April 19–23, 2021

Schedule of Events


McNair Scholars Program Poster Session


Student Abstracts

Student(s):
Yolanda Arciniega

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Cynthia Duarte

Labeling and the Advanced Placement (AP) Program

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Student(s):
Rachel Ayala

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Amanda ElBassiouny

Chronotype and the Impact of Self-Compassion on Positive Reframing when Coping with Ostracism in Young Adults

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Student(s):
Maria Barragan

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Aaron Heresco

Understanding the Experiences of LatinX Community Members 

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Student(s):
Makenah Biscoe

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Amanda ElBassiouny

How A Defendant's Race/Ethnicity, Age, and Victim Impact Statements Affect A Mock Parole Board's Decision-Making


Student(s):
Katelyn Chapman

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Edlyn Pena

Exploring the Educational Experiences of Students on the Spectrum Who Type to Communicate

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Student(s):
Bianca Flores

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Grady Hanrahan

The Use of Neural Network Platforms for Chemical Characterization and Toxicity Prediction

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Student(s):
Shyenne Francisco

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Amanda ElBassiouny

The Impact of a Defendant's Gender and Cluster B Personality Has on His/Her Sentencing by Juror


Student(s):
Josyua Gatison

Faculty Mentor:
Bethany Simmons

Economic and Psychological Disparities within Marginalized Communites 

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Student(s):
Miguel Gomez

Faculty Mentor:
Michael Abdelsayed

Identification and Characterization of Self-Cleaving Pistol Ribozymes


Student(s):
Christian Law

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Molly George

College Students’ Perceptions of the Police: Potential Influencing Factors


Student(s):
Xochitl Lopez

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Cynthia Duarte

Am I Latino?: Erased Indigenous Identities in Southern California

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Student(s):
Xochitl Lopez

Faculty Mentor:
Xochitl Lopez

Am I Latino?: Erased Indigenous Identities in Southern California

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Student(s):
Anastasia Martinez

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Gerhard Apfelthaler

The Land of Limited Opportunity: The Challenges LatinX Entrepreneurs Confront in California


Student(s):
Hennessy Munoz

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Allan Knox

The effects of Nitrate Supplements on Cognitive Function of Young Adults

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Student(s):
Lindy Ortiz

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brian Collins

Black Reparations 


Student(s):
Estrella Palacios

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Katherine Hoffmann

Functional Studies of Dessferoxiame D, an NIS Synthetase

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Student(s):
Jesus Raya

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Brian Collins

The Moral Constraints of Political Violence 


Student(s):
Steve Sanchez

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jodie Kocur

Emotional and Mental Health Support for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum During and After The Diagnosis


Student(s):
Bryan Sanchez Cuevas

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Laverene Seales

From Obama to Biden: Latinx writers become a voice for their silenced community


Student(s):
Sloan Sanders

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Katherine Hoffmann and Rachel Schmid

A Proposal to Discover Whether Papua New Guinean Sacred Art Objects Utilize Specific Pigments


Student(s):
Lena Shiblak

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jodie Kocur

The Importance of Social Support: Mental Resilience of Children During Global Adversity


Student(s):
Somanea Tranin

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Grady Hanrahan

Theoretical and Experimental Examination of Phenolic-Related Metabolic Biotransformation Byproducts

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Student(s):
Pia Valtierra

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jennifer Twyford

Correlational Study of The Relationship Between Social Media Usage and Self-esteem & Depression in Women


Student(s):
Pia Valtierra

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jennifer Twyford

A Proposed Study on the Correlation between Social Media Use and Psychological Effects on Women


Student(s):
Kiah Vastine

Faculty Mentor:
Jodie Kocur

Involvement in AP Classes and Burnout in College


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