2011-2012

Susan Guadarrama

Major: Psychology

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Viviane Seyranian, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Overt Versus Covert Framing of Environmental Messages in Narrative Film

 

 

Ashley Harlow

Major: Psychology and Sociology

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Elaine Kaplan, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: College Life: Difference in College Experience Between First Generation and Traditional Students

 

 

 

Jonathan P. Adame

Major: Kinesiology

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Alberto F. Vallejo Ph.D. and E.Todd Schroeder Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Body Composition, BMI, and Weight Following 4 Weeks of Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) Using the Breathslim® Device

 

Yrneh G. Brown

Major: Fine Arts

Department: Roski School of Fine Arts

Faculty Advisor: Steven J. Ross, Ph.D. and Paul Von Blum, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Visibly Invisible: Albinism, Myth, and the Supernatural in Tanzania

 

Franklin E. Caldwell II

Major: Astronautical Engineerin

Department: Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Joseph Kunc, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: The Lunar Entry and Approach Platform For Research On Ground (LEAPFROG) GNC Simulation Comparison

 

Karina Casillas

Major: Public Policy Management & Planning and American Studies & Ethnicity

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Price School of Public Policy

Faculty Advisor: Gisele Ragusa, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Workforce Prep: Student Perceptions of Subject-Centered and Multi-Disciplinary Programs

 

Kyle Tyari Doss

Major: English

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Emily Anderson, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: The South Los Angeles Food Desert

 

 

Tandia R. Elijio

Major: Anthropology

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Amon Emeka, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Removable Alien: Jamaican Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy under the Obama Administration

 

Brenton Keller

Major: Philosophy and Neuroscience

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: John P. Walsh, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Treadmill Exercise Delays Intranuclear Protein Aggregation But Does Not Alter Motor Deficits in 140 CAG Knock-in Mouse Model of Huntington’s Disease

 

Yiqi Lin

Major: Neuroscience and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Keck School of Medicine

Faculty Advisor: Adam Leventhal, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: The Role of Novelty Seeking, Reward Dependence, and Anhedonia in Pathological Gambling

 

 

Eduardo Mollinedo-Pinon

Major: History

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Robin D.G. Kelley, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Neglected Music: Avante-Garde Jazz in Los Angeles 1950-1960s

 

 

Rikiesha Pierce

Major: Sociology

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Amon Emeka, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Gangsta Feminism: Hip-Hop and the Third Wave Feminist Movement

 

 

 

Richard C. Ponce Jr.

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Department: Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Michael W. Jakowec, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Altered NMDA Expression with Treadmill Exercise in the MPTP-Lesioned Mouse Model of Basal Ganglia Injury

 

 

Brendan Rabideau

Major: Philosophy and Neuroscience

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Stephen Madigan, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Temporal effects on the binding of auditory and visual modalities in working memory

 

 

Angela M. Ross

Major: Sociology and Social Sciences (Economics)

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Veronica Terriquez, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Undocu-Queer: Coming Out of the Shadows and the Closet

 

 

 

Debbie Rumbo

Major: Political Science and Spanish

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: George Sánchez, Ph.D., Professor of History and American Studies & Ethnicity

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Why Cant We Get Along? A Study on Black and Latino Ethnocentrism in Los Angeles

 

 

 

Michael A. Sadler

Major: International Relations (Global Business)

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Steven Lamy, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Social Media as a Political Change Agent: An Institutional Voids Analysis of the Arab Spring Revolution

 

 

Marco A. Valadez

Major: American Studies & Ethnicity (Chicano Studies) and Economics

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Manuel Pastor, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: How Social Normative Behaviors in the Day Labor Population of Los Angeles CHALLENGE Neoclassical Economic Theory 

 

 

Monica Valencia

Major: Sociology

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: C. Brady Potts, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: The Effects of Transnational Prejudice on Incorporation and Identity Formation of Oxacans in the U.S.

 

 

Salvador Vieyra Malagón

Major: Anthropology and History

Department: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor: George Sánchez, PhD., Professor of History and American Studies & Ethnicity

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Pax Porfiriana: Porfirio Díaz in Mexican Politics and Society, 1876-1910

 

Baotran Ngoc Vo

Major: Biomedical Engineering (Biochemical Engineering)

Department: Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Wange Lu, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Pitx2 Transcription Factor Inhibits Reprogramming of Human Dermal Fibroblast Cells

 

 

Shamoiya Washington

Major: Political Science

Department: Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Ange-Marie Hancock, Ph.D

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Ethnic Homogeneity or Birthright Citizenship: The ideology of Citizenship in Japan, the U.S., and France

 

 

Paul F. Young

Major: Sociology

Department: Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Stanley Huey, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Black until Proven Innocent. Examining the Racial Disparities in Campus Crime Alert Messages

 

 

Anneleise V. Azua

Major: Communication and Gender Studies

Department: Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism LAS- Social Science & Communications

Faculty Advisor: Alice Echols, Ph.D.

McNair/Research Gateway Project: Marginalized Beauty: Aesthetic Values in Second Wave Feminism 1960-1975