Student Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for joining us LIVE for the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium!

Please find the presentation you wish to view using the Schedule for Emerging Research (Weds. May 12), the Schedule for Completed Research (Thurs. May 13), or by viewing the tabs below, where you will find the Zoom Registration links for all LIVE sessions can be found. It is advisable for you to register for the session you wish to attend as soon as possible to allow time for the link to be emailed to you. 

Once you have received your Zoom session link from the email you registered with, you will select a breakout room for the session you wish to view. Here are directions for how to select a breakout room. There will also be a Room Host available to assist should you run into any issues. (You must have Zoom version 5.3.0 or higher to be able to select a breakout room).

After joining the main zoom meeting, you will see the Breakout Rooms symbol at the bottom of your Zoom window . Select the Track Number you want to attend (found below by time or in this pdf), and select that option. You MUST be running Zoom 5.3.0 or higher to select breakout rooms. 

Click Breakout Rooms  in your meeting controls.
This will display the list of presentations by TRACK NUMBER

  1. Hover your pointer over the number to the right of the breakout room (track number) you wish to join, click Join, then confirm by clicking Join
  2. Repeat as necessary to join other breakout rooms, or click Leave Room to return to the main session. 

Our students have worked hard on their research and completing their presentations, so we require all audience members to behave in a respectful and professional manner as well. Our Room Moderators will remove any disruptive participants from the room should it be necessary. 

Full student research abstracts (listed by order of presentation). 

Student Presentations - Wednesday, May 12

Emerging Research Presentations

All presentations are held LIVE as scheduled below. Presentations will be recorded and available on the symposium website through the end of May for people who are unable to attend live. Please join your session on time and be respectful to the student presenters who have worked very hard on their research during a particularly challenging year for accomplishing undergraduate research. 

Track 1A: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Tanya Nieri

Track 2A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Jessica Quintana

Track 3A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Paul Beehler

Track 4A: Creative Arts - Room Moderator, Dr. Tim Labor

Track 5A: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Sheryl Berg-Ridenour

Track 6ACollege of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Ivan Aguirre Darancou

Track 7A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Jessica Quintana

Track 8A: Creative Arts - Room Moderator, Dr. Annika Speer

Track 9A: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. John Franchak

Track 10ACollege of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Matthew King

Track 11A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Ximena Olarte-Castillo

Track 12A: Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) & College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Joseph Spencer

Track 13A: Creative Arts - Room Moderator, Dr. Patricia Cardoso

Track 14A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) & School of Medicine (SOM) - Room Moderator, Dr. Jennifer Kavetsky

Track 15A: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. andrè carrington

Track 16ACollege of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Matthew King

  • G Pineda - 'LGBTQ+ Activism on Social Media: A Reproduction of Carcerality through Transphobic Violence'
  • Nava Majlesi - 'The Implications of Adjudicating Sex Offenders "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity" on the Legitimacy of the Insanity Defense'

Track 17A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Kevin Kou

Track 18A: Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) & College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Thomas Dickson

  • Jordan Rolsma - 'An Expanded Mathematical Model of Mammalian Cell Cycle Regulation in Response to Varied Circadian Rhythm and DNA Damage'
  • Karina Rios - 'Post-Fire Soil Hydraulic Properties on Different Erosional Surfaces'
  • Nikhil Puvvula - 'Variation in the erythropoietin receptor gene (EPOR) in Andean high-altitude residents with excessive erythrocytosis'

Track 19A: Creative Arts - Room Moderator, Dr. Rich Yueh

Track 20A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Jim Burnette

Track 21A: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Curt Burgess

Track 22A: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Rami Zwick

  • David May - 'Creation of Novel Fluid Intelligence Tasks'
  • Haemi Won - 'Effect of Guilt on Emotion and Group Size Amplification'
  • Anvitha Pillati - 'Women Of Color In The Workplace: The Stereotypes And Misrepresentation'

Track 23A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Emma Wilson

  • Maximillian Denys - 'The Effects of Thyroid Supplementation on Alleviating Developmental Neurotoxicity of PBDEs'
  • Anantha Rajeev - 'Role of PIR-1 Protein in Gene Regulation'
  • Kunal Ram - 'An Analysis of Nematode Chemotaxis and the Establishment of Diffusion Gradients'
  • Lauren Harris - 'Investigating localization of IRK homologs in Arabidopsis roots'

Track 24A: Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) - Room Moderator, Dr. Linda Lemus

Track 25A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Jennifer Kavetsky

Track 26A: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Andrew Gray

  • Samantha Crippen - 'Winds and Wildfire: Comparing Air-quality Impacts of Santa Ana Wind Events'
  • Carmen Castillo - 'Characterization and Toxicity of 2D Nanomaterials with the Protein Corona'
  • Megan Woods - 'In-Silico Investigation of Electron Ionization Mass Spectra of Brown Carbon Aerosols'
  • Farzaneh Tabeli Liasi - 'The MEP-Pathway Signature In Plant Growth and Development'

Student Presentations - Thursday, May 13

Completed Research Presentations

All presentations are held LIVE as scheduled below. Presentations will be recorded and available on the symposium website through the end of May for people who are unable to attend live. Please join your session on time and be respectful to the student presenters who have worked very hard on their research during a particularly challenging year for accomplishing undergraduate research. 

Track 1B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Rebekah Richert

Track 2B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Georg Michels

Track 3B: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Thomas Dickson

  • Ricardo Tolentino - 'Revisiting SOAS 2013 with Exploratory Data Analysis and Machine Learning'
  • Isabella Araiza - 'Is ulna curvature in the StW 573 Australopithecus ('Little Foot') normal or pathological'

Track 4B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Annie Ditta

Track 5B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Tuppett Yates

Track 6B: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Matthew Bond

Track 7B: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Katie Burnette

Track 8B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Ilana Bennett

Track 9B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Bhavesh Trikamji

Track 10B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Michael Turcios

Track 11B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Perry Link

Track 12B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Michael Turcios

Track 13B: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Jessica Quintana

Track 14B: Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) - Room Moderator, 

Track 15B: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Jennifer Kavetsky

  • Dionne Martin - 'Surf or Turf: Comparative Analysis of Carotenoid Biosynthesis Genes in Cyanobacteria'
  • Ronald Chia - 'Prenatal Exposure to Third-Hand Smoke is Accompanied by Lower Birthweights and Lower Litter Sizes'

Track 16B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Ivan Aguirre Darancou

Track 17B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Andrea Polonijo

Track 18B: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Emma Wilson

Track 19B: Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) - Room Moderator, Marilyn Grell-Brisk

Track 20B: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Room Moderator, Jack Eichler

Track 21B: College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) - Room Moderator, Dr. Laila Lalami

 

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