2016-17

“Minding the ‘Unbridgeable Gap’: The Future of Conscientious Objection in a Secular Age”

  • Alain León, Philosophy
  • Faculty-Mentor: Rico Vitz, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy
  • Venues:
    • International Academy for Bioethical Inquiry, St. Louis University, St. Louis (August)
    • 2016 Midwest Society of Christian Philosophers Conference, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri (September)
  • Published: Alain Julian León and Rico Vitz. Christian Bioethics Journal: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality (Oxford University Press): Volume 23, Issue 2, pp. 149-168 (August 2017)

"#All Of Us In Wonderland (original theatrical performance)"

  • Bethany Arneson, Sarah Campbell, Ashleigh Coe, Madeline Kuns, Sara Lindsey, Kelsey Maher, Katelyn Merrit, and Maren Plog, Theater Arts
  • Faculty-Mentor: Monica Ganas, Professor, Department of Theater Arts
  • Venue: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland (August)

“Qualitative Study of Diversity Dynamics Affecting the Formation of Inclusive Faith Communities”

  • Chanyan Kim and Hyun Seo Lee, Psychology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Kathryn Ecklund, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
  • Venue: American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver (August)

“Examining the Trilateral Relationships between Religiosity, Attitudes Towards Science and Education Attainment: A Partial Least Square Approach”

  • Siyan Gan, Psychology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Chong Ho Yu, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Venue: SAS Conference Analytics Experience 2016, Las Vegas (September)

“Christianity Comes to Samoa”

  • Benjamin Sever, History
  • Faculty-Mentor: Verónica A. Gutiérrez, Associate Professor, Department of History and Political Science/Director of Undergraduate Research
  • Venue: Conference on Faith and History, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia (October)

“A Shifting Nature of the Divine: Causes for Western Kenya’s Theological Breakaway from European Christianity and the Birth of the Independent Church Movement in Nyanza Province”

  • Brannon Muya, History with Theology minor
  • Faculty-Mentor: Verónica A. Gutiérrez, Associate Professor, Department of History and Political Science/Director of Undergraduate Research
  • Venue: Conference on Faith and History, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia (October)

“The History of Gender Roles in Queen Liliuokalani’s Hawaii: Destined Fall of the Hawaiian Monarchy Due to Missionary Influences”

  • Jacqueline Summers, History
  • Faculty-Mentor: Verónica A. Gutiérrez, Associate Professor, Department of History and Political Science/Director of Undergraduate Research
  • Venue: Conference on Faith and History, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia (October)

“Hypertension: Illness Representations of Filipino Americans”

  • Bethrese Padini, Psychology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Felicitas de la Cruz, Executive Director of the Office of Evaluation and Assessment, Director of the Center for the Study of Health Disparities, and Professor in the School of Nursing Doctoral Programs
  • Venue: Sigma Theta Tau International Odyssey Conference 2016, Ontario, CA (October)

“After a Disaster: Post-trauma Intervention for Children”

  • Jillian Haag, Psychology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Alan Oda, Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Venue: National Collegiate Honors Conference, Seattle (October)

“Minimum Zero-diagonal Ranks of Complete Graphs Over Zp”

  • Kevin Frank, Mathematics
  • Faculty-Mentors: Sharon McCathern, Associate Professor, and Andre Harmse, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
  • Venue: Mathematical Association of America Section Meeting, California State University, Los Angeles (October)

“Hypersocial Behavior in Mice Associated With the Heterozygous Deletion of GTF2i, a Gene Deleted in William Beuren Syndrome and Duplicated in Some Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder”

  • Cassandra Liew (Biology), Brandon González (Biology), and Gabriel Allaf (Biology with a Business Minor)
  • Faculty-Mentor: Loren Martin, Department of Clinical Psychology
  • Venue: Society for Neuroscience, San Diego Convention Center (November)

“Hypersocial Behavior in Mice Associated With the Heterozygous Deletion of GTF2i, a Gene Deleted in William Beuren Syndrome and Duplicated in Some Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder”

  • Gabriel Allaf, Biology with Business Minor
  • Faculty-Mentor: Loren Martin, Department of Clinical Psychology
  • Venue: Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research, University of California, Riverside; and the Society for Social Neuroscience, San Diego Convention Center (November)

“Emotive and Experiential Factors of Leaving the Christian Faith and the Church”

  • Emily Brown and Sarah Hyeweon Ro, Psychology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Chong Ho Yu, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Venue: Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research, University of California, Riverside (November)

“Air Flow Within Crookes Radiometer”

  • Megan Krupa, Physics and Systems Engineering
  • Faculty-Mentor: Tim Heumier, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
  • Venue (but Unable to Attend): Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research, University of California, Riverside (November)

“Determination of Dielectric Properties of Liquids Using Dielectric Spectroscopy”

  • Kaylee García, Systems Engineering
  • Faculty-Mentor: Christopher Bassey, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
  • Venue: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa (November)

“Dielectric Measurements Using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)”

  • Nicolás Villareal, Pre-Engineering 2/2 Program
  • Faculty-Mentor: Christopher Bassey, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
  • Venue: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa (November)

“Analysis of Planaria Regeneration and Neoblast Location in Response to Histone Methyltransferase Inhibition”

  • Osinachi DomNwachukwu, Biochemistry
  • Faculty-Mentor: Cristian Aguilar, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Venue: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa (November)

“Haydn Sonata in D Major, HOB33, Liszt Ballade No. 2, Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 3”

  • Sarah Quishan Shi, Piano Performance
  • Faculty-Mentor: Eugene Alcalay, Professor of Piano, School of Music
  • Venue: Music Teachers National Association Senior Piano Division Competition, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (January)

“The Wide World of WCF (Written Corrective Feedback) and Biblical Ethics”

  • Timothy Salyards, Humanities and Religious Studies with a TESOL minor
  • Faculty-Mentor: Tasha Bleistein, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL
  • Venue: Christians in English Language Teaching Conference, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle (March)

“Geriatric Socialization: Implications of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Depression in Skilled Nursing Facilities”

  • Courtney Frybarger, Social Work
  • Faculty-Mentor: Anupama Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Venue: Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, New Orleans (March)

“Post-Shelter Housing Accessed by Domestic Violence Victims and Barriers for Preferred Housing”

  • Emily Elzenberger, Social Work
  • Faculty-Mentor: Anupama Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Venue: Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, New Orleans (March)
  • Awarded: 3rd place, BDP Student Research Poster Competition

“Educating Hispanic Adults on Mental Health Issues: How Effective Are Community Presentations?”

  • Laura Hoak, Social Work
  • Faculty-Mentor: Anupama Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Venue: Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, New Orleans (March)
  • Awarded: 1st place, BDP Student Research Poster Competition

“Pursuing Cultural Awareness: Differences in Utilization of Social Services by Race/Ethnicity”

  • Libby Cha, Social Work
  • Faculty-Mentor: Anupama Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Venue: Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, New Orleans (March)

“Addressing Self-Harm Arising from Depression in Adolescence: Effectiveness of School-Based Counseling”

  • Michelle Reyna, Social Work
  • Faculty-Mentor: Anupama Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Venue: Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, New Orleans (March)

“Identifying Barriers to Orange County’s Ten-Year Plan for Ending Homelessness: Perspectives of Social Service Agency Staff”

  • Natalie Ewing, Social Work
  • Faculty-Mentor: Anupama Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Venue: Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, New Orleans (March)

“Effectiveness of Case Management: Identifying Housing Barriers Among Low-Income Hispanic Families”

  • Norma Sams, Social Work
  • Faculty-Mentor: Anupama Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Venue: Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, New Orleans (March)

“Parent Perceived Satisfaction of Head Start in Southern California”

  • Gabriel Jackson, Social Work
  • Faculty-Mentor: Anupama Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
  • Venue: Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, New Orleans (March)

“Shylock’s Excuse”

  • Brooke Adams, English Literature
  • Faculty-Mentor: Andrea Ivanov-Craig, Professor, Department of English
  • Venue: Sigma Tau Delta Conference, Louisville, Kentucky (March)

“Stages of Grief” (Series of Original Poems)

  • Elizabeth Torstenbo
  • Faculty-Mentor: Andrea Ivanov-Craig, Professor, Department of English
  • Venue: Sigma Tau Delta Conference, Louisville, Kentucky (March)

“Determining Whether Aspergillus Sclerotiorum Eradicates Termites Through Mechanisms of Apoptosis”

  • Leslie Graciano, Biology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Sarah Richart, Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Venue (but Unable to Attend): West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California (April)

“Determining Whether the Gene for Expression of Termicin is Present and Expressed in Termites as a Means to Prevent Death from Dertain Fungi”

  • Taylor Ellstrom, Biology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Sarah Richart, Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Venue (but Unable to Attend): West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California (April)

“Interactions of Personality and Religious Coping on the Relationship between Trauma, PTSD, and Substance Use Among College Students”

  • Anita Obi and Rebekah Guerra, Psychology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Curtis Lehmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Venue: Western Psychological Association Convention, Sacramento (April)

“The Relationship Between Perceptions of Mandated Parenting Classes and Parental Role Satisfaction”

  • Selena Bueno, Psychology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Priscila (Díaz) Castaneda, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Venue: Western Psychological Association Convention, Sacramento (April)

“Reasons for Living: A Closer Look at Religiousness Through the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide”

  • Cailey Whittaker, Psychology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Curtis Lehmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Venue (but Unable to Attend): Western Psychological Association Convention, Sacramento (April)

“Design and Synthesis of Cyclic Dipeptides for Biomimetic Epoxidation”

  • Cody Drisko, Chemistry
  • Faculty-Mentor: Kevin Huang, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Venue: American Chemical Society National Conference, San Francisco (April)

“DNA Templated Synthesis of Macrocycles”

  • Silas Griffin, Biochemistry and Humanities
  • Faculty-Mentor: Kevin Huang, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Venue: American Chemical Society National Conference, San Francisco (April)

“Corticosterone Activation and Temporal Baseline Adaptation to Serotonin Deficiency and Early Life Stress in B6.129(Cg)-SIc6a4tm1Kpl/J Serotonin Transporter Knockout (SERT-KO) Mice”

  • Gabriel Martin, Biology (Organismal Emphasis)
  • Faculty-Mentor: Skyla Herod, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Venue: 2017 Pacific District Meeting of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, La Positas College, Livermore, California (April)

“Overlapping Signals Found in the Schistosoma Mansoni Protein smmak16 Influence Nuclear and Nucleolar Localization”

  • Hayley Hawkins, Biology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Jon Milhon, Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Venue: 2017 Pacific District Meeting of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, La Positas College, Livermore, California (April)

“Effects of Histone Methyltransferase Inhibition on Regeneration of the Nervous Tissues of Planaria”

  • Rebecca Allen, Biochemistry
  • Faculty-Mentor: Cristian Aguilar, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Venue: 2017 Pacific District Meeting of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, La Positas College, Livermore, California (April)

“Neuroprotective Effects of 15-d-PGJ2 on Human Pericytes or Human Astrocytes Using Oxygen Glucose Deprivation (OGD)”

  • Austin Santiago, Biology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Kathleen Tallman, Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Venue: 2017 Pacific District Meeting of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, La Positas College, Livermore, California (April)

“Facilitators and Barriers to Healthcare Access in Sex Trafficking Victims”

  • Sarah Corr, Nursing
  • Faculty-Mentor: Cheryl Boyd, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Venue: Western Institute of Nursing, Denver (April)

“Impact: Students With Special Needs Making a Difference in the Development of Pre-service Teachers Elevating Understanding for Public Good”

  • Sarah Eandi, Liberal Studies
  • Faculty-Mentor: Paul Angel Flores, Director of Liberal Studies
  • Venue: Continuums of Service Conference, Campus Compact, Denver (April)

“Biculturals’ Flexible Identity Affects the Retrieval of Autobiographical Memories: An Online Replication of Wang (2008) Using a Pretest-Posttest Group Design”

  • Marikah Heinreich, Hyun Seo Lee, and Tamara Lee, Psychology
  • Faculty-Mentor: Benjamin Uel Marsh, Director of Common Day of Learning and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Venue: Western Psychology Association, Sacramento (April)

“Girl Power: Feminism on the Disney Channel”

  • Cassondra Barnes, Cinematic Arts
  • Faculty-Mentor: Thomas Parham, Executive Director, Screenwriting and Curricular Development, School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Venue: Popular Culture Association 2017 Conference, San Diego (April)
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