Category Archives: 2009

February 19, 2015

Tenglong Zhao

tenglong.zhaoMajor and Classification
Buisiness Administration
Faculty Mentor

A. Cyrus Arman, Ph.D. Candidate in Physics

Department

Physics

McNair Project
Exploring the Positive Effects of Tax and Subsidy on California Homeowners’ Earthquake Insurance Purchase
Abstract
“When it comes to earthquakes, the question for many Californians is not if they will hit, but when and how hard.” – Bill Lockyer, California State Treasurer
Looming concerns over the seismic risks present in California

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February 19, 2015

Suzanne Williams

suzanne.williamsMajor and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Faculty Mentor

Shelia Murphy, Ph.D.

Department

Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

McNair Project
Television and Its Effects on Contraceptive Use in Young Adults
Abstract
Before attending college, students spend more time with mass media (television, music, magazines movies) than they have had in school or with their parents. Most of the media that students are exposed to include some

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February 19, 2015

Ashley Williams

Williams.AshleyMajor and Classification
Broadcast Journalism, International Relations and Spanish
Faculty Mentors

Erna R. Smith, Ph.D.

Philip Seit, Ph.D.

Department

School of Journalism and Psychology

McNair Project
Connecting Television Network News to the College Aspirations Of African American High School Students
Abstract
Television news impacts individuals’ perceptions of themselves. Compared to local news, network news has a greater impact on its audiences due to its national presentation of issues and current events. Previous studies

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February 19, 2015

Luis Valdez

luis.valdezMajor and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Faculty Mentor

Robert Lint Sagarena, Ph.D.

Department

Religion

McNair Project
Botanicas in South Los Angeles: Attitudes and Beliefs Associated with their Roles as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Sites in the Latino Community
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to examine the therapeutic roles bot´┐Żnicas perform and how they service their clientele. Bot´┐Żnicas, esoteric stores that market herbal remedies

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February 19, 2015

Jorge Rodriguez

jorge.rodriguezMajor and Classification
Physics
Faculty Mentor

Edward Rhodes, Ph.D.

Department

Physics/Astronomy

McNair Project
Variation of Width, Asymmetry, and Frequency of Solar Pressure Modes during the Sun’s Magnetic Activity Cycle
Abstract
The mechanism of the sun’s magnetic activity cycle is one of the major questions that have persisted in solar astronomy for the past three decades. It is believed that by studying structural properties of the sun such as

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February 19, 2015

Andrea Martinez, Admitted to Stanford Univ.

AMPicture 061Major and Classification
Political Science,Chicano Studies and Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Ricardo Ramirez, Ph.D.

Department

Political Science and American Studies & Ethnicity

Graduate School Admission Status

Admitted to Stanford University, Ph.D. Program in Political Science

McNair Project
A Los Angeles, California Electorate Case Study: Investigating the Effect of Framing on Group Emotions and Group Policy Opinion as it Relates to Politicians’ Rhetoric Relating to the Mexican/Latino Illegal Immigration Issue
Politicians recognize the value of

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February 19, 2015

Erin Lee

lee.erinMajor and Classification
Biology and Spanish
Faculty Mentor

Michel Baudry, Ph.D.

Department

Neurobiology and Neuroscience

McNair Project
Progesterone Inhibits Estrogen-Mediated Neuroprotection Against Excitotoxicity by Down-Regulating Estrogen Receptor?
Abstract
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is more prevalent in women than in men, suggesting that the depletion of female steroid hormones, such as progesterone (P4) and estrogen, in post-menopausal women aggravates the risk of developing AD. Based on several in vitro and

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February 19, 2015

Karina Ledezma

karina.ledezmaMajor and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Faculty Mentor

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ph.D.

Department

Keck School of Medicine

McNair Project
Karina Ledesma Study on Latinas Physical Activity
Abstract
Studies show that the level of physical activity of Latinas is lower than their white counterparts, consequently, predisposing them to obesity and diabetes. Concerned with the physical inactivity in Latinas, this study sought to identify and analyze the barriers and

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February 19, 2015

Darren Knight

darren.knightMajor and Classification
Biological Sciences
Faculty Mentor

Brian Francis, Ph.D.

Department

Keck School of Medicine

McNair Project
The Relationship between Patient Satisfaction and Potential Compliance with Glaucoma Treatment amongst African Americans?
Abstract
Glaucoma is an ocular disease that leads to degeneration of retinal ganglion cells. In the chronic version of glaucoma, lack of pain creates patients that are often unaware that they their eyesight has begun to deteriorate.

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February 19, 2015

Keyaira Kelly

keyaira.kelly
Major and Classification
Communication and English
Faculty Mentor

Lanita Jacobs-Huey, Ph.D.

Department

Anthropology/American Studies & Ethnicity

McNair Project
Disconnected Connections: Do communication technologies vary in their intimacy among college students?
Abstract
As the use of e-mail and cell phones becomes more frequent, one must consider if these devices create intimacy, or an illusion of intimacy. American youth use technology as a daily means of communication, therefore, it is

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