Session Winners

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CONGRATULATIONS TO

2018 STUDENT RESEARCH DAY SESSION WINNERS!

EACH WINNING FIRST PLACE PRESENTATION WINS A CASH PRIZE OF $100 AND

THE SECOND PLACE PRESENTATION WINS A PRIZE OF $50.

Session1st & 2nd Place Winners
Behavioral & Social Sciences I

1st place: Andrew Luu, Psychology Life History Theory on Gratification, Education, and Socioeconomic Status. Faculty Mentor: Kevin Dooley, Psychology

2nd place: Andrew Luu, PsychologyThe Impact of Reading Source on Retention of Factual Material and Abstract Concepts. Faculty Mentor: Larry Rosen, Psychology

Behavioral & Social Sciences II

1st place: Ray Jaquez, Cristina Fincel, Psychology Design Your Life: Evaluating a Course to Help Students Transition from College Into Their First Career. Faculty mentor: Heather Butler, Psychology

2nd place: Jessica Guszak, PsychologyCognitive and Mental Health Effects on How People Absorb Information from Social Media. Faculty Mentor: Mark Carrier, Psychology

Behavioral & Social Sciences III

1st place: Ian A. Klinger, Sociology - Age matters: Differences in predictors of self-reported adherence between older and younger Black men who have sex with men. Faculty Mentor: Matthew Mutchler, Sociology

2nd place: Juliana Soto, Sociology - Dealing with “The Gay Dilemma”: Older Gay Men Living with HIV. Faculty Mentor: Matthew Mutchler, Sociology

Behavioral & Social Sciences IV
Behavioral & Social Sciences V
Behavioral & Social Sciences VI
Behavioral & Social Sciences VII
Behavioral & Social Sciences VIII

Biological & Agricultural Sciences I

1st place: Leobardo Corona, Stephanie Perez, Roberto Sandoval, Biology - Using in situ hybridization and morpholinos to investigate the expression and function of transcription factors, znfx1 and vgll1, in zebrafish embryos. Faculty Mentor: Fang Wang, Biology
Business, Economics, & Public Administration I1st place: Alexander Wittmond, Computer Science - The Design and Implementation of a Function Reactive Game Engine. Faculty Mentor: Serban Raianu, Mathematics
Business, Economics, & Public Administration II
Business, Economics, & Public Administration III
Business, Economics, & Public Administration IV
Computer Science & Engineering I
Computer Science & Engineering II
Creative Arts I

1st place: Stephen West, Studio Art - Revealing Design in Nature for Educating and Conservation. Faculty Mentor: Devon Tsuno, art and Design

2nd place: Gibrann Rangel, Thinh Nguyen, Digital Media Arts - Teen Runaway PSA. Faculty Mentor: Devon Tsuno, Art and Design

Creative Arts II

1st place: Catrina Mendoza, Art and Design - A Visual Insight into a “Deadly Weapon”. Faculty Mentor: Devon Tsuno, Art and Design

2nd place: Nichole Saul, Art and Design - Coco Chanel: An Avant-Garde Artist of the Modern Period. Faculty Mentor: Kirsten Ellsworth, Art and Design

Creative Arts III
Education I

1st place: Juan Lugo, Teacher Education - Troubling Masculinities: Implications for Engaging Male Students of Color. Faculty Mentor: Edward Curammeng, Teacher Education

2nd place: Hawk McFadzen, Sociology - Leaving DH: Why are First Generation, Pell-Eligible, Non-White Commuters Unable to Persist at a School where they are the Majority? A Qualitative Study. Faculty Mentor: Bridget Driscoll, University Advisement Center

Education II
Education III
Health, Nutrition & Clinical Science I

1st place: Katherine Simon, Thao Thai, Occupational Therapy - A Photovoice Study Exploring Falls Among Older Adults. Faculty Mentor: Claudia Peyton, Occupational Therapy

2nd place: Joanne Kwak, Lauren Labac, Jennifer McCann, Occupational TherapyYoung Adult Cancer Survivorship. Faculty Mentor: Claudia Peyton, Occupational Therapy

Health, Nutrition & Clinical Science II

1st place: Parker Zak, Nicole Mosser, Christine Quach, Occupational Therapy - “I am a Quilter:” An Ethnographic Study. Faculty Mentor: Claudia Peyton, Occupational Therapy

2nd place: Jordan Martin, Hans Kim, Lauren Kawano, Occupational Therapy - Compassion Fatigue Among Occupational Therapists: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study. Faculty Mentor: Claudia Peyton, Occupational Therapy

Health, Nutrition & Clinical Science III

1st place: Kevin Yang, Sara Paik, Callie Woods, Occupational Therapy - Immigrants Parents’ Perceptions of Care: A Phenomenological Study. Faculty Mentor: Claudia Peyton, Occupational Therapy

2nd place: Josephine Mickelsen, Brittany Eaton, Adee Rozov, Occupational Therapy - “Not Just Another Petri Dish:” Stem Cell Transplant Survivor Needs. Faculty Mentor: Claudia Peyton, Occupational Therapy

Health, Nutrition & Clinical Science IV
Health, Nutrition & Clinical Science V
Health, Nutrition & Clinical Science VI
Humanities & Letters I

1st place: Melvianne Andersen, English - Experimenting with Women and Epistemology in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Faculty Mentor: Kimberly Huth, English

2nd place: Christine Crane, Humanities - Modernity, Wahhabi Islam and Monarchial Power in Qatar Exhibited in Contemporary Art Faculty Mentor: Patricia Gamon, Humanities

Humanities & Letters II

1st place: Cambria Rodriguez, History - Bringing Wealth and Water to the City of Angels: Transforming Los Angeles’ Physical Landscape into and Anglo Vision 1885-1930. Faculty Mentor: Doris Namala, History

2nd place: Paula Sherrin, English - Gendered Experiences of Trauma in Titus Andronicus. Faculty Mentor: Kimberly Huth, English

Humanities & Letters III
Humanities & Letters IV
Physical & Mathematical Sciences

1st place: Adrianna Perez, Physics - Star Formation in Simulated Merging Galaxies. Faculty Mentor: John Price, Physics 

2nd place: Nadia Hirbawi, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Synthesis of Redox Active 2,4,6-Tris(p-ferrocenylanilio)-1,3,5-triazine and its Host-Guest Properties with Cucurbit[n]uril (n=7,8). Faculty Mentor: Arumugam Thangavel, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Posters Sesion Wednesday (afternoon)

1st place: Jeffrey Stone, Social Work - A Qualitative Comparison of Social Work Practices Between Norway and the United States Regarding the Treatment of Single Fathers. Faculty Mentor: Maria Avila, Social Work

2nd place: Iris Nakashima, Biology - Dependency of Aggressive Breast Cancer on Autophagy for Survival. Faculty Mentor: Shehla Pervin, Endocrinology (Charles Drew U)

Posters Session Thursday (morning)

1st place: Elvis Carillo, Earth Science and Geography - Carson’s Natural Hazards: How vulnerable is the CSUDH campus and are we prepared for a natural disaster? Faculty Mentor: Parveen Chhetri Earth Science and Geography

2nd place: Whitney Weis, Physics - Using JavaScript to Aid Students in Comprehension of Electric Dipoles. Faculty Mentor: Ximena Cid, Physics

Posters Session Thursday (afternoon)

1st place: Chinedu Muo, Psychology - Effects of Socioeconomic Status (SES) on Health Attitudes and Healthcare Accessibility among College-level Students. Faculty Mentor: Kevin Dooley, Psychology

2nd place: Albert Barrios, Biology - Increased Expression of DUSP9 Increases Embryonic Stem Cell Population to Promote Breast Cancer. Faculty Mentor: Kevin Dooley, Psychology

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