Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

 

A selection of posters and abstracts presented at Chapman University's Student Scholar Symposium (formerly Student Research Day) each fall and spring.

Full Abstract Volumes:
Fall 2021 | Spring 2022
Fall 2020 | Spring 2021
Fall 2019 | Spring 2020
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Fall 2015 | Spring 2016
Fall 2014 | Spring 2015
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Submissions from 2015

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Institutionalized Racism and the Death Penalty, Ashleigh Ellis

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International Students in the United States: Identity Change and Cultural Perceptions from the Female Perspective, Sarah Persau

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Judicial Activism’s Effect on Judicial Elections, Nick Fernandes

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Least Among Brethren, Dami Onifade

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Lithium-ion Battery Recycling: Analyzing Methods of Cobalt and Lithium Resource Reclamation, Devon Bloss

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Living Between the Lines: Intersectionality and Self-Actualization in Shakespeare's Plays, Morgan L. Green

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Long-Term White Matter Pathology Following a Novel Model of Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Casey Tiefenthaler, Eric M. Gold, Daniel Hoa, Brian J. Cummings, and Aileen J. Anderson

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Media Representation of Service Animals, Arthur Blaser, Beth Haller, Chelsea Jones, and Sarai Urzua

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Media Use and International Engagement, Brenna Parish

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Molecular Insights into Prostate Cancerization: Telomere Length, EGR-1 Expression, and Regulation of MIC‐1, PDGF-A, and FAS, Emily Frisch, Kristin Gabriel, and Marco Bisoffi

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Moving Back to the 18th Century View's of Women's Role and Perception of Their Lives: The Case of Motherhood, Yelena Liepelt

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Muslim-Americans and Party Identification, Brianna Blaschke

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Muslim Stereotypes and Nuclear Iran, David S. Norick

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#NARCISSUS, Lauren Potts

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Negative Campaigns and Their Influence on Voter Attitudes, Estefan Colindres

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News Media Consumption as a Generational Phenomenon and the Relationship to Perceptions of Civic Duty in the American Electorate, Kelsey Cena

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Opinions on the Affordable Care Act: The Role of Self-Interest, Bradley J. West

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Partisanship and Foreign Policy, Sauran Mussin

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Perceptions of Immigration in America, Manuel Cardoza

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Personality Types and Attachment Styles Underlying Body Dissatisfaction, Milad Khosravi and David Frederick

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Physics of Golf, Jake Gross

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Political Activism and Trust in Government, Josh Nudelman

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Political Participation of Millennials in the United States and Western Europe, Jenny Bhatia

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Possible Precursor Events to Earthquakes and the Resulting Effects on Organic Material in the Surrounding Water Bodies, Kiyoko Nakatsui

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Predictors of Support for a Woman President, Frances Chang

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Prodigies on YouTube: Finding the Genuine Artist in Youth, Priscilla Peraza

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Prostate Field Cancerization – Thinking Outside the Tumor, Dor Shoshan

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Puffs and Tufts: A Comparison of Trichodesmium Colony Formations and Nutrient Availability Across the North Atlantic Ocean Using Remote Sensing Methods, Marc Rosenfield

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Re-Examining the Gender Gap: What Are "Women's Issues"?, Katerina Ioannides

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Reliability of Precision in Motion Software, Nicole Laura, Kristen Petrillo, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler, and Richard Beuttler

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Removal of Pb and H2S from ACS Test Procedure For Meta-Phosphoric Acid, Christopher Atlas and Ron Lacock

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R Project in the Clinic, Matthew Asmus, Brianna Roberts, Brittney Tanaka, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler, and Richard Beuttler

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Saharan Dust Storms and Hurricane Katrina's Cyclogenesis: Examining Correlative Patterns by using Remote Sensing Imagery, Devon Bloss

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Spring 2015 Student Research Day Abstract Volume, Chapman University Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Structural Basis of Drug Discovery Targeting SK Channels for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Tia Alexander

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Support for Welfare, Matthew Reminick

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Terrorism Through American Eyes, Jacob Blaznek

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The Angry Electorate - Affect and Voting Decision Making, Negeen Amirieh

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The Decline of Marginal Districts in Congressional Elections, Daniel Zimmerman

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The Effectiveness of Warning Labels and Subvertising on Reducing the Harmful Effects of Media Exposure, Yasmin Akbari, Gaganjyot Sandhu, Terri Scott, and David Frederick

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The Effect of Voter Identification Laws on Voter Turnout, Robert Heins

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The Effects of a Caloric Restrictive Diet on Bone Mineral Density and Bone Strength in Male and Female Rats, Haley Folta

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The Impact of a 20% vs. a 40% Caloric Restrictive Diet on Bone Mineral Density During the Growth Period in Male Rats, Kassandra Lee

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The Process of “Managing” Volunteers: The Ironic Importance of Helping Your Helpers, Samantha Cressey

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The Public Choice Theory in Public Opinion, Dorji Tshoden

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The Voice of The Motherland: Exploring the Development of Russian Music Before Mikhail Glinka, Alvin Ly

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Voter Trust and the Power of Direct Democracy: An Exploration into the Importance of Legitimate Forms of Governing in a Democracy, Emma Brent

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Voting Preference, Religion and Ethnicity’s Impact on Party Identification, Benjamin Gourley

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What Constitutes Sexual Consent and Assault? The Effects of Verbal, Physical, and Linguistic Cues, Megi Herring, Crystle-Joie Agbayani, and David Frederick

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Who Cares About Inequality of Opportunity and Why?, James Trocme

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Why Doesn't Negative Behave? Inferences from Emotional Language, Adriana Ariza, Connie Shears, Maisy Lam, Amy Cohen, Melissa Bond, Mackenzie Smith, Erika Sam, and Jay Kim

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Yo Soy Latino: Does My Vote Matter?, Jonathan Charres

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Young Voter Turnout, Conner Larkin

Submissions from 2014

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Absentee Voting & Expanding Electoral Participation, Alyse Marie Frederick

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Accommodating Hyperaroused Information Processing in Persons at Risk for Alcoholism, Kellianne Clark and Jaclyn Cutler

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Adjusting Learning Parameters to Increase Cognitive Resource Allocation in Persons with Alcoholism Risk, Brooke Snelgrove, Taylor Stephens, Yasmin Akbari, Reyn Yoshiura, and Lilian Andrade

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Aerosols, Hurricanes, and their Interactions : A Case Study of Hurricane Sandy, Andrew Fontenot, Hesham el-Askary, and W. Lau

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American Identity and Party Affiliation, Erika Aranda

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A Preliminary Study of Distracted Driving, Sarina Karwande, Ashley Nieto, and Lauren Rhodes

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Arsenic Bioaccessibility as a Function of Rainfall Exposure and Time in Mining-Impacted Sediments, Katherine Whiteman and Christopher S. Kim

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Arts for Instigating Social Change: Truth Behind the Sinking of the MV Sewol, Ivy Kwon

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Assessment of the Effects of Caffeine, Gallic Acid, and Epigallocatechin-3-gallate on Cell Inhibition, PIM-3 and E. cadherin Protein Levels in Two Lines of Pancreatic Cancer Cells, Lena Haddad and Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith

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A Trend Analysis of Aerosol Related Parameters and their Relation to Precipitation Variability in Arizona, Krista Rasmussen and Hesham el-Askary

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Birth By Sleep: An Immersive Adventure through Wonderland, Edd Bass

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Bobby Sands and Public Perception, Reed Burke

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“Can You Hear Me? Do You Care?”: The Police as Agents of Social Control against Black Women in the U.S., Desiree Greenhouse

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Challenging Conventional Campaign Wisdom, Bradley Joyner

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China-Based Industrial Espionage, Joel Savary

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Cognitive Neurosciene and Its Applications to Contemporary Acting Theory, Ryan Stiffelman

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Comparison of Tetrad and Degree of Difference Sensory Testing Methods in Evaluating the Quality of Flour Tortillas, Kristine Futalan, Criselda Toto, and Heather McDonald

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Dancing Through Life: Allosteric Transitions and Structural Analysis of Hsp70 and Hsp110 Chaperone Proteins, Gabrielle Stetz and Gennady M. Verkhivker

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Deconstructing Chaos: The Role of Pitch Hierarchy in Music Perception, Gabrielle Stetz

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Devising: Improving a Perceived Glistening Community!, Katie Laner

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Dreams of a Motley Graduation Cap: A Proposal for Stand-Up Comedy in Higher Education, David Patterson

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Duverger’s Law and Strategic Voting in Large Scale Elections, Caleb Sturges

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Effects of Exposure Time on Cu(II) Adsorption and Retention to Iron Oxyhydroxide Nanoparticles, Anthony Torossian, Jack Jacobs, and Christopher S. Kim

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Engineered PLGA Nanoparticles for Delivery of siRNA in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells, Sydney Pong, Samit Shah, and Vivek Gupta

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Exploring Unusual Post-Graduate Careers in the Arts, Caroline Hawkins

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Factors that Shape U.S. Public Opinion on Foreign Policy, Julianne O'Connor

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Faith, Works, and Praxis: Emergent Post-Colonialism and the Catholic Church in North America, Alexander Odicino

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Fall 2014 Student Research Day Abstract Volume, Chapman University Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

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Gender, War, and Politics, Madeline Robinson

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HAIR: A Discussion of Performative American Masculinities, Adam Lee

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How the Presence of Plastic in the North Pacific Gyre Affects the Growth of Thalassiosira through Remote Sensing and Laboratory Replication, Jordynn Brennan and Hesham el-Askary

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“I Can Take an Empty Space and Call it a Bare Stage”: Searching for a Through-Line in the Diverse Roles of the Theatre Director, Bettina Mueller-Tuescher

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Increasing Response Time and Response Evaluation Time Compensates for Information Processing Difficulties in Persons at Risk for Alcoholism, Yasmin Akbari

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Inside the Boudoir: Designing the World of Lynn Nottage’sIntimate Apparel, Megan Parish

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Iranian Nuclear Proliferation and Sanctions, Bailey Nicole Burlingame

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Iran’s Attempt to Reverse Declining Population, Ashley Broderick

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K-12 Teachers and Parents: How Do Length and Frequency of Serial Arguments Affect Perceived Resolvability in the Parent-Teacher Relationship?, Jimena Galvan, Selena Pang, Paula Pearl, Justin Villasenor, and Miranda Wall

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Kinetic Sculpture in Theatre and Live Entertainment, Francesca Muscolo

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K-Pop Or K-Death? The Mirrored Oppression From Hollywood In The 1930s, Molly Welsh

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Let Them Make Art: Why Unified Arts Festivals are Beneficial for Independent Artists, Anton Gress

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Lighting Design Proposal for Tom Stoppard's "Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead", Nikolai Eiteneer

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Long Term Ground Based Precipitation Data Analysis: Spatial and Temporal Variability, Luciano Rodriguez, Cyril S. Rakovski, Hesham el-Askary, and Mohamed Allali

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Mass Distribution and Surface Area Trends of Size Fractionated Arsenic-Bearing Mine Tailings, Kory Cablay and Christopher S. Kim

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Maximizing Sharability and Persuasiveness on Web 2.0, Yuhua (Jake) Liang, Christina Lopez, Tim Seavey, and Shelby Stanton

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Mind+Body: An Ethnodrama About Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Jake Russell Thompson

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Mirroring Reality: Music in Video Games, Allison Burr

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Molecular Insights into Prostate Field Cancerization: Telomere Length, EGR-­‐1 Expression, and Regulation of MIC-­‐1, PDGF-­‐A, and FAS, Emily Frisch, Kristin Gabriel, and Marco Bisoffi