Category Archives: 2008

February 19, 2015

Daniel Wu

daniel.wuMajor and Classification
International Relations
Faculty Mentor

Tridib Banerjee, Ph.D.

Department

Policy Planning and Development

McNair Project
Is TOD D.O.A? A Demographic Analysis Examining 2000 – 2008 Los Angeles Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
The triple threat of California’s housing crisis, global climate change, and urban poverty has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars of investments into Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) in Los Angeles. As an application of Smart

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February 19, 2015

Peggy Weng

peggy.wengMajor and Classification
Biological Sciences
Faculty Mentor

Susan Forsburg, Ph.D.

Department

Biological Sciences

McNair Project
Understanding Hsk1’s Multifaceted Role in Maintaining Genome Integrity in Fission Yeast through Identifying Proteins that Interact with the Hsk1/Dfp1 Complex
Cell Division Cycle 7 (CDC7), a gene conserved in eukaryotes, encodes for the protein Cdc7. The fission yeast Cdc7 kinase homologue is the Hsk1 (homologue of Cdc7 (seven) kinase 1) complex, which is

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February 19, 2015

Lisa Tran

lisa.tranMajor and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Faculty Mentor

Olga Solomon, Ph.D.

Department

Occupational Therapy

McNair Project
Sensory Integration and Autism: A Cross-over Analysis between the Clinical Research and Autobiographical Accounts
Problems in sensory integration and processing have been seen in many children with autism, and have been corroborated in clinical research studies (Rogers & Ozonoff, 2005; Blanche, Roley, & Schaff, 2001). Furthermore, sensory integration problems have

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February 19, 2015

Marni Sullivan

marni.SullivanMajor and Classification
Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor

Stanley Huey, Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

McNair Project
Establishing A Fear Masking Index to Determine Efficacy of One-Session Treatment for Specific Phobias
Specific phobias have debilitating effects on sufferers, and can potentially impair their ability to function in daily life. The fear response occurs when a specific object or situation is presented that has no obvious connection to dangerous or anxiety-inducing circumstances. While treatment options are available,

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February 19, 2015

Mychael Solis – Wheeler

mychael.soliswheelerMajor and Classification
Theatre
Faculty Mentor

Larry Gross, Ph.D.

Department

Communications

McNair Project
Turning a New Leaf: A Pilot Study of Sexual Minorities within the Armed Forces of U.S. and Canada
Why cannot sexual minorities who are gay, lesbian, and bisexual serve openly within our U.S. Armed Forces? Canada already allows these sexual minorities to serve within their armed forces. The U.S. has not been so immediate in

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February 19, 2015

Benjamin Rodriguez

benjamin.rodriguezMajor and Classification
Theatre
Faculty Mentor

David Roman, Ph.D.

Department

English

McNair Project
Theatre and the City: How Los Angeles Affects its Contemporary Stage
Though theatre has long been present all over the U.S. for centuries, Broadway in New York has long had the championing theatre district. But over the past 40 years that has undoubtedly changed as American Theatre culture has shifted beyond the popular musicals to

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February 19, 2015

Jose Rios

jose.riosMajor and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Miranda Barone, Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

McNair Project
Beyond Teacher Expectations: The Role High School Curriculum Plays in Regards to Different Academic Performances
Using the stereotype threat model, the present pilot study investigates the phenomenon of fundamental schooling in Santa Ana California since its emergence in 2005. The author hypothesized that there is an association between lower college expectations among traditional versus fundamental

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February 19, 2015

Abisola Oseni

Abisola_Oseni_(2)Major and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Stanley Huey, Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

McNair Project
Differences in Perceptions Regarding Parent Child Interaction
Extensive research addresses the effects of parental behavior on children. However, the role of the child’s perception regarding the parent-child interaction has received limited attention. The current research investigates the discrepancy between the parent and child reports of parental behavior and the effects of parents’ positive expectations, commitment to education, creation of

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February 19, 2015

Erin O’Donnell

Erin O'Donnell, cropped-thumb-250x338-37976Major and Classification
Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor

Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, Ph.D.

Department

Neuroscience

McNair Project
Biomechanical Effects of an ACL Injury Prevention Program on Lower Extremity Landing Mechanics
Differences in the performance of athletic maneuvers are a contributory factor with respect to the disproportionate incidence of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes. One mechanism of a non-contact ACL injury is described as occurring just after foot contact during a maneuver that includes a sharp deceleration and change

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February 19, 2015

Find Name

natali.nunez-thumb-250x250-5032Major and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Faculty Mentor

Charisse Corsbie-Massay, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology

Department

Psychology

McNair Project
The Efficacy of Dental Sealants – A Meta-Analysis
Considering the existing disparities in cavity experience and access to oral health care among people of different races and income levels, the efficacy of potential preventative care treatments must be evaluated. A meta-analysis was conducted using the data from seven studies to

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