Category Archives: 2006

February 19, 2015

Eric Zuniga

ZunigaMajor and Classification
Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Mentor

James Weiland, Ph.D.

Department

Biomedical Engineering

McNair Project
“Implementation of the Sobel Operator Algorithm :For Real – Time Edge Detection”
A retinal prosthesis is being developed to restore partial sight for blind patients who suffered from diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa. A major component of the prosthesis includes a digital processing system that receives video frame images for processing purposes. Current challenges in digital image

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February 19, 2015

Jonathan Zarzar

ZarzarMajor and Classification
Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Mentor

Gerald Loeb, M.D.

Department

Biomedical Engineering

McNair Project
“Coil Design and Development for Ulcer Prevention”
Bionic Neurons (BIONs) are electrical stimulators, which stimulate muscles that have decreased functionality. The pattern of stimulation and the power required to stimulate the muscle is sent via and RF coil located outside the body. The purpose of this study is to develop a new type of coil, used in

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February 19, 2015

Ana Valderrama

ValderramaMajor and Classification
Philosophy
Faculty Mentor

Alexander Jun, Ph.D.

Department

Education

McNair Project
“Parent Involvement in the High School Careers of Underprivileged Chicano Males: Policy Implications”
This paper will attempt to formulate a theoretical model of parental involvement in the academic lives of underprivileged Chicano high school males. Suggestions for policy-making will be made with this framework in mind. Chicano males are dropping out of high school in disproportionate numbers, forming the

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February 19, 2015

Linda Trottier

TrottierMajor and Classification
International Relations
Faculty Mentor

Wayne Glass, Ph.D.

Department

International Relations

McNair Project
“Theocratic Nukes: How religion affects the nuclear policies of India and Pakistan”
The destructive capabilities of nuclear weapons compel debate on how to deal with them. In one camp, there are scholars who believe that that best way is to do away with all nukes while others believe that peace can only be maintain through mutually assured

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February 19, 2015

Giulia Suro

SuroMajor and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Stanley Huey, Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

McNair Project
“Acculturation and Alcohol Consumption”
Recent research has presented a strong positive relationship between acculturation and alcohol consumption in Latino populations. Studies show that for adolescents this effect is particularly strong. However, the acculturative process affects females differently than males. This study examines alcohol consumption as an indicator of this difference. Self-report data from Latino high school students (N =

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February 19, 2015

Zayra Rivera

RiveraMajor and Classification
Sociology
Faculty Mentor

Mari Luna De La Rosa, Ph.D.

Department

Education

McNair Project
Intervention Programs: Increasing Access to College or Creating Gaps?
Twenty-first-century urban high schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District face unique challenges in providing a quality education to minority and low-income students. Due to the low number of ethnic and low-income college goers, the LAUSD has implemented new and innovative intervention programs in order to

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February 19, 2015

Adriana Resendez

Major and Classification
American Studies
Faculty Mentor

Roberto Lint Sagarena, Ph.D.

Department

Religion

McNair Project
Women without Borders:The Migration Experience of the Bracero Wife
The range of scholarly literature on the experiences of Mexican American women in the twentieth century is somewhat limited and until recently scholars had not developed the study of this important subject matter. My research on Mexican women’s migration will begin by focusing on the lives of women in Mexico that were often left behind by their migrant husbands. In particular, the Bracero Program

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February 19, 2015

Jazminne Orozco

OrozcoMajor and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Macarena Gomez-Barris, Ph.D.

Department

Sociology

McNair Project
Academic Achievement and Opportunity
This study was conducted to discuss the inequities that exist among high schools in Southern California. Considering the issues that exist within high schools in Los Angeles County, this study compares a small sample of six schools in two California counties. Three schools were selected from Los Angeles Union School District in Los Angeles County

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February 19, 2015

Israel Morales

MoralesMajor and Classification
Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Mentor

Martin Gunderson, Ph.D.

Department

Biomedical Engineering

McNair Project
Kilovolt Nanosecond Pulse Generator: Design for Apoptosis Inducing Cancer Therapy
Experiments in cell electroperturbation require high-voltage nanosecond pulses delivered by a pulse generator. The required electric field for electroperturbation demands pulses with an amplitude in the range of 10 kV produced at about 5 ns per pulse. The current design for the pulse generator is built to

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February 19, 2015

Hala Mohammad

Major and Classification
Sociology
Faculty Mentor

Ellen Seiter, Ph.D.

Department

Cinema Television

McNair Project
Current Media Representation of Middle Eastern Women: Reconstructing Orientalism & Resurrecting Empire?
In today’s technically advanced age, media holds an unprecedented status in conveying information regarding people from distant lands. This article examines representations of Middle Eastern Women in News photographs printed in the Los Angeles Times and compare them to 19th century colonial photographs of Middle Eastern women. I argue that that contemporary western media are heavily influenced by the political and social

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