2015 HTCC Program - Honors Transfer Council of California

The Honors Transfer Council of California
presents
BUILDING BRIDGES. CONSTRUCTING FUTURES.
The Fifteenth Annual Honors Research Conference
for California Community Colleges
hosted by
University of California, Irvine
March 28, 2015
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Christopher Sleeper, MiraCosta College, HTCC Vice-President and Conference Chair
Jodi Balma, Fullerton College, HTCC President
Erik Ozolins, Mt. San Jacinto College, HTCC President Emeritus and Conference Program Chair
Christina Yamanaka, Mt. San Jacinto College, Panel Coordinator and Conference Program Advisor
Derek Milne, Pasadena City College, Conference Program Coordinator and Conference
Communications
John Oakes, Grossmont College, Scholarship Chair
Linda Diaz, Mt. San Antonio College, Conference Registration, Treasurer
Joachin Arias, Los Angeles Harbor College, Poster Coordinator
Tim Adell, Victor Valley College, Editor of Building Bridges
Alannah Rosenberg, Saddleback College, Volunteer and Moderator Coordinator
Dale Leaman, UCI, Office of Admission and Relations with Schools
Darren Endo, UCI, Event Planner
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Honors Transfer Council of California is grateful to the administration and staff of the University of California, Irvine for hosting and supporting this annual research conference. This conference is enhanced significantly by the contributions, in spirit as well as funding, of Mr. Brent Yunek, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Services, Mr. Said Shokair, Director, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Dr. Juan Francisco Lara, Vice Chancellor Emeritus, UC Irvine. We thank our UCI liaison, Dale Leaman, who has provided patient, good-­‐humored, and resourceful guidance throughout the conference planning. We appreciate, too, the assistance of Darren Endo who was responsible for coordinating the equipment and room set-­‐up. We owe special thanks to Julie Song, Derek Milne, Erik Ozolins, Rachel Williams, Joel Lamore, Thatcher Carter, Danielle Mueller, Jennifer Floerke, Gary Williams and Rick Adams for serving as proposal readers for this conference. We also want to recognize John Oakes and his team of Alannah Rosenberg, Daniel Bahner, Danielle Muller, Jodi Balma, Kay Ryals, Michael Harnett, Naomi Grisham, Rick Adams, Susan Starr, Tiff Gause, Tim Adell, Gary Williams who served as scholarship abstract readers for this conference. We greatly appreciate as well the invaluable assistance given by Christine Abriam of Mt. San Jacinto College, who put together this program on her own time. We also want to acknowledge the tremendous team of Meg Kramig and Melisa Capalongan from Data Based Marketing for their excellent and prompt customer service designing our new conference website and associated conference materials. Published by
Honors Transfer Council of California and Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
March 2015
WELCOME
“In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your
knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it is
a pre-requisite.” –Barack Obama
Welcome to the fifteenth annual Honors Student Research Conference, and to the beautiful and inspiring
UC Irvine Campus. The Honors Transfer Council of California, in partnership with the University of
California, Irvine, is honored to be hosting nearly four hundred students from thirty-one California
community colleges today. The HTCC conference has continued to grow in size and in quality through
the years, and we are looking forward to the best conference yet! We are glad that you are here to take
advantage of the great opportunity this conference affords you for sharing your work to your peers at a
major research university.
Today you will hear about innovative research from a wide array of disciplines. The Conference Planning
Committee has attempted to organize presentation sessions around particular topics or disciplines, so it is
likely that you will be able to spend the whole day listening to talks on subjects that are near and dear to
your academic leanings. I encourage you, however, also to take the opportunity to attend a session on a
topic with which you are not particularly familiar and in so doing come away from this conference
enriched with knowledge that you might otherwise not have obtained. As you move on in your academic
career, you will have ample opportunity to attend conferences that are focused exclusively on your
research area of interest, but one of the things that makes this conference so unique is the diversity of
presentations.
I also encourage you to walk through the Pacific Ballroom and spend time looking at the record number
of poster presentations. The quality of the research for these posters is tremendous and illustrate how far
the scholarship for this conference has come over the past fifteen years. We hope over breakfast and
lunch that you will carry on conversations that have been sparked by the poster and oral presentations that
you have experienced. Remember to return to the Pacific Ballroom at the end of the day for the closing
remarks and the awarding of prizes for outstanding abstracts and posters. In the spirit of the conference,
please take time to introduce yourself to your fellow students. While those students may be from other
campuses now, you might very well find yourself to be classmates with some of them when you transfer
to a four-year college or university. We also hope you take time to introduce yourself to some of the UCI
representatives and thank them for making this event possible. You are highly encouraged to use part of
the day to explore the beautiful UC Irvine campus and to learn more about the opportunities UC Irvine
offers.
As honors students, you represent some of the best qualities of your respective colleges, reflecting not
only your own hard work and academic excellence, but also the teaching and mentoring of those who
have made a difference in your life. Embrace your role as an unofficial ambassador of your school and
use this day to represent your college and your community.
From all the members of the Honors Transfer Council of California, we wish you an educational and
enjoyable day.
Christopher A. Sleeper
Vice President, HTCC and Conference Planning Committee Chair,
Professor of History, Honors Scholar Program Coordinator, MiraCosta College
The Honors Transfer Council of California
Fifteenth Annual Honors Student Research Conference
University of California, Irvine
Saturday, March 28, 2015
SCHEDULE
7:45:-9:30
Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Poster Viewing in Pacific Ballroom
Conference Center (poster presenters will be available to answer questions)
9:30-10:00
Conference Plenary Session
Pacific Ballroom
Welcome
Jodi Balma
HTCC President
Coordinator, Fullerton College Honors Program
Christopher Sleeper
HTCC Vice President and Conference Chair
Coordinator, MiraCosta Honors Scholar Program
Dale Leaman
UC Irvine Office of Admission and Relations with Schools
10:15-11:30
Session 1: UC Irvine Student Center
(Concurrent presentation sections)
11:45-1:00
Session 2: UC Irvine Student Center
(Concurrent presentation sections)
1:00-2:00
Lunch
2:15-3:30
Session 3: UC Irvine Student Center
(Concurrent presentation sections)
3:45-4:30
Plenary Session: Awards and Grand Finale, Pacific Ballroom
Said Shokair, Director, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
John Oakes, Chair, Scholarship Committee
Juan Lara, PhD, Vice Chancellor Emeritus, UC Irvine
Tim Adell, Chair, Conference Proceedings Publication
UCI Student Center WiFi Connection Instructions
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location or contact the Help Desk at (949) 824-2222
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POSTER PRESENTATIONS
“Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.”
— Sir Claus Moser
8:30-9:15
Before each session you may view posters inside the Pacific Ballroom.
HTCC research poster presenters will be available to answer questions about their work from 8:30-9:15.
Presenter/College
Title and Description
Kimberly Alvarado
East Los Angeles
Right Hemisphere Prefrontal Cortex Damage and Its Dangerous Effects on Human
Behavior
Research shows that individuals with right prefrontal cortex damage exhibit impaired moral
judgment and impulse control, possibly resembling sociopathic behavior.
Nestor Aquino
Harrison Mita
Citrus
The Effect of Agitation on Growth in the Algae Chlorella vulgaris
A study explores the potential of algae as a biofuel source by literally shaking algae to help
increase the growth rate.
Justine Banal
Fullerton
Great Sexpectations: A Sociological Approach to Sexuality in American Society
Contrary to the popular belief that the United States' "hypersexualized" society condones
promiscuity, the structural-functional sociological paradigm illustrates that marriage, with few
exceptions, promotes monogamy.
Sarah Bell
Duke Choi
Angie Keoseyan
Diana Lau
Carlos Lima
Jaime Polanco
Jose Rodriguez
Dennis Salazar
Marjan Samiee
Jonathan Tellechea
Los Angeles City
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
An experiment synthesizes and characterizes copper hydride nanoparticles. Because of their
stability in air, these “nanoballs” may have future clean energy and biotech applications.
Ana Beltran-Castillo
Emma Connelly
Shane Coulombe
Hartrisha Dhindsa
Johnathan Forde
Yumi Izumi
Irvine Valley
Self-Regulation and Student Success
Intentional self-regulation is central to healthy living and provides an area rich for research that
may benefit America’s college students.
Kayla Briët
Fullerton
The English-Only Debate: A Social Conflict Theoretical Analysis on the Compelling
Perspectives on Bilingual Education
Sociological analysis is used to explore the social causes of native language loss and ignite the
debate over bilingual education in the United States.
Samantha Brooks
Long Beach City
Criminal By Design: A Bio-psychosocial Analysis of Criminality in the U.S.
A bio-psychosocial analysis of criminality in the U.S. explains how a laissez-faire attitude
toward social inequality perpetuates the incarceration crisis.
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The Effect of Aminoglycosides on Vibrio harveyi, a Marine Bacterium
The marine bacterium Vibrio harveyi commonly infects marine and farmed animals; developing
measures to prevent infection is crucial to preserving marine life and produce.
Guillermo Chacaltana
El Camino
Erick Contreras
Mt. San Jacinto
Genome Sequencing of Drosophila biarmipes
In a partnership program with Washington University of St. Louis, a student researcher
annotated approximately 40,000 letters of DNA contig 45 of the Drosophila biarmapes
genome.
Pat Cordova
Christina Granillo
Nandi Weser
Citrus
Turning the Light on Algal Growth: The Effect of Varying Light Hours on Growth in
Chlorella vulgaris
As fossil fuel supplies diminish, we explore the needed light: dark cycle alterations to boost
algal reproduction.
Bethany Cox
Mt. San Antonio
Animal Trafficking and Its Environmental Repercussions: How Humans are Destroying
Earth’s Exotic Wildlife
Wildlife trafficking is becoming more prevalent, causing mayhem among various ecosystems.
Margaret Do
San Diego Mesa
Stormwater Quality: How Habitable is Our Water?
Human activity affects storm water quality and can greatly disrupt the beneficial standards for
the survival of surrounding life.
William Donohue
Long Beach City
Sounding Out the Roots: Reconstructing Historical Chinese Phonology
Using novel methods to understand the roots of the Chinese language, and gain perspective on
its ancient heritage.
Julia Gallaer
Orange Coast
Women and Their Second Skin: Tattoos Help Create a Deeper Identity
Women are “getting inked” because it has a positive effect on their self-images and they are no
longer concerned about what society thinks.
Norma Gonzalez
Mt. San Antonio
Healthcare Fraud in Medi-Cal and Medicare and the Effects of Fraud in the Healthcare
Sector
While healthcare fraud occurs on a large scale with billions of dollars stolen annually, the
repercussions of punishment for the transgressors are very slim with a slight punishment.
Amanda Hale
Irvine Valley
Improving Entomopathic Nematode Viability as Biocontrol
A research project aims to improve biocontrol via entomopathic nematodes, by using Safflower
oil to reduce UV damage and desiccation of the nematode Steinernema feltiae.
Candice Handjojo
Mt. San Antonio
The Have's vs the Have Not's: The Case of Medical Malpractice in the United States
The fear of medical malpractice has led to the increasing dependence on private healthcare and
malpractice insurances that are readily available to the affluent.
Elizaveta Harvey
Allana Leigh
Orange Coast
Crime and Punishment: Perception and Prejudice in Criminal Psychology on College
Campuses
A psychological experiment compares punishment recommendations by community college and
university students in relation to rape, theft, murder, kidnapping, and hate crimes.
Nicole Iribarren
Alexis Stafford
Saddleback
Effects of Temperature on the Prey Consumption of Agelenopsis Spiders
An experiment tries to conclusively identify a change in the food consumption of spiders from
the genus Agelenopsis at different temperatures.
Casey Jacobi
Chris Powers
Mt. San Jacinto
Nutrition of Organic Foods
An experiment compares longevity, protein, glucose, and iron between organic and inorganic
samples of strawberries, yogurt, black beans, apples, and almonds.
Brittany Kastens
Santiago Canyon
The Use of Man-made Debris as Nesting Material by Western Bluebirds (Sialia mexicana)
in Orange County, California
A study documents the types of debris found in western bluebird nests and where it was used in
the nest.
Ravneet Kaur
Riverside City
DNA Sequencing: Measuring the Reliability of Processed Seafood Labels
DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, gel electrophoresis, and phylogenetic analysis test
the validity of seafood fraud, particularly among commercialized fish.
Ahmad Khalifeh
Toni Niemi
El Camino
Rekindlement of Thought in the West: Scientific Advancements Throughout the Known
World During the Golden Age of Islam
After the disappearance of the Greco-Roman influence, most scientific advancements were
forgotten until the Golden Age of Islam reintroduced these ideas to the western world.
James Kim
Mt. San Antonio
The Implementation of Electronic Health Records
Research explains how the implementation of electronic health records can reduce medical
identity theft.
Kyung Hee (Rachel)Kim
Orange Coast
The Pursuit of Happiness: Minors Crossing the U.S. Border
In Central America, unreliable law enforcement and lack of punishment force minors to the
U.S. for guaranteed protection, if only temporarily and at the border.
Matthew Lambuth
Los Angeles City
The Dynamic Pulse: Bringing Autonomous Aleatoric Hip-Hop to Life
Progressive automation clips fine-tuned to manipulate polyphonic synthesizer envelopes, cycle
through drum machine fills, and mix effects processors with a human-like dynamic.
Junho Lee
Irvine Valley
Retail Gas Prices: Competitor Identification and the Speed of Competitive Response
High-frequency retail gas price data tests hypotheses that describe how gas stations identify
their competitors and how such competitor identification impacts competitive behavior.
Soohyung Lee
El Camino
The Inhibitive Effects of Mouth Rinse Samples on the Growth of Oral Bacteria
A study demonstrates differential effectiveness of three mouthwash samples in the inhibition of
oral bacteria growth.
Weixin Liang
Kieko Sakata
Irvine Valley
From Animosity to Fondness: Anime's Role in America’s Evolving Relationship with
Japan
The increased popularity of Japanese anime in the U.S has changed Americans’ perspective of
the Japanese people for the better since World War II.
Vivian Lo
Pasadena City
Nurturing Food: The Effects of Commensality and Food Sharing on Sense of Belonging
Research explores how and why sharing food affects an individual’s belief that he or she is an
accepted member of a group.
Bruce Long
San Bernardino Valley
Getting The GISt of It: Geospatial Information Systems as Ethnographic Tools in Virtual
Worlds
Applications such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, and Story Maps have novel uses in analysis of
participant-observation within virtual worlds—including on-line games.
Katherine Manzella
Orange Coast
Education First?
Research finds a serious disparity between the quality of learning and education correlated to
household income within the Santa Ana Unified School District.
Loue Masoud
Irvine Valley
To Intubate or Not to Intubate?
Research investigates the practice and adverse events associated with emergency department
endotracheal intubation in children.
Travis McEntee
Crafton Hills
Potential Mate Selection: Do Opposites Attract?
Two different surveys look at personality traits (extraversion and openness) and find that most
people prefer a mate with similar traits.
Savanna Metzger
El Camino
Arctic Sea Ice Melt: How It Is Affecting Us and How We Can Solve It
Arctic sea-ice melt is directly propelling global warming, but together, we can decrease our
carbon footprint by creating new technologies to replace fossil fuels.
Melanie Michel-Stuart
San Diego Mesa
Revisiting the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Re-Defining National Origin in a Global
World: Botiller v. Dominguez, Hernandez v. Texas, and Espinoza v. Farah Mfg. Co.
A famous historical treaty explains much that may be at the core of modern North American
politics and society.
Melissa Mokhtari
Irvine Valley
Painting the War: The Influence of World War II on Visual Arts in the Western World
Artistic responses to WWII significantly transformed the world’s views on both art and the war.
Joseph Molina
Citrus
Solving First Order Linear Equations Using p-adic Integers
While not all linear equations have solutions over the set of integers, research shows that they
do have unique solutions over the set of p-adic integers.
Karen Montes
East Los Angeles
Possible Causes of Social Communication Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Social communication problems in Autism Spectrum Disorder may be due to impaired visual
attention and generation of movement rather than a broken mirror neuron system.
Gabriela Moreno Lopez
El Camino
MRI Hydraulically Actuated System for Biopsy Needle Position
Research evaluates different types of transmission fluids and the efficiency of the control
mechanisms of a modified hydraulically actuated system for biopsy needle placement.
Blaine Novak Pilch
Mt. San Jacinto
Replacing Synthetic Fertilizer To Revolutionize Agriculture
Nitrogen fertilizer is harmful for soil health, stunting plant growth. Azolla is a natural fertilizer
that can replace it, changing agriculture as we know it.
Kutrell Prescott
West Los Angeles
Joule Thief: Maximizing Battery Lifespan
Disposable Alkaline batteries are often branded “dead” or unusable once their terminal voltage
drops below 1 volt (V), this circuit proves otherwise.
Thor Roe
Fullerton
Predicting the Unpredictable: Stochastic Processes and the Physics of the Stock Market
A “stochastic process” is a mathematical phenomenon wherein a system moves through various
states as a series of random steps, as observed in stock prices.
Micaela Romero
Mt. San Antonio
Elder Abuse: Financial Fraud and Its Perpetrators
Elder abuse, especially financial fraud, is a prevalent crime that is committed primarily by the
children, relatives, and caretakers of the elderly.
Saxony Schmittle
Mt. San Antonio
The Prevalence of Mortgage Fraud and Its Correlation with Identity Theft
Identity theft can be used to commit other crimes, and mortgage fraud is one such crime with
the most damaging effects for the victim.
Ryan Shepard
Long Beach City
Between National Boundaries and a Hard Place: A Brief Study of the Plight of the
Ju/’hoansi (Kung San)
Modernization enhanced through globalism has affected marginal band societies, like the
Ju/’hoansi, through the misappropriation of their cultural lands, accelerating their demise.
Savannah Shively
Irvine Valley
Relatively Simple Relativity with IPython Interactive Simulations
New work implements the basic equations of relativity and the new IPython Notebook interface
to create an adaptive learning tool for introductory physics.
Kathleen Sirin
El Camino
Milk Mustache? No Thank You!
Millions of people consume dairy milk daily, but the majority of the population is oblivious to
its negative effects on both cows and their health.
Jade Sobek
Santiago Canyon
Consciousness after Clinical Death: Can We Verify Animation beyond Physical
Mortality?
Thanks to advances in medical science, researchers now have the means to empirically
investigate the possibility of consciousness after the declaration of clinical death.
Michel Souisa
Mt. San Antonio
Interest or Obsession? The Dangers of Stalking in Relationships
With misconceptions of stalking, many are unaware that it happens to normal people by
someone they have a relationship with, giving plenty of opportunity for dangers.
Nicole Spagnolo
Mt. San Jacinto
Is Diet Coke Toxic?
Turbatrix aceti (vinegar eels) were used as a test subject to determine whether three ingredients
in Diet Coke are toxic to living animals.
Sarah Tagashira
Huiling Zeng
Citrus
The Effect of Glycerol on the Growth of the Algae Species Chlorella vulgaris
While algae can grow autotrophically through photosynthesis, heterotrophic conditions created
by feeding on glycerol can effectively stimulate algal growth for wide scale biofuel production.
Jin Tanizaki
Irvine Valley
History's Effects on Japanese Language Maintenance and Identification with the Japanese
American Subculture
Contrary to the popular belief that subculture is defined by ancestry, many Japanese-American
communities reflect that some subcultures are largely defined by language proficiency.
Vincent Tran
Fullerton
Modern Day Discrimination - School Segregation
Modern day segregation in schools has a detrimental effect on those in the lower class who seek
higher education and future financial stability.
Nathan Yan
East Los Angeles
Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain: Why Females May Suffer More Adverse Effects
Than Males
Females males may be more susceptible than males to the negative effects of marijuana use due
to the estrous cycle and cannabinoid receptors.
Danessa Yip
East Los Angeles
The Brain Mechanisms Underlying Audioverbal Hallucinations in Non-Clinical or NonPsychotic Individuals
Nonpsychotic individuals with audioverbal hallucinations show increased activation in the
motor, frontal, temporal, and parietal areas during hallucinations, similar to psychotic
individuals.
Yicheng Zhang
Fullerton
When English is Not a Choice: A Social Conflict Analysis of the English-Only Movement
The social conflict theory rationalizes that the English-only policy promotes the de-facto status
of native English speakers over non-English speakers.
Isaac Zheng
Mt. San Antonio
A Sight of Racial Preference Admission: The Social Opinions Toward the Affirmative
Action Admission Policy and Further Suggestions on Racial Diversity in Colleges
Basic reforms may maintain Racial Preference Admission’s advantages of keeping racial
diversity and helping the minority and ultimately ameliorate its disadvantages of being too
inclusive, unfair, and discriminatory.
SESSION I
“I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work
the more I have of it.”
— Thomas Jefferson
Oral Presentations
10:15-11:30
Please note that the following rooms are not on the main conference floor and must be
accessed through specific elevators or staircases. Presenters and attendees should allow
extra time to get to these rooms:
Aliso Beach A and B
Balboa Island A and B
Newport Beach A and B
To reach the Aliso Beach Rooms (A307 and A309 on the map), take the elevator across
from the Emerald Bay Meeting Rooms on Level 1 (see map). Get off on the 3rd floor and
follow the signs. (Note: Other elevators and staircases will not gain you access to these
rooms.)
To reach the Newport Beach Rooms or the Balboa Island Rooms, take the elevator or
staircase near the Pacific Ballroom on Level 1 (see map). Get off on the 4th floor and
follow the signs. (Note: Other elevators and staircases will not gain you access to these
rooms.)
We expect all presenters and attendees to arrive before 10:15 and stay for the entire
session.
Please refrain from leaving or entering a presentation already in progress.
Presenter/College
Title and Description
Room
Session
Noël Hong
Audrey Lim
Irvine Valley
The Impact of Classroom Peer Mentors and Cognitive
Interventions on Students’ Academic Success
Psi Beta’s longitudinal study, the C.O.N.N.E.C.T. program,
includes classroom peer mentors and the presentation of a
cognitive intervention workshop and will examine changes in
college connectedness and academic success.
Aliso Beach A
1
Karis Tanksley
MiraCosta
How to Create Failures: Brains, Learning, and
Standardized Testing
Current research on the structure of the reading brain suggests
a disconnect between curriculum geared towards standardized
testing and how children best learn to read.
Aliso Beach A
1
Mark Vandre
Santiago Canyon
Mission Status Curious: Evaluating Causes of Veteran
Students’ Underperformance in College Classrooms
Veteran students may arrive at college with skills and
discipline, but limitations in assessment may distort
understanding their actual performance, endangering success
and institutional effectiveness.
Aliso Beach A
1
Aliso Beach B
1
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Aaron Bunch
John Flores
Alex Kemnitz
Joseph Molina
Brian Weatherspoon
Citrus
Mars Rocks! Robotic Sample Return in Martian
Environments
The Citrus College rocketry team is developing a robotic
Martian sample return system in support of future NASA
missions.
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Kenneth Perry
Orange Coast
Creation and Analysis of a Binary Compression
Algorithm: Using a Multi-algorithmic Approach to
Maximize Compression Ratio
Live demonstrations and algorithm executions demonstrate
the efficacy of a developed binary compression algorithm
against other compression algorithms.
Balboa Island A
1
Kayla Orlinsky
Milena Tintcheva
Irvine Valley
Promoting a Cure: Using Mathematical Modeling and
Experimental Results to Predict the Infectiousness of the
Ebola Virus
Experimental data and mathematical modeling correct
misconceptions and promote the development of a vaccine for
the Ebola virus.
Balboa Island A
1
Anahita Sarvi
Saddleback
Understanding Musical Harmony: A Visual Approach
Through Mathematics
A visualization of musical notes inspired by mathematical
technique may be useful in the study of harmony and sightreading.
Balboa Island A
1
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Gerardo Hernandez
San Bernardino
Valley
The Ketogenic Lifestyle: Making Genes Work for You
The correlation between excessive carbohydrate intake,
obesity and mental instability demonstrates that carbohydrates
fail to provide efficient long term quality of life for humanity.
Balboa Island B
1
Isabelle Tran
Irvine Valley
Cancer and Chemical Warfare: How the Vietnam War
Continues to Affect Us
Use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War links directly to
cancer rates in the United States, despite the U.S.
government’s denial of the connection.
Balboa Island B
1
Yicheng Zhang
Fullerton
The Fat Tax: A Remedy for Obesity?
The fat tax has been proposed as a means of incentivizing
good health, and may have some potential as a solution.
Balboa Island B
1
Brandon Thibodeau
Victory Valley
Neurological Impairment: The Effects of Contact Sports
on the Cognitive, Neurological and Physiological
Development in Young Athletes
Concussions in youth sports, particularly football, have
proven detrimental on the cognitive, psychological, and
neurological development of adolescent children.
Balboa Island B
1
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Sandra Diaz
Riverside City
Birdsong Across Time: Romantic, Late Victorian, and
Modern Theory in Lyric Poetry
The symbolism of birds in nineteenth century and early
twentieth century British lyric poetry explores themes of death
and transcendence.
Crescent Bay A
1
Robin Gaitan
Cerritos
Conventionality is Not Morality: Jane Eyre, The White
Tiger, and the Bildungsroman Tradition
Aravind Adiga’s novel The White Tiger inverts the more
traditional bildungsroman found in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane
Eyre.
Crescent Bay A
1
Elizaveta Harvey
Orange Coast
Determinism or Free Will: Analysis of Rodion
Raskolnikov’s Actions in Crime and Punishment
Deterministic suffering from Raskolnikov’s actions is the
expression of his freedom in committing the crimes that
eventually force him to accept responsibility and confess.
Crescent Bay A
1
Trisha Felix
Mt. San Jacinto
Progression of Female Characters from Anglo-Saxon
Literature to the Medieval Period
During the transition from the Anglo-Saxon to the AngloNorman and into the Medieval period the representation of
female characters underwent an extreme progression.
Crescent Bay A
1
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Elena Hursky
Danielle Le
Annie Zhang
San Diego Mesa
Gender Stereotypes: Normative Assertiveness as Observed
in Self Presentation
Society’s association of dominance with masculinity suggests
that men engage in assertive self-representation more
frequently than women do, as indicated by observed
expansive body language.
Crescent Bay B
1
Vanessa Lopez
Riverside City
Fight Club ft. Sigmund Freud
An exploration of the issue of threatened masculinity within
the film, Fight Club gains support from the theories of
Sigmund Freud.
Crescent Bay B
1
My Dinh
Irvine Valley
Bitcoin: A Setting Stone for the Future of Money or A
Threat to the Economy?
Bitcoin has both advantages and disadvantages, and an
examination of this innovative means of payment says much
about the future of currency.
Crescent Bay B
1
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Fatima Alamire
Irvine Valley
Hydropolitics: Waging a Water War
Military tension, hydro-politics, and climate change have had
a tremendous impact on the Palestinian population's access to
fresh water resources.
Crescent Bay C
1
Joy Mo
El Camino
Untapped Treasures: The Role of Children's Education in
Eradicating Poverty in the Developing World
The long-term sustainable solution to eliminating widespread
poverty must address the social responsibility of establishing
policies and mobilizing resources, making education
accessible for all.
Crescent Bay C
1
Grecia PerezVerduzco
East Los Angeles
Color-Coordinated: Recognizing the Disparity in
Education
Recognizing unfair conditions and school practices is crucial
when advocating for equal educational opportunities and
advancements for minority populations.
Crescent Bay C
1
Jessymar Gallaga
East Los Angeles
The Effects of Apartheid on South Africa's Educational
System: Then and Now
After its first national elections in 1994, South Africa was
transformed into a democratic society; however, educational
opportunities for blacks still continue to be limited.
Crescent Bay C
1
Crescent Bay D
1
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Jose Gallaga
East Los Angeles
South Africa's Apartheid System and Steps Towards
Freedom and Equality
An examination of discrimination and segregation during
South Africa's apartheid explains the struggle to abolish this
unjust and inhumane system.
Taryn Jacobson
Irvine Valley
Why Hasn't Palestine Been Granted Statehood? A Case
Analysis
Four independent variables in the internal workings of the
Palestinian movement have affected the Palestinian fight for
statehood.
Crescent Bay D
1
Marie Kim
Mt. San Antonio
The Unification of North and South Korea: Is Germany an
Appropriate Model for Unification?
A comparison of West and East Germany to North and South
Korea determines whether Germany's unification is an
appropriate model for the Korean Peninsula.
Crescent Bay D
1
Ehecatl ChumaceroRojas
East Los Angeles
Gender Inequality and the Culture of Oppression:
Observations on the Worldwide Victimization of Women
Varied constructs designed to subjugate women exist all over
the world and reinforce the fact that the female gender is by
far the world's largest oppressed majority.
Crescent Bay D
1
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Faviolanny Rath
Long Beach City
Sexually Dimorphic Genes in the Developing Mouse
Cortex and Hippocampus: Relative Gene Expression of
Psmd10
A measurement of gene expression of Psmd10 and the effects
of testosterone using RT-qPCR tests for sexual dimorphism in
the developing mouse cortex and hippocampus.
Doheny Beach A
1
Stephanie Lara
Danilo Noguera
Moreno Valley
Gene Expression in Arabidopsis thaliana
Through gene isolation and reporter binding, an experiment
analyzes the expression and determine the function of
particular genes in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Doheny Beach A
1
Shawn Kim
Irvine Valley
Genetic Exploration of Conserved Unknowns in C. elegans
An experiment uses C. elegans as a model organism to
discover the function of conserved genes with unknown
functions from humans to C. elegans.
Doheny Beach A
1
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Monica Kirollos
Katayoun YazdiNejad
Irvine Valley
The Effect of Low Light Level Stimulation on
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Cultures
The effect of LLL stimulation on growth of human
mesenchymal stem cell cultures is examined by illuminating
them with LED light at a wavelength of 660 nm.
Doheny Beach B
1
Gina Wahdat
Irvine Valley
Taenia solium (Tapeworm) and Related Disease in
Humans
The Taenia solium, more popularly known as the tapeworm, is
the cause of parasitic diseases related to human ingestion.
Doheny Beach B
1
Bavly Ibrahim
El Camino
Recombinant DNA and Its Medical Benefits: Synthesis of
Insulin
Recombinant DNA has a great advantage in producing insulin
from bacteria that is very similar to human insulin and causes
no allergies for diabetic patients.
Doheny Beach B
1
Cameron Wisdom
Citrus
The Effect of Increase Nitrogen Availability on Algal
Growth in Chlorella vulgaris
In the search to find the optimal conditions to grow Chlorella
vulgaris for biofuel production, increased nitrogen availability
shows little effect as a standalone variable.
Doheny Beach B
1
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Emma Stavropoulos
Moorpark
An Analytical Approach to Disease: What Can
Evolutionary Game Theory Reveal about Cancer?
Evolutionary game theory may provide a useful analysis of
cancer cell populations and reveal optimal treatment
conditions.
Doheny Beach C
1
Danielle Kasa
MiraCosta
Mamba Medication: The Effect of African Mamba Venom
on Alzheimer’s Disease
Fasciculin in mamba venom inhibits acetylcholinesterase from
breaking down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, suggesting
an unexplored option in the symptomatic treatment of
Alzheimer’s disease.
Doheny Beach C
1
Koyinsola Oloja
El Camino
Death, Distrust, and Paranoia: Repercussions of the
Negligence of the Ebola Virus
With the recent Ebola outbreak, the rush to understand and
find treatment for the Ebola virus has skyrocketed after being
largely ignored for decades.
Doheny Beach C
1
Alejandro Cabrera
El Camino
Protecting Your Future: Stress Management for College
Students
College students frequently experience the adverse bodily and
psychological effects of stress; however, the consequences
can be prevented by a variety of simple coping mechanisms.
Doheny Beach C
1
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Nadiya Dubova
Saddleback
Internet Ubiquity: The Stagnation Of Mental Capability
Among Digital Natives
Regulating children's use of technology and implementing
connected learning in 7-12 grade will effectively ameliorate
the mental stagnation propagated by internet ubiquity.
Doheny Beach D
1
Leslie Alvarado
Andres Madrigal
Irvine Valley
Self-Regulation and Interpersonal Communication
A study examines the effects of technology on self-regulation
within interpersonal relationships, especially as it pertains to
communication.
Doheny Beach D
1
Hanyu Zhu
East Los Angeles
Internet Gaming Addiction: The Catastrophic Effects of
Gaming-Related Visual Cues
Visual gaming cues trigger addiction-related brain activity and
lingering cognitive disruptions in young adults with Internet
Gaming Disorder.
Doheny Beach D
1
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Vivian Lo
Pasadena City
Put on Shuffle Play: The Effects of Musical Genre and
Tempo on Text Recall
It is often claimed that classical music enhances memory
while studying. However, there is no significant difference on
recall across different music genres and tempos.
Emerald Bay A
1
Desiree Delavary
Los Angeles Pierce
The Beneficial Results Found in the Neurobiological
Correlates of Meditation
The neurobiological correlates that occur as a result of
meditation and mindfulness training result in emotional,
physiological, behavioral, and cognitive improvement.
Emerald Bay A
1
Edwin
DerSookiassian
Glendale
Mind and Body Dualism: The Effects of Meditative
Practice on Overall Health
Research investigates the effects of meditative practice on
overall health with an individual assessment of each practice
to determine which is more effective.
Emerald Bay A
1
Reagan Smith
Irvine Valley
Writing Away Troubles: The Emotional Benefits of
Therapeutic Writing
Creative writing in therapy has been shown to increase the
mental well-being of patients, and the same benefits may also
be possible outside of therapy.
Emerald Bay A
1
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Christopher Cabrera
Mt. San Antonio
Social Comparison: Effects on Body Image Satisfaction,
Self-Esteem, and Gender
Research examines the effects social comparison may have on
body image satisfaction, self-esteem, and gender differences.
Emerald Bay B
1
Cinthya Gonzalez
Victor Valley
The Struggles of Being Transgender
Transgender individuals face many struggles. They experience
rejection by family and friends, discrimination and
victimization all while fighting a never-ending battle within
themselves.
Emerald Bay B
1
Jennifer Quan
Irvine Valley
Deconstructing Heterosexism: Opening Our Awareness to
Our Own Homophobic Attitudes
Heterosexism negatively impacts queer individuals physically,
psychologically, and socially; heteronormative society should
become aware of its heterosexist language to cultivate a more
accepting environment.
Emerald Bay B
1
Kylie Gardner
Mt. San Jacinto
Gender Neutral Parenting: Child-Rearing for the Fluid
Parent
Originally developed for trans-children, Gender Neutral
Parenting provides a new and trending parenting technique
that gives all children the freedom to be themselves.
Emerald Bay B
1
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Rachel King
Citrus
The Weight of Her Heart: Wu Zetian in Perspective
Research analyzes how China’s only female emperor, Wu
Zetian, is observed by historians, uncovers pervasive genderbias, and offers insight into Wu Zetian’s life.
Emerald Bay C
1
Tamara Russell
Mt. San Jacinto
History of the Motivations and Struggles of Women
Travelling to Antarctica
A brief history of the first women to travel to Antarctica
demonstrates the hardships and social issues of women
pursuing work there.
Emerald Bay C
1
Albert Esquivel
Rio Hondo
Dissecting the Mysteries of Renaissance Anatomy:
Anatomy in Early Western Art
A study explores how and why Western artists of the
Renaissance decided to go as far as taking up human
dissection for their art.
Emerald Bay C
1
Emerald Bay C
1
Melanie Michel-Stuart Comfort Women: Chinese and Korean Iconographic
San Diego Mesa
Symbols and Contemporary Meaning
The use of traditional Chinese and Korean iconographic
symbols in a contemporary framework communicates
powerful messages of unspeakable atrocities and personal
tragedy.
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Sofia Zorian
Los Angeles City
The Timeless Classical Heroes: The Ideology of the Greek
and Roman Hero Compared through the Works of Homer
and Virgil
Throughout the works of Homer and Virgil, extraordinary
feats, valor, royal birth, physical suffering, nobility, and
hamartia classify the ideology of the epic Classical Hero.
Emerald Bay D
1
Tatianna Giron
Glendale
The Function of the Literary Anti-Hero as a Tool for SelfIntrospection
Research breaks down the appeal of the anti-hero into key
elements, using Wuthering Heights as an example and Jungian
psychology as the framework.
Emerald Bay D
1
Patience Lavoie
Riverside City
Touch No Evil in the Monkey House: Analysis of a Short
Story by Kurt Vonnegut
An analysis of Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Welcome to the
Monkey House” shows how Vonnegut draws attention to reallife political and religious systems he sees as unjust.
Emerald Bay D
1
Grace Ciccarello
Saddleback
Pint-Sized and Powerful: An Analysis of Shakespearean
Productions
An analysis of production traditions and popular adaptations
of Shakespeare's plays brings a new understanding of the
Bard.
Emerald Bay D
1
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Mark Keane
San Diego Mesa
What Does Unprecedented Monetary Policy Cost?
The consequences of bad monetary policy are severe, sparking
the need to carefully examine the costs and benefits of the
Fed’s recent quantitative easing.
Emerald Bay E
1
Andrew Stanton
Moorpark
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: To Privatize or Not
Privatize
To remedy the potential hazard to taxpayers, Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac should be stripped of their privileges of
government sponsorship; eventually they should be replaced
by fully private enterprises.
Emerald Bay E
1
Joseph Luck
El Camino
Capitalism and Satisfaction: Measuring National WellBeing through Wealth vs. through Happiness
Differences between traditional economic ideologies in
western societies like the United States and emerging
philosophies like the National Happiness Index reflect
respective fundamental social, philosophical, and economic
values.
Emerald Bay E
1
Nicolas Lotorto
San Bernardino
Valley
Opening Pandora’s Box: How Complex, Financial
Mathematic Formulas Engendered a Stock Market
Apocalypse
While the misapplication of mathematical models contributed
to the financial crisis of 2008, financial and political
problems, as well as lax regulation, caused the crisis.
Emerald Bay E
1
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William Donohue
Long Beach City
On the Origin of Speeches: The Creative Role of
Exaptation in the Evolution and Diversification of Human
Language Ability
The evolution of the human capacity for speech benefited
from the creative repurposing of a wide variety of preexisting
primate characteristics.
Moss Cove A
1
Ian Rigby
MiraCosta
The Genetic Underpinnings of Speech & Language and
the Evolutionary Implications
Specific genes, emerging during recent hominid evolution,
have been shown to impact the neural and throat morphology
associated with human speech and language.
Moss Cove A
1
Laura Martin
MiraCosta
Biological Foundations and Evolutionary Implications of
Psychopathy
Under certain circumstances, psychopathy can provide a
fitness benefit; however, selective pressures imposed by
American society negate the fitness benefits of psychopathy.
Moss Cove A
1
Amy Tims
Chaffey
Cervical Functional Anatomy in Extinct Human Ancestors
An experiment uses NIH software to reconstruct degrees of
neck movement in 2 million year-old fossils of
Australopithecus sediba, a newly discovered species of human
ancestor.
Moss Cove A
1
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Mackenzie Anderson
Pasadena City
Species and Time: On the Origins of Being by Means of
Temporal Selection
Research fuses ontological discourse and biological
speciation, formulating a temporally-based understanding of
evolution to benefit cross-disciplinary research and discovery.
Moss Cove B
1
Mahnoor Mian
MiraCosta
Altruism and Risky Business: The Biological Foundation
for Economic Decisions
Economic decisions, including generosity and risk-taking, are
founded in genetics, hormones, and brain activity, providing
the biological foundation for variation in human behavior.
Moss Cove B
1
Sameer Aboufadel
MiraCosta
The Influence of Genes on Athleticism: In Regards to
Endurance, Speed and Strength
Elite athletes are the product of superior genes which create a
physiology and biochemistry that enhance an individual’s
endurance, speed, and/or strength.
Moss Cove B
1
Rafaella Lisboa
Pasadena City
Foods We Eat: A Five-Course Wasting Menu
Cultural values and social status define what is edible and
what is garbage. If we are what we eat, are we also what we
throw away?
Moss Cove B
1
Newport Beach A
1
Newport Beach B
1
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Salwan Alhani
Kutrell Prescott
Juan Sebastian
Rodriguez
West Los Angeles
Applied Nanotechnolgy: Photovoltaics
Carbon Photovolatics are an efficient substitute for commonly
used solar panels. Being abundant in nature with high optical
absorption, carbon material is optimal for usage.
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Deborah Wheeler
Fullerton
Zoos: Exploitation or Conservation
Findings show that zoos contribute to conservation, education,
and research. We must start working together, pool our
resources, and help zoos succeed at their mission.
Wes Stevens
Crafton Hills
Is Mining Asteroids Unavoidable? Long- term
Sustainability of Mineral Resources for Earth’s Growing
Technologically-Dependent Society
For human civilization to maintain its way of life into the
future, new sources of minerals must be located before current
sources are depleted.
Newport Beach B
1
Anthony Vasquez
Fullerton
How Do You Like These Apples? Rooting-out the Truth
behind GMO Food and the Influential Role of Big
Agriculture
Research seeks to prove that GMO in food production is
dangerous to both human life and the environment.
Newport Beach B
1
Sara Aliabadi
Irvine Valley
Alzheimer’s Disease: Where Do We Stand?
With the steady increase in life expectancy, geriatric care
becomes more crucial. Recent innovations in managing
Alzheimer's Disease show some promise.
Newport Beach B
1
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Ryan Shepard
Long Beach City
If You Build It, They Will Ride: An Analysis of Los
Angeles Metro’s Light-Rail System
Though some claim that mass transit is implausible in LA,
analyzing ridership data with statistical regression shows the
merit of Metro Rail’s system.
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Melissa Myers
Orange Coast
Papa Hobo: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Detroit
Detroit has long been regarded as a rust-belt wasteland, but in
recent years, this has turned around. From inside and out,
Detroit is rising from the ashes.
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Grant Sheagley
Irvine Valley
The Problem with IQ Tests
Research on several fronts suggests that current intelligence
assessments are greatly flawed and fail to quantify cognition.
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Layla Bina
Irvine Valley
Seeing is Not Believing: How Memory Research Discredits
Eyewitness Testimony
Decades of research demonstrate the fallibility of human
memory, yet juries remain convinced, incorrectly, that
eyewitness testimony is the ultimate source of evidence.
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Pacific Ballroom B
1
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Brenna Arant
MiraCosta
Manipulating the Polls: The Influence of Semantics
Original polling research shows that bias and word choice in
polling questions give the researcher the power to manipulate
and control poll outcomes.
Sara Ali
Irvine Valley
A Dangerous Love Triangle: False Advertisement in
Hospital Ratings, Doctors, and Drugs
Patient satisfaction surveys have a corrupting, detrimental
effect on health care management and physician behavior.
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Fernando De La Torre Are the Personal Opinions of Medical Professionals and
San Diego Mesa
the Public Still Deterrents of National Healthcare Policy?:
A Survey
A survey comparing calculus to sociology students finds that
both subscribe to “hard work” as sole determinant of socialstatus, contrary to modern social problem theory.
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Amber Wagstaff
Santiago Canyon
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Politicians and Opportunity Costs: How Pay-to-Play
Campaign Financing Creates Disincentives for Robust
Policy Analysis and Promotes Self-Protective Voting
Campaign contributions from interest groups can
disproportionately influence analysis and voting on
environmental policies by accentuating the opportunity costs
politicians factor during their decision-making process.
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Janet Ng
East Los Angeles
If Only Plato's Rulers Were Mothers Too
Despite allowing women to be rulers in his Republic, a
fundamental flaw in Plato's ideal state is his prohibition of
motherhood among these rulers.
Woods Cove A
1
Heruy WoldeYohannes
Mt. San Antonio
The Effects of Social Networking on Aristotle’s Three
Components of Friendships
Social networks have ruined Aristotle’s idea of friendship.
Eudemonia, or happiness, is achieved by partaking in fruitful
intellectual and emotional interactions with friends.
Woods Cove A
1
Anna Lapuos
Moreno Valley
Love as a Stride toward Death
An assessment of Simone de Beauvoir’s critique of erotic
relationships suggests two distinct roles, the lover and the
beloved.
Woods Cove A
1
Yunda Song
East Los Angeles
The Republic and The Giver: Observing Injustice through
the Lens of Fiction
When compared to Plato's Republic, Lois Lowry's The Giver
reveals fundamental injustices inherent in Plato's perfectionist
conception of justice and the ideal state.
Woods Cove A
1
Woods Cove B
1
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Cristian Alejandre
Joaquin Bañuelos
Riverside City
Transforming Western Civilization: the Synthesis of
Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian Thought
The synthesñis of Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian ideals
influenced the development of philosophical and artistic
thought in Western culture and civilization.
Jerson Estrella
Citrus
Knowledge and Power: The Origins of the Library at
Alexandria
The Library at Alexandria was a cornerstone in securing the
Ptolemaic dynasty’s reign over northern Africa through
cultural unity and political influence.
Woods Cove B
1
Adam Diaz
Crafton Hills
When a Count Takes the Cross: Raymond of SaintGilles’s Impact on the First Crusade
Pope Urban II’s sermon at Clermont inspired the First
Crusade, but Raymond of Saint-Gilles’s initiative and
commitment made the campaign and its success possible.
Woods Cove B
1
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Marcus Medrano
Victor Valley
Beyonce, Womanhood and Personal Agency
Beyonce's control over every aspect of production in her
career suggests just how far women in general and black
women in particular have come.
Woods Cove C
1
Geno Shin
Fullerton
Changing and Uneven Worlds: A Social Interactionist
Analysis of Gender Construction and Gender
Stratification
Since gender norms are socially constructed, the definition of
gender changes as society does. From a social interactionist
approach, however, change is integral to society.
Woods Cove C
1
Jendi Samai
Mt. San Antonio
Why Lighter-Skinned Black Women Triumph Over
Darker-Skinned Black Women in Mainstream Music
Pharrell Williams is one of the leading male artists today in
music; however, his album is not exactly making audiences
happy as his music is.
Woods Cove C
1
Sequoia Thompson
Pasadena City
The Effects of Gender and Attire on Receptivity
This non-experimental field study investigates the effects of
Gender and Attire on Receptivity by offering free hugs to
Pasadena Community College students passing by
confederates.
Woods Cove C
1
SESSION II
“Education is not received. It is achieved.”
—Author Unkown
Oral Presentations
11:45-1:00
Please note that the following rooms are not on the main conference floor and must
be accessed through specific elevators or staircases. Presenters and attendees should
allow extra time to get to these rooms:
Aliso Beach A and B
Balboa Island A and B
Newport Beach A and B
To reach the Aliso Beach Rooms (A307 and A309 on the map), take the elevator
across from the Emerald Bay Meeting Rooms on Level 1 (see map). Get off on the
3rd floor and follow the signs. (Note: Other elevators and staircases will not gain
you access to these rooms.)
To reach the Newport Beach Rooms or the Balboa Island Rooms, take the elevator
or staircase near the Pacific Ballroom on Level 1 (see map). Get off on the 4th floor
and follow the signs. (Note: Other elevators and staircases will not gain you access
to these rooms.)
We expect all presenters and attendees to arrive before 11:45 and stay for the entire
session.
Please refrain from leaving or entering a presentation already in progress.
Presenter/College
Title and Description
Room
Session
Emily Garcia
Stephanie Paule
Danielle Taylor
Sylvane Vaccarino
Samantha Woo
San Diego Mesa
In Search of a Smile: Gender Differences in Smile
Reciprocity
In infancy, smiling is universal, regardless of the infant’s sex.
Something during human development influences our
tendency to smile, and gender seems a determining factor.
Aliso Beach A
2
Nanea Dominguez
El Camino
Dopamine: The Science of Motivation and Addiction
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that can both motivate us to
higher heights and yet lead us down the destructive path of
addiction.
Aliso Beach A
2
Elyse Smith
Mt. San Antonio
Psychedelics: Exploring the Possibilities
Considerable evidence through scientific studies and inquiry
has revealed remarkable benefits that can be reaped from the
use of psychedelic substances in controlled
settings.
Aliso Beach A
2
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Paul Denham
Long Beach City
The Key to a Scientifically Inclined Society: Creating
Mathematical Interest
The number of STEM majors has declined, but an increased
demand prompts mentors to act as recruiters for STEM fields.
Aliso Beach B
2
Quintin Gaddy
Chaffey
Nuclear Fusion: A Projected Timeline
Who is competing in the emerging nuclear fusion market and
its effects on the global economy will be crucial in the future.
Aliso Beach B
2
Xavier Muñoz
Glendale
Can Humans Create “Spooky Action From a Distance?”
Using Quantum Theory to Teleport Information
Can people teleport information to others? Research
investigates the possible Quantum Mechanical properties of
the human nature of interaction.
Aliso Beach B
2
Christian Espinoza
San Bernardino
Valley
Contextual Computing: Humanization + Fusion of Data
Usage of contextual computing is essential, considering that it
will allow individuals and business organizations to make
better and faster predictions in real-time.
Aliso Beach B
2
Balboa Island A
2
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Farshud Sorourifar
MiraCosta
Squaring a Circle: Creative Solutions to an Irrational
Problem
Generations of mathematicians made numerous discoveries
while trying to prove a 3000 year-old math problem,
demonstrating that the process of proofing is often more
important than the finding the correct answer.
Omeed Aman
Pasha Khosravi
Irvine Valley
Numerical Methods in Braking Analysis
Research focuses on modeling the distribution of heat through
a brake disk in real time, which is governed by a timedependent partial differential equation.
Balboa Island A
2
Taylor Daymude
MiraCosta
Mathematics Exposed: Cracks in the Seams of
Mathematical Certainty
Math isn't as perfect as you think; it is realistically a human
construct and requires leaps of faith to achieve certainty.
Balboa Island A
2
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Max Balaban
Taylor Heryford
Cynaera Lewis
Jeremiah Norton
San Diego Mesa
Condom Acceptance: Variance in Area and Sex
An observational study compares the likelihood of people in
sexually diverse versus sexually neutral communities to
accept free condoms made available in nightclub restrooms.
Balboa Island B
2
Angelica Fermin
Irvine Valley
Working Against Working Women: The Relationship
between the Continuing Influence of Gender Roles and the
Discrimination Against Women in Corporate America
A study investigates the relationship between modern
American assumptions from past gender roles and their
contribution to the continuing sexual discrimination of women
in the workplace.
Balboa Island B
2
Miski Abdi
Grossmont
Cyrus the Great: 6th Century Father to the Jews and
Babylonians
Cyrus the Great, among history’s most successful rulers, is
unique among world leaders as exemplified by his wisdom in
warfare, and his religious tolerance.
Balboa Island B
2
Daniel Mazon
Los Angeles Harbor
The Imagination in Cultural Learning: A Departure from
Knowledge-based Cultural Construct
A variety of literary sources help researchers understand
deeper implications of human behavior.
Balboa Island B
2
Crescent Bay A
2
Crescent Bay A
2
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Micah Raimo
Victor Valley
Demons to Some. Angels to Others: The Horror/
Sadomasochistic Dynamic in Clive Barker’s The
Hellbound Heart
Clive Barker reestablishes the Sadomasochistic relationship
between man and monster, using a combination of gothic and
ancient horror themes in his work, The Hellbound Heart
Jie Hui (Allison) Zhou From Paralysis to Embodied Transcendence
Pasadena City
An examination renders paralysis necessary in the initiation of
existential transcendence. Coalescing major philosophical
theories of the 1790’s-onwards, arguing that the aesthetic
mind does not paralyze.
Lukas McCutcheon
Los Angeles City
Take Your Pain and Use It: In Defense of Medea
The Greek play Medea, by Euripides, invites a metanarrative
providing examples of third-wave feminist ideals which
deconstruct the perspectives of the antagonists in the play.
Crescent Bay A
2
Nicolas Elder
Cerro Coso
Cosmology in Milton's Paradise Lost
The sources and inspiration of the many cosmological
elements in John Milton's Paradise Lost are central to this
Christian epic.
Crescent Bay A
2
Crescent Bay B
2
Agustinus Pamungkas Super PACs: A Potential Scourge of American Democracy
El Camino
The threat of big money in U.S politics through super-PACs
endangers the integrity of our electoral institutions.
Crescent Bay B
2
Brian Denney
Saddleback
Comprehensive Student Initiated Education Reform: The
Potential for Change within Our System of Higher
Education
Legislation initiated by students could provide the greatest
opportunity for comprehensive education reform to meet
success in Congress.
Crescent Bay B
2
Ryan Carr
Orange Coast
Data Analytics: The Obama Campaign's Key to Victory in
2012
President Obama was reelected in 2012 thanks to his
campaign's use of data-analysis. This efficacy of technology
forever changed the landscape of political campaigns.
Crescent Bay B
2
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Tiffany Guzman
San Bernardino
Valley
Turn up for What: Spreading Hope through Democracy
While voter turnout in San Bernardino County is second
lowest in California, modernizing the voting process will
enable democracy to prosper.
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Daniel Magana
Cornejo
East Los Angeles
The Dilemma of "Obamacare": Those Who Benefit Most
Oppose It
Although the Affordable Care Act was designed to benefit
demographically diverse populations, those who benefit most
often unexpectedly oppose this healthcare reform.
Crescent Bay C
2
Samantha Brooks
Long Beach City
Public Defense, or Public Incarceration? An UnderFunded Public Defense Violates the Sixth Amendment,
and Ultimately Furthers Inequality in America
The public defense structure is a key component of inequality
in our modern judicial system.
Crescent Bay C
2
Arzviek Moradian
Glendale
Revenge Porn: Social and Political Approaches to a
Growing Problem
“Revenge porn,” the use of explicit online content to harm an
individual, is a social and political problem requiring
consideration of both protection and privacy.
Crescent Bay C
2
Andres Madrigal
Irvine Valley
Is Pornography Helpful?
The impact pornography has on its audience has a wide range
of positive functions in everyday life and should be more
socially acceptable.
Crescent Bay C
2
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Judy Huang
Mt. San Antonio
The Consequences of Drug Addiction: Nurses Risking
Their Careers to Maintain a Drug Habit
Treating substance abuse as a disease may encourage more
nurses to come forward and receive treatment; however,
stealing drugs from patients should not be overlooked as a
crime.
Crescent Bay D
2
Daniel Medina
Grossmont
High Times: The Economic Argument for Marijuana
Legalization
Every forty-five seconds, someone is arrested for marijuana
offenses in the U.S. Although there are several approaches to
solving this problem, one solution is common to all:
legalization.
Crescent Bay D
2
Cameron Abrams
Irvine Valley
The Collateral Damage of the War on Drugs: The
Development and Consequences of a Perpetual Offensive
on Drug Addicts and the Communities They Come from
The War on Drugs has led to a system which doesn't
rehabilitate, but instead, punishes drug addicts and reduces
their chance of reintegration into society.
Crescent Bay D
2
Nima Sabaghzadeh
Mt. San Antonio
Behind The Minds Of Stock Fraud Criminals
A study examines the criminal minds behind stock fraud to
understand the true motivation behind this white collar crime.
Crescent Bay D
2
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Andrew Robles
Moorpark
Synthetic Food Supply: Why Genetically Modified Food
Should Be Labeled
Since the long-term health effects of genetically modified
foods are uncertain, labeling should be mandated to allow
consumers to make informed decisions about the food they
purchase.
Doheny Beach A
2
Issa Al Hadeed
Glendale
A Study of Marine Debris
The Enviros team will study the marine debris concentrations
around Long Beach and the Pacific Ocean for effects of manmade pollutants on ecology.
Doheny Beach A
2
Rachel Lockman
Irvine Valley
The Allelopathic Potential of Lyonothamnus floribundus
ssp. aspleniifolius, or Santa Cruz Island Ironwood Tree
A dilution experiment tests the allelopathic potential of
Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius, or Santa Cruz
Island Ironwood.
Doheny Beach A
2
Matt DeRemer
Mt. San Jacinto
Bio-chemistry: In a Different Sense a Look at
Pharmaceuticals’ Effects on Radishes
When foreign chemicals are added to the soil or water of a
plants ecosystem, there are generally adverse effects on the
germination, growth, development, and survival of those
plants.
Doheny Beach A
2
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Alan Garcia
Mt. San Antonio
Fighting Depression: How to Beat It
Depression interferes with people’s lifestyles, making living a
productive life extremely difficult; however, cognitive
behavioral therapy and meditation can trounce depression and
provide relief.
Doheny Beach B
2
Nicholas Karp
Briana Lawson
Kinza Qureshi
Sam Wolotsky
Saddleback
The Destruction of Society: How Cell Phones Are Running
Our Lives
Cellular phones have a crippling effect on the social skills of
teenagers, forging a generation of technology-dependent
people unable to interact in face-to-face social situations
Doheny Beach B
2
Jocelyn Barete
Citrus
Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Breakdown of the Available
Treatments and Therapies
Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatments is a project that breaks
down the options in a way that parents and families can use to
better navigate their choices.
Doheny Beach B
2
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Bryant Banh
Irvine Valley
It’s All in the Genes: A Study of the Influence of Biological
Information on Attitudes toward Homosexuality
Research examines the influence of various factors on
people's attitudes towards research that shows a link between
epigenetics and homosexuality.
Doheny Beach C
2
Dong Jae Lee
El Camino
A Cue to Clone: The Bioethics of Non-coital Reproduction
Although modern research into developmental biology and
human cloning holds a fascinating advance in science, ethical
concerns pose a great threat to the profound discovery.
Doheny Beach C
2
Nestor Aquino
Rachel King
Citrus
Searching for the Fountain of Youth: An Inquiry Into the
Function of Telomerase
Telomerase, an enzyme that could hypothetically fend off
cellular aging, is popularly called the “Fountain of Youth”. A
study tests the validity of these claims.
Doheny Beach C
2
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Candy Iñiguez
Cynthia Zuniga
Irvine Valley
Hashtag Social Networking Sites: The Effects SNS Have
on Users' Self-esteem
There is a deep and often overlooked relationship between
social networking, envy, and self-esteem.
Doheny Beach D
2
Bridget O’Brien
MiraCosta
Warped Vision: Visual Imagery and the Neurobiology of
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Evidence of abnormal visual and emotional processing in
individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder shows that visual
imagery can stimulate the severity of the disorder.
Doheny Beach D
2
Anuninderjeet Virk
Glendale
Reaching Peak Performance with Visualizations
A project explores how practicing visualizations allows one to
reach one’s full potential, through an experiment based upon
mind-body theory and research.
Doheny Beach D
2
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Garryson Zamora
Mt. San Antonio
Don’t Get Fat! Are Mothers of Daughters Who Don’t Give
Second Helpings Perceived More Negatively Than
Mothers of Sons?
Participants’ gender affect their reactions to a mother who
does not allow her child (either a son or a daughter) to have a
second helping.
Emerald Bay A
2
Harmonie Strohl
Irvine Valley
Economic Deprivation and Cognitive Development
This research outlines how poverty in the three main sectors
of a child’s environment- neighborhood, home, and schoolcan negatively affect cognitive development, and considers
successful interventions.
Emerald Bay A
2
Daisy Espinoza
Irvine Valley
Facebook and Self-Esteem: What's the Relationship?
Research investigates the relationship between self-esteem
and Facebook posting and viewing.
Emerald Bay A
2
Evan Rivkin
Pasadena City
Discerning the Morally Colorblind: A Hermeneutical
Critique of the Contemporary Significations of the
Psychopath
Research explores, challenges, and seeks to redefine clinical
psychologists’ denigrating representations of psychopaths
through an appeal to philosophical hermeneutics.
Emerald Bay A
2
Emerald Bay B
2
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Estrella Serrato
Irvine Valley
ROCD: A Way to Ruin Your Sex Life
Relationship obsessive compulsive disorder can lower an
individual’s sex drive due to insecurity, attachment, and
anxiety issues.
Tania Escobedo
San Bernardino
Valley
Follow Your Nose: The Essence of Attraction
A survey of male- and female-oriented scents given to
participants evaluated according to the Kinsey scale
investigates whether olfaction is influenced by sexual
orientation.
Emerald Bay B
2
Arianna Villasor
El Camino
The Search for Power and Empowerment: Why Sex
Trafficking Persists Today
Sex trafficking creates a false sense of belonging for both the
trafficker and minor and fulfills the need for companionship
through abuse and exploitation.
Emerald Bay B
2
Susan Lawino
Los Angeles Pierce
Prostitution: Does Legalization Harm Prostitutes?
The debate over legalizing prostitution is driven by safety and
human rights, whether it is the right to freely participate or the
right to be free from participation.
Emerald Bay B
2
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Katherine LaVeaux
Citrus
Creoles, Mulattos, and Voodoo, Oh My!: The
Development of Creole Culture in Louisiana
Divisions among white Creoles, Creoles of Color, and the
black population created a social hierarchy that allowed,
people of color to hold semblance of power.
Emerald Bay C
2
Elisabeth Larson
Los Angeles City
The Effects of Public Opinion on Reconstruction in the
Postbellum South
Reconstruction came to an untimely end because of a backlash
of public opinion, as seen through the political cartoons of
Thomas Nast and Harper’s Weekly.
Emerald Bay C
2
Abigail Ledesma
Victor Valley
The Lincoln behind Sherman
During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln allowed William T.
Sherman to forage and demoralize the South in order to
preserve the Union.
Emerald Bay C
2
Akash Kasibhatla
MiraCosta
An Interpretation of Democratic Theory: Philosophia,
Naturalis et Politicus
An analysis of the evolution of Democracy emphasizes
Jeffersonian Democracy and the American Republic.
Emerald Bay C
2
Emerald Bay D
2
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Sophie O'Brien
Mt. San Antonio
Beatlemania: How the British Invasion Defined the
American Identity
The crazed fandom known as Beatlemania encompassed an
image of the American identity as an escapist society that
relied on structure and idealized love.
Abigail Atchison
Los Angeles City
Irish “Neutrality” During WWII: Why Did Ireland really
Remain Neutral During World War II?
The reasons Ireland remained neutral during World War II
show much of what is key to United Kingdom politics in the
mid-century.
Emerald Bay D
2
Joaquin Bañuelos
Riverside City
The Burden of Masculinity in Tim O’Brien’s The Things
They Carried: Challenging Depictions of Masculinity in
Film and Media
Tim O’Brien’s stories reveal how the Vietnam War pressured
men to conform to prevailing expressions of maleness and
shamed men into war and abandoning their personal identities.
Emerald Bay D
2
Rosario Metheny
San Bernardino
Valley
A Divine Obligation to Spread
A weakened Mexican government facilitated the United
States’s divine obligation to expand its territory and with “Mr.
Polk’s War” expanded its territory by 40%.
Emerald Bay D
2
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Emilia Vitti
El Camino
Swimming: A Pre-Industrial Historical Approach
Regarding Masculinity, Gender Roles, and Homoeroticism
In nineteenth century America, Thomas Eakins’ paintings
challenged gender roles, masculinity, and sexuality through
nudity and choice of landscape, providing male form and preindustrialization commentaries.
Emerald Bay E
2
Trevor Reynolds
Los Angeles City
The Living Document of a Dying Moment: The
Subconscious Manifestation of a Photographer’s
Imminent Mortality in the Photograph
Through the subconscious representation of impending
mortality in their work, five photographers nearing death
establish the ubiquitous interconnection between the artist and
their subject.
Emerald Bay E
2
Chris Chien
MiraCosta
The “Ahh-ness” of Things: An Eastern Look at French
Impressionism
Famous French Impressionist paintings take on new meanings
viewed through the lens of the Japanese aesthetic mono no
aware.
Emerald Bay E
2
Albert Castro
Mt. San Antonio
Deleuze and Gottlieb: A Critical Development of Painting
An application Gilles Deleuze’s art theory examines the
ontological implications of painting and apparent reality found
in Adolph Gottlieb’s “Blast, I.”
Emerald Bay E
2
Moss Cove A
2
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Colt Gordon
MiraCosta
Sex Sells; and So Do People in Thailand
In Thailand, millions are exploited because the Thai
government, law enforcement, and US Military officials are
willing to ignore and enable the $4.3 billion problem.
Bruce Long
San Bernardino
Valley
Circles in Sand: Defining Play, Game and Sport in Actual
and Virtual Playgrounds
Treating play, game and sport as three distinct yet overlapping
categories enables more fruitful comparison of virtual and
actual world areas assigned to play-related activities.
Moss Cove A
2
Matthew Gold
Pasadena City
“Bighed Meriâ” and Spiritual Piety: Evaluating
Evangelical Christianity and Female Agency In Papua
New Guinea
The influx of various Christian denominations into Papua
New Guinea has had a profound and nuanced effect on the
exercise of agency by Papuan Women.
Moss Cove A
2
Aqsa Altaf
Pasadena City
Ritualized Homosexuality and the Reproduction of Social
Order in Melanesia
Ritualized homosexuality plays a critical role in the
reproduction of social order among various peoples in
Melanesia.
Moss Cove A
2
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Bradley Woolf
Pasadena City
Social Influences on Dieting and Nutrition: A Study of
Dietary and Exercise Trends in Young Adult Males
Men are influenced to fulfill a position in an imagined social
hierarchy, in which dieting and exercising help achieve a
socially defined body type.
Moss Cove B
2
Estevan Garcia
San Bernardino
Valley
What Can an Urban Planner Learn from an
Anthropologist: The Relationship between Anthropology
and Urban Planning
An understanding of cultural values, cosmologies, and
materialities affects the built environment and can be used to
build better cities.
Moss Cove B
2
Brooke Tyler
MiraCosta
Vaccines and Autism: Myths, Truths, and Health
Consequences
Following the fraudulent work of Wakefield linking autism to
vaccines, the US experienced significant increases in measles
outbreaks that continue to hurt society.
Moss Cove B
2
Danielle Bui
Santiago Canyon
Linguistic Preservation: The Obligation to Preserve
Akkadian and other Disappearing Languages
A language determines cultural/functional identity and world
view. To lose a language like Akkadian is to lose that
culture’s thoughts, emotions, and transactional
communications.
Moss Cove B
2
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Laura Medina
San Bernardino
Valley
Roman Extraction: Exploring Mars for Plutonium
A mission to Mars to find and extract an element known as
muromontite is inherently beneficial for future space
exploration.
Newport Beach A
2
Bradley Evans
Riverside City
Designing a Cost-Effective, Efficient Wind Turbine
An RCC team faced challenges designing an efficient wind
turbine for a UCR engineering competition.
Newport Beach A
2
John Flores
Citrus
Project Lambda
Project Lambda is a year-long project whose objective was to
research lateral vibrations and triboelectric charging of a high
power rocket in flight.
Newport Beach A
2
Christopher Urquilla
El Camino
Ocean Acidification: The Impact on Marine and Human
Life
Population growth and industrial processes have caused an
increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, negatively
impacting marine life and ecosystems by ocean acidification.
Newport Beach A
2
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Crystal Johnson
Ann Kim
El Camino
Sex, Skin, and Bones Sell: The Influence of Media on
Distorting the Perception of Healthy Body Images of
Females
Through the media’s portrayal of highly unrealistic body
images and its over-sexualization of females, women face an
overwhelming escalation in self-objectification, low selfesteem, and eating disorders.
Newport Beach B
2
Rachel Todd
Fullerton
Misogyny Aged Like a Fine Wine: A Symbolic
Interactionist Approach to Sex Discrimination in the
Workplace
Since childhood, gender roles are socialized into both men and
women, and those roles carry on into the workplace, creating
inferior and superior roles between genders.
Newport Beach B
2
Hannah McCann
El Camino
I’m Still Not an Equal: Gender Inequality Still Rampant
in the 21st Century
Despite the societal advances of the twenty-first century,
gender inequality is still prevalent through stereotypes and
prescribed gender roles, causing global dehumanization.
Newport Beach B
2
Pacific Ballroom A
2
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Christopher Quach
MiraCosta
The Model Minority’s Bamboo Ceiling
Asian Americans have been the face of minority
socioeconomic success, yet an invisible barrier impedes Asian
American progress in the professional world.
Sahara Al-Madi
Mt. San Antonio
It Takes Two to Talk: The Importance of Social
Motivation When Learning a Language
Interacting interpersonally benefits a person, because it will
spark social motivation, which will in turn help enhance their
ability to learn and retain a language.
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Calvin Handoko
San Diego Mesa
The Misleading Stereotype of Asian Students
Several factors prove the misguided stereotype of Asian
students being academically gifted in STEM-related subjects
to be totally incorrect.
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Nailah Sewell
Long Beach City
They May Have Lied When They Said Skin Color Didn’t
Matter: A Study of How African Americans’ Skin
Complexions Are Perceived by other Ethnicities
Although people claim skin complexion does not impact
attractiveness, an analysis of perception on skin color found
that in one gender, lighter skin is preferred.
Pacific Ballroom A
2
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Abhay Bhanot
MiraCosta
Real Time News: Social Media Empowers Global Protests
Social media have increased global awareness of heavyhanded government actions and empowered protesters to
make positive changes.
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Sara Yogi
San Diego Mesa
Digitally United, Yet Socially Estranged: The Influence of
Social Media on our Interpersonal Relationships
A critical analysis examines the influence and implications
our social media and virtual communication habits have on
our “real-life” interpersonal relationships.
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Hana Fisher
Saddleback
The Effects of Media: The Early Sexualization of Young
Girls
Today’s media sexualize girls at younger ages than ever
before; this trend has many negative effects and just as many
causes.
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Jennifer Chae
Irvine Valley
False Memories and Eyewitness Testimonies: Can Your
Memories be Trusted?
Human memories do not reflect reality perfectly; thus,
eyewitness testimony should not be considered trustworthy
evidence.
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Woods Cove A
2
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Patrick Shaffer
Long Beach City
Disciplining Dismemberment: Foucault, Body Worlds, and
the Censorship of Survival Horror
A pragmatic critique examines various macabre
entertainments and their usage of Michel Foucault’s theories
regarding governmental control, criminal justice, and plague
response.
Michael Collins
Pasadena City
How Death Affects Life before It
Death is the antithesis of being—of life framed by cultural
interpretive practices that limit or promote individuals’
capabilities to consistently transcend themselves.
Woods Cove A
2
Annalise Wood
Irvine Valley
Photo-Retouching in Advertising: The Role of Technology
in the Destruction of Women’s Self-Esteem
Advertisers’ digital photo-retouching techniques give normal
girls and women unattainable expectations for themselves,
resulting in low self-esteem, wasted time, money, and energy,
cosmetic surgery, and eating disorders.
Woods Cove A
2
Lourdes NuñezCasielles
Los Angeles City
Godot and Structuralism
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot can be interpreted in
terms of structuralism to emphasize the challenging structure
of language through the lens of the Absurd.
Woods Cove A
2
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Gary Pei
Irvine Valley
What Is "Hip-Hop" Now?: From Artistry to
Consumerism
Originally an artistic movement, contemporary hip-hop has
redefined itself as a consumer commodity, a transformation
that has created conflict between newer and older Hip-Hop
generations.
Woods Cove B
2
Nate Pavon
Mt. San Jacinto
America’s Great Catalyst: Music from The Harlem
Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance forever changed American culture.
After the 1920s music evolved, and shaped the cultural
identity of society throughout the twentieth century.
Woods Cove B
2
Julia Julima
San Diego Mesa
Hip Hop and History; The History in Hip Hop
An examination of the station of terror and Hip Hop within
the African American community suggests a relationship
between these two bodies.
Woods Cove B
2
Jason Botello
Mt. San Jacinto
The Victimization of Mexican-American Adolescents into
a Gang Subculture
Hispanic gangs were largely created from the historical
marginal aspects of their lives with war being a primary factor
that victimized the ethnic group entirely through processes of
cultural cleansings.
Woods Cove B
2
Woods Cove C
2
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Zeina Mousa
Irvine Valley
A Prize to be Won: The Sexualized and Objectified Image
of the Arab Woman in Disney’s Aladdin
An examination of Disney’s Aladdin reveals cultural and
sexist stereotypes that dehumanize the Arab woman, depicting
her to be nothing more than a subservient “other.”
Stella Petkova
Pasadena City
War on Women: The American Rape Epidemic
Research explores the complex relationship between rape in
American high schools and universities, in both mainstream
and social media, and their effect on rape culture.
Woods Cove C
2
Devon Lukasiewicz
MiraCosta
Skin Over Skills: The Sexualization of Female Athletes
Original interview data and comment analysis research show
that women receive second-class treatment to men in action
and combat sports.
Woods Cove C
2
Cody Strohl
Irvine Valley
The Divorce Rate: A Financial Issue?
Research analyzes the aspects of couple finance that lead to
marital dissolution, hypothesizing that a negative financial
situation is a driving force behind divorce.
Woods Cove C
2
SESSION III
“Change is the end result of all true learning.”
—Leo Buscaglia
Oral Presentations
2:15-3:30
Please note that the following rooms are not on the main conference floor and must
be accessed through specific elevators or staircases. Presenters and attendees should
allow extra time to get to these rooms:
Aliso Beach A and B
Balboa Island A and B
Newport Beach A and B
To reach the Aliso Beach Rooms (A307 and A309 on the map), take the elevator
across from the Emerald Bay Meeting Rooms on Level 1 (see map). Get off on the
3rd floor and follow the signs. (Note: Other elevators and staircases will not gain
you access to these rooms.)
To reach the Newport Beach Rooms or the Balboa Island Rooms, take the elevator
or staircase near the Pacific Ballroom on Level 1 (see map). Get off on the 4th floor
and follow the signs. (Note: Other elevators and staircases will not gain you access
to these rooms.)
We expect all presenters and attendees to arrive before 2:15 and stay for the entire
session.
Please refrain from leaving or entering a presentation already in progress.
Presenter/College
Title and Description
Room
Session
Charlie James
El Camino
The Necessity of Student Activism: Decreased
Government Subsidies Jeopardize Students and Higher
Education
Significant cuts to government subsidies for higher education
have endangered our educational system. It is time for
students to unite and address this issue.
Aliso Beach A
3
Thomas Stevens
Irvine Valley
The Relationship Between Qualities of College Professors
and Student Academic Success
A study examines the relationship between qualities of college
professors and student academic success based on GPA.
Aliso Beach A
3
Edric Mirzoian
Glendale
Ethnic Diversity and Prosperity: A Systematic Study on
the Ethnic Density Effect and Ethnic Isolation
An investigation of ethnic isolation includes ethnographic
interviews with students who are distinct minorities, with
focus on academic performance and well-being in those
situations.
Aliso Beach A
3
Man Chong
Pasadena City
Walking out of the Factory Line: A Gadamerian
Approach to Freire’s Banking Model of Education
The current education paradigm presents itself as a factory
that reproduces knowledge. However, a Gadamerian approach
suggests that understanding is gained through dialogue and
application.
Aliso Beach A
3
Aliso Beach B
3
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Noura Alayyan
James Couch
Jimmy Lam
Oumnia Maaouni
Alec Nystrom
Casey Rudd
Citrus
Project Kinetic Owl
A project designs and builds a fuel-efficient vehicle, as
optimizing fuel efficiency helps reduce damage to the
environment and increases economic security.
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Tyler Carson
Miriam Fadel
Travis McEntee
Crafton Hills
In Defense of Change in the English Language
Research reviews the common arguments that the English
language is declining in quality, concluding that the English
language is simply naturally evolving.
Balboa Island A
3
Joel Ramirez
East Los Angeles
The Amazing Olaudah Equiano: From African Slave to
Best Selling Author
Olaudah Equiano was the first African slave to write a bestselling autobiography and slave narrative of his extraordinary
life when slavery still plagued the world.
Balboa Island A
3
Steven Kha
Irvine Valley
How Rude! Perceived Rudeness in Cellphone Usage
Have cell phones made people ruder? A study explores the
relationship between perceptions of rudeness and cell phone
usage.
Balboa Island A
3
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Michael Cormier
Victor Valley
Race and the Chasm of Justice
Dehumanization accounts for an overrepresentation of African
Americans in the criminal justice system, which conflicts with
the Fourteenth Amendment and tears the fabric of freedom.
Balboa Island B
3
Chelsea O'Camb
Mt. San Antonio
We Are More Fearful of Whites Than Minorities: A
Comparison of the Perception of Arabs vs. Whites at an
Airport
Students reacted to a scenario describing a suspicious man of
either white or Arab descent at an airport; results indicate
greater concern directed toward the white man.
Balboa Island B
3
Arielle Stephenson
El Camino
The Jews are Alive: The Trajectory of Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism is a prevalent issue in society that needs to be
addressed; individual and institutional solutions are the first
step to fixing the problem.
Balboa Island B
3
Annie Nicholson
Santiago Canyon
Challenging Cultural Stigmas: Finding Ways to Engage
Perceptions and Problems of Homelessness
The homeless suffer from many negative misconceptions;
eliminating these prejudices requires applying new
understandings of who the homeless are and how to
productively engage them.
Balboa Island B
3
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Brianna Fergus
Riverside City
Whoso Lust for Subjectivity: The Representation of
Women in “Whoso List to Hunt”, “Sonnet 67”, and
“Rima 190”
The sexual objectification and subjectification of women runs
through Sir Thomas Wyatt's "Whoso List to Hunt," Edmund
Spenser's "Sonnet 67," and Francesco Petrarch's "Rima 190."
Crescent Bay A
3
Brennan Gonering
Riverside City
Mortality and Misogyny: Feminist Criticisms of World
Epics Using Terror Management
The reactions of male epic heroes to reminders of their
mortalities indicate the belief that women belong to an outgroup and threaten men’s worldviews.
Crescent Bay A
3
Regina Agopian
Los Angeles Pierce
The Gender Gap in Competitive Sports
Research into explanations for the reasons females participate
in competitive sports far less than males suggests the
influence of many social and cultural factors.
Crescent Bay A
3
Apryl Boyd
Saddleback
Voltaire: Religious Tolerance and the Correlation to Islam
The controversial ideas of religious tolerance of Islam have
long been depicted through the French philosopher Voltaire
and stress the importance of religious acceptance.
Crescent Bay A
3
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Joanna Chavez
East Los Angeles
The Achievement Gap: Direct Influences Affecting
Minority Students
Direct influences have contributed to the academic
achievement gap phenomenon among minority students and
may explain their poor academic performance.
Crescent Bay B
3
Justine Banal
Fullerton
Put Your Money Where Your Mouse Is: Net Neutrality,
Capitalism, and the First Amendment
Questions of net neutrality suggest issues at the heart of our
nation’s concepts of freedom of speech and the profit motive.
Crescent Bay B
3
Armon Goharbin
Irvine Valley
Spying Eye: Security, Privacy and Freedom in the Post9/11 Surveillance State
Developments in surveillance technology and methods since
9/11 bring into question many basic understandings of
security and privacy.
Crescent Bay B
3
Michelle Rios
Fullerton
2 + 2 = 5: The Discrepancy of California Higher
Education, Ourselves, and State Funding
The crisis of funding for California colleges casts doubt on the
security of education in the state’s future.
Crescent Bay B
3
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Maria José Lopez
Mt. San Jacinto
Guatemala’s Genocide: A Closer Look at the Causes, the
Offenses Committed and Reasons for Little Opposition to
Stop the Crimes Committed Against the Ixil Mayans in the
1980’s
The Guatemalan Genocide is rarely mentioned. However, it
branded the lives and hearts of Ixil Mayas and, to this day, Ixil
Mayas are seeking justice.
Crescent Bay C
3
Yoobin Kang
Mt. San Antonio
The Vietnam Syndrome and the Tragedies of the Wars in
Vietnam and Iraq
The Vietnam Syndrome, which sprang from the Vietnam War,
was a major contributor of the disastrous consequences of the
Iraq War.
Crescent Bay C
3
Jada Blanshard
Cerritos
Child Soldiers: The Ugliness of the Twenty-First Century
The world needs to stop turning its back on children who are
being robbed of their innocence by involuntarily fighting in
wars.
Crescent Bay C
3
Vanesse Hiten
Mt. San Jacinto
Understanding Genocide Through the Herero
Genocide has become more prevalent in the twentieth century.
One case study provides reasons for genocides and strategies
to alleviate such conflicts in the future.
Crescent Bay C
3
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Nicole Arasteh
Moorpark
Success Through Eucation: Sending Immigrants to
College Immigrant Culture and its Effect on Academics
With more immigrant families coming to the U.S., programs
to overcome socioeconomic and cultural barriers can greatly
promote higher education attainment among these
disadvantaged groups.
Crescent Bay D
3
John Llamas
Pasadena City
Humanity vs. Wealth: The Psychology of Money
Money doesn't necessarily bring us happiness, but it does
significantly influence our emotions and is a factor in many
psychological disorders explored through cognitive biases.
Crescent Bay D
3
Fion Lam
Pasadena City
The Changing the Face of Consumerism in Fashion
By selling the idea of fulfillment, advertisements
subconsciously trick the consumer mind into believing the
necessity of buying a product.
Crescent Bay D
3
Adam Simon
Fullerton
Private Prison System: Corruption And Fear
Private prison systems are detaining illegal immigrants while
they wait for trial and deportation. The cost of incarceration,
consequently, leads to budget deficits and corruption.
Crescent Bay D
3
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Mahdokht Hamidian
Irvine Valley
Fruit Preservation Cream
Research has invented a safe, non-toxic, creamy substance
that coats the fruit in order to help fruit maintain its freshness.
Doheny Beach A
3
Delilah Calderon
Pasadena City
Genetically Modified Organisms: Matter out of Place?
Research explores how genetically modified organisms
(GMOs) problematize the classic nature/culture dichotomy,
creating an ambiguous grey area.
Doheny Beach A
3
Nooneh
Khachatourian
Renita Moradian
Glendale
Caffeine and Mental Illness
Research investigates the effect of caffeine dependence as a
form of substance abuse and establishes the relationship that it
has with the nervous system and psychiatric health.
Doheny Beach A
3
Doheny Beach B
3
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Max Moilanen
Stephen Sansom
El Camino
The Green Wave: Minimizing the Environmental Impacts
of the Surf Industry
We have developed sustainable, cost-effective alternatives to
petrochemical based surf waxes at the least harm to the
environment using naturally harvested beeswax.
Izzy Davis
MiraCosta
Just Say No to Beef: Problems with Animal Agriculture
Our growing obsession with meat and dairy products poses a
major threat to the environment because of unsustainable
tactics that are used in animal agriculture.
Doheny Beach B
3
Rachael Lee
Pasadena City
Gadamerian Ecology: Reconciling Humanity’s Place in
the Anthropocene Through Dialogic Engagement
Current ecological thought perpetuates the Human-Nature
binary, and must be replaced by a Gadamerian approach that
challenges anthropocentricity and encourages dialogue
between all interconnected beings.
Doheny Beach B
3
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Ishak Mahamoud
San Diego Mesa
A Mystifying Phenomenon: The Change Sparked by
Electromagnetism
Electricity advanced the prosperity of modern society, and
curiosity to explore the inner workings of electricity through
scientific research elevated our understanding of the modern
world.
Doheny Beach C
3
Abdul Wasay Irshad
Irvine Valley
The Green Future: Nanotechnology Enhancing the
Efficiency of Solar Energy
Research presents a technological assessment of solar energy
profiles that exist and how they may be improved in the future
through nanotechnology.
Doheny Beach C
3
Selin Auvazian
Glendale
How Far Could Consciousness Be Traced in Nature? The
Possibility of Responsiveness in Plants
An investigation features an experiment hypothesizing that
plants have consciousness and respond accordingly.
Doheny Beach C
3
Jude Chavez
Long Beach City
Alternative Energy: Solar Cells, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, and
Supercapacitors
Currently clean energy is expensive to produce. Using organic
materials to construct photovoltaic panels and supercapacitors
will drive down the cost of clean energy.
Doheny Beach C
3
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Irene Sipan
Glendale
Racism/White Preference: Does it Exist in this Local
Community Today?
Using Dr. Kenneth Clark's Doll Test as an example, a study
investigates the existence and severity of white preference in
my local community.
Doheny Beach D
3
Alvin Igna
Irvine Valley
The New Eugenics
A research project surveys the history of eugenics and
considers some of the current ethical debates raised by recent
developments in biotechnical and genetic engineering.
Doheny Beach D
3
Abigail Ames
Mt. San Antonio
The Color of Racism: The Effect of the Symbolic
Associations of Colors on Racism
The perceptions people have regarding color are closely
related with perceptions people have about race. Colors are an
important aspect of the categorization.
Doheny Beach D
3
Ana Beltran-Castillo
Irvine Valley
The Quiet Concern: A Study Examining Advertising's
Preference for Extroversion
The advertising industry’s preference for extroversion in
American culture has contributed to the discrimination and
misunderstanding of introverted characteristics.
Doheny Beach D
3
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Jesus M. Escudero IV
San Diego Mesa
The Link between Personality and Ideologies
There are possible correlations between personality traits and
choices of political and religious ideologies by measuring size
effects between them.
Emerald Bay A
3
Buu Le
Irvine Valley
Sports Injury in Non-Professional Youth Athletes: Fixed
Mindset Messages Can Contribute To Injury Possibilities
Although precautionary steps in sports participation could
help young athletes minimize risk of injury, parents’ growth
mindset messages may prove equally effective.
Emerald Bay A
3
John Noble
Crafton Hills
Texting and Driving: An Analysis of College Students
With recent advances in technology, we are confronted with
new challenges and the temptation to act on our own
impulses.
Emerald Bay A
3
Rose Guzenski
Crafton Hills
Does Where You Eat Predict Your Grades?: A Look at
Extroversion, GPA, and Eating Location
A study examines how where a community college student
sits to eat can predict personality traits (like extroversion/
introversion) and grade point average.
Emerald Bay A
3
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Rooke Baron
Moreno Valley
Sparing the Rod, Sparing the Child
A comprehensive, in-depth look examines religious
exemption laws in child abuse cases and evaluates whom they
benefit.
Emerald Bay B
3
Kayla Brit
Fullerton
The Twenty-First Century World of Digital Media: How
Content Creation Fuels Growth in Creativity, Confidence,
Learning, and Interpersonal Communication
The culture of user-generated content allows media
production to appear feasible, and thus promotes creativity,
the ability to produce work that is both novel and useful.
Emerald Bay B
3
Kennah Cabrera
Saddleback
The Relation between Social Media and Intimate
Relationships
A study examines the relationship between social media and
intimate relationships, focusing on relationship jealousy
levels.
Emerald Bay B
3
Alexis Burnstan
MiraCosta
Understanding the Increase in ADHD diagnoses
throughout the United States
ADHD diagnoses in the United States have drastically
increased due to social and medical changes, making ADHD
the most common mental health disorder in children.
Emerald Bay B
3
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Nahal Amouzadeh
Saddleback
Somebody, Not Just a Body: Women in Magazines
Through socially constructed gender roles, women's
magazines sell an unattainable image that results in socially
stunted and self-conscious women.
Emerald Bay C
3
Aric Deardorff
MiraCosta
The Fifth Great Awakening and the Battle for America's
Soul
Many prominent historians, economists and theologians
believe that the fifth Great Awakening may be the largest and
most impactful American social movement of the twenty-first
century.
Emerald Bay C
3
Daniel Rosales
San Bernardino
Valley
Overcoming Differences to Work Together: The March on
Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Despite political, philosophical, and personal differences,
black leaders in the Civil Rights Movement came together to
successfully organize the historic Great March on
Washington.
Emerald Bay C
3
Fannya Cordova
Citrus
Immigration Policy and Politics: An American Tradition
The first immigration laws, such as the Naturalization Acts,
can provide an historical context to analyze and comprehend
the founding fathers’ thoughts on immigration.
Emerald Bay C
3
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Kayley Blome
El Camino
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Husband: Jane Austen’s
Views on Marriage through Life Experience and Pride and
Prejudice
Jane Austen challenges conventional attitudes towards women
of the nineteenth century, as she encourages young women to
marry for love rather than wealth and security.
Emerald Bay D
3
Abigail Leyva
Los Angeles City
Knights on a Chessboard: Achilles and Aeneas Are Not
Heroes but Manipulated Men
Achilles and Aeneas are often regarded as great heroes, but
they are no more than puppets on a string, controlled by gods
who play them.
Emerald Bay D
3
James Gutierrez
Moreno Valley
The Supplemental Love
Schopenhauer’s pessimistic worldview led him to understand
erotic love as the evil of evils, opposed to a selfless,
unconditional love.
Emerald Bay D
3
Juan Moreno
East Los Angeles
Magical Realism: An Instrument of Social and Political
Criticism in Latin America
The short works of many Latin American writers have
attempted to criticize their countries’ social and political
problems by using Magical Realism.
Emerald Bay D
3
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Ani Hakobyan
Glendale
Is the Eurasian Economic Union the Next Soviet Union?
The Eurasian Economic Union will not become the next
Soviet Union, as the West fears, because it lacks the
geopolitical and economic power.
Emerald Bay E
3
Luis Basurto
Calvin Tsang
Orange Coast
The Transgression of Worth: How Poverty Destroys
Whiteness as a Social Currency
An in-depth examination considers how the properties of
poverty can negate the values and virtues that whiteness may
bestow.
Emerald Bay E
3
Christian Scott
East Los Angeles
The Impact of the Eurodollar on Trade Between the Three
Largest Economies of the European Union
The adoption of the Eurodollar on trade between the U.K.,
France, and Germany between 1998 and 2011 had great
impacts on the world economy.
Emerald Bay E
3
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Elena Thomas
Pasadena City
Coffee Shops as Third Place Locations: Globalism and
Community within Coffee Shop Culture
Research analyzes interplaying physical, social, and global
factors that determine modern small-business coffee shops as
third place locations in an age of cultural globalism.
Moss Cove A
3
Melissa Mokhtari
Irvine Valley
Damming the Amazon: The Social Costs of Hydroelectric
Dam Development in Northeastern Brazil
An analysis of the Belo Monte Dam exposes how improvident
planning of hydroelectric dams threatens societal conditions in
Brazil and beyond.
Moss Cove A
3
Ryan Taylor
Pasadena City
The Growth of Gendered Violence in Papua New Guinea
Gendered Violence has become an institutionalized way for
males in Papua New Guinea to sustain their power and
consign women to a lower status.
Moss Cove A
3
Rahil Hamza
Irvine Valley
No Culture Is an Island: Why the Loss of Indigenous
Peoples and Cultures Matters
Industrial advancements have led to the displacement and
eventual disappearance of indigenous peoples, with
potentially grave consequences to the world’s diverse
cultures.
Moss Cove A
3
Moss Cove B
3
Chelsea Glover-Odom The Evolution of Marriage: An Investigation of Modernity
Pasadena City
and its Effects on Papua New Guinea Tribes
The evolution of marriage practices in Papua New Guinea has
further reinforced the growing clash between modernity and
traditionalism, thus aiding the breakdown of tribes.
Moss Cove B
3
Hannah Small
Cerro Coso
The Non-biological Roots of "Races" and Their
Elimination in Forensic Anthropology
"Races" should be eliminated from forensic identifications
because they do not exist in the biological sciences;
anthropologists should identify ancestry instead.
Moss Cove B
3
Gabriella Nuñez
MiraCosta
Primordial Past: Northwest Coast Native American Art
Original art and analysis from the pre-Columbian indigenous
perspective of Northwest Coast Native Americans depicts
ancient mythology, society, and cultural themes.
Moss Cove B
3
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Hannah Stewart
Pasadena City
Being Japonaise: Understanding the Authentic
Implications of Fusion Cuisine
Asian-French fusion cuisine is produced by the transition
from cooking to cuisine and the development of post-national
food cultures in a rapidly changing global foodscape.
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Byung Do Lee
Los Angeles Harbor
Providing Cleaner and Safer Water for Public: The
Photocatalytic Degradation of Methyl Red Contaminated
Water Using ZnO Catalyst
A chemistry research project involves the use of a transition
metal catalyst which decomposes a pollutant in the presence
of UV light.
Newport Beach A
3
Timothy Bierlein
Riverside City
Pretty Hurts: How Food Coloring Influences the Body and
Mind
Pretty food comes with a price. Humans use color to measure
the desirability of certain foods, and food dyes jeopardize
consumer safety by manipulating consumer biology.
Newport Beach A
3
Karen Cayetano
El Camino
Unlocking Silence: A Walk in the Shoes of Those with
Muscle Degeneration
Muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder that decreases the
functions of muscles in the body, reveals physical and
emotional effects on affected individuals and their loved ones.
Newport Beach A
3
Maxene Denholtz
Riverside City
Listen to the Squirrels: GMOs in the United States Today
It is vital to raise awareness about the use of genetically
modified organisms, and the difficultly small, organic
producers have in acquiring GMO licenses.
Newport Beach A
3
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Megan Masler
Saddleback
In Vitro Fertilization: Eugenics in Disguise
Although In Vitro Fertilization benefits infertile couples, the
ability to screen for gender and genetic disorders is creating a
modern form of the eugenics movement.
Newport Beach B
3
Kirstin Rochel
Los Angeles Pierce
How Harmful Intolerance and Discrimination Can Truly
Be: The Effects of Society on the Health of Transgender
People
Prejudice and discrimination against one’s sexual identity can
lead to a much higher rate of health issues and suicide
attempts than found in non-transgender people.
Newport Beach B
3
Yijie Huo
Chaffey
The Success of Hong Kong’s Healthcare System
A study of the success of Hong Kong’s public healthcare
system suggests ways that the U.S. can learn to better access
its system.
Newport Beach B
3
Hana Brannigan
Irvine Valley
Exploring the Biological Forces behind Eating Disorders
Examines biological explanations behind eating disorders by
investigating several key questions plaguing researchers since
the disorder became defined as a mental illness.
Newport Beach B
3
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Jaylene Beligan
Saddleback
Gender Politics and Empire: Imperialist Feminism in
Afghanistan
The motives and impacts of imperialist feminism in
Afghanistan demonstrate the U.S.' presence as an empire,
differentiating its efforts from Afghan feminists.
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Keri Seymour
Pasadena City
Sorcery and Engendered Violence in Papua New Guinea
An exploration of gender inequality directly relates to the
continuation and increase of sorcery-related violence and
murder in Papua New Guinea.
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Feras Morad
Moorpark
The Interaction of Afro-Pessimism and International
Relations: Attempts at “Fixing” Other Nations Resulting
in New Hegemony
An application of Afro-Pessimism to U.S. foreign affairs
suggests the impacts of a nation defining itself relative to “less
than human” regions.
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Vincent Tran
Fullerton
Human Trafficking: Victims of Southeast Asia’s Social
Morality and Economic Inequalities
Victims of human trafficking from Southeast Asia remain in a
state of victimhood due to societal morality and economic
pressures from their homelands.
Pacific Ballroom A
3
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Vanessa Serrato
Fullerton
It’s Magically Delicious: The Advertising Industry’s Effect
on Children’s Health
Children are bombarded with fast food advertisements, and
because their minds are not fully developed, those
advertisements can distort their ideas of a healthy lifestyle.
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Allana Leigh
Orange Coast
Lady and the Tramp: Narrative, Intent and Gender Bias
within Our Legal System
Narrative, intent and gender in laws further the virgin/whore
dichotomy and favor violators by placing the prima facie
burden of proof on the victims.
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Misak Khachatryan
Glendale
The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Neurodevelopment,
Mental Health, and Behavior
Children from low socioeconomic backgrounds around the
globe are frequently victimized by traumatic experiences that
make them susceptible to neurological and psychological
abnormalities in life.
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Evan Rodriguez
San Diego Mesa
Current Observations and Trends in Male Eating
Disorders
Eating disorders have a long term reputation as a woman’s
disease. Contrary to popular belief, men struggle with eating
disorders, but also face their own unique challenges.
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Woods Cove A
3
Woods Cove B
3
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Elizabeth G. LucasPemstein
Krystle Parnala
Delilah E. Shockley
Madeline T. Sy
Xioaling M. Zhu
Pasadena City
The Relationship between Gender Identity and Gendertyped Toy Preference in Children
The toy preference of preschool children provides a measure
of their developing gender identity and indicates the child’s
understanding of gender-role behavior.
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Eman Salameh
Pasadena City
Anthropogenic Queering of Sexuality in Robert Hass' "A
Story about the Body"
Robert Hass’s poem "A Story about the Body" demonstrates
the catalytic tendency of the anthropocene in queering the
binary between the human and nature.
Beverlee Wood
Cerro Coso
"[Less] than Kin and [More] than Kind": Hamlet and
Iago
The protagonist of Hamlet has essentially the same intellect
and is in effect the same character as Iago, the antagonist of
Othello.
Woods Cove B
3
Anna Reilly
El Camino
Family is the “Food of Love” in Jane Austen’s Pride and
Prejudice
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice reveals that the underlying
force of the Bennet sisters’ love stories are the misgivings,
expectations, and reputations of their family.
Woods Cove B
3
Julianne Cox
Victor Valley
House Elves: Poor Enslaved Souls?
Throughout the Harry Potter series of novels, J.K. Rowling
introduces children to many adult matters, slavery among the
house elves being the most prevalent issue.
Woods Cove B
3
Woods Cove C
3
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Nicole Huddleston
Ariana Piloti
Lacey Sly
Saddleback
The Downside to Diversity: Reactions toward the Niqab
Although society possesses religious and cultural diversity,
the treatment and services vary substantially in public and
retail institutions in response to women in a niqab.
2015 CONFERENCE FACULTY MENTORS
“Nothing is ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Professor Rick Adams, Santiago Canyon
Professor Tim Adell, Victor Valley
Professor Patricia Alexander, Long Beach City
Professor Marcos Alvarez, Los Angeles City
Professor Vicente Alvarez, San Bernardino Valley
Professor Tucker Amidon, Riverside City
Professor Jack Appleman, Irvine Valley
Professor Joachin Arias, Los Angeles Harbor
Professor Becca Arnold, San Diego Mesa
Professor Susan Bachmann, El Camino
Professor Glen Baghdasarian, Los Angeles City
Professor Jodi Balma, Fullerton
Professor Cynthia Barnett, Moorpark
Professor Jack Beckham, Saddleback
Professor Jane Beitscher, Crafton Hills
Professor Elizabeth Bell, West Los Angeles
Professor Elizabeth Bell, Moorpark
Professor Francesca Bishop, El Camino
Professor Marc C. Blake, Los Angeles City
Professor N. Sean Bonness, Long Beach City
Professor Joline Bourdages, San Diego Mesa
Professor Devon Bradley, Irvine Valley
Professor Debra Breckheimer, El Camino
Professor T.L. Brink, Crafton Hills
Professor Tony Burman, MiraCosta
Professor Pamela Byrd-Williams, Los Angeles Valley
Professor Aida Caballes, East Los Angeles
Professor Holly Cannon, Mt. San Antonio
Professor Kat Carroll, Orange Coast
Professor Thatcher Carter, Riverside City
Professor Michael Cassens, Irvine Valley
Professor Richard Cerreto, Victor Valley
Professor Jeff Cervantez, Crafton Hills
Professor Sheng-Tai Chang, Long Beach City
Professor Cathy Cleveland, East Los Angeles
Professor Stephen Clifford, Cerritos
Professor Leah Cluff, MiraCosta
Professor Tom Cody, El Camino
Professor Rachael Collins, Irvine Valley
Professor Marie Connors, Irvine Valley
Professor Vince Crisostomo, Moorpark
Professor Dana Crotwel, El Camino
Professor Janice Daurio, Moorpark
Professor Cliff Davis, Cerro Coso
Professor Jim Davis, Mt. San Jacinto
Professor Daniel DeRoulet, Irvine Valley
Professor Sue Dowden, El Camino
Professor Rex Edwards, Moorpark
Professor Ilknur Erbas-White, Irvine Valley
Professor Justin Estep, San Diego Mesa
Professor Scott Farthing, Saddleback
Professor Wendy Esteras, Irvine Valley
Professor Tiffany Gause, Los Angeles Pierce
Professor Kevin Gill, Los Angeles Pierce
Professor Bruce Gilman, Saddleback
Professor Christine Goedhart, Citrus
Professor Edward Gomez, San Bernardino Valley
Professor Frank Gonzales, Saddleback
Professor Lee Gordon, Orange Coast
Professor Sara Gray, Irvine Valley
Professor Amy Grimm, Irvine Valley
Professor Joan Gurfield, East Los Angeles
Professor Thao Ha, MiraCosta
Professor Michael Harnett, Glendale
Professor Laurel Harrison Breece, Long Beach City
Professor Rebecca Hatch, Mt. San Antonio
Professor Jennifer Hedgecock, Saddleback
Professor Christina Heisser, Los Angeles City
Professor Lisa Henkle, San Bernardino Valley
Professor Ann Hennessey, Los Angeles Pierce
Professor Robert Hollenbaugh, Irvine Valley
Professor Joe Holliday, El Camino
Professor Richard Hughes, Crafton Hills
Professor Fumiko Ishii, Irvine Valley
Professor Barbara Jaffe, El Camino
Professor Rin Kahla East Los Angeles
Professor Jefferey Kaufmann, Irvine Valley
Professor Sara Kelley, Irvine Valley
Professor Joon Kil, Irvine Valley
Professor Melissa King, San Bernardino Valley
Professor Sarah King, Cerro Coso
Professor Misty Kolchakian, Mt. San Antonio
Professor Scott Kushigemachi, El Camino
Professor Joel Lamore, San Bernardino Valley
Professor Crystal Lane Swift, Mt. San Antonio
Professor Gilbert Lara, Chaffey
Professor Steve Leonelli, El Camino
Professor Chris Loeffler, Irvine Valley
Professor Dean Lofgren, El Camino
Professor Lewis Long, Irvine Valley
Professor Maria Lopez, Mt. San Jacinto
Professor Charise Louie, Mt. San Antonio
Professor Senya Lubisich, Citrus
Professor Gary Luke, Saddleback
Professor Sheila Lynch, Rio Hondo
Professor Michael Lysak, San Bernardino Valley
Professor Emalee Mackenzie, Irvine Valley
Professor Michael J. Mageean, Mt. San Antonio
Professor Gwenyth Mapes, Grossmont
Professor Debra Marbey, MiraCosta
Professor Valerie Marino, Irvine Valley
Professor Rick Maschek, Citrus
Professor Roy McCord, Irvine Valley
Professor Katheryn McGuthry, Fullerton
Professor James McKeever, Los Angeles Pierce
Professor Mark McNeil, Irvine Valley
Professor Kurt Meyer, Irvine Valley
Professor Marc R. Meyer, Chaffey
Professor Lynne Miller, MiraCosta
Professor Derek Milne, Pasadena City
Professor Reza Mirbeik, El Camino
Professor Benjamin Mis, Irvine Valley
Professor Scott E. Mitchell, UC Irvine
Professor Dina Miyoshi, San Diego Mesa
Professor Sandra Moore, San Bernardino Valley
Professor Jason Morales, Crafton Hills
Professor Debbie Moreira, Long Beach City
Professor Danielle Muller, Los Angeles City
Professor Edgar Muñiz, Mt. San Antonio
Professor Eduardo Muñoz, El Camino
Professor Allison Murray Pop, Long Beach City
Professor Kelly Nelson-Wright, Fullerton
Professor Jeffrey Nishimura, Los Angeles City
Professor John Oakes, Grossmont
Professor Robert Oventile, Pasadena City
Professor Erik Ozolins, Mt. San Jacinto
Professor Teresa Palos, El Camino
Professor Linda Palumbo, Cerritos
Professor Christie Papagiannis, Irvine Valley
Professor Cynthia Parker, Chaffey
Professor Laura Pecenco, San Diego Mesa
Professor Zika Perovic, MiraCosta
Professor Lan Pham, Irvine Valley
Professor Janine Pliska, Long Beach City
Professor Michael Plotkin, Mt. San Jacinto
Professor Jamie Poster, Irvine Valley
Professor Roger Powell, San Bernardino Valley
Professor Susana Prieto, El Camino
Professor Yvonne Pueblos, Los Angeles Harbor
Professor Ansha Qian, El Camino
Professor Geetha Rajaram, Long Beach City
Professor Garry Raley, Mt. San Jacinto
Professor Alma Ramirez, Mt. San Jacinto
Professor Robert Randall, Pasadena City
Professor Nick Reeves, Mt. San Jacinto
Professor Lucia Riderer, Citrus
Professor Roland Rodriguez, Irvine Valley
Professor Denise Rogers, San Diego Mesa
Professor Karen Rose, Fullerton
Professor Priscilla Ross, Irvine Valley
Professor Mariano Rubio, Citrus
Professor Bari Rudmann, Irvine Valley
Professor Jerry Rudmann, Irvine Valley
Professor Robert Runquist, Chaffey
Professor Kay Ryals, Irvine Valley
Professor Joe Safdie, San Diego Mesa
Professor Teresa Scarbrough, Orange Coast
Professor Kathleen Sell, Riverside City
Professor Gina Shaffer, Saddleback
Professor Virginia Shank, Irvine Valley
Professor Alec Sim, Irvine Valley
Professor Jennifer Sime, San Diego Mesa
Professor Nick Sinigaglia, Moreno Valley
Professor Christopher Sleeper, MiraCosta
Professor Wendy Smith, San Diego Mesa
Professor Timothy Snead, East Los Angeles
Professor Paul Sternberg, Caltech University
Professor Jason Suarez, El Camino
Professor Alex Taber, Santiago Canyon
Professor Rhonda Taube, Riverside City
Professor Joan Thureson, El Camino
Professor Jodi Titus, Irvine Valley
Professor Maryann Tolano-Leveque, Mt. San Antonio
Professor Jessica Treglia, Orange Coast
Professor Houng-Wei Tsai, Long Beach City
Professor Kari Tucker, Irvine Valley
Professor John Turbeville, MiraCosta
Professor Bob Turner, MiraCosta
Professor Gwendollyn Ulrich-Schlumbohm, San Diego Mesa
Professor Shane Underwood, Pasadena City
Professor Brian Waddington, Citrus
Professor Amanda Walzer, Fullerton
Professor Stephan Waterworth, El Camino
Professor Stephanie Wells, Orange Coast
Professor Joanna Werner-Fraczek, Moreno Valley
Professor Jeff Wheeler, Long Beach City
Professor Laura Wheeler, Long Beach City
Professor Toshio Whelchel, Irvine Valley
Professor Karen Whitney, El Camino
Professor Gary J. Williams, Crafton Hills
Professor Rachel Williams, El Camino
Professor Christina Yamanaka, Mt. San Jacinto
Professor Valarie Zapata, Moreno Valley
Professor Katie Zeoli, Santiago Canyon
CONFERENCE AWARDS
Presentation of all awards will be made during the closing ceremonies at the conference. Checks
will be sent after the conference to the Honors directors to be given to the winning student.
Poster Awards
The Honors Transfer Council of California will recognize the top research posters with an award
accompanied by a cash prize. Posters will be judged on visual presentation, creativity,
originality and reflection of sound scholarship. First-, second-, and third-place awards will be
given for research posters in the categories of Humanities/Social Sciences and Physical/Life
Sciences.
Outstanding Abstract Awards
These $500 awards are conferred by the HTCC to four or more students who have submitted toprated abstracts describing their conference presentation. The abstracts are judged on
organization, quality of writing, and originality and importance of the research.
HTCC Exceptional Achievement Scholarships
The Honors Transfer Council of California will give a number of $250 awards (two maximum
per college) to students graduating this year who show extraordinary improvement in
scholarship, especially related to performance in an honors program. Students must be nominated
by their honors director/coordinator. These students display exceptional perseverance in
overcoming obstacles to success in college or in an honors program. They have given
outstanding service to their college or community, or distinguished themselves as leaders in
cultural or athletic activities. Finally, their application essays reveal a high quality of thought and
expression.
Juan Lara Scholarship
Dr. Lara created this scholarship in order to give special honor to a student who has overcome
great financial, personal, cultural or other obstacles to achieve significant success as an honor
student. Candidates for this $800 award have been nominated by their Honors Directors for the
Exceptional Achievement Scholarship. In conferring this award, we also honor Juan Lara,
Assistant Vice Chancellor Emeritus of UC Irvine, a generous supporter of this conference and of
our efforts to serve community college honors students. As an energetic and inspirational
Director for the UCI Center for Educational Partnerships, Dr. Lara created opportunities for
countless non-traditional students, leading them to seek—and attain—the highest success in their
academic lives and career.
The HTCC DIRECTOR’S SCHOLARSHIP
The Honors Transfer Council of California awards its Director’s Scholarship annually to the
student who has submitted the finest presentation abstract and been judged as exemplifying the
qualities of an outstanding honors student. The Director’s Scholarship of $1,000 is the highest
honor HTCC bestows on a student. Presentation of this award will be made during the closing
ceremonies of the conference.
The Director’s Scholarship, created to recognize and reward student excellence, also honors
each year a vital director who is a member of the Honors Transfer Council of California. This
person has made an outstanding contribution to the students in his or her honors program as well
as to the HTCC—and thus to all the students served by this organization.
This year, the HTCC dedicates the Director’s Scholarship to Carolyn Kuykendall. This is
perhaps the most fitting dedication we have ever done, because without Professor Kuykendall
there would be no award to award, no HTCC Building Bridges Conference at all.
While serving in her first of several terms as president of the HTCC, Professor Kuykendall
developed the idea of a university-sponsored community college research conference and made it
happen. Her vision, guidance, administration, and continual effort not only established this
conference but also helped it grow into a central part of the experience of honors education in
California.
This conference is something we can see, but Professor Kuykendall was responsible also for
many things HTCC honors students have that aren’t as visible. She negotiated numerous honors
transfer partnership agreements. Her work at the National Collegiate Honors Council, of which
she was created a Fellow in 2013, increased the participation of and respect given to community
college honors programs at the national level. Her advocacy for support of honors at both
Saddleback College and Mt. San Antonio College raised the bar for programs statewide, helping
many other honors programs increase resources. Most invisibly but perhaps most important, she
is one of the people to whom honors directors turn for advice, and her gracious sharing of her
great expertise has been an invaluable help to both new and seasoned directors nationwide.
Professor Kuykendall’s career as an honors director began with her having to revive a program
in crisis. It ended with her passing on to a successor a program that is thriving, widely respected,
and developing even further. Along the way, she taught innumerable honors courses, touching
students’ lives directly with her love of literature.
But our debt today is mostly to her monumental work outside the classroom. Without her, the
California community college honors experience would be much poorer. In fact, considering the
repeated budgetary crises the state has faced, it might not be here at all. Thanks to the activity
and leadership of people like Carolyn, it is assumed now that a comprehensive community
college must have an Honors Program. It is assumed that community college Honors students
should be especially welcomed to transfer institutions. Most pertinent for today, it is assumed
that community college Honors students should have research conferences focused around them.
It is most fitting that we honor Carolyn Kuykendall with the Director’s Award for these reasons.
FINAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and
confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”-Alfred North Whitehead
We want to thank everyone who has helped make the fifteenth Honors Student Research
Conference possible. Particular gratitude is given to all the current past HTCC presidents, whose
conference organizing vision, expertise, and continuing advice helped to make everyone else’s
work so much easier. In particular, Erik Ozolins, Cristina Yamanaka, Linda Diaz and Derek
Milne have patiently offered their advice, tireless work ethic and institutional memory to help
make this conference stay true to the vision and tradition of excellence this conference is known
for.
The research conference would not be possible without the selfless contributions of the various
conference committee members. These are dedicated professionals who received no
compensation other than the pleasure of sharing our students’ experiences at the conference.
Special thanks needs to be given to Megan for his assistance with updating and managing the
website, to the tireless team of Christina Yamanaka and Erik Ozolins for organizing today’s
sessions and putting the program together. Erik you have been a wonderful colleague and friend.
This conference exists this year because of your hard work behind the scenes. I also want to
thank the magnificent Linda Diaz for her expertise and hard work in coordinating student
registrations and requests in addition to handling the conference registration table. Derek Milne
did a wonderful job keeping everyone in connected as communications chair. Thanks as well to
Alannah Rosenberg for providing vital support in organizing conference volunteers. We owe a
debt of gratitude to the members of the Scholarship Committee, chaired by John Oakes, and to
all his committee members, who gave long hours of their time and discernment in judging the
essays of the scholarship applicants. Much appreciation goes to Tim Adell, the editor of Building
Bridges, a compilation of abstracts from the Honors Student Research Conference, and to
Christine Abriam for preparing this conference program for us. Finally, thanks to all the
conference student volunteers and moderators for taking time from their Saturday to help make
the conference a success.
We encourage participants to meet our UCI partners in this project. For this year's conference,
we were provided with invaluable assistance from Dale Leaman, our UCI liaison, as well as
Darren Endo. We would also like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Brent Yunek, Vice
Chancellor of Enrollment Services and Mr. Said Shokair, Director of the Undergraduate
Research Opportunities Office. We recognize that our partnership with UC Irvine is one of the
most important aspects of our organization’s success, and it is difficult to find the words to
express our gratitude for years of exemplary hospitality and service to our organization.
To all of you who shared the brightness of your minds in our celebration of learning, not only by
moderating or presenting, but also by the vital contribution of attentive listening, we thank you.
Your involvement has been essential to the success of this conference. Finally, thanks to all the
family members and friends who spent their day at our conference. We hope you had an
inspiring and memorable experience today.
INDEX BY LAST NAME
Last Name
First Name
College
Room
Session
Abdi
Miski
Grossmont
Balboa Island B
2
Aboufadel
Sameer
MiraCosta
Moss Cove B
1
Abrams
Cameron
Irvine Valley
Crescent Bay D
2
Agopian
Regina
Los Angeles Pierce
Crescent Bay A
3
Al Hadeed
Issa
Glendale
Doheny Beach A
2
Alamire
Fatima
Irvine Valley
Crescent Bay C
1
Alayyan
Noura
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
3
Alejandre
Cristian
Riverside City
Woods Cove B
1
Alhani
Salwan
West Los Angeles
Newport Beach A
1
Ali
Sara
Irvine Valley
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Aliabadi
Sara
Irvine Valley
Newport Beach B
1
Al-Madi
Sahara
Mt. San Antonio
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Altaf
Aqsa
Pasadena City
Moss Cove A
2
Alvarado
Kimberly
East Los Angeles
Alvarado
Leslie
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach D
1
Aman
Omeed
Irvine Valley
Balboa Island A
2
Ames
Abigail
Mt. San Antonio
Doheny Beach D
3
Amouzadeh
Nahal
Saddleback
Emerald Bay C
3
Anderson
Mackenzie
Pasadena City
Moss Cove B
1
Aquino
Nestor
Citrus
Doheny Beach C
2
Aquino
Nestor
Citrus
Poster
Arant
Brenna
MiraCosta
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Arasteh
Nicole
Moorpark
Crescent Bay D
3
Atchison
Abigail
Los Angeles City
Emerald Bay D
2
Auvazian
Selin
Glendale
Doheny Beach C
3
Balaban
Max
San Diego Mesa
Balboa Island B
2
Banal
Justine
Fullerton
Crescent Bay B
3
Banal
Justine
Fullerton
Poster
Banh
Bryant
Irvine Valley
Poster
Doheny Beach C
2
Bañuelos
Joaquin
Riverside City
Emerald Bay D
2
Bañuelos
Joaquin
Riverside City
Woods Cove B
1
Barete
Jocelyn
Citrus
Doheny Beach B
2
Baron
Rooke
Moreno Valley
Emerald Bay B
3
Basurto
Luis
Orange Coast
Emerald Bay E
3
Beligan
Jaylene
Saddleback
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Bell
Sarah
Los Angeles City
Beltran-Castillo
Ana
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach D
Beltran-Castillo
Ana
Irvine Valley
Poster
Bhanot
Abhay
MiraCosta
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Bierlein
Timothy
Riverside City
Newport Beach A
3
Bina
Layla
Irvine Valley
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Blanshard
Jada
Cerritos
Crescent Bay C
3
Blome
Kayley
El Camino
Emerald Bay D
3
Botello
Jason
Mt. San Jacinto
Woods Cove B
2
Boyd
Apryl
Saddleback
Crescent Bay A
3
Brannigan
Hana
Irvine Valley
Newport Beach B
3
Briët
Kayla
Fullerton
Emerald Bay B
3
Briët
Kayla
Fullerton
Poster
Brooks
Samantha
Long Beach City
Crescent Bay C
Brooks
Samantha
Long Beach City
Poster
Bui
Danielle
Santiago Canyon
Moss Cove B
2
Bunch
Aaron
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
1
Burnstan
Alexis
MiraCosta
Emerald Bay B
3
Cabrera
Alejandro
El Camino
Doheny Beach C
1
Cabrera
Christopher
Mt. San Antonio
Emerald Bay B
1
Cabrera
Kennah
Saddleback
Emerald Bay B
3
Calderon
Delilah
Pasadena City
Doheny Beach A
3
Carr
Ryan
Orange Coast
Crescent Bay B
2
Carson
Tyler
Crafton Hills
Balboa Island A
3
Castro
Albert
Mt. San Antonio
Emerald Bay E
2
Poster
3
2
Cayetano
Karen
El Camino
Newport Beach A
Chacaltana
Guillermo
El Camino
Poster
Chae
Jennifer
Irvine Valley
Chavez
Joanna
Chavez
3
Pacific Ballroom B
2
East Los Angeles
Crescent Bay B
3
Jude
Long Beach City
Doheny Beach C
3
Chien
Chris
MiraCosta
Emerald Bay E
2
Choi
Duke
Los Angeles City
Chong
Man
Pasadena City
Aliso Beach A
3
Chumacero-Rojas
Ehecatl
East Los Angeles
Crescent Bay D
1
Ciccarello
Grace
Saddleback
Emerald Bay D
1
Collins
Michael
Pasadena City
Woods Cove A
2
Connelly
Emma
Irvine Valley
Poster
Contreras
Erick
Mt. San Jacinto
Poster
Cordova
Fannya
Citrus
Emerald Bay C
Cordova
Pat
Citrus
Poster
Cormier
Michael
Victor Valley
Couch
James
Citrus
Coulombe
Shane
Irvine Valley
Poster
Cox
Bethany
Mt. San Antonio
Poster
Cox
Julianne
Victor Valley
Davis
Izzy
Daymude
Poster
3
Balboa Island B
3
Aliso Beach B
3
Woods Cove B
3
MiraCosta
Doheny Beach B
3
Taylor
MiraCosta
Balboa Island A
2
De La Torre
Fernando
San Diego Mesa
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Deardorff
Aric
MiraCosta
Emerald Bay C
3
Delavary
Desiree
Los Angeles Pierce
Emerald Bay A
1
Denham
Paul
Long Beach City
Aliso Beach B
2
Denholtz
Maxene
Riverside City
Newport Beach A
3
Denney
Brian
Saddleback
Crescent Bay B
2
DeRemer
Matt
Mt. San Jacinto
Doheny Beach A
2
DerSookiassian
Edwin
Glendale
Emerald Bay A
1
Dhindsa
Hartrisha
Irvine Valley
Poster
Diaz
Adam
Crafton Hills
Woods Cove B
1
Diaz
Sandra
Riverside City
Crescent Bay A
1
Dinh
My
Irvine Valley
Crescent Bay B
1
Do
Margaret
San Diego Mesa
Dominguez
Nanea
El Camino
Aliso Beach A
2
Donohue
William
Long Beach City
Moss Cove A
1
Donohue
William
Long Beach City
Poster
Dubova
Nadiya
Saddleback
Doheny Beach D
1
Elder
Nicolas
Cerro Coso
Crescent Bay A
2
Escobedo
Tania
San Bernardino Valley
Emerald Bay B
2
Escudero IV
Jesus M.
San Diego Mesa
Emerald Bay A
3
Espinoza
Christian
San Bernardino Valley
Aliso Beach B
2
Espinoza
Daisy
Irvine Valley
Emerald Bay A
2
Esquivel
Albert
Rio Hondo
Emerald Bay C
1
Estrella
Jerson
Citrus
Woods Cove B
1
Evans
Bradley
Riverside City
Newport Beach A
2
Fadel
Miriam
Crafton Hills
Balboa Island A
3
Felix
Trisha
Mt. San Jacinto
Crescent Bay A
1
Fergus
Brianna
Riverside City
Crescent Bay A
3
Fermin
Angelica
Irvine Valley
Balboa Island B
2
Fisher
Hana
Saddleback
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Flores
John
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
1
Flores
John
Citrus
Newport Beach A
2
Forde
Johnathan
Irvine Valley
Gaddy
Quintin
Chaffey
Aliso Beach B
2
Gaitan
Robin
Cerritos
Crescent Bay A
1
Gallaer
Julia
Orange Coast
Gallaga
Jessymar
East Los Angeles
Crescent Bay C
1
Gallaga
Jose
East Los Angeles
Crescent Bay D
1
Garcia
Alan
Mt. San Antonio
Doheny Beach B
2
Garcia
Emily
San Diego Mesa
Aliso Beach A
2
Poster
Poster
Poster
Garcia
Estevan
San Bernardino Valley
Moss Cove B
2
Gardner
Kylie
Mt. San Jacinto
Emerald Bay B
1
Giron
Tatianna
Glendale
Emerald Bay D
1
Glover-Odom
Chelsea
Pasadena City
Moss Cove B
3
Goharbin
Armon
Irvine Valley
Crescent Bay B
3
Gold
Matthew
Pasadena City
Moss Cove A
2
Gonering
Brennan
Riverside City
Crescent Bay A
3
Gonzalez
Cinthya
Victor Valley
Emerald Bay B
1
Gonzalez
Norma
Mt. San Antonio
Gordon
Colt
MiraCosta
Granillo
Christina
Citrus
Gutierrez
James
Moreno Valley
Emerald Bay D
3
Guzenski
Rose
Crafton Hills
Emerald Bay A
3
Guzman
Tiffany
San Bernardino Valley
Crescent Bay B
2
Hakobyan
Ani
Glendale
Emerald Bay E
3
Hale
Amanda
Irvine Valley
Poster
Hamidian
Mahdokht
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach A
3
Hamza
Rahil
Irvine Valley
Moss Cove A
3
Handjojo
Candice
Mt. San Antonio
Poster
Handoko
Calvin
San Diego Mesa
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Harvey
Elizaveta
Orange Coast
Crescent Bay A
1
Harvey
Elizaveta
Orange Coast
Poster
Hernandez
Gerardo
San Bernardino Valley
Balboa Island B
1
Heryford
Taylor
San Diego Mesa
Balboa Island B
2
Hiten
Vanesse
Mt. San Jacinto
Crescent Bay C
3
Hong
Noël
Irvine Valley
Aliso Beach A
1
Huang
Judy
Mt. San Antonio
Crescent Bay D
2
Huddleston
Nicole
Saddleback
Woods Cove C
3
Huo
Yijie
Chaffey
Newport Beach B
3
Hursky
Elena
San Diego Mesa
Crescent Bay B
1
Ibrahim
Bavly
El Camino
Doheny Beach B
1
Poster
Moss Cove A
2
Poster
Igna
Alvin
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach D
3
Iñiguez
Candy
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach D
2
Iribarren
Nicole
Saddleback
Poster
Izumi
Yumi
Irvine Valley
Poster
Jacobi
Casey
Mt. San Jacinto
Poster
Jacobson
Taryn
Irvine Valley
Crescent Bay D
1
James
Charlie
El Camino
Aliso Beach A
3
Johnson
Crystal
El Camino
Newport Beach B
2
Julima
Julia
San Diego Mesa
Woods Cove B
2
Kang
Yoobin
Mt. San Antonio
Crescent Bay C
3
Karp
Nicholas
Saddleback
Doheny Beach B
2
Kasa
Danielle
MiraCosta
Doheny Beach C
1
Kasibhatla
Akash
MiraCosta
Emerald Bay C
2
Kastens
Brittany
Santiago Canyon
Poster
Kaur
Ravneet
Riverside City
Poster
Keane
Mark
San Diego Mesa
Emerald Bay E
1
Kemnitz
Alex
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
1
Keoseyan
Angie
Los Angeles City
Kha
Steven
Irvine Valley
Balboa Island A
3
Khachatourian
Nooneh
Glendale
Doheny Beach A
3
Khachatryan
Misak
Glendale
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Khalifeh
Ahmad
El Camino
Khosravi
Pasha
Irvine Valley
Kim
Ann
El Camino
Kim
James
Mt. San Antonio
Poster
Kim
Kyung Hee (Rachel)
Orange Coast
Poster
Kim
Marie
Mt. San Antonio
Crescent Bay D
1
Kim
Shawn
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach A
1
King
Rachel
Citrus
Doheny Beach C
2
King
Rachel
Citrus
Emerald Bay C
1
Kirollos
Monica
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach B
1
Poster
Poster
Balboa Island A
2
Newport Beach B
2
Kudryavtseva
Valeriya
Citrus
Poster
Labanieh
Iman
Irvine Valley
Poster
Lam
Fion
Pasadena City
Crescent Bay D
3
Lam
Jimmy
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
3
Lamarche
Gabrielle
Citrus
Poster
Lambuth
Matthew
Los Angeles City
Poster
Lapuos
Anna
Moreno Valley
Woods Cove A
1
Lara
Stephanie
Moreno Valley
Doheny Beach A
1
Larson
Elisabeth
Los Angeles City
Emerald Bay C
2
Lau
Diana
Los Angeles City
Poster
LaVeaux
Katherine
Citrus
Emerald Bay C
2
Lavoie
Patience
Riverside City
Emerald Bay D
1
Lawino
Susan
Los Angeles Pierce
Emerald Bay B
2
Lawson
Briana
Saddleback
Doheny Beach B
2
Le
Buu
Irvine Valley
Emerald Bay A
3
Le
Danielle
San Diego Mesa
Crescent Bay B
1
Ledesma
Abigail
Victor Valley
Emerald Bay C
2
Lee
Byung Do
Los Angeles Harbor
Newport Beach A
3
Lee
Dong Jae
El Camino
Doheny Beach C
2
Lee
Junho
Irvine Valley
Lee
Rachael
Pasadena City
Lee
Soohyung
El Camino
Leigh
Allana
Orange Coast
Pacific Ballroom B
Leigh
Allana
Orange Coast
Poster
Lewis
Cynaera
San Diego Mesa
Balboa Island B
2
Leyva
Abigail
Los Angeles City
Emerald Bay D
3
Liang
Weixin
Irvine Valley
Poster
Lim
Audrey
Irvine Valley
Aliso Beach A
Lima
Carlos
Los Angeles City
Lisboa
Rafaella
Pasadena City
Moss Cove B
1
Llamas
John
Pasadena City
Crescent Bay D
3
Poster
Doheny Beach B
3
Poster
3
1
Poster
Lo
Vivian
Pasadena City
Emerald Bay A
Lo
Vivian
Pasadena City
Poster
Lockman
Rachel
Irvine Valley
Long
Bruce
Long
1
Doheny Beach A
2
San Bernardino Valley
Moss Cove A
2
Bruce
San Bernardino Valley
Poster
Lopez
Maria José
Mt. San Jacinto
Crescent Bay C
3
Lopez
Vanessa
Riverside City
Crescent Bay B
1
Lotorto
Nicolas
San Bernardino Valley
Emerald Bay E
1
Lucas-Pemstein
Elizabeth G.
Pasadena City
Woods Cove A
3
Luck
Joseph
El Camino
Emerald Bay E
1
Lukasiewicz
Devon
MiraCosta
Woods Cove C
2
Maaouni
Oumnia
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
3
Madrigal
Andres
Irvine Valley
Crescent Bay C
2
Madrigal
Andres
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach D
1
Magana Cornejo
Daniel
East Los Angeles
Crescent Bay C
2
Mahamoud
Ishak
San Diego Mesa
Doheny Beach C
3
Manzella
Katherine
Orange Coast
Martin
Laura
MiraCosta
Moss Cove A
1
Masler
Megan
Saddleback
Newport Beach B
3
Masoud
Loue
Irvine Valley
Poster
Mazon
Daniel
Los Angeles Harbor
McCann
Hannah
El Camino
McCutcheon
Lukas
McEntee
Poster
Balboa Island B
2
Newport Beach B
2
Los Angeles City
Crescent Bay A
2
Travis
Crafton Hills
Balboa Island A
3
McEntee
Travis
Crafton Hills
Poster
Medina
Daniel
Grossmont
Medina
Laura
San Bernardino Valley
Medrano
Marcus
Metheny
Crescent Bay D
2
Newport Beach A
2
Victor Valley
Woods Cove C
1
Rosario
San Bernardino Valley
Emerald Bay D
2
Metzger
Savanna
El Camino
Poster
Mian
Mahnoor
MiraCosta
Moss Cove B
1
Michel-Stuart
Melanie
San Diego Mesa
Emerald Bay C
Michel-Stuart
Melanie
San Diego Mesa
Poster
Mirzoian
Edric
Glendale
Mita
Harrison
Citrus
Mo
Joy
El Camino
Crescent Bay C
1
Moilanen
Max
El Camino
Doheny Beach B
3
Mokhtari
Melissa
Irvine Valley
Moss Cove A
3
Mokhtari
Melissa
Irvine Valley
Poster
Molina
Joseph
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
Molina
Joseph
Citrus
Poster
Montes
Karen
East Los Angeles
Poster
Morad
Feras
Moorpark
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Moradian
Arzviek
Glendale
Crescent Bay C
2
Moradian
Renita
Glendale
Doheny Beach A
3
Moreno
Juan
East Los Angeles
Emerald Bay D
3
Moreno Lopez
Gabriela
El Camino
Mousa
Zeina
Irvine Valley
Woods Cove C
2
Muñoz
Xavier
Glendale
Aliso Beach B
2
Myers
Melissa
Orange Coast
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Ng
Janet
East Los Angeles
Woods Cove A
1
Nicholson
Annie
Santiago Canyon
Balboa Island B
3
Niemi
Toni
El Camino
Noble
John
Crafton Hills
Noguera
Danilo
Norton
Aliso Beach A
1
3
Poster
1
Poster
Poster
Emerald Bay A
3
Moreno Valley
Doheny Beach A
1
Jeremiah
San Diego Mesa
Balboa Island B
2
Novak Pilch
Blaine
Mt. San Jacinto
Poster
Nuñez
Gabriella
MiraCosta
Nuñez-Casielles
Lourdes
Nystrom
Moss Cove B
3
Los Angeles City
Woods Cove A
2
Alec
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
3
O’Brien
Bridget
MiraCosta
Doheny Beach D
2
O'Brien
Sophie
Mt. San Antonio
Emerald Bay D
2
O'Camb
Chelsea
Mt. San Antonio
Balboa Island B
3
Oloja
Koyinsola
El Camino
Doheny Beach C
1
Orlinsky
Kayla
Irvine Valley
Balboa Island A
1
Pamungkas
Agustinus
El Camino
Crescent Bay B
2
Parnala
Krystle C.
Pasadena City
Woods Cove A
3
Paule
Stephanie
San Diego Mesa
Aliso Beach A
2
Pavon
Nate
Mt. San Jacinto
Woods Cove B
2
Pei
Gary
Irvine Valley
Woods Cove B
2
Perez-Verduzco
Grecia
East Los Angeles
Crescent Bay C
1
Perry
Kenneth
Orange Coast
Balboa Island A
1
Petkova
Stella
Pasadena City
Woods Cove C
2
Piloti
Ariana
Saddleback
Woods Cove C
3
Polanco
Jaime
Los Angeles City
Poster
Powers
Chris
Mt. San Jacinto
Poster
Prescott
Kutrell
West Los Angeles
Newport Beach A
Prescott
Kutrell
West Los Angeles
Poster
Quach
Christopher
MiraCosta
Quan
Jennifer
Qureshi
1
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Irvine Valley
Emerald Bay B
1
Kinza
Saddleback
Doheny Beach B
2
Raimo
Micah
Victor Valley
Crescent Bay A
2
Ramirez
Joel
East Los Angeles
Balboa Island A
3
Rath
Faviolanny
Long Beach City
Doheny Beach A
1
Reilly
Anna
El Camino
Woods Cove B
3
Reynolds
Trevor
Los Angeles City
Emerald Bay E
2
Rigby
Ian
MiraCosta
Moss Cove A
1
Rios
Michelle
Fullerton
Crescent Bay B
3
Rivkin
Evan
Pasadena City
Emerald Bay A
2
Robles
Andrew
Moorpark
Doheny Beach A
2
Rochel
Kirstin
Los Angeles Pierce
Newport Beach B
3
Rodriguez
Evan
San Diego Mesa
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Rodriguez
Jose
Los Angeles City
Poster
Rodriguez
Juan Sebastian
West Los Angeles
Newport Beach A
1
Roe
Thor
Fullerton
Poster
Romero
Micaela
Mt. San Antonio
Poster
Rosales
Daniel
San Bernardino Valley
Emerald Bay C
3
Rudd
Casey
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
3
Russell
Tamara
Mt. San Jacinto
Emerald Bay C
1
Sabaghzadeh
Nima
Mt. San Antonio
Crescent Bay D
2
Sakata
Kieko
Irvine Valley
Salameh
Eman
Pasadena City
Salazar
Dennis
Los Angeles City
Poster
Samai
Jendi
Mt. San Antonio
Woods Cove C
Samiee
Marjan
Los Angeles City
Poster
Sansom
Stephen
El Camino
Doheny Beach B
3
Sarvi
Anahita
Saddleback
Balboa Island A
1
Schmittle
Saxony
Mt. San Antonio
Poster
Scott
Christian
East Los Angeles
Emerald Bay E
3
Serrato
Estrella
Irvine Valley
Emerald Bay B
2
Serrato
Vanessa
Fullerton
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Sewell
Nailah
Long Beach City
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Seymour
Keri
Pasadena City
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Shaffer
Patrick
Long Beach City
Woods Cove A
2
Sheagley
Grant
Irvine Valley
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Shepard
Ryan
Long Beach City
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Shepard
Ryan
Long Beach City
Poster
Shin
Geno
Fullerton
Shively
Savannah
Irvine Valley
Shockley
Delilah E.
Pasadena City
Woods Cove A
3
Simon
Adam
Fullerton
Crescent Bay D
3
Sipan
Irene
Glendale
Doheny Beach D
3
Sirin
Kathleen
El Camino
Poster
Sly
Lacey
Saddleback
Woods Cove C
Poster
Woods Cove B
Woods Cove C
3
1
1
Poster
3
Small
Hannah
Cerro Coso
Moss Cove B
3
Smith
Elyse
Mt. San Antonio
Aliso Beach A
2
Smith
Reagan
Irvine Valley
Emerald Bay A
1
Sobek
Jade
Santiago Canyon
Poster
Song
Yunda
East Los Angeles
Woods Cove A
1
Sorourifar
Farshud
MiraCosta
Balboa Island A
2
Souisa
Michel
Mt. San Antonio
Poster
Spagnolo
Nicole
Mt. San Jacinto
Poster
Stafford
Alexis
Saddleback
Poster
Stanton
Andrew
Moorpark
Emerald Bay E
1
Stavropoulos
Emma
Moorpark
Doheny Beach C
1
Stephenson
Arielle
El Camino
Balboa Island B
3
Stevens
Thomas
Irvine Valley
Aliso Beach A
3
Stevens
Wes
Crafton Hills
Newport Beach B
1
Stewart
Hannah
Pasadena City
Moss Cove B
3
Strohl
Cody
Irvine Valley
Woods Cove C
2
Strohl
Harmonie
Irvine Valley
Emerald Bay A
2
Sy
Madeline T.
Pasadena City
Woods Cove A
3
Tagashira
Sarah
Citrus
Poster
Tanizaki
Jin
Irvine Valley
Poster
Tanksley
Karis
MiraCosta
Aliso Beach A
1
Taylor
Danielle
San Diego Mesa
Aliso Beach A
2
Taylor
Ryan
Pasadena City
Moss Cove A
3
Tellechea
Jonathan
Los Angeles City
Thibodeau
Brandon
Victory Valley
Balboa Island B
1
Thomas
Elena
Pasadena City
Moss Cove A
3
Thompson
Sequoia
Pasadena City
Woods Cove C
1
Tims
Amy
Chaffey
Moss Cove A
1
Tintcheva
Milena
Irvine Valley
Balboa Island A
1
Todd
Rachel
Fullerton
Newport Beach B
2
Tran
Isabelle
Irvine Valley
Balboa Island B
1
Poster
Tran
Vincent
Fullerton
Pacific Ballroom A
Tran
Vincent
Fullerton
Poster
Tsang
Calvin
Orange Coast
Tyler
Brooke
Urquilla
3
Emerald Bay E
3
MiraCosta
Moss Cove B
2
Christopher
El Camino
Newport Beach A
2
Vaccarino
Sylvane
San Diego Mesa
Aliso Beach A
2
Vandre
Mark
Santiago Canyon
Aliso Beach A
1
Vasquez
Anthony
Fullerton
Newport Beach B
1
Villasor
Arianna
El Camino
Emerald Bay B
2
Virk
Anuninderjeet
Glendale
Doheny Beach D
2
Vitti
Emilia
El Camino
Emerald Bay E
2
Waggoner
Weston
Citrus
Wagstaff
Amber
Santiago Canyon
Wahdat
Gina
Wasay Irshad
Poster
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach B
1
Abdul
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach C
3
Weatherspoon
Brian
Citrus
Aliso Beach B
1
Weser
Nandi
Citrus
Poster
Wheeler
Deborah
Fullerton
Newport Beach B
1
Wisdom
Cameron
Citrus
Doheny Beach B
1
Wolde-Yohannes
Heruy
Mt. San Antonio
Woods Cove A
1
Wolotsky
Sam
Saddleback
Doheny Beach B
2
Woo
Samantha
San Diego Mesa
Aliso Beach A
2
Wood
Annalise
Irvine Valley
Woods Cove A
2
Wood
Beverlee
Cerro Coso
Woods Cove B
3
Woolf
Bradley
Pasadena City
Moss Cove B
2
Yan
Nathan
East Los Angeles
Yazdi-Nejad
Katayoun
Irvine Valley
Yip
Danessa
East Los Angeles
Poster
Yogi
Sara
San Diego Mesa
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Zamora
Garryson
Mt. San Antonio
Emerald Bay A
2
Zeng
Huiling
Citrus
Poster
Doheny Beach B
Poster
1
Zhang
Annie
San Diego Mesa
Crescent Bay B
1
Zhang
Yicheng
Fullerton
Balboa Island B
1
Zhang
Yicheng
Fullerton
Poster
Zheng
Isaac
Mt. San Antonio
Poster
Zhou
Jie Hui (Allison)
Pasadena City
Crescent Bay A
2
Zhu
Hanyu
East Los Angeles
Doheny Beach D
1
Zhu
Xiaoling M.
Pasadena City
Woods Cove A
3
Zorian
Sofia
Los Angeles City
Emerald Bay D
1
Zuniga
Cynthia
Irvine Valley
Doheny Beach D
2
INDEX BY SUBJECT
Subject
Last Name
Title
Room
Session
Anthropology
Aboufadel
The Influence of Genes on Athleticism: In Regards to
Endurance, Speed and Strength
Moss Cove B
1
Anthropology
Altaf
Ritualized Homosexuality and the Reproduction of
Social Order in Melanesia
Moss Cove A
2
Anthropology
Anderson
Species and Time: On the Origins of Being by Means
of Temporal Selection
Moss Cove B
1
Anthropology
Bhanot
Real Time News: Social Media Empowers Global
Protests
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Anthropology
Bui
Linguistic Preservation: The Obligation to Preserve
Akkadian and other Disappearing Languages
Moss Cove B
2
Anthropology
Davis
Just Say No to Beef: Problems with Animal
Agriculture
Doheny Beach B
3
Anthropology
Donohue
On the Origin of Speeches: The Creative Role of
Exaptation in the Evolution and Diversification of
Human Language Ability
Moss Cove A
1
Anthropology
Garcia
What Can an Urban Planner Learn from an
Anthropologist: The Relationship between
Anthropology and Urban Planning
Moss Cove B
2
Anthropology
Glover-Odom
The Evolution of Marriage: An Investigation of
Modernity and its Effects on Papua New Guinea
Tribes
Moss Cove B
3
Anthropology
Gold
“Bighed Meriâ” and Spiritual Piety: Evaluating
Evangelical Christianity and Female Agency In Papua
New Guinea
Moss Cove A
2
Anthropology
Gordon
Sex Sells; and So Do People in Thailand
Moss Cove A
2
Anthropology
Hamza
No Culture Is an Island: Why the Loss of Indigenous
Peoples and Cultures Matters
Moss Cove A
3
Anthropology
Handoko
The Misleading Stereotype of Asian Students
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Anthropology
Labanieh
Karoshi: Is There Such a Thing as Working Too
Hard?
Anthropology
Lisboa
Foods We Eat: A Five-Course Wasting Menu
Moss Cove B
1
Anthropology
Long
Circles in Sand: Defining Play, Game and Sport in
Actual and Virtual Playgrounds
Moss Cove A
2
Anthropology
Martin
Biological Foundations and Evolutionary Implications
of Psychopathy
Moss Cove A
1
Anthropology
Mokhtari
Damming the Amazon: The Social Costs of
Hydroelectric Dam Development in Northeastern
Brazil
Moss Cove A
3
Poster
Anthropology
Seymour
Sorcery and Engendered Violence in Papua New
Guinea
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Anthropology
Shepard
Between National Boundaries and a Hard Place: A
Brief Study of the Plight of the Ju/’hoansi (Kung San)
Anthropology
Small
The Non-biological Roots of "Races" and Their
Elimination in Forensic Anthropology
Moss Cove B
3
Anthropology
Stewart
Being Japonaise: Understanding the Authentic
Implications of Fusion Cuisine
Moss Cove B
3
Anthropology
Taylor
The Growth of Gendered Violence in Papua New
Guinea
Moss Cove A
3
Anthropology
Thomas
Coffee Shops as Third Place Locations: Globalism and
Community within Coffee Shop Culture
Moss Cove A
3
Anthropology
Tims
Cervical Functional Anatomy in Extinct Human
Ancestors
Moss Cove A
1
Anthropology
Tyler
Vaccines and Autism: Myths, Truths, and Health
Consequences
Moss Cove B
2
Anthropology
Woolf
Social Influences on Dieting and Nutrition: A Study of
Dietary and Exercise Trends in Young Adult Males
Moss Cove B
2
Art
Michel-Stuart
Comfort Women: Chinese and Korean Iconographic
Symbols and Contemporary Meaning
Emerald Bay C
1
Art History
Chien
The “Ahh-ness” of Things: An Eastern Look at
French Impressionism
Emerald Bay E
2
Art History
Esquivel
Dissecting the Mysteries of Renaissance Anatomy:
Anatomy in Early Western Art
Emerald Bay C
1
Art History
Mokhtari
Painting the War: The Influence of World War II on
Visual Arts in the Western World
Poster
Art History
Nuñez
Primordial Past: Northwest Coast Native American
Art
Moss Cove B
3
Art History
Vitti
Swimming: A Pre-Industrial Historical Approach
Regarding Masculinity, Gender Roles, and
Homoeroticism
Emerald Bay E
2
Biochemistry
Ibrahim
Recombinant DNA and Its Medical Benefits:
Synthesis of Insulin
Doheny Beach B
1
Biochemistry
Lara
Gene Expression in Arabidopsis thaliana
Doheny Beach A
1
Biochemistry
Noguera
Gene Expression in Arabidopsis thaliana
Doheny Beach A
1
Biochemistry
Stavropoulos
An Analytical Approach to Disease: What Can
Evolutionary Game Theory Reveal about Cancer?
Doheny Beach C
1
Bioethics
Lee
A Cue to Clone: The Bioethics of Non-coital
Reproduction
Doheny Beach C
2
Biology
Al Hadeed
A Study of Marine Debris
Doheny Beach A
2
Biology
Aliabadi
Alzheimer’s Disease: Where Do We Stand?
Newport Beach B
1
Poster
Biology
Aquino
Searching for the Fountain of Youth: An Inquiry Into
the Function of Telomerase
Doheny Beach C
2
Biology
Aquino
The Effect of Agitation on Growth in the Algae
Chlorella vulgaris
Biology
Auvazian
How Far Could Consciousness Be Traced in Nature?
The Possibility of Responsiveness in Plants
Doheny Beach C
3
Biology
Brannigan
Exploring the Biological Forces behind Eating
Disorders
Newport Beach B
3
Biology
Calderon
Genetically Modified Organisms: Matter out of Place?
Doheny Beach A
3
Biology
Chacaltana
The Effect of Aminoglycosides on Vibrio harveyi, a
Marine Bacterium
Poster
Biology
Contreras
Genome Sequencing of Drosophila biarmipes
Poster
Biology
Cordova
Turning the Light on Algal Growth: The Effect of
Varying Light Hours on Growth in Chlorella vulgaris
Poster
Biology
DeRemer
Bio-chemistry: In a Different Sense a Look at
Pharmaceuticals’ Effects on Radishes
Biology
Granillo
Turning the Light on Algal Growth: The Effect of
Varying Light Hours on Growth in Chlorella vulgaris
Poster
Biology
Hale
Improving Entomopathic Nematode Viability as
Biocontrol
Poster
Biology
Hamidian
Fruit Preservation Cream
Biology
Iribarren
Effects of Temperature on the Prey Consumption of
Agelenopsis Spiders
Poster
Biology
Jacobi
Nutrition of Organic Foods
Poster
Biology
Kasa
Mamba Medication: The Effect of African Mamba
Venom on Alzheimer’s Disease
Biology
Kastens
The Use of Man-made Debris as Nesting Material by
Western Bluebirds (Sialia mexicana) in Orange
County, California
Poster
Biology
Kaur
DNA Sequencing: Measuring the Reliability of
Processed Seafood Labels
Poster
Biology
Kim
Genetic Exploration of Conserved Unknowns in C.
elegans
Doheny Beach A
1
Biology
King
Searching for the Fountain of Youth: An Inquiry Into
the Function of Telomerase
Doheny Beach C
2
Biology
Kirollos
The Effect of Low Light Level Stimulation on
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Cultures
Doheny Beach B
1
Biology
Kudryavtseva
The Effect of Glucose on the Growth Rate of Chlorella
vulgaris
Poster
Doheny Beach A
Doheny Beach A
Doheny Beach C
Poster
2
3
1
Biology
Lamarche
The Effect of Glucose on the Growth Rate of Chlorella
vulgaris
Poster
Biology
Lee
The Inhibitive Effects of Mouth Rinse Samples on the
Growth of Oral Bacteria
Poster
Biology
Lockman
The Allelopathic Potential of Lyonothamnus
floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius, or Santa Cruz Island
Ironwood Tree
Biology
Mita
The Effect of Agitation on Growth in the Algae
Chlorella vulgaris
Poster
Biology
Novak Pilch
Replacing Synthetic Fertilizer To Revolutionize
Agriculture
Poster
Biology
Powers
Nutrition of Organic Foods
Poster
Biology
Rath
Sexually Dimorphic Genes in the Developing Mouse
Cortex and Hippocampus: Relative Gene Expression
of Psmd10
Doheny Beach A
1
Biology
Robles
Synthetic Food Supply: Why Genetically Modified
Food Should Be Labeled
Doheny Beach A
2
Biology
Spagnolo
Is Diet Coke Toxic?
Poster
Biology
Stafford
Effects of Temperature on the Prey Consumption of
Agelenopsis Spiders
Poster
Biology
Tagashira
The Effect of Glycerol on the Growth of the Algae
Species Chlorella vulgaris
Poster
Biology
Tran
Cancer and Chemical Warfare: How the Vietnam
War Continues to Affect Us
Balboa Island B
Biology
Waggoner
The Effect of Glucose on the Growth Rate of Chlorella
vulgaris
Biology
Wahdat
Taenia solium (Tapeworm) and Related Disease in
Humans
Biology
Weser
Turning the Light on Algal Growth: The Effect of
Varying Light Hours on Growth in Chlorella vulgaris
Poster
Biology
Wisdom
The Effect of Increase Nitrogen Availability on Algal
Growth in Chlorella vulgaris
Doheny Beach B
1
Biology
Yazdi-Nejad
The Effect of Low Light Level Stimulation on
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Cultures
Doheny Beach B
1
Biology
Zeng
The Effect of Glycerol on the Growth of the Algae
Species Chlorella vulgaris
Business
Huo
The Success of Hong Kong’s Healthcare System
Chemistry
Bell
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Chemistry
Choi
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Chemistry
Keoseyan
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Doheny Beach A
2
1
Poster
Doheny Beach B
1
Poster
Newport Beach B
3
Chemistry
Lau
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Chemistry
Lima
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Chemistry
Polanco
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Chemistry
Rodriguez
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Chemistry
Salazar
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Chemistry
Samiee
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Chemistry
Tellechea
Making a Copper Hydride Nanoball
Poster
Chinese
Donohue
Sounding Out the Roots: Reconstructing Historical
Chinese Phonology
Poster
Communications
Dubova
Internet Ubiquity: The Stagnation Of Mental
Capability Among Digital Natives
Computer Science
Espinoza
Computer Science
Doheny Beach D
1
Contextual Computing: Humanization + Fusion of
Data
Aliso Beach B
2
Perry
Creation and Analysis of a Binary Compression
Algorithm: Using a Multi-algorithmic Approach to
Maximize Compression Ratio
Balboa Island A
1
Earth Science
Stevens
Is Mining Asteroids Unavoidable? Long- term
Sustainability of Mineral Resources for Earth’s
Growing Technologically-Dependent Society
Newport Beach B
1
Economics
Dinh
Bitcoin: A Setting Stone for the Future of Money or A
Threat to the Economy?
Crescent Bay B
1
Economics
Keane
What Does Unprecedented Monetary Policy Cost?
Emerald Bay E
1
Economics
Lam
The Changing the Face of Consumerism in Fashion
Crescent Bay D
3
Economics
Lee
Retail Gas Prices: Competitor Identification and the
Speed of Competitive Response
Poster
Economics
Medina
High Times: The Economic Argument for Marijuana
Legalization
Crescent Bay D
2
Economics
Mian
Altruism and Risky Business: The Biological
Foundation for Economic Decisions
Moss Cove B
1
Economics
Mo
Untapped Treasures: The Role of Children's
Education in Eradicating Poverty in the Developing
World
Crescent Bay C
1
Economics
Myers
Papa Hobo: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Detroit
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Economics
Scott
The Impact of the Eurodollar on Trade Between the
Three Largest Economies of the European Union
Emerald Bay E
3
Economics
Shepard
If You Build It, They Will Ride: An Analysis of Los
Angeles Metro’s Light-Rail System
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Economics
Stanton
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: To Privatize or Not
Privatize
Emerald Bay E
1
Economics
Strohl
The Divorce Rate: A Financial Issue?
Woods Cove C
2
Engineering
Evans
Designing a Cost-Effective, Efficient Wind Turbine
Newport Beach A
2
Engineering
Lambuth
The Dynamic Pulse: Bringing Autonomous Aleatoric
Hip-Hop to Life
Poster
Engineering
Moreno Lopez
MRI Hydraulically Actuated System for Biopsy
Needle Position
Poster
English
Salameh
Anthropogenic Queering of Sexuality in Robert Hass'
"A Story about the Body"
Woods Cove B
3
English
Shaffer
Disciplining Dismemberment: Foucault, Body Worlds,
and the Censorship of Survival Horror
Woods Cove A
2
Environmental
Chemistry
Lee
Providing Cleaner and Safer Water for Public: The
Photocatalytic Degradation of Methyl Red
Contaminated Water Using ZnO Catalyst
Newport Beach A
3
Environmental
Science
Chavez
Alternative Energy: Solar Cells, Hydrogen Fuel Cells,
and Supercapacitors
Doheny Beach C
3
Environmental
Science
Environmental
Science
Do
Stormwater Quality: How Habitable is Our Water?
Poster
Lee
Gadamerian Ecology: Reconciling Humanity’s Place
in the Anthropocene Through Dialogic Engagement
Doheny Beach B
3
Environmental
Science
Moilanen
The Green Wave: Minimizing the Environmental
Impacts of the Surf Industry
Doheny Beach B
3
Environmental
Science
Sansom
The Green Wave: Minimizing the Environmental
Impacts of the Surf Industry
Doheny Beach B
3
Environmental
Science
Wasay Irshad
The Green Future: Nanotechnology Enhancing the
Efficiency of Solar Energy
Doheny Beach C
3
Environmental
Science
Film Studies
Wheeler
Zoos: Exploitation or Conservation
Newport Beach B
1
Briët
The Twenty-First Century World of Digital Media:
How Content Creation Fuels Growth in Creativity,
Confidence, Learning, and Interpersonal
Communication
Emerald Bay B
3
Film Studies
Mousa
A Prize to be Won: The Sexualized and Objectified
Image of the Arab Woman in Disney’s Aladdin
Woods Cove C
2
Gender Studies
Agopian
The Gender Gap in Competitive Sports
Crescent Bay A
3
Gender Studies
Amouzadeh
Somebody, Not Just a Body: Women in Magazines
Emerald Bay C
3
Gender Studies
Beligan
Gender Politics and Empire: Imperialist Feminism in
Afghanistan
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Gender Studies
Fisher
The Effects of Media: The Early Sexualization of
Young Girls
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Gender Studies
Gonzalez
The Struggles of Being Transgender
Emerald Bay B
1
Gender Studies
Leigh
Lady and the Tramp: Narrative, Intent and Gender
Bias within Our Legal System
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Gender Studies
Lucas-Pemstein
The Relationship between Gender Identity and
Gender-typed Toy Preference in Children
Woods Cove A
3
Gender Studies
Medrano
Beyonce, Womanhood and Personal Agency
Woods Cove C
1
Gender Studies
Parnala
The Relationship between Gender Identity and
Gender-typed Toy Preference in Children
Woods Cove A
3
Gender Studies
Shockley
The Relationship between Gender Identity and
Gender-typed Toy Preference in Children
Woods Cove A
3
Gender Studies
Sy
The Relationship between Gender Identity and
Gender-typed Toy Preference in Children
Woods Cove A
3
Gender Studies
Zhu
The Relationship between Gender Identity and
Gender-typed Toy Preference in Children
Woods Cove A
3
Geography
Long
Getting The GISt of It: Geospatial Information
Systems as Ethnographic Tools in Virtual Worlds
Poster
Health
Cabrera
Protecting Your Future: Stress Management for
College Students
Doheny Beach C
1
Health
Cayetano
Unlocking Silence: A Walk in the Shoes of Those with
Muscle Degeneration
Newport Beach A
3
Health
Masoud
To Intubate or Not to Intubate?
Health
Oloja
Death, Distrust, and Paranoia: Repercussions of the
Negligence of the Ebola Virus
Doheny Beach C
1
Health
Serrato
It’s Magically Delicious: The Advertising Industry’s
Effect on Children’s Health
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Health
Sirin
Milk Mustache? No Thank You!
Health Science
Hernandez
The Ketogenic Lifestyle: Making Genes Work for You
Balboa Island B
1
History
Abdi
Cyrus the Great: 6th Century Father to the Jews and
Babylonians
Balboa Island B
2
History
Atchison
Irish “Neutrality” During WWII: Why Did Ireland
really Remain Neutral During World War II?
Emerald Bay D
2
History
Cordova
Immigration Policy and Politics: An American
Tradition
Emerald Bay C
3
History
Deardorff
The Fifth Great Awakening and the Battle for
America's Soul
Emerald Bay C
3
History
Diaz
When a Count Takes the Cross: Raymond of SaintGilles’s Impact on the First Crusade
Woods Cove B
1
History
Estrella
Knowledge and Power: The Origins of the Library at
Alexandria
Woods Cove B
1
History
Hiten
Understanding Genocide Through the Herero
Crescent Bay C
3
History
Igna
The New Eugenics
Doheny Beach D
3
Poster
Poster
History
Khalifeh
Rekindlement of Thought in the West: Scientific
Advancements Throughout the Known World During
the Golden Age of Islam
Poster
History
King
The Weight of Her Heart: Wu Zetian in Perspective
Emerald Bay C
1
History
Larson
The Effects of Public Opinion on Reconstruction in
the Postbellum South
Emerald Bay C
2
History
LaVeaux
Creoles, Mulattos, and Voodoo, Oh My!: The
Development of Creole Culture in Louisiana
Emerald Bay C
2
History
Ledesma
The Lincoln behind Sherman
Emerald Bay C
2
History
Lopez
Guatemala’s Genocide: A Closer Look at the Causes,
the Offenses Committed and Reasons for Little
Opposition to Stop the Crimes Committed Against the
Ixil Mayans in the 1980’s
Crescent Bay C
3
History
Mahamoud
Just Say No to Beef: Problems with Animal
Agriculture
Doheny Beach C
3
History
Metheny
A Divine Obligation to Spread
Emerald Bay D
2
History
Michel-Stuart
Revisiting the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: ReDefining National Origin in a Global World: Botiller
v. Dominguez, Hernandez v. Texas, and Espinoza v.
Farah Mfg. Co.
Poster
History
Niemi
Rekindlement of Thought in the West: Scientific
Advancements Throughout the Known World During
the Golden Age of Islam
Poster
History
Rosales
Overcoming Differences to Work Together: The
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Emerald Bay C
3
History
Russell
History of the Motivations and Struggles of Women
Travelling to Antarctica
Emerald Bay C
1
Humanities
Alejandre
Transforming Western Civilization: the Synthesis of
Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian Thought
Woods Cove B
1
Humanities
Bañuelos
Transforming Western Civilization: the Synthesis of
Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian Thought
Woods Cove B
1
Humanities
Boyd
Voltaire: Religious Tolerance and the Correlation to
Islam
Crescent Bay A
3
Humanities
Gonering
Mortality and Misogyny: Feminist Criticisms of
World Epics Using Terror Management
Crescent Bay A
3
Humanities
Huddleston
The Downside to Diversity: Reactions toward the
Niqab
Woods Cove C
3
Humanities
Masler
In Vitro Fertilization: Eugenics in Disguise
Newport Beach B
3
Humanities
Pavon
America’s Great Catalyst: Music from The Harlem
Renaissance
Woods Cove B
2
Humanities
Piloti
The Downside to Diversity: Reactions toward the
Niqab
Woods Cove C
3
Humanities
Sly
The Downside to Diversity: Reactions toward the
Niqab
Woods Cove C
3
Humanities
Smith
Writing Away Troubles: The Emotional Benefits of
Therapeutic Writing
Emerald Bay A
1
Linguistics
Arant
Manipulating the Polls: The Influence of Semantics
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Linguistics
Carson
In Defense of Change in the English Language
Balboa Island A
3
Linguistics
Fadel
In Defense of Change in the English Language
Balboa Island A
3
Linguistics
McEntee
In Defense of Change in the English Language
Balboa Island A
3
Linguistics
Rigby
The Genetic Underpinnings of Speech & Language
and the Evolutionary Implications
Moss Cove A
1
Literature
Bañuelos
The Burden of Masculinity in Tim O’Brien’s The
Things They Carried: Challenging Depictions of
Masculinity in Film and Media
Emerald Bay D
2
Literature
Blome
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Husband: Jane
Austen’s Views on Marriage through Life Experience
and Pride and Prejudice
Emerald Bay D
3
Literature
Ciccarello
Pint-Sized and Powerful: An Analysis of
Shakespearean Productions
Emerald Bay D
1
Literature
Cox
House Elves: Poor Enslaved Souls?
Woods Cove B
3
Literature
Diaz
Birdsong Across Time: Romantic, Late Victorian, and
Modern Theory in Lyric Poetry
Crescent Bay A
1
Literature
Elder
Cosmology in Milton's Paradise Lost
Crescent Bay A
2
Literature
Felix
Progression of Female Characters from Anglo-Saxon
Literature to the Medieval Period
Crescent Bay A
1
Literature
Fergus
Whoso Lust for Subjectivity: The Representation of
Women in “Whoso List to Hunt”, “Sonnet 67”, and
“Rima 190”
Crescent Bay A
3
Literature
Gaitan
Conventionality is Not Morality: Jane Eyre, The White
Tiger, and the Bildungsroman Tradition
Crescent Bay A
1
Literature
Giron
The Function of the Literary Anti-Hero as a Tool for
Self-Introspection
Emerald Bay D
1
Literature
Harvey
Determinism or Free Will: Analysis of Rodion
Raskolnikov’s Actions in Crime and Punishment
Crescent Bay A
1
Literature
Lavoie
Touch No Evil in the Monkey House: Analysis of a
Short Story by Kurt Vonnegut
Emerald Bay D
1
Literature
Leyva
Knights on a Chessboard: Achilles and Aeneas Are
Not Heroes but Manipulated Men
Emerald Bay D
3
Literature
McCutcheon
Take Your Pain and Use It: In Defense of Medea
Crescent Bay A
2
Literature
Moreno
Magical Realism: An Instrument of Social and
Political Criticism in Latin America
Emerald Bay D
3
Literature
Nuñez-Casielles
Godot and Structuralism
Woods Cove A
2
Literature
Raimo
Demons to Some. Angels to Others: The Horror/
Sadomasochistic Dynamic in Clive Barker’s The
Hellbound Heart
Crescent Bay A
2
Literature
Ramirez
The Amazing Olaudah Equiano: From African Slave
to Best Selling Author
Balboa Island A
3
Literature
Reilly
Family is the “Food of Love” in Jane Austen’s Pride
and Prejudice
Woods Cove B
3
Literature
Wood
"[Less] than Kin and [More] than Kind": Hamlet and
Iago
Woods Cove B
3
Literature
Zorian
The Timeless Classical Heroes: The Ideology of the
Greek and Roman Hero Compared through the
Works of Homer and Virgil
Emerald Bay D
1
Mathematics
Aman
Numerical Methods in Braking Analysis
Balboa Island A
2
Mathematics
Daymude
Mathematics Exposed: Cracks in the Seams of
Mathematical Certainty
Balboa Island A
2
Mathematics
Denham
The Key to a Scientifically Inclined Society: Creating
Mathematical Interest
Aliso Beach B
2
Mathematics
Khosravi
Numerical Methods in Braking Analysis
Balboa Island A
2
Mathematics
Lotorto
Opening Pandora’s Box: How Complex, Financial
Mathematic Formulas Engendered a Stock Market
Apocalypse
Emerald Bay E
1
Mathematics
Molina
Solving First Order Linear Equations Using p-adic
Integers
Poster
Mathematics
Orlinsky
Promoting a Cure: Using Mathematical Modeling and
Experimental Results to Predict the Infectiousness of
the Ebola Virus
Mathematics
Roe
Predicting the Unpredictable: Stochastic Processes
and the Physics of the Stock Market
Mathematics
Sorourifar
Squaring a Circle: Creative Solutions to an Irrational
Problem
Balboa Island A
2
Mathematics
Tintcheva
Promoting a Cure: Using Mathematical Modeling and
Experimental Results to Predict the Infectiousness of
the Ebola Virus
Balboa Island A
1
Music
Sarvi
Understanding Musical Harmony: A Visual Approach
Through Mathematics
Balboa Island A
1
Neurobiology
Dominguez
Dopamine: The Science of Motivation and Addiction
Aliso Beach A
2
Neuroscience
Sobek
Consciousness after Clinical Death: Can We Verify
Animation beyond Physical Mortality?
Neuroscience
Thibodeau
Neurological Impairment: The Effects of Contact
Sports on the Cognitive, Neurological and
Physiological Development in Young Athletes
Balboa Island A
1
Poster
Poster
Balboa Island B
1
Nutrition
Bierlein
Pretty Hurts: How Food Coloring Influences the Body
and Mind
Newport Beach A
3
Nutrition
Denholtz
Listen to the Squirrels: GMOs in the United States
Today
Newport Beach A
3
Oceanography
Metzger
Arctic Sea Ice Melt: How It Is Affecting Us and How
We Can Solve It Oceanography
Urquilla
Ocean Acidification: The Impact on Marine and
Human Life
Philosophy
Chong
Philosophy
Poster
Newport Beach A
2
Walking out of the Factory Line: A Gadamerian
Approach to Freire’s Banking Model of Education
Aliso Beach A
3
Collins
How Death Affects Life before It
Woods Cove A
2
Philosophy
Gutierrez
The Supplemental Love
Emerald Bay D
3
Philosophy
Lapuos
Love as a Stride toward Death
Woods Cove A
1
Philosophy
Lawino
Prostitution: Does Legalization Harm Prostitutes?
Emerald Bay B
2
Philosophy
Luck
Capitalism and Satisfaction: Measuring National
Well-Being through Wealth vs. through Happiness
Emerald Bay E
1
Philosophy
Morad
The Interaction of Afro-Pessimism and International
Relations: Attempts at “Fixing” Other Nations
Resulting in New Hegemony
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Philosophy
Ng
If Only Plato's Rulers Were Mothers Too
Woods Cove A
1
Philosophy
Song
The Republic and The Giver: Observing Injustice
through the Lens of Fiction
Woods Cove A
1
Philosophy
Zhou
From Paralysis to Embodied Transcendence
Crescent Bay A
2
Physics
Alayyan
Project Kinetic Owl
Aliso Beach B
3
Physics
Alhani
Applied Nanotechnolgy: Photovoltaics
Newport Beach A
1
Physics
Bunch
Mars Rocks! Robotic Sample Return in Martian
Environments
Aliso Beach B
1
Physics
Couch
Project Kinetic Owl
Aliso Beach B 3
Physics
Flores
Mars Rocks! Robotic Sample Return in Martian
Environments
Aliso Beach B
1
Physics
Flores
Project Lambda
Newport Beach A
2
Physics
Gaddy
Nuclear Fusion: A Projected Timeline
Aliso Beach B
2
Physics
Kemnitz
Mars Rocks! Robotic Sample Return in Martian
Environments
Aliso Beach B
1
Physics
Lam
Project Kinetic Owl
Aliso Beach B 3
Physics
Maaouni
Project Kinetic Owl
Aliso Beach B 3
Physics
Medina
Roman Extraction: Exploring Mars for Plutonium
Newport Beach A
2
Physics
Molina
Mars Rocks! Robotic Sample Return in Martian
Environments
Aliso Beach B
1
Physics
Nystrom
Project Kinetic Owl
Aliso Beach B 3
Physics
Prescott
Applied Nanotechnolgy: Photovoltaics
Newport Beach A
1
Physics
Prescott
Joule Thief: Maximizing Battery Lifespan
Physics
Rodriguez
Applied Nanotechnolgy: Photovoltaics
Physics
Rudd
Project Kinetic Owl
Physics
Shively
Relatively Simple Relativity with IPython Interactive
Simulations
Physics
Weatherspoon
Mars Rocks! Robotic Sample Return in Martian
Environments
Aliso Beach B
1
Political Science
Alamire
Hydropolitics: Waging a Water War
Crescent Bay C
1
Political Science
Banal
Put Your Money Where Your Mouse Is: Net
Neutrality, Capitalism, and the First Amendment
Crescent Bay B
3
Political Science
Brooks
Public Defense, or Public Incarceration? An UnderFunded Public Defense Violates the Sixth
Amendment, and Ultimately Furthers Inequality in
America
Crescent Bay C
2
Political Science
Carr
Data Analytics: The Obama Campaign's Key to
Victory in 2012
Crescent Bay B
2
Political Science
Cormier
Race and the Chasm of Justice
Balboa Island B
3
Political Science
Denney
Comprehensive Student Initiated Education Reform:
The Potential for Change within Our System of
Higher Education
Crescent Bay B
2
Political Science
Goharbin
Spying Eye: Security, Privacy and Freedom in the
Post-9/11 Surveillance State
Crescent Bay B
3
Political Science
Guzman
Turn up for What: Spreading Hope through
Democracy
Crescent Bay B
2
Political Science
Hakobyan
Is the Eurasian Economic Union the Next Soviet
Union?
Emerald Bay E
3
Political Science
Jacobson
Why Hasn't Palestine Been Granted Statehood? A
Case Analysis
Crescent Bay D
1
Political Science
James
The Necessity of Student Activism: Decreased
Government Subsidies Jeopardize Students and
Higher Education
Aliso Beach A
3
Political Science
Kasibhatla
An Interpretation of Democratic Theory: Philosophia,
Naturalis et Politicus
Emerald Bay C
2
Political Science
Kim
The Pursuit of Happiness: Minors Crossing the U.S.
Border
Poster
Political Science
Moradian
Revenge Porn: Social and Political Approaches to a
Growing Problem
Crescent Bay C
Poster
Newport Beach A
1
Aliso Beach B 3
Poster
2
Political Science
Pamungkas
Super PACs: A Potential Scourge of American
Democracy
Crescent Bay B
2
Political Science
Rios
2 + 2 = 5: The Discrepancy of California Higher
Education, Ourselves, and State Funding
Crescent Bay B
3
Political Science
Simon
Private Prison System: Corruption And Fear
Crescent Bay D
3
Political Science
Tran
Human Trafficking: Victims of Southeast Asia’s
Social Morality and Economic Inequalities
Pacific Ballroom A
3
Political Science
Vasquez
How Do You Like These Apples? Rooting-out the
Truth behind GMO Food and the Influential Role of
Big Agriculture
Newport Beach B
1
Political Science
Wagstaff
Politicians and Opportunity Costs: How Pay-to-Play
Campaign Financing Creates Disincentives for Robust
Policy Analysis and Promotes Self-Protective Voting
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Political Science
Zhang
The Fat Tax: A Remedy for Obesity?
Balboa Island B
1
Psychology
Alvarado
Self-Regulation and Interpersonal Communication
Doheny Beach D
1
Psychology
Alvarado
Right Hemisphere Prefrontal Cortex Damage and Its
Dangerous Effects on Human Behavior
Psychology
Balaban
Condom Acceptance: Variance in Area and Sex
Balboa Island B
2
Psychology
Banh
It’s All in the Genes: A Study of the Influence of
Biological Information on Attitudes toward
Homosexuality
Doheny Beach C
2
Psychology
Barete
Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Breakdown of the
Available Treatments and Therapies
Doheny Beach B
2
Psychology
Beltran-Castillo
The Quiet Concern: A Study Examining Advertising's
Preference for Extroversion
Doheny Beach D
3
Psychology
Beltran-Castillo
Self-Regulation and Student Success
Psychology
Bina
Seeing is Not Believing: How Memory Research
Discredits Eyewitness Testimony
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Psychology
Burnstan
Understanding the Increase in ADHD diagnoses
throughout the United States
Emerald Bay B
3
Psychology
Cabrera
The Relation between Social Media and Intimate
Relationships
Emerald Bay B
3
Psychology
Chae
False Memories and Eyewitness Testimonies: Can
Your Memories be Trusted?
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Psychology
Connelly
Self-Regulation and Student Success
Poster
Psychology
Coulombe
Self-Regulation and Student Success
Poster
Psychology
Delavary
The Beneficial Results Found in the Neurobiological
Correlates of Meditation
Poster
Poster
Emerald Bay A
1
Psychology
DerSookiassian
Mind and Body Dualism: The Effects of Meditative
Practice on Overall Health
Emerald Bay A
1
Psychology
Dhindsa
Self-Regulation and Student Success
Psychology
Escobedo
Follow Your Nose: The Essence of Attraction
Emerald Bay B
2
Psychology
Escudero IV
The Link between Personality and Ideologies
Emerald Bay A
3
Psychology
Espinoza
Facebook and Self-Esteem: What's the Relationship?
Emerald Bay A
2
Psychology
Forde
Self-Regulation and Student Success
Psychology
Garcia
In Search of a Smile: Gender Differences in Smile
Reciprocity
Psychology
Garcia
Fighting Depression: How to Beat It
Psychology
Gardner
Psychology
Poster
Poster
Aliso Beach A
2
Doheny Beach B
2
Gender Neutral Parenting: Child-Rearing for the
Fluid Parent
Emerald Bay B
1
Guzenski
Does Where You Eat Predict Your Grades?: A Look
at Extroversion, GPA, and Eating Location
Emerald Bay A
3
Psychology
Harvey
Crime and Punishment: Perception and Prejudice in
Criminal Psychology on College Campuses
Poster
Psychology
Heryford
Condom Acceptance: Variance in Area and Sex
Balboa Island B
2
Psychology
Hong
The Impact of Classroom Peer Mentors and Cognitive
Interventions on Students’ Academic Success
Aliso Beach A
1
Psychology
Iñiguez
Hashtag Social Networking Sites: The Effects SNS
Have on Users' Self-esteem
Doheny Beach D
2
Psychology
Izumi
Self-Regulation and Student Success
Psychology
Johnson
Sex, Skin, and Bones Sell: The Influence of Media on
Distorting the Perception of Healthy Body Images of
Females
Newport Beach B
2
Psychology
Kha
How Rude! Perceived Rudeness in Cellphone Usage
Balboa Island A
3
Psychology
Khachatourian
Caffeine and Mental Illness
Doheny Beach A
3
Psychology
Khachatryan
The Impact of Childhood Trauma on
Neurodevelopment, Mental Health, and Behavior
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Psychology
Kim
Sex, Skin, and Bones Sell: The Influence of Media on
Distorting the Perception of Healthy Body Images of
Females
Newport Beach B
2
Psychology
Le
Sports Injury in Non-Professional Youth Athletes:
Fixed Mindset Messages Can Contribute To Injury
Possibilities
Emerald Bay A
3
Psychology
Leigh
Crime and Punishment: Perception and Prejudice in
Criminal Psychology on College Campuses
Psychology
Lewis
Condom Acceptance: Variance in Area and Sex
Poster
Poster
Balboa Island B
2
Psychology
Lim
The Impact of Classroom Peer Mentors and Cognitive
Interventions on Student’s Academic Success
Aliso Beach A
1
Psychology
Llamas
Humanity vs. Wealth: The Psychology of Money
Crescent Bay D
3
Psychology
Lo
Put on Shuffle Play: The Effects of Musical Genre and
Tempo on Text Recall
Emerald Bay A
1
Psychology
Lo
Nurturing Food: The Effects of Commensality and
Food Sharing on Sense of Belonging
Psychology
Madrigal
Is Pornography Helpful?
Psychology
Madrigal
Self-Regulation and Interpersonal Communication
Psychology
McEntee
Potential Mate Selection: Do Opposites Attract?
Poster
Psychology
Montes
Possible Causes of Social Communication Problems in
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Poster
Psychology
Moradian
Caffeine and Mental Illness
Psychology
Muñoz
Psychology
Poster
Crescent Bay C
2
Doheny Beach D
1
Doheny Beach A
3
Can Humans Create “Spooky Action From a
Distance?” Using Quantum Theory to Teleport
Information
Aliso Beach B
2
Noble
Texting and Driving: An Analysis of College Students
Emerald Bay A
3
Psychology
Norton
Condom Acceptance: Variance in Area and Sex
Balboa Island B
2
Psychology
O’Brien
Warped Vision: Visual Imagery and the Neurobiology
of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Doheny Beach D
2
Psychology
O'Camb
We Are More Fearful of Whites Than Minorities: A
Comparison of the Perception of Arabs vs. Whites at
an Airport
Balboa Island B
3
Psychology
Paule
In Search of a Smile: Gender Differences in Smile
Reciprocity
Aliso Beach A
2
Psychology
Rivkin
Discerning the Morally Colorblind: A Hermeneutical
Critique of the Contemporary Significations of the
Psychopath
Emerald Bay A
2
Psychology
Rodriguez
Current Observations and Trends in Male Eating
Disorders
Pacific Ballroom B
3
Psychology
Serrato
ROCD: A Way to Ruin Your Sex Life
Emerald Bay B
2
Psychology
Sewell
They May Have Lied When They Said Skin Color
Didn’t Matter: A Study of How African Americans’
Skin Complexions Are Perceived by other Ethnicities
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Psychology
Sipan
Racism/White Preference: Does it Exist in this Local
Community Today?
Doheny Beach D
3
Psychology
Stevens
The Relationship Between Qualities of College
Professors and Student Academic Success
Aliso Beach A
3
Psychology
Strohl
Economic Deprivation and Cognitive Development
Emerald Bay A
2
Psychology
Tanksley
How to Create Failures: Brains, Learning, and
Standardized Testing
Aliso Beach A
1
Psychology
Taylor
In Search of a Smile: Gender Differences in Smile
Reciprocity
Aliso Beach A
2
Psychology
Thompson
The Effects of Gender and Attire on Receptivity
Woods Cove C
1
Psychology
Vaccarino
In Search of a Smile: Gender Differences in Smile
Reciprocity
Aliso Beach A
2
Psychology
Virk
Reaching Peak Performance with Visualizations
Doheny Beach D
2
Psychology
Woo
In Search of a Smile: Gender Differences in Smile
Reciprocity
Aliso Beach A
2
Psychology
Yan
Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain: Why Females
May Suffer More Adverse Effects Than Males
Poster
Psychology
Yip
The Brain Mechanisms Underlying Audioverbal
Hallucinations in Non-Clinical or Non-Psychotic
Individuals
Poster
Psychology
Yogi
Digitally United, Yet Socially Estranged: The
Influence of Social Media on our Interpersonal
Relationships
Psychology
Zamora
Psychology
Pacific Ballroom B
2
Don’t Get Fat! Are Mothers of Daughters Who Don’t
Give Second Helpings Perceived More Negatively
Than Mothers of Sons?
Emerald Bay A
2
Zhu
Internet Gaming Addiction: The Catastrophic Effects
of Gaming-Related Visual Cues
Doheny Beach D
1
Psychology
Zuniga
Hashtag Social Networking Sites: The Effects SNS
Have on Users' Self-esteem
Doheny Beach D
2
Religion
Stephenson
The Jews are Alive: The Trajectory of Anti-Semitism
Balboa Island B
3
Sociology
Abrams
The Collateral Damage of the War on Drugs: The
Development and Consequences of a Perpetual
Offensive on Drug Addicts and the Communities They
Come from
Crescent Bay D
2
Sociology
Ali
A Dangerous Love Triangle: False Advertisement in
Hospital Ratings, Doctors, and Drugs
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Sociology
Al-Madi
It Takes Two to Talk: The Importance of Social
Motivation When Learning a Language
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Sociology
Ames
The Color of Racism: The Effect of the Symbolic
Associations of Colors on Racism
Doheny Beach D
3
Sociology
Arasteh
Success Through Eucation: Sending Immigrants to
College Immigrant Culture and its Effect on
Academics
Crescent Bay D
3
Sociology
Banal
Great Sexpectations: A Sociological Approach to
Sexuality in American Society
Sociology
Baron
Sparing the Rod, Sparing the Child
Poster
Emerald Bay B
3
Sociology
Basurto
The Transgression of Worth: How Poverty Destroys
Whiteness as a Social Currency
Emerald Bay E
3
Sociology
Blanshard
Child Soldiers: The Ugliness of the Twenty-First
Century
Crescent Bay C
3
Sociology
Botello
The Victimization of Mexican-American Adolescents
into a Gang Subculture
Woods Cove B
2
Sociology
Briët
The English-Only Debate: A Social Conflict
Theoretical Analysis on the Compelling Perspectives
on Bilingual Education
Poster
Sociology
Brooks
Criminal By Design: A Bio-psychosocial Analysis of
Criminality in the U.S.
Poster
Sociology
Cabrera
Social Comparison: Effects on Body Image
Satisfaction, Self-Esteem, and Gender
Emerald Bay B
1
Sociology
Castro
Deleuze and Gottlieb: A Critical Development of
Painting
Emerald Bay E
2
Sociology
Chavez
The Achievement Gap: Direct Influences Affecting
Minority Students
Crescent Bay B
3
Sociology
Chumacero-Rojas
Gender Inequality and the Culture of Oppression:
Observations on the Worldwide Victimization of
Women
Crescent Bay D
1
Sociology
Cox
Animal Trafficking and Its Environmental
Repercussions: How Humans are Destroying Earth’s
Exotic Wildlife
Poster
Sociology
De La Torre
Are the Personal Opinions of Medical Professionals
and the Public Still Deterrents of National Healthcare
Policy?: A Survey
Pacific Ballroom B
1
Sociology
Fermin
Working Against Working Women: The Relationship
between the Continuing Influence of Gender Roles
and the Discrimination Against Women in Corporate
America
Balboa Island B
2
Sociology
Gallaga
South Africa's Apartheid System and Steps Towards
Freedom and Equality
Crescent Bay D
1
Sociology
Gallaga
The Effects of Apartheid on South Africa's
Educational System: Then and Now
Crescent Bay C
1
Sociology
Gonzalez
Healthcare Fraud in Medi-Cal and Medicare and the
Effects of Fraud in the Healthcare Sector
Poster
Sociology
Handjojo
The Have's vs the Have Not's: The Case of Medical
Malpractice in the United States
Poster
Sociology
Huang
The Consequences of Drug Addiction: Nurses Risking
Their Careers to Maintain a Drug Habit
Crescent Bay D
2
Sociology
Hursky
Gender Stereotypes: Normative Assertiveness as
Observed in Self Presentation
Crescent Bay B
1
Sociology
Julima
Hip Hop and History; The History in Hip Hop
Woods Cove B
2
Sociology
Kang
The Vietnam Syndrome and the Tragedies of the
Wars in Vietnam and Iraq
Crescent Bay C
3
Sociology
Karp
Doheny Beach B
2
Sociology
Kim
The Destruction of Society: How Cell Phones Are
Running Our Lives
The Unification of North and South Korea: Is
Germany an Appropriate Model for Unification?
Crescent Bay D
1
Sociology
Kim
The Implementation of Electronic Health Records
Poster
Sociology
Lawson
Doheny Beach B
2
Sociology
Le
The Destruction of Society: How Cell Phones Are
Running Our Lives
Gender Stereotypes: Normative Assertiveness as
Observed in Self Presentation
Crescent Bay B
1
Sociology
Liang
From Animosity to Fondness: Anime's Role in
America’s Evolving Relationship with Japan
Poster
Sociology
Lukasiewicz
Skin Over Skills: The Sexualization of Female
Athletes
Woods Cove C
2
Sociology
Magana Cornejo
The Dilemma of "Obamacare": Those Who Benefit
Most Oppose It
Crescent Bay C
2
Sociology
Manzella
Education First?
Sociology
Mazon
The Imagination in Cultural Learning: A Departure
from Knowledge-based Cultural Construct
Sociology
McCann
I’m Still Not an Equal: Gender Inequality Still
Rampant in the 21st Century
Sociology
Mirzoian
Sociology
Poster
Balboa Island B
2
Newport Beach B
2
Ethnic Diversity and Prosperity: A Systematic Study
on the Ethnic Density Effect and Ethnic Isolation
Aliso Beach A
3
Nicholson
Challenging Cultural Stigmas: Finding Ways to
Engage Perceptions and Problems of Homelessness
Balboa Island B
3
Sociology
O'Brien
Beatlemania: How the British Invasion Defined the
American Identity
Emerald Bay D
2
Sociology
Pei
What Is "Hip-Hop" Now?: From Artistry to
Consumerism
Woods Cove B
2
Sociology
Perez-Verduzco
Color-Coordinated: Recognizing the Disparity in
Education
Crescent Bay C
1
Sociology
Quach
The Model Minority’s Bamboo Ceiling
Pacific Ballroom A
2
Sociology
Quan
Deconstructing Heterosexism: Opening Our
Awareness to Our Own Homophobic Attitudes
Emerald Bay B
1
Sociology
Qureshi
Doheny Beach B
2
Sociology
Rochel
The Destruction of Society: How Cell Phones Are
Running Our Lives
How Harmful Intolerance and Discrimination Can
Truly Be: The Effects of Society on the Health of
Transgender People
Newport Beach B
3
Sociology
Romero
Elder Abuse: Financial Fraud and Its Perpetrators
Poster
Sociology
Sabaghzadeh
Behind The Minds Of Stock Fraud Criminals
Crescent Bay D
Sociology
Sakata
From Animosity to Fondness: Anime's Role in
America’s Evolving Relationship with Japan
Poster
Sociology
Samai
Why Lighter-Skinned Black Women Triumph Over
Darker-Skinned Black Women in Mainstream Music
Sociology
Schmittle
The Prevalence of Mortgage Fraud and Its
Correlation with Identity Theft
Sociology
Sheagley
The Problem with IQ Tests
Sociology
Shin
Sociology
Woods Cove C
2
1
Poster
Pacific Ballroom A
1
Changing and Uneven Worlds: A Social Interactionist
Analysis of Gender Construction and Gender
Stratification
Woods Cove C
1
Smith
Psychedelics: Exploring the Possibilities
Aliso Beach A
2
Sociology
Souisa
Interest or Obsession? The Dangers of Stalking in
Relationships
Sociology
Todd
Misogyny Aged Like a Fine Wine: A Symbolic
Interactionist Approach to Sex Discrimination in the
Workplace
Sociology
Tran
Modern Day Discrimination - School Segregation
Sociology
Tsang
The Transgression of Worth: How Poverty Destroys
Whiteness as a Social Currency
Emerald Bay E
3
Sociology
Vandre
Mission Status Curious: Evaluating Causes of Veteran
Students’ Underperformance in College Classrooms
Aliso Beach A
1
Sociology
Villasor
The Search for Power and Empowerment: Why Sex
Trafficking Persists Today
Emerald Bay B
2
Sociology
Wolde-Yohannes
The Effects of Social Networking on Aristotle’s Three
Components of Friendships
Woods Cove A
1
Sociology
Wolotsky
Doheny Beach B
2
Sociology
Wood
The Destruction of Society: How Cell Phones Are
Running Our Lives
Photo-Retouching in Advertising: The Role of
Technology in the Destruction of Women’s SelfEsteem
Woods Cove A
2
Sociology
Zhang
Gender Stereotypes: Normative Assertiveness as
Observed in Self Presentation
Crescent Bay B
1
Sociology
Zhang
When English is Not a Choice: A Social Conflict
Analysis of the English-Only Movement
Poster
Sociology
Zheng
A Sight of Racial Preference Admission: The Social
Opinions Toward the Affirmative Action Admission
Policy and Further Suggestions on Racial Diversity in
Colleges
Poster
Visual Arts
Reynolds
The Living Document of a Dying Moment: The
Subconscious Manifestation of a Photographer’s
Imminent Mortality in the Photograph
Poster
Newport Beach B
2
Poster
Emerald Bay E
2
Visual Studies
Lopez
Fight Club ft. Sigmund Freud
Women’s Studies
Gallaer
Women and Their Second Skin: Tattoos Help Create
a Deeper Identity
Women's Studies
Petkova
War on Women: The American Rape Epidemic
World Languages
Tanizaki
History's Effects on Japanese Language Maintenance
and Identification with the Japanese American
Subculture
Crescent Bay B
1
Poster
Woods Cove C
Poster
2
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