Effects On Autistic-Like Behaviors In An Inbred Mouse Strain

Alexa Bykowski, University of Redlands
Devon Tice, University of Redlands
Bryce Ryan, University of Redlands

BSC-Ursa Minor 12

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Nutrient removal from wastewater effluent using duckweed

Alexia Mackey
Chris Buckley
Siphosakhe Mdluli
Natalie Mladenov
Pardon Muchaonyerwa
William Musazura
Vuyisile Muthwa
Zoluntu Ngwane
Alfred Odindo
Adeshola Oyawoye
Monica Palomo
Bjoern Pietruschka

BSC-Ursa Minor 110

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Observing the sensitivity of topical Melaleuca alternifolia on the epidermis of swine

Brianna Kelley
Susie Glore, Cal Poly Pomona
Hanna Jung, Cal Poly Pomona
Steven Orrick, Cal Poly Pomona
Emily Sanchez, Cal Poly Pomona
Christina Tao, Cal Poly Pomona
Tarryn Wagstaff, Cal Poly Pomona
Cord Brundage, Cal Poly Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 39

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

On Computational Threshold Analysis for Characterization of MoS2 Monolayers

Edgar Tejada, El Camino College
Koichi Yamaguchi, University of California, Riverside
Adam Berges, University of California, Riverside
Ludwig Bartels, University of California, Riverside

BSC-Ursa Minor 141

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Os(phen)2dppz3+ : an osmium metallointercalator that selectively oxidizes guanine oxidation products

Emma Kroll, Mount Saint Mary's University
Eric Stemp, Mount Saint Mary's University
Jacqueline Dominguez, Mount Saint Mary's University
Mary Safaeipour, Mount Saint Mary's University
Mary Bakarian, Mount Saint Mary's University
Kelsey Miller
Zitadel Anne Esguerra

BSC-Ursa Minor 135

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Oxytocin Administration is Inconsistent in Correcting the Maternal and Repetitive Behaviors of the C58/J Mouse Strain

Devon Tice
Alexa Bykowski, University of Redlands
Bryce C. Ryan, University of Redlands

BSC-Ursa Minor 36

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

P and S Wave Velocities for Laboratory Prepared Soil Samples

Esther Ahn, California State University, Fullerton
Purnima Bhattarai, California State University, Fullerton
Graham Leimer, California State University, Fullerton
Smriti Dhital, California State University, Fullerton
Quoc-Hung Phan, California State University, Fullerton
Mohammed Al-Behadili, California State University, Fullerton
Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton
Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton
Bryan Chung, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 121

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Parental Norms Play Significant Role in the Sexual Behaviors and Birth Control Use of Young Adult Women

Cierra Howard, Pomona College
Guadalupe Bacio, Pomona College

BSC-Ursa Minor 6

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Patient Ambulation Walker

Jonathan Tum, California State University, Fullerton
Jose Cerda, California State University, Fullerton
Rogelio Monarrez, California State University, Fullerton
Vincent Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton
Nina Robson, California State University, Fullerton
Peter Cempellin, I.V. League Medical

BSC-Ursa Minor 100

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Patient Retention Challenges in a Ugandan Antiretroviral Treatment Program

Zulema Iboa Garcia
Richard Mora, Occidental College

BSC-Ursa Minor 27

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Photodegradation of Zidovudine in Wastewater Effluent treated via Anaerobic Baffled Reactor Technology

Lauren Steinberg
Lerato Mollo, UKZN
Natalie Mladenov, SDSU
Monica Palomo, CPP
Bice Martincigh, UKZN
Chris Buckley, BORDA
Bjoern Pietruschka, BORDA

BSC-Ursa Minor 119

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Plant Water Relations during Drought-Induced Dieback in Greenbark Ceanothus (Ceanothus spinosus) in the Santa Monica Mountains

Andrew Palaski, Pepperdine University
Christopher F. Ross, Pepperdine University
Natalie M. Aguirre
Kaitlyn E. Sauer, Pepperdine University
Stephen D. Davis, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 76

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Potential Spread of the Fungal Pathogen Botryospharea dothidea from Chaparral Shrubs to Grape Vineyards in the Santa Monica Mountains

Alexandra N. Case, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 53

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Prescription Stimulant Misuse Avoidance Self-Efficacy: Correlates and Moderation by Race/Ethnicity

Wilma Figueroa, California State University, Long Beach
Kyle Yomogida, California State University, Long Beach
Jocelyne Mendez, California State University, Long Beach
Niloofar Bavarian, California State University, Long Beach

BSC-Ursa Minor 21

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Prevalence of Airborne Spores Causing the Spread of Fungal Disease in Laurel Sumac, Malosma laurina, in the Santa Monica Mountains

Cristian M. Garcia, Pepperdine University
Alexandra N. Case, Pepperdine University
Natalie M. Aguirre, Pepperdine University
Stephen D. Davis Dr., Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 56

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Progress Towards Synthesis of Opioid Peptides to Addiction and Other Mood Disorders

Gisele J. Rodriguez, University of Redlands
Christina P. Hanson, University of Redlands
Michael J. Ferracane, University of Redlands

BSC-Ursa Minor 126

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Proliferative Effects of Rutin and Chlorogenic Acid on HUVECs

Amanda Stark, Pepperdine University
P. Matthew Joyner, Pepperdine University
Donna Nofziger, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 74

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Quantification of ABE Fermentation products by 2D NMR

Liliana Cahuas, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Michael Thai Tran, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Wei-Jen Lin PhD, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Gregory Alan Barding Jr. PhD, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 136

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Regulation of the AMPK and mTORC1 Pathways by AK4 Expression to Promote Cell Proliferation

Ernesto Castellanos
Nathan J. Lanning Dr, California State University, Los Angeles

BSC-Ursa Minor 48

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Responses of Juglans californica to extreme drought with respect to slope

Anna Ongjoco
Mark Mazhnyy
Albert Schelin

BSC-Ursa Minor 46

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Role of NF-kappaB pathway in RCAN1-dependent apoptosis of human leukemia cells

Alsha Shrestha, California State University, Northridge
Teni Papelian, California State University, Northridge
Joanna Hurtado, California State University, Northridge
Rheem D. Medh, California State University, Northridge

BSC-Ursa Minor 83

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Selection for Increased Longevity in Drosophila melanogaster Improves Heart Function

Neeka Farnoudi, California State University, Fullerton
Parvin Shahrestani, California State University, Fullerton
Molly Burke
Ryan Birse
James Kezos
Karen Ocorr
Laurence Mueller
Michael Rose
Rolf Bodmer

BSC-Ursa Minor 69

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Singlet Fission in Hybrid Thin Films for Photovoltaics with Bidentate Diphenylhexatriene Derivatives and Quantum Dots

Beverly Ru, University of California, Riverside
Daryl Hawkes, University of California, Riverside
Ming Lee Tang, University of California, Riverside

BSC-Ursa Minor 134

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Slopes: A Graphical View of Differential Equations

Frederick Joubert, Pepperdine University
Frank Garcia, Pepperdine University
Tim Lucas, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 147

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Spatial variations in N deposition: Differences in NH4+ and NO3- deposition between sites and vegetation types in southern California Chaparral

Jeff Jaureguy
George Vourlitis, California State University, San Marcos

BSC-Ursa Minor 86

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Standardization of an In Vitro Simulated Digestion Method to Assess the Stability of Emulsions and Release of Free Fatty Acids

Dena Jones
Dr. Gabriel Davidov-Pardo, Cal Poly Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 61

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Study on Fabrication of Smart 3D Printing Technology

Robert Jason Santiago, California State University, Fullerton
Ahmad Abbas, California State University, Fullerton
Mohammad Alkhabbaz, California State University, Fullerton
Joe Higuera, California State University, Fullerton
Alex Tran, California State University, Fullerton
Sagil James, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 113

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Supporting Human Data Interaction in the Context of Ontology Mapping – Visualizing Ontological Relationships using Matrix

Meghan Stewart, California State University, Long Beach
Bo Fu, California State University, Long Beach

BSC-Ursa Minor 117

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sustainable Concrete: Reclaimed Water Quality Effect on Concrete’s Strength Development

Taylor Hennessy, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Monica Palomo, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Rosa Vasconez, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
John P. Forth, University of Leeds - Leeds, England

BSC-Ursa Minor 109

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel Nitrosyl Complexes with Bidentate N-heterocyclic Carbene Ligands

Zijie Zhang
S. Chantal E. Stieber, Cal Poly Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 55

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Synthesis and magnetic characterization of Holmium orthoferrite HoFe1-xVxO3

Jesus Perez, California State University, San Marcos
Josefa Gregorio, California State University, San Marcos
Alejandro Zafra, California State University, San Marcos
Lorena Aguirr, California State University, San Marcos
Stephen Tsui Dr., California State University, San Marcos

BSC-Ursa Minor 133

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Doped Orthoferrite HoFe1-xVxO3

Alejandro Zafra, CSUSM
Stephen Tsui, CSUSM
Josefa Gregorio, CSUSM
Lorena Aguirre, CSUSM
Jesus Perez, CSUSM

BSC-Ursa Minor 125

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Synthesis of Copper (II) Pincer Complexes with an Amino-Acid Based N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand

Victoria Carpio
Sydney Burkholder, Azusa Pacific University
Jennifer Young, Azusa Pacific University

BSC-Ursa Minor 146

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Synthesis of Furanolactone Cores via Ketyl Radical Cyclization Using a Ruthenium Catalyst

David Barnett, Occidental College
Nick Foy, Occidental College
Katherine Forbes, Occidental College
Anne Marie Crooke, Occidental College
Max Gruber, Occidental College
Jeffrey Cannon, Occidental College

BSC-Ursa Minor 145

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids Using a Chiral Auxiliary

Jeffrey Cannon, Occidental College
Natalie Dwulet, University of California, Irvine
Tina Zolfaghari, Occidental College
Molly Brown, Occidental College
Daniel Essayan, Occidental College

BSC-Ursa Minor 140

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Temperature sensitivity of soil carbon

Karina Cuevas, Whittier College
emily lopez, Whittier College
josslyn Herrera, Whittier College
Victoria Cini, Whittier College
Fissore Cinzia, Whittier College
Amanda Rickon, Whittier College

BSC-Ursa Minor 15

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The 1913 Alien Land Act and its Relationship to Donald Trump’s Travel Ban

Samiha Shaheed
Sierra Powell, Mount San Antonio College

BSC-Ursa Minor 13

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Catholic Church’s Issue Framing and Mobilization Strategies Surrounding Abortion

Mia Fernandez, California State University, Channel Islands
Sycora Powell, California State University, Channel Islands
Sean Kelly, California State University, Channel Islands

BSC-Ursa Minor 3

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Challenges of Hydrophophinylation During Surfactant Synthesis

Vivian Lee, Mount St Mary's University

BSC-Ursa Minor 73

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

THE COWPEA APHID SALIVA CONTAINS PROTEINS ORIGINATING FROM THE APHID AND APHID ENDOSYMBIOTIC BACTERIA

Carlin Smart, University of California, Riverside
Christian Olafsen, University of California, Riverside
Katherine Hamrick, University of California, Riverside
Jacob MacWilliams, University of California, Riverside
Isgouhi Kaloshian, University of California, Riverside

BSC-Ursa Minor 57

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Creation and Characterization of Magnetic Actuator Systems

Bryan Orozco
Sahara Ali
Paul Dixon, California State University of San Bernardino

BSC-Ursa Minor 127

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Effect of Essiac's Antioxidant Properties on the Immune System and Cell Proliferation

Jimena Ruiz, Whittier College
Sylvia Vetrone Dr, Whittier College

BSC-Ursa Minor 64

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Effect of Meditation on Test Anxiety

Joseph Sparks, CSU Channel Islands
Tyler Van De Putte, CSU Channel Islands
Danielle Rowe, CSU Channel Islands

BSC-Ursa Minor 1

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The effect of physical stress signals on conspecific interactions in green-and-black poison frogs (Dendrobates auratus)

Gabriella E. Chan, Pepperdine University
Maxwell A. Kenyon, Pepperdine University
Summer Ngo, Pepperdine University
Lee B. Kats, Pepperdine University

BSC-Ursa Minor 42

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Effect of Restoration on Leaf Traits in Coastal Sage Scrub Species

Christen Tai, La Serna High School
Briana Gomez, La Serna High School
Sharon Stathis, La Serna High School
Vanessa Cini, La Serna High School
Rebecca Hockenberry, La Serna High School
Cheryl Swift, Whittier College

BSC-Ursa Minor 37

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Effect of Seasonal Dimorphism in Leaf Traits in Coastal Sage Scrub

Ariana Ornelas, Whittier College
Dr. Cheryl Swift, Whittier College
BryAnna Wertz, Whittier College

BSC-Ursa Minor 45

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Effects of Gratitude Journaling on Emotions and Happiness and the Influence of Personality and Timing

Ayla Arreguin, CSU Channel Islands
Barbara Thayer Ph.D., CSU Channel Islands

BSC-Ursa Minor 2

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Effects of Police Violence in Media on Mood and Perceived Police Effectiveness

Jonathan Herrera, California State University, Channel Islands
Kaitlyn Hensley, California State University, Channel Islands
Daniel Garcia, California State University, Channel Islands
Kimmy Kee Rose, California State University, Channel Islands

BSC-Ursa Minor 10

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The End Is Nigh: A dissection of the correlation between fear of god and fear of climate change

Roanan Keldin

BSC-Ursa Minor 7

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Gender Gap in Preference for Government Size

Natalie V. Gallardo, Chapman University

BSC-Ursa Minor 30

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Gender Makeup of Editorial Boards

Rachel Rappoport
Sara Langford, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Eleanora Rossi, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 18

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The IAPP Toxicity on Rats, Raccoons, and Degus in HeLa Cells

Crystabel Munoz, Mount Saint Mary's University - Los Angeles

BSC-Ursa Minor 62

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Many Labs 5 (ML5) Replication Study: A Possible Method for Improving Replication Rates in Psychology

Máire Ford Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University
Skye Shodahl, Loyola Marymount University

BSC-Ursa Minor 19

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Response of Lightweight Cellular Concrete Tested During Earthquakes

Paula Rodriguez, California State University, Fullerton
Nathan Spidell, California State University, Fullerton
Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton
Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton

BSC-Ursa Minor 103

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Role of Eye-Movements in the Orientation of the Mental Timeline

Kevin Autry, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Shea Duarte, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Cassandra Aguirre, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

BSC-Ursa Minor 28

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Role of the Cell Wall in the Resistance of Bacillus Subtilis to the Complement System

Genevieve Herle

BSC-Ursa Minor 44

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Separation and Quantification of Mesembrine Alkaloids in the South African Plant, Sceletium tortuosum: A Possible Alternative to Antidepressants

Amma Adomaa-Fordjour, University of Redlands
David Schrum, University of Redlands

BSC-Ursa Minor 124

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Use of Atomic Force Microscopy to Detect IAPP Fibers from Diabetic and Nondiabetic Organisms

Angela Tun, Loyola Marymount University
Dillon Rinauro, Loyola Marymount University
Kate Menefee, Loyola Marymount University
Olivia Nossiff, Loyola Marymount University
Betssy Jauregui, Loyola Marymount University
Sarah Shapiro, Loyola Marymount University
David A. Moffet, Loyola Marymount Univerisity

BSC-Ursa Minor 66

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Undergraduate Research

zardana nawabi

BSC-Ursa Minor 35

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

UV-curable PDMS for Additive Manufacturing of Microfluidic Devices

Adam Grosvirt-Dramen, California State University, Long Beach
Genesis Esqueda, California State University, Long Beach
Christine Tang, California State University, Long Beach
Tiffany Le, California State University, Long Beach
Rahul Venkatraman, California State University, Long Beach
Roger C. Lo, California State University, Long Beach

BSC-Ursa Minor 93

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Valence of Curvature and Angularity: Influences in Decision-Making

Olivia Krieger, Sonoma State University
Alexandra Theodorou, Sonoma State University
Grace Remboldt, Sonoma State University
Rebecca Neal, Sonoma State University
Stephen Phillips, Sonoma State University
Jesse J. Bengson PhD, Sonoma State University

BSC-Ursa Minor 25

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM