Browse Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018 by Issue Date

  • Cai, Linda (2018)
    In this paper we compare the performance of several methods for providing tight error bounds for linearly constrained ill-posed linear equation solutions. Specifically, we compare accuracy and computational cost of three ...

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  • Pien, Daniel W; Young, Jami; Hankin, Benjamin (2018)
    Background Social anxiety (SA) is prevalent during adolescence, with a median age of onset of 13 years. Adolescents become more sensitive to others’ social evaluation, which impacts their self-esteem (SE). Studies suggest ...

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  • Yang, Ran (2018)
    The actin cytoskeleton is an essential component for cell shape and function. Yet our understanding of how cells control actin assembly is still limited. Studies have found that a family of proteins, known as Collapsin ...

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  • Ye, Di; Schneider, Jodi (2018)
    We will estimate how retracted research spreads through citation. Our goal is to understand how retracted research gets cited and used using the citation network for one particular article, Matsuyama et al. 2005, about a ...

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  • Majid, Danish; Inoue, Makoto; Schwingel, Andiara; Hernandez, Rosalba (2018)
    Elevated concentrations of inflammatory markers in the bloodstream, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), can predict development of obesity and cardiometabolic dysfunction. Elevated CRP levels are found as early as infancy ...

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  • Schifferer, Olivia; Tandle, Nicholas; Chawla, Siddhant (2018)
    This research looks at the relationship between registered student organization involvement and progress made on leadership-related goals. We surveyed 908 students following their participation in a week-long leadership ...

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  • Bucio, Jose L.; Chang, Zack J. (2018)
    As climate change remains a problem in the United States, renewable energy provides an optimal solution to replace fossil fuels using the energy available from the sun, wind, and water. Unfortunately, developing renewable ...

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  • Filipiuk, Robert (2018-04)
    Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are enormous streams of water vapor typically found in the midlatitude regions of both hemispheres of Earth; extending for several thousand kilometers in length and several hundred kilometers in ...

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  • Lin, Feikai (2018-04)
    Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), the most common cause of adult onset muscular dystrophy, is characterized by muscle hyperexcitability (myotonia), muscle wasting and cardiac arrhythmias. While the pathological mechanisms ...

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  • Adusumilli, Sneha; Lin, Yo-Chuen (2018-04)
    The Origin Recognition Complex (ORC) binds to the origin of replication and recruits the pre-replication complex to initiate DNA replication in all eukaryotes. The smallest subunit of ORC, Orc6, is essential in DNA replication ...

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  • Chen, Weiru; Krandel, Jared; Li, Junxian (2018-04)
    A partition of the integers is a collection of pairwise disjoint integer subsets whose union contains every integer. The upper and lower Wythoff sequences form one such partition using the golden ratio. This construction ...

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  • Demro, Delaney; Salemme, Ron; Evans, Chris; Rohling, Kevin (2018-04)
    Microstegium Vimineum (Japanese Stiltgrass) is an invasive grass species that is currently dominating susceptible ecosystems across the eastern half of the United States. The presence of Japanese Stiltgrass can result in ...

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  • Schramer, Tristan D.; West, Taylor R (2018-04)
    Kirtland’s snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) is a small, enigmatic, and fossorial snake species endemic to the prairie peninsula region. In 2017, this species was reviewed by the USFWS for federal listing, but protection was ...

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  • Hsiao, Eldon W.; Widdowson, Christopher; Merrill, Cameron; Becerra, Israel (2018-04)
    With the emergence of virtual reality (VR), there have been concerns about comfort of using VR equipment while locomoting through the virtual environment. VR can simulate environments that are infinite in their spatial ...

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  • Meghani, Raees S.; Ng, Janice (2018-04)
    Much research has shown that Chinese and American parents endorsed different goals for their children (e.g., Chao, K., Ruth 1996; Ng, F. F., Pomerantz, E. M., & Lam, S. 2007) and substantial evidence reveals differences ...

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  • Mathews, Jenna E (2018-04)
    Sexual assault is an unparalleled trauma intensified by age. Children who are victims of this attack are often shook by the memories of the event(s). However, children’s testimonies are critical to building cases against ...

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  • Yun, Hyeon-Seo; Wang, Oliver; Bravo Araiza, Rodrigo (2018-04)
    The Transfer Matrix (TM) of an optical fiber characterizes the relationship between the input and output intensity and phase distribution. In this project we seek to measure the TM of Polarization Maintaining Fiber (PMF) ...

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  • Ruggiero, Pasqua (2018-04)
    This project was an exploration of audience reactions on social media platforms to the PTSD themes present in the Netflix shows "One Day at a Time"(2017) and "Stranger Things"(2016).

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  • Li, Yingxing (2018-04)
    Many bacterial infections have been shown to cause DNA damage in host cells, and a number of pathogens can directly damage host DNA by producing genotoxins. Due to the importance of maintaining genomic integrity for cellular ...

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  • Guo, Annie; Miner, Gregory; Sullivan, Katie (2018-04)
    Abstract Vacuoles purified from Saccharomyces cerevisiae are a well-studied model for membrane fusion and fission as the machinery is highly conserved throughout eukaryotes. Vacuole membranes undergo cycles of fusion and ...

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