Poster Session 1

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Add to my favorites Electrophysiological Investigation of the Laterodorsal Tegmental Nucleus Single Unit Activity in the Freely Navigating Rat
Presenter
  • Chantelle Kinzel, Senior, Psychology
Mentor
  • Sheri Mizumori, Psychology

Add to my favorites Race on Campus: How Do Students Feel About It?
Presenter
  • Grace Adofoli, Senior, Psychology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Cyndi Kernahan, Psychology

Add to my favorites Microplastic Prevalence in Lake Washington: Distribution and Impact of Rain Events
Presenters
  • Lauren Ruth (Lauren) Alexander, Junior, Extended Pre-Engineering
  • moira kearney, Sophomore, Molecular Biology, North Seattle College
Mentors
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle Community College
  • Kalyn Owens, Chemistry, North Seattle College

Add to my favorites Salinity Tolerance of Possession Sound Zooplankton
Presenters
  • Aseel (Cici) Alsamarraie, Sophomore, Biology, Everett Community College
  • Paul Russell, Sophomore, Transfer AA, Everett Community College
Mentor
  • Ardi Kveven, Oceanography, Everett Community College

Add to my favorites Numerical Simulation of the Flow Over a Circular Cylinder Using an Immersed Boundary Method
Presenter
  • Edison Amah, Senior, Aeronautics & Astronautics McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Antonino Ferrante, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Add to my favorites A Multi-Agent Simulation Model for Water Distribution Network Sustainability
Presenter
  • Katherine (Alice) Anderegg, Senior, Industrial Engineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Benita Beamon, Industrial Engineering

Add to my favorites Behavior of Ghost Shrimp (Neotrypaea californiensis) Following Exposure to Imidacloprid: Implications for the Control of Burrowing Shrimp on Oyster Beds in Willapa Bay, WA
Presenters
  • Andrew Annanie, Senior, Biology (General)
  • Levi (Leviticus) Hay, Senior, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Mentor
  • Christian Grue, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Add to my favorites Identity, Faith and Misconceptions: The Role of Religion for Women in College
Presenter
  • Almeera M (Almeera) Anwar, Senior, Communication (Journalism), Anthropology
Mentor
  • Danny Hoffman, Anthropology

Add to my favorites Investigation on the Conformational Characteristics of the N-terminal Region of Coat Protein of Brome Mosaic Virus
Presenter
  • Rohina Asifi, Senior, Biochemistry, California State University, East Bay McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Chul Kim, Chemistry

Add to my favorites Serving the Social Needs of Multilingual Students
Presenter
  • Max Badesheim, Junior, English, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Gail Shuck, English, Boise State University

Add to my favorites The Effects of Unreported Income of Undocumented Workers
Presenter
  • Luis Ballesteros, Junior, Pre-Major, UW Bothell McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Gene Kim, Education

Add to my favorites Real-Time Gesture Recognition via the Higher-Order Singular Value Decomposition (HOSVD)
Presenters
  • Andrew Scott (Andy) Barr, Senior, Applied & Computational Mathematical Sciences (Engineering & Physical) Mary Gates Scholar, Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee
  • Ian Anthony Talarico, Senior, Computer Science
Mentor
  • J. Nathan Kutz, Applied Mathematics

Add to my favorites Applying Systemic Management for Sustainable Fisheries and Ecosystems
Presenter
  • Briyana Bembry, Sophomore, Marine Biology, Neurology, Sccc Inactive Code
Mentor
  • Charles Fowler, Environmental Science

Add to my favorites Evaluating Exclusion Zone Formation Using Metals
Presenter
  • Shiv Bhandari, Junior, Extended Pre-Major Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Gerald H. Pollack, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites The Challenge of Piracy Off the Horn of Africa: U.S. Policy in Dealing With Criminal Elements and Dangerous Non-State Actors
Presenters
  • Natalie Block, Senior, French, International Studies
  • Erika Anne Maskal, Senior, International Studies, Law, Societies, & Justice
  • David Joel La Boon, Senior, International Studies, French
  • H (HJ) Brehmer, Senior, International Studies
  • Brittany Venicia Leaverton, Senior, International Studies
  • Andrijana Valladares, Senior, International Studies
  • Karl Eckhardt, Senior, Business Administration (Finance), International Studies
  • Seung Hee (Seung) Lee, Senior, International Studies, Economics
  • Nacha (Poi) Udomsrirungruang, Senior, International Studies, Political Science
  • Jeff Thomas (Jeff) Wheeler, Senior, International Studies
  • Ashley Bullock, Senior, International Studies
Mentor
  • Frederick Lorenz, Jackson School of International Studies

Add to my favorites Investigating the Synergistic Effects of Nanotopography and an SDF-1α Gradient on Human Mesanchymal Stem Cells
Presenter
  • Derek Michael (Derek) Britain, Junior, Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering Mary Gates Scholar, NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentor
  • Deok-Ho Kim, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites Engineered Evolvability in Bacteria
Presenter
  • Rahul Brito, Senior, Bioengineering
Mentors
  • Eric Klavins, Electrical Engineering
  • Rob Egbert,

Add to my favorites Infants' Perception of Vowels in a Highly Modulated Noise
Presenter
  • Jenna Browning, Senior, Speech and Hearing Sci (Com Disorders)
Mentor
  • Lynne Werner, Speech & Hearing Sciences

Add to my favorites The Impact of Perceived Susceptibility: University Students' Vaccination Decisions and the Human Papillomavirus
Presenter
  • Amy Budwill, Senior, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Donna Leonetti, Anthropology

Add to my favorites The Role of Sequencing Deficits Across Multiple Modalities in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Presenter
  • Le Allen Button, Senior, Speech and Hearing Sci (Com Disorders)
Mentor
  • Beate Peter, Speech & Hearing Sciences

Add to my favorites Alleviating Social-Defeat Induced Anxiety and Depression by Kappa-Opioid Receptor Antagonism
Presenter
  • Gina Bihe (Gina) Chen, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Charles Chavkin, Pharmacology
  • Richard Gustin, Pharmacology

Add to my favorites Effect of Audible Sound Energy on the Water Exclusion Zone
Presenter
  • Daniel Chiang, Senior, Bioengineering
Mentor
  • Gerald H. Pollack, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites Understanding the Mechanistic Pathway of DLBCL
Presenter
  • Tamara Chinn, Senior, Bioengineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • David Rawlings, Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Blythe Sather, Immunology, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Add to my favorites Exploring the Effects of Dextromethorphan on Dugesia tigrina
Presenter
  • Bronte Cole, Senior, Biology (Bothell Campus)
Mentor
  • Bryan White, Science And Technology (Bothell Campus)

Add to my favorites Letter Recognition Using Robotics
Presenter
  • David Collins, Sophomore, Electrical Engineering, Sccc Inactive Code
Mentor
  • Clarke Wellman, Computer Science & Engineering, Physics, Seattle Central Community College

Add to my favorites Stable Carbon Isotope Analysis of Archaeological Sediments from Peninsula Thailand: Evidence for Late Quaternary Vegetation and Climate Change 
Presenter
  • Cyler Norman (Cyler) Conrad, Senior, Anthropology
Mentor
  • Ben Marwick, Anthropology

Add to my favorites Chondroitinase and Spinal Stimulation to Promote Plasticity and Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
Presenter
  • Nathaniel Charles (Nathaniel) Cook, Senior, Biology (Physiology)
Mentor
  • Chet Moritz, Physiology & Biophysics, Rehabilitation Medicine

Add to my favorites Statistical Word Learning in Adults
Presenter
  • Araceli Dagio, Junior, Sociology, University of California, Davis McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Katharine Graf Estes, Psychology, University of California, Davis

Add to my favorites Time-Specific Analyses of EEG Activity and Self-Reported Pain Levels for Individuals with Chronic Pain
Presenter
  • Amy De Kock, Senior, Psychology
Mentors
  • Jon Howe, Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Jaime Diaz, Psychology
  • Mark Jensen, Rehabilitation Medicine

Add to my favorites Analysis of Self-Statements and Mood Disorders
Presenter
  • Robert DeVore, Senior, Psychology, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Mary Pritchard, Psychology, Boise State University

Add to my favorites vTracker: Volunteer Record Management Made Easy
Presenters
  • Bryan Dosono, Senior, Informatics McNair Scholar
  • Walton Huynh, Senior, Business Administration (Information Systems), Informatics
  • Kenneth (Ken) Liu, Senior, Informatics
  • Wilson Lu, Senior, Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction)
Mentors
  • Batya Friedman, The Information School
  • Kristen Shinohara, The Information School

Add to my favorites “The Memory You are Left With”: Photography’s Role in the Process of Mourning Neonatal, Perinatal, and Infant Death
Presenter
  • Faustine Lauren (Faustine) Dufka, Senior, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Danny Hoffman, Anthropology

Add to my favorites Effects of Theta-Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Language Processing
Presenters
  • Alexander (Alex) Eastwood, Senior, Psychology, Biology (Physiology)
  • Kara Jackson, Junior, Pre-Sciences
Mentor
  • Chantel Prat, Psychology

Add to my favorites Food Politics: Seeking Truth in Nutritional Advice
Presenter
  • Jan Darylle Borja (Jan) Edrozo, Junior, Anthropology McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Gene Kim, Education

Add to my favorites Using a Mixture Controlled Turbidostat to Increase Sensitivity of Biomolecular Pathways in E. coli
Presenter
  • Felix Ekness, Senior, Bioengineering
Mentors
  • Eric Klavins, Electrical Engineering
  • Chris Takahashi, Electrical Engineering

Add to my favorites Evaluating the Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) Neural Network Model by Comparison to Common Network Architectures
Presenter
  • Trevor Engman, Junior, Physics, Computer Science, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Timothy Andersen, Computer Science & Engineering, Boise State University
  • Troy Rohn, Biology, Boise State University

Add to my favorites Ultrasound and Microbubble Mediated in vitro Transfection of pGL3 and pGFP in Human Embryonic Kidney 293 Cells
Presenter
  • Alexander (Alex) Esibov, Senior, Bioengineering
Mentor
  • Carol H. Miao, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites Design and Evaluation of Learning Activities to Promote Deeper Student Understanding of Neurophysiology Concepts in an Online Anatomy and Physiology Course
Presenters
  • Fiona Everett, Junior, Biology, Sccc Inactive Code
  • Nelly Nicklason, Junior, General Biology, Sccc Inactive Code
Mentor
  • Anna Davis, Biology, Seattle Central Community College

Add to my favorites Cytokine Dynamics in Transgenic Tg338 Mice Challenged with Scrapie
Presenter
  • Ke (Kate) Fan, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Denny Liggitt, Comparative Medicine
  • Gina Kiske, Comparative Medicine

Add to my favorites Development of Functional Indicators of Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Health
Presenter
  • Mario Farias, Senior, Environmental Science, Heritage College McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Matthew Cooper, Biology
  • Kazuhiro Sonoda, Environmental Science, Heritage University

Add to my favorites The Application of Music Education to Improve Academic Performance and Reduce Juvenile Criminal Behaviour
Presenter
  • Anatolia Ferguson, Senior, Psychology McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Gene Kim, Education

Add to my favorites A Speech Acoustics Study of Nonword Imitations: Octave-Shifted Pitch Matching in Men, Women, and Children
Presenter
  • Bronsyn Foster Springer, Senior, Speech and Hearing Sci (Com Disorders)
Mentor
  • Beate Peter, Speech & Hearing Sciences

Add to my favorites Perceived Discrmination Among Multicultural Students:  An Examination of Latino and Asian-American Students at a Four-Year Institution in the Northwest
Presenter
  • Gerardo Galeana, Senior, Political Science, History, Washington State University McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Julie Kmec, Sociology, Washington State University

Add to my favorites Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Possession Sound
Presenter
  • Lindsey Gipson, Sophomore, Undeclared, Everett Community College
Mentor
  • Ardi Kveven, Oceanography, Everett Community College

Add to my favorites What Influences Idaho Legislators When Making Immigration Policy  
Presenter
  • Josue Gomez, Fifth Year, Political Science, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Ross Burkhart, Political Science, Boise State University
  • Michael Touchton, Political Science, Boise State University

Add to my favorites Engineering Proteins for Gluten Degradation
Presenter
  • Sydney Gordon, Senior, Biochemistry Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • David Baker, Biochemistry
  • Justin Siegel, Biochemistry
  • Ingrid Pultz, Microbiology

Add to my favorites Phasic Dopamine Release Inhibits Hippocampal Gamma Oscillations
Presenter
  • Nile Graddis, Junior, Psychology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Sheri Mizumori, Psychology
  • Marsha Penner, Psychology

Add to my favorites Intimate Relationships Under Minor Stressful Situations and Support
Presenter
  • Elsira Gramajo, Senior, Psychology, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Kimberly McAdams, Psychology, Boise State University

Add to my favorites Greater Love Hath No Man: Death and Dying in the Contemporary American Military
Presenter
  • Ryan Green, Junior, History, University of California, Davis McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Charles Walker, History, University of California, Davis

Add to my favorites Writing for the Future
Presenter
  • Justin Grover, Senior, English, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Clyde Moneyhun, English, Boise State University

Add to my favorites Engineering a New Yeast Strain: Biosynthesis of Indole-3-Acetic Acid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Presenter
  • Tammy Ting Gu, Senior, Bioengineering
Mentors
  • Eric Klavins, Electrical Engineering
  • Nick Bolten, Electrical Engineering

Add to my favorites The CAMP Program, Modeling A Change For Educational Policies
Presenter
  • Osvaldo Guel, Senior, Sociology McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Rick Bonus, American Ethnic Studies
  • Rosa E. Ramirez, Public Affairs

Add to my favorites A Speech Acoustics Study of Nonword Imitations: Direct Pitch Matching in Men, Women, and Children
Presenter
  • Heather Hunter, Senior, Speech and Hearing Sci (Com Disorders)
Mentor
  • Beate Peter, Speech & Hearing Sciences

Add to my favorites Augmenting Porous Hydrogel Tissue Scaffolds
Presenter
  • Michelle Carrie (Michelle) Halpin, Senior, Bioengineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Buddy Ratner, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering

Add to my favorites Pelvic Proportions in Macaques (Macaca) and Humans (Homo)
Presenter
  • Marrissa Harrison, Senior, Anthropology
Mentor
  • Patricia Kramer, Anthropology

Add to my favorites Therapeutic Potential of Various Bone Marrow Transplantation Therapies in Treating Alzheimer's Related Neuropathologies
Presenter
  • Jake Hemingway, Senior, Neurobiology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Christopher Keene, Pathology

Add to my favorites What You Post is What You Drink: Alcohol-Related Facebook Content Predicts Drinking Behavior
Presenters
  • Hannes Heppner, Junior, Psychology
  • Susanna Nadine Jahn, Junior, Exchange - Arts & Sciences
Mentors
  • Erin Westgate, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Kristen Lindgren, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Add to my favorites Perception of Natural Hazards and Risk Among University of Washington Students
Presenter
  • Katherine Herr, Junior, Earth & Space Sciences, Pre Engineering NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentor
  • Brittany Brand, Earth & Space Sciences, Boise State University

Add to my favorites PositiveMagnetism: A Web-Supported HIV Disclosure Service
Presenters
  • Matthew Hicks, Senior, Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction), Comparative History of Ideas
  • Irene Barber, Senior, Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction)
  • Daniel Trager, Senior, Informatics
Mentor
  • Wanda Pratt, The Information School

Add to my favorites Psychological Predictors of Male Smokeless Tobacco Use Acquisition and Cessation: A 15-Year Longitudinal Study
Presenter
  • Leela Rebecca Holman, Senior, Psychology, Sociology
Mentor
  • Jonathan Bricker, Psychology

Add to my favorites Anatomical Characterization of Genetically-Identified Neuron Populations in Drosophila
Presenters
  • Ainul Huda, Junior, Biology (General)
  • Samantha Ann (Sami) Williams, Junior, Pre-Nursing
Mentor
  • Michael Dickinson, Biology

Add to my favorites OneBusAway Transit Ambassador: Improving the Transit Experience One Bus at a Time
Presenters
  • Veronica Ivaniukovich, Senior, Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction)
  • Spencer Richmond Thomas, Senior, Informatics, Geography
  • Matt Martin Megaard, Senior, Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction), Political Science
  • Zachary (Zach) Badger Markey, Senior, Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction)
Mentor
  • Alan Borning, Computer Science & Engineering

Add to my favorites Bike-Trains: Applied Research on Integrative Local Solutions to Global Problems
Presenter
  • Maya G (Maya) Jacobs, Senior, Community, Environment, & Planning, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation)
Mentors
  • Anne King, Community & Environmental Planning
  • Karen Litfin, Political Science

Add to my favorites Nanocrystal Ink-Based Thin Films for Tandem Solar Cells
Presenter
  • Lucas Anthony (Lucas) James, Senior, Chemical Engr: Nanosci & Molecular Engr Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Hugh Hillhouse, Chemical Engineering

Add to my favorites Quality Control Assay for DNase I-seq
Presenter
  • Ismail Jatta, Senior, Biochemistry Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Alessandra Oddone Sullivan, Genome Sciences
  • Christine Queitsch, Genome Sciences
  • Carol Sibley, Genome Sciences

Add to my favorites Phytolith Record of Deep-Time Vegetation Dynamics: Late-Middle Miocene of Vasa Park, Washington
Presenter
  • Anthony (Tony) Jijina, Senior, Biology (Plant) Howard Hughes Scholar, Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Caroline Stromberg, Biology

Add to my favorites Underrepresentation of Women in Computer Science
Presenter
  • Hyejin Maria (Hyejin) Jin, Junior, Psychology
Mentors
  • Allison Master, Psychology
  • Sapna Cheryan, Psychology

Add to my favorites Intraspinal Microstimulation to Preserve Fatigue Resistant Muscle Fibers and Promote Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
Presenter
  • Anand Kaul, Senior, Biochemistry, Neurobiology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Chet Moritz, Physiology & Biophysics, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Michael Kasten, Rehabilitation Medicine

Add to my favorites Neurulation in Hemichordates
Presenter
  • Prabhjot Kaur, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Billie J. Swalla, Biology

Add to my favorites Traffic Safety and Ethnicity: Are Our Roads Signs Intuitive Across All Cultures?
Presenter
  • Sherry Kim, Senior, Civil Engineering McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Scott Rutherford, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Add to my favorites A State-Level Analysis of Capital Punishment and Public Opinion
Presenter
  • Ian King, Senior, Psychology, Political Science
Mentor
  • John Wilkerson, Political Science

Add to my favorites Oxygen Consumption in Rats before and after Administration of Morphine
Presenter
  • Timothy (Tim) Kruse, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Gregory Terman, Anesthesiology
  • Michael Emery, Anesthesiology

Add to my favorites A Potential Role for HAC1 in Arabidopsis thaliana Vernalization Pathway
Presenters
  • Dennis Kim Kwon, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Parisa Rose Khalighi, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Valerie Macrae (Valerie) Lamb, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Alison Crowe, Biology

Add to my favorites Making a CD2-mCherry Construct to Visualize Tube Formation in Follicle Cells of the Drosophila melanogaster Egg Chamber
Presenter
  • Elaine Lai, Senior, Biochemistry, Microbiology
Mentors
  • Celeste Berg, Genome Sciences
  • Ariel Altaras (stariel@uw.edu)

Add to my favorites Does Elongating The Foot Change Walking? Effects On Knee Height
Presenters
  • Steven G (Steven) Lautzenheiser, Senior, Anthropology
  • Misty Marsh, Senior, Earth & Space Sciences (Biology) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Steven Lautzenheiser, Anthropology

Add to my favorites Autonomous Planning & Control of a Robotic Vehicle
Presenter
  • Bao An (Bao) Le, Senior, Aeronautics & Astronautics McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Mehran Mesbahi, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Add to my favorites The Effects of Light on Grass Epidermal Cell Shape
Presenter
  • Thien-Y Le, Senior, Biology (Plant), Mathematics Howard Hughes Scholar, Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee
Mentors
  • Caroline Stromberg, Biology
  • Regan Dunn, Biology

Add to my favorites A Lost Generation of Trees: Investigating the Causes of Low Tree Recruitment in Urban Coniferous Forests
Presenter
  • Benjamin (Ben) Lee, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation)
Mentors
  • Ailene Ettinger, Biology
  • Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, Biology

Add to my favorites Search for a Sustainable Classical Guitar Making Model: Redressing Resource Management in a World of Nine Billion People
Presenter
  • Gee Lee, Senior, International Studies, Music Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Kazimierz Poznanski, Jackson School of International Studies

Add to my favorites Autism and the Silent Silbing: The Social Roles and Relationships Experienced by Siblings of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Presenter
  • Kiarra Levesque, Senior, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth
Mentor
  • Janelle Taylor, Anthropology

Add to my favorites The Effect of Down-Regulation of Collagen-I Crosslinking by IL-6 on Renal Fibrosis
Presenter
  • Tin Yu (Todd) Lien, Senior, Chemistry, Biochemistry
Mentor
  • Jesus Lopez-Guisa, Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Add to my favorites Exploring Seizure-like Behaviors in Dugesia tigrina Induced by Salvia divinorum
Presenter
  • Daniela Lipscomb, Fifth Year, Biology (Bothell Campus) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Bryan White, Science And Technology (Bothell Campus)

Add to my favorites Social and Cultural Capital in the Education System
Presenter
  • Sione Lister, Sophomore, Pre-Major (Arts & Sciences) EIP Scholar, NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentor
  • Gene Kim, Education

Add to my favorites Studying Arabidopsis Hormone Interaction Pathways with Genetic Crosses
Presenter
  • Wei Xiang (Vincent) Liu, Senior, Biology (General), Medical Technology
Mentors
  • Jodi Lilley, Biology
  • Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology

Add to my favorites Gaydar: Emotional Facial Expressions Modulate Snap Judgments of Men’s Sexual Orientation
Presenter
  • Wendy Wenxuan (Wendy) Liu, Junior, Psychology
Mentors
  • Sapna Cheryan, Psychology
  • Joshua Tabak, Psychology

Add to my favorites Aerodynamic Shear Measurement Using Liquid Crystal Coatings
Presenter
  • Kenneth Moon Jun Low, Senior, Aeronautics & Astronautics
Mentors
  • Dana Dabiri, Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Gamal Khalil, Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Guo Shi Li, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Add to my favorites Assessment of Surface Energy Balance in Southern Idaho
Presenter
  • Beda Luitel, Junior, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Venkat Sridhar, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Boise State University

Add to my favorites A Closer Look at the May 18th, 1980 Mt. St. Helens Pumice Plain Deposits: Evidence for Changing Flow Boundary Conditions in Pyroclastic Density Currents  
Presenter
  • Chelsea Mackaman Lofland, Senior, Earth & Space Sciences NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentor
  • Brittany Brand, Earth & Space Sciences, Boise State University

Add to my favorites Reconstructing Site Formation Processes in Western South Africa Using Multi-Element Chemical Analysis of Sediments
Presenter
  • Kimberly Macy, Senior, Anthropology
Mentor
  • Ben Marwick, Anthropology

Add to my favorites Analyzing Metabolic Reactions of Microbial Communities of Various Prairie Restoration Plots
Presenter
  • Korena Mafune, Junior, Environmental Science & Resource Management (Restoration Ecology & Environmental Horticulture)
Mentors
  • Jonathan Bakker, Environmental & Forest Sciences
  • Rachel Mitchell, Environmental Science

Add to my favorites Does Elongating the Foot Change Walking? Effects on Energetics
Presenters
  • Misty Marsh, Senior, Earth & Space Sciences (Biology)
  • Steven G (Steven) Lautzenheiser, Senior, Anthropology
Mentor
  • Patricia Kramer, Anthropology

Add to my favorites A Study of the Availability of Multicultural Children's Literature in Treasure Valley Schools: Quality, Access, and Inclusion
Presenter
  • Maria (Maria Elena) Martinez, Senior, Bilingual Education, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Arturo Rodriguez, Education, Boise State University

Add to my favorites The Relationship Between Infectivity and Virulence in an Aquatic Vertebrate Virus
Presenter
  • Douglas (Doug) McKenney, Sophomore, Biology, Sccc Inactive Code
Mentor
  • Andrew Wargo, Biology

Add to my favorites Rethinking the Path of Online Education and the Quality of Student Learning: Educational Modules Focused on Topics in Materials Science & Engineering
Presenter
  • Elizabeth Willey, Senior, Materials Science & Engineering McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Thomas Stoebe, Materials Science & Engineering

Add to my favorites Crimmigration: A Study of Economic Factors' Influence on Rhetoric  
Presenter
  • Amelia Anne (Amelia) Messegee, Senior, Political Science
Mentors
  • John Wilkerson, Political Science
  • Nicholas Stramp, Political Science, Center for American Politics and Public Policy

Add to my favorites Effects of Light Limitation on Plant-Rhizobia and Plant-Micorrhiza Interactions
Presenter
  • Jess Millar, Senior, Biology: Micro/Molecular, Health Studies: Health Science, Science, Portland State University McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Daniel Ballhorn, Biology, Portland State University

Add to my favorites Female Students' Interest Predicted By Perceptions of Communal Goals in Academic Fields
Presenter
  • Amanda Kay Montoya, Junior, Psychology
Mentor
  • Allison Master, Psychology

Add to my favorites Size Frequency Distribution of Geoduck Larvae in Quartermaster Harbor, WA
Presenter
  • Atalie Moore, Senior, Environmental Science, UW Tacoma
Mentor
  • Bonnie Becker, Environmental Science, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Tacoma Campus)

Add to my favorites Isolating Novel Yeast Species to Increase Biofuel Efficiency
Presenter
  • Hannah Morrison, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management
Mentors
  • Sharon Doty, Environmental & Forest Sciences
  • Zareen Khan, Environmental & Forest Sciences

Add to my favorites Effect of Eye Position on the Response of Long-Duration Stimulation Trains Elicited by Electrodes Implanted in the Vestibular End Organ
Presenter
  • Andrew Jack (AJ) Morrow, Senior, Neurobiology
Mentors
  • James Phillips, Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery
  • Amy Nowack, Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery

Add to my favorites Measuring Crosstalk for the Majorana Demonstrator Neutrino Experiment
Presenter
  • James Mulligan, Senior, Mathematics, Physics
Mentor
  • Andreas Knecht, Physics, Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics

Add to my favorites Bacteria Fertilizing Poplar
Presenter
  • Josefina Narvaja, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management (Landscape Ecology & Conservation)
Mentors
  • Sharon Doty, Environmental & Forest Sciences
  • Jenny Knoth, Environmental & Forest Sciences

Add to my favorites Effects of Individual Responsibility and Gender-Specificity of Task on Dyadic Rapport
Presenters
  • Andrew Nelson, Sophomore, Psychology, Pacific Lutheran University
  • McKenna Corlis, Junior, Psychology, Pacific Lutheran University
Mentor
  • Jon Grahe, Psychology, Pacific Lutheran University

Add to my favorites Depression Treatment and Barriers Approaches in Hispanic Families
Presenter
  • Jennifer Thao Nguyen, Junior, Extended Pre-Major EIP Scholar
Mentor
  • Gene Kim, Education

Add to my favorites Using Evolution to Develop Homing Endonucleases for Genetic Engineering
Presenter
  • Khoi Nguyen, Senior, Bioengineering
Mentor
  • Ray Monnat, Genome Sciences, Pathology

Add to my favorites Cultural Credentials: The Influence of Group Membership on Responses to Positive Stereotypes
Presenter
  • Hua (Wenwen) Ni, Fifth Year,
Mentors
  • John Oliver Siy, Psychology
  • Sapna Cheryan, Psychology

Add to my favorites Designing a Probe to Study Sub-Glacial Lakes
Presenter
  • Ross Edward (Ross) Olason, Senior, Mechanical Engineering
Mentors
  • Dale Winebrenner, Earth & Space Sciences
  • Tim Elam, Earth & Space Sciences

Add to my favorites Regulation of the Methanol Dehydrogenase in Methylobacterium extorquens AM1
Presenter
  • Alexander Disterhoft (Alex) Palmer, Senior, Microbiology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Elizabeth Skovran, Microbiology

Add to my favorites Does Transcription Influence mRNA Stability?
Presenter
  • Sal Palmisano, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentor
  • Elton Young, Biochemistry

Add to my favorites The Unintended Consequences of Foreign Aid for the Latin American Drug Trade
Presenter
  • Alexander Pascualy, Senior, Political Science
Mentor
  • John Wilkerson, Political Science

Add to my favorites The Influence of Culture on the Importance of Education  
Presenter
  • Stephanie Pena, Senior, Women Studies McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • James Antony, Education

Add to my favorites Gratitude Toward God: An Exploration of Religiosity, Gratitude, and Happiness
Presenter
  • Andrew Pereira, Junior, Psychology, Eastern Washington University McNair Scholar, Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee
Mentor
  • Philip Watkins, Psychology, Eastern Washington University

Add to my favorites The Brief Adjustment Scale for EAS-C: Validity, Acceptability, and Utility of A New Measure of Psychological Distress
Presenter
  • Alexandra (Paige) Peterson, Senior, Psychology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Corey Fagan, Psychology
  • Adrianne Stevens, Psychology

Add to my favorites Evaluation of Benzaldehyde and Oxyamine Chemistry for Application to Bioconjugation
Presenter
  • Vy Pham, Senior, Chemistry (ACS Certified)
Mentor
  • D. Scott Wilbur, Radiation Oncology

Add to my favorites Investigation and Analysis of River Plume Dynamics via Experimental Simulation
Presenter
  • Anthony Poggioli, Senior, Civil Engineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Alex Horner-Devine, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Add to my favorites StopFinder: Improving the Experience of Blind Public Transit Riders with Crowdsourcing
Presenter
  • Sanjana Prasain, Senior, Computer Science Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Alan Borning, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Shiri Azenkot, Computer Science & Engineering

Add to my favorites U-Dub Club Hub
Presenters
  • Henry Qin, Senior, Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction)
  • Andrew Oss, Senior, Informatics
  • Kelsey Brianna Fix, Senior, Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction)
  • Michael Eric Routon, Senior, Informatics
Mentor
  • Batya Friedman, The Information School

Add to my favorites Does It Work? McNair Graduates’ Understanding of How Program Participation Impacts Their Experiences in Graduate School
Presenter
  • Cristina Restad, Senior, Sociology, Portland State University McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Peter Collier, Sociology

Add to my favorites A Predisposition to Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in the Absence of the 8-Oxoguanine DNA Glycosylase
Presenter
  • Rick Rollins, Junior, Molecular Biology, Portland State University McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Harini Sampath, Medicine

Add to my favorites Dance as a Medium for the Maintenance and Transmission of Culture: An Ethnography of Khmer Classical Dance in Long Beach, California
Presenter
  • Alexxandra (Alexx) Salazar, Junior, Anthropology, California State University, Dominguez Hills McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Susan Needham, Anthropology, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Add to my favorites Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Among Military Veterans
Presenter
  • Noor Salim, Senior, Community Health, Minnesota State University McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Judith Luebke, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Minnesota State University

Add to my favorites Working with Students with Disabilities: A Toolkit Designed for Paraeducators and Classroom Volunteers
Presenter
  • Katherine (Kayta) Samuels, Senior, Early Childhood & Family Studies
Mentors
  • Gene Edgar, Education, university of washington
  • Mary Clevenger-Bright, Education

Add to my favorites Blocking Adhesion of AML Cells to E-Selectin
Presenter
  • Akanksha Saxena, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • Pamela Becker, Medicine
  • Sylvia Chien, Medicine
  • Aric Zhao, Medicine

Add to my favorites Protective Factors for Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors
Presenter
  • Stevy Scarbrough, Fifth Year, Psychology, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Mary Pritchard, Psychology, Boise State University

Add to my favorites The Role of IL-6 in the Pathology of the Nephrotoxic Serum (NTS) Nephritis Mouse Model 
Presenter
  • Max Adam (Max) Schumm, Senior, Biochemistry Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Jesus Lopez-Guisa, Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Add to my favorites An Investigation into Early Intervention for Children with Moderate-to-Severe Motor Impairments and Delayed Expressive Communication
Presenter
  • Kayla Marie (Kayla) Seitz, Senior, Speech and Hearing Sci (Com Disorders)
Mentor
  • Patricia Dowden, Speech & Hearing Sciences

Add to my favorites Ocean Acidification in a Closed System
Presenters
  • Landung (Don) Setiawan, Sophomore, Undeclared, Everett Community College
  • Anastasia Bernhard, Sophomore, Undeclared, Everett Community College
Mentor
  • Ardi Kveven, Oceanography, Everett Community College

Add to my favorites Life in a Closed Economy: The Amygdala's Role in Predictable Fear
Presenter
  • Minkyung (Monica) Shin, Senior, Biology (Physiology)
Mentors
  • Jeansok Kim, Psychology
  • Earnest Kim, Psychology

Add to my favorites The Power of Policy Ideas:  Tracing Legislative Language in the Congressional Landscape
Presenter
  • Kevin Shotwell, Senior, Political Science
Mentor
  • John Wilkerson, Political Science

Add to my favorites Vegetation Reconstruction of Southwest Montana During the Miocene Using Phytolith Analysis
Presenter
  • Kimberly (Kim) Smith, Junior, Earth & Space Sciences
Mentor
  • Caroline Stromberg, Biology

Add to my favorites Analyzing the Critical Role of dGCS1 in Drosophila Fertilization 
Presenters
  • Eunice Stallman, Senior, Psychology, Neurobiology Howard Hughes Scholar, Mary Gates Scholar
  • Trung Phan, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Barbara Wakimoto, Biology

Add to my favorites Developing an Animal Model of Proinflammatory Cytokine Response Following Crush Injury
Presenters
  • Cassandra Marie (Cassie) Steiner, Senior, Medical Technology, Biology (Physiology)
  • Alia Karmali, Sophomore, Pre-Health Sciences
  • Ivan Benedict, Senior, Biochemistry
  • Kayla Alexandra (Kayla) Brown, Sophomore, Sociology
Mentors
  • Joachim Voss, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems
  • Joyce Tsuji, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems

Add to my favorites Faces and Feelings
Presenter
  • Nicole Lynn Stephens, Junior, Anthropology
Mentors
  • Janxin Leu, Psychology
  • Yay-hung Cho, Psychology
  • Sandra Hanesana, Psychology

Add to my favorites Gene Repair for X-linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Presenter
  • Alex Teengdah Su, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • David Rawlings, Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Gabrielle Curinga, Immunology, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Add to my favorites Cultural Influence on High School Students' Ability to Succeed in School
Presenter
  • Millicent Lauren Celeste (Millie) Sykes, Junior, Philosophy McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Gene Kim, Education

Add to my favorites Analyzing and Demonstrating the Robustness of Self-Stabilizing Inverted Pendulums
Presenter
  • Jared Szi, Junior, Mathematics, University of California, Davis McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Dan Romik, Mathematics, University of California, Davis

Add to my favorites Sex Differences in Viral Evolutionary Trends Associated with the Progression of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Infection
Presenter
  • Alexandra (Alex) Taipale, Senior, Biochemistry Levinson Emerging Scholar
Mentors
  • James Mullins, Microbiology
  • Brandon Maust, Microbiology

Add to my favorites Mechanisms of Glycemic Improvement after Gastrointestinal Surgery (RYGB Mechanisms)
Presenter
  • Adam Tanaka, Junior, Biology (Physiology)
Mentors
  • Andrew Wright, Surgery
  • Caro Slingluff, Surgery

Add to my favorites Laboratory Simulation of Cryogenites on Mars
Presenter
  • Catherine Ming (Catherine) Tang, Junior, Biochemistry
Mentor
  • Bonnie Light, Applied Physics Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences

Add to my favorites The Academic and Personal Journey of Current McNair Scholars
Presenter
  • Henedina Tavares, Junior, American Ethnic Studies McNair Scholar, Zesbaugh Scholar
Mentors
  • Gene Kim, Education
  • Connie So, American Ethnic Studies

Add to my favorites The Natural Dangers of Poverty: A Geographic Analysis between Geological Hazards and High Poverty Populations in the United States
Presenter
  • Harrison Fano Ray (Harrison) Togia, Senior, Earth & Space Sciences McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Darrel Cowan, Earth & Space Sciences
  • Issa Abdulcadir, Sociology
  • Brooke Cassell, Environmental & Forest Sciences

Add to my favorites The Native Comic Book Project
Presenter
  • Corinna Tordillos, Junior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Dedra Buchwald, Medicine
  • Carrie Nass, Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research

Add to my favorites Lake Sediment Organic Geochemistry as an Indicator of Past Environmental Change on Isabela Island, Galapagos
Presenter
  • Ariel Townsend, Sophomore, Oceanography
Mentors
  • Daniel Nelson, Oceanography
  • Julian Sachs, Oceanography

Add to my favorites Islet Endothelial Cells Produce Secreted Factors that Enhance Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Release from Pancreatic Islet β cells.
Presenter
  • Len Tran, Senior, Biology (Physiology), Neurobiology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Rebecca Hull, Medicine

Add to my favorites EEG-based Neurofeedback as a Potential Treatment for Stuttering
Presenter
  • Minh Van Trinh, Senior, Bioengineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Ludo Max, Speech & Hearing Sciences

Add to my favorites Quorum Sensing in Burkholderia thailandensis
Presenter
  • Thao Truong, Senior, Microbiology, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • E Peter Greenberg, Microbiology
  • Josephine Chandler, Microbiology

Add to my favorites Role of Mast Cells in Progression of Renal Interstitial Fibrosis  
Presenter
  • Phuong Truong, Senior, Biochemistry, Microbiology Howard Hughes Scholar
Mentor
  • Jesus Lopez-Guisa, Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Add to my favorites An Enrichment of Understanding Between Students with Special Needs and Typically Developing Students in Inclusive Classrooms
Presenter
  • Dawn Tuason, Junior, Early Childhood & Family Studies Mary Gates Scholar, McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Ed Taylor, Education
  • Jenee Myers Twitchell, Education
  • Gene Edgar, Education, university of washington

Add to my favorites Exploring Facial Variation Observed in Children with CFM Using 3D Surface Images  
Presenter
  • Trylla Tuttle, Senior, Psychology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Carrie Heike, Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital

Add to my favorites Mechanical Effect of Blood Flow on the Carotid Artery Bifurcation
Presenter
  • Laura Van Kolck, Senior, Mechanical Engineering
Mentor
  • Alberto Aliseda, Mechanical Engineering

Add to my favorites Prospective Mothers’ Awareness and Knowledge of Environmental Impacts Upon Pregnancy
Presenter
  • Amanda Vang, Senior, Community Health Science, Minnesota State University McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Judith Luebke, Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, Minnesota State University

Add to my favorites Characteristics of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli including Their Responses to Predation
Presenter
  • Regina Vigil, Senior, Biochemistry, Biology, California State University, East Bay McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Carol Lauzon, Biology, California State University, East Bay
  • Erica Wildy, Biology, California State University, East Bay

Add to my favorites Creating an Online Space for Stay-At-Home Dads to Socially Thrive and Pro-Actively Network in the Domestic Domain
Presenters
  • Thu (Anh-Thu) Voba, Senior, Electrical Engineering, Human Centered Design & Engineering
  • Erick Tinyau Lo, Sophomore, Pre-Major (Arts & Sciences)
Mentor
  • Alexis Hope, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Add to my favorites Determination of the Ionization Rate of a Novel Plasma Pencil Atmospheric Mass Spectrometer 
Presenter
  • Collin Waterton, Senior, Bioengineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Buddy Ratner, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Jeanette Stein, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites Early Activation of Metamorphosis in Tailless Ascidians: Heterochrony Affecting Body Plan
Presenter
  • Ceri Weber, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Billie J. Swalla, Biology

Add to my favorites Factors Influencing Binge Eating Disorder
Presenter
  • Thomas (Tom) Weekes, Junior, Psychology, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Mary Pritchard, Psychology, Boise State University

Add to my favorites Voices from the "Inside": Prisoner Attitudes About Sex Offenders
Presenter
  • N. A. (Nikki) Weihe, Junior, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Boise State Univ McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Andrew Giacomazzi, Sociology, Boise State University

Add to my favorites Pharmacological Regulation of the Endocannabinoid Pathway Modulates Seizure Severity and Life Span in a Huntington’s Disease Mouse Model
Presenter
  • Marcus (Andy) Wen, Senior, Biology (Physiology)
Mentors
  • Eric Horne, Pharmacology
  • Nephi Stella, Pharmacology

Add to my favorites The Helmet Drop Tower Project
Presenter
  • Tyler Dennis (Tyler) Wickstrom, Senior, Mechanical Engineering NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentors
  • Irving Scher, Mechanical Engineering, Guidance Engineering
  • Randy Ching, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Biomechanics Lab

Add to my favorites The Greek Sovereign Debt Crisis: Causes, Solutions, and Implications
Presenter
  • Shelby Woods, Junior, French, Political Science
Mentor
  • James Caporaso, Political Science

Add to my favorites Developing a Computational Method for Identifying the Catalytic Specificity of Metagenomic Enzyme Sequences
Presenter
  • Sean Wu, Senior, Computer Science, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • David Baker, Biochemistry
  • TJ Brunette, Biochemistry
  • Justin Siegel, Biochemistry

Add to my favorites Genetic Abnormalities in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Presenter
  • Rebecca Mei (Rebecca) Wu, Senior, Neurobiology, Psychology NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentor
  • Gary Stobbe, Neurology

Add to my favorites Do Listeners’ Perceptions of Confidence Relate to Self-Perceived Handicap in Spasmodic Dysphonia?
Presenter
  • Linnea Xuereb, Senior, Speech & Hearing Sciences Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Tanya Eadie, Speech & Hearing Sciences
  • Derek Isetti, Speech & Hearing Sciences

Add to my favorites Understanding Differences in Alcohol Consumption and Depressed Mood between Immigrant and Native College Students
Presenter
  • Jih-Cheng (Jack) Yeh, Senior, Psychology
Mentors
  • Irene Geisner, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Angela Mittmann, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Add to my favorites When Being Nurturing Means Being Bad at Math: Positive Stereotypes Lead Women to Underperform on a Math Test
Presenter
  • Tong (Daniel) Yu, Senior, Psychology, Sociology
Mentors
  • Sapna Cheryan, Psychology
  • John Oliver Siy, Psychology

Add to my favorites Peptide-based Multifunctional Gold Nanoparticles as Specific Targeting Probes
Presenter
  • Nicole Catherine (Nicole) Zarfos, Senior, Materials Science & Engineering
Mentors
  • Candan Tamerler, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Marketa Hnilova, Materials Science & Engineering

Add to my favorites Inhibition of the uPA/Plasminogen Pathway and Prevention of Atherosclerosis Progression
Presenter
  • Jingwan Zhang, Senior, Biochemistry, Chemistry
Mentor
  • David Dichek, Medicine