Category Archives: 2009

February 19, 2015

Nabila Jahan

nabila.jahanMajor and Classification
Physics
Faculty Mentors

William Steier, Ph.D.

Satsuki Takahashi, Ph.D.

Department

Electrical Engineering/Electrophysics

McNair Project
Titanium In-diffused Lithium-Niobate Fabry-Perot Waveguide Modulators
Abstract
Because of its sensitivity to electric fields and ability to withstand electromagnetic pulse attacks, Titanium indiffused Lithium Niobate waveguide has been a reasonable choice to be used as a Fabry-Perot resonant modulator (as electric field sensors) in non-metal radio frequency receivers. In this paper, the device

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February 18, 2015

Laura Hernandez

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Major and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Miranda Barone, Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

McNair Project
Female Gang Members Social, Cultural, and Economic Motives for Joining Gangs in South Central Los Angeles
Abstract
When hearing the words “gang” and “gang member”, violence and crime are often associated with the two terms. For the most part these associations are justified; however focusing on this relationship will cause one to miss out on

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February 18, 2015

Keshia Groves

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Major and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Miranda Barone, Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

McNair Project
Attitudes Towards Dating on the College Campus
Abstract
Dating during adolescence is correlated with the development of interpersonal skills including sharing, intimacy, communication, and negotiation as well as the establishment of future healthy relationships. In the academic setting, minority students seeking mates within their race may be unable to date due to a scarcity of

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February 18, 2015

Silvia Green

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Major and Classification
Anthropology, American Studies & Ethnicity
Faculty Mentor

Nancy Lutkehaus, Ph.D.

Department

Anthropology

McNair Project
Unnatural Maternal Instincts: The Effects of Breastfeeding on the Maternal Bond and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Abstract
Because maternal instincts do not come naturally to all women after giving birth, women have not always ensured the safety of their offspring. With this in mind, it is important to examine Sudden Infant

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February 18, 2015

Patricia Gomes

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Major and Classification
American Studies and Ethnicity
Faculty Mentor

John Carlos Rowe, Ph.D.

Department

English

McNair Project
No Culture Left Behind: Reaching Native American Youth in Urban Los Angeles with Interactive Multimedia
Abstract
Although Los Angeles County is home to the largest urban Native American population in the United States, there is little educational achievement support available for young students of this ethnic group. This lack of support

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February 18, 2015

Isabel Duenas

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Major and Classification
American Studies and Ethnicity
Faculty Mentor

Robin D.G. Kelley, Ph.D.

Department

American Studies and Ethnicity

McNair Project
Homeboy Industries Providing a New Perspective on the Way to Combat Crime: Jobs Not Jails
Abstract
This paper examines the way in which society has decided to treat people who have been involved in gangs, and who have been incarcerated. It criticizes the way in which these individuals

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February 18, 2015

Miguel Eduardo Del Mundo

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Major and Classification
Political Science
Faculty Mentor

Peter Robertson, Ph.D.

Department

School of Policy Planning and Development

McNair Project
Sustainable Development Between the State of California and the City of LA

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February 18, 2015

Rebecca Das

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Major and Classification
Anthropology and Gender Studies
Faculty Mentors

Thomas Habinek, Ph.D.
Tok Thompson, Ph.D.

Department

Classics
Anthropology

McNair Project
Challenging Gender: The Galli Priesthood- A Transgender Presence in the Ancient Mediterranean World?
Abstract
This project examines evidence for claims circulating in contemporary transgender circles that the Galli priesthood of antiquity exemplify a transgender presence in ancient Greco-Roman cultures. First, the appropriateness of using the term “transgender” in connection with

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February 18, 2015

Breanna Morrison

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Major and Classification
Policy, Planning and Development
Faculty Mentors

Terry Cooper, Ph.D.

Leonard Mitchell, J.D., M.B.A.

Department

School of Policy, Planning and Development

McNair Project
How Community Involvement Affects Public Housing Redevelopment Projects in Los Angeles Case Study: Jordan Downs Redevelopment Project
Abstract
The nation-wide trend to replace public housing projects with mixed-income, mixed-use, developments has left some low-income residents displaced. This study investigates how community involvement affects public housing redevelopment projects in

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February 18, 2015

Brandyn Castro

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Major and Classification
Neuroscience/Business Administration, May 2010
Faculty Mentor

Michael Jakowec, Ph.D.

Department

Neurology

McNair Project
Molecular Differences in Striatum of Fischer 344 Rats, A New Animal Model of Autism
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to examine the neurological differences in protein levels and concentrations in Autism. The following are two aspects that will be introduced to the field: (1) the utilization of the Fischer 344

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